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Advice about Facebook Messenger for Kids

Facebook is rolling out a new version of Messenger aimed at kids.  Normally kids under the age of 13 are not allowed to sign up for a Facebook account, this is managed by the really hard to fool, birthday picker. Is this a good idea, to give access to a powerful messaging app with their […]

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Going Back to the Flip Phone

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Why, in the age of the smartphone, would someone voluntarily go back to a flip phone?  I can hear you asking, “You run a Tech Blog, why would you do that!” Well, there are a few reasons why I have done it.  I will try to lay out a couple of them here for you.  Maybe […]

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The State of Chromebooks – 2017

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  It is not a secret that I am a huge fan of the Chromebook.  When it comes to a day-to-day laptop it is the best device for my needs.  The low cost and low power requirements of the ChromeOS means I can get high dollar like performance from a laptop with stats that would […]

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Getting Your Message Out

In the current world, we live in, there are several avenues in which to get your message out to the audiences you hope to address.  With that, there are several challenges that are created in order to elevate your message above the noise.  The old models and metrics of market share and audience reach do […]

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Why do lithium-ion batteries catch fire

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  It’s a matter of chemistry Lithium-ion batteries are in everything nowadays.  Their lightweight and high capacity make them great for all kinds of mobile applications.  They can be found in wireless headphones, laptops, cell phones, kids toys and portable speakers.  If it needs a battery and has a large power draw, chances are the […]

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Going Analog

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We live in an always on, connected world Well at least in the Western Countries that is, in the last 25 years we have seen a fundamental shift in how we interact with each other and the world around us.  We are always available, always on, and can never shut down.  We have welcomed this […]

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Review: Acer R11 Chromebook

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A lot of things to a lot of people The Acer Chromebook R11 2-in1 was one of the first wave of Chromebooks to offer the Google Play App Store.  I wondered if this addition was going to be value added or somewhat of a distraction from an otherwise great operating system.  I held off doing […]

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Alternatives to Skype – Video Messaging

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Skype is the big name, but not the only game Thanks to being “first” to the game and being the best positioned and marketed video calling service, Skype is now synonymous with online video calling.  As we have seen before, in the world of the internet, being first doesn’t always mean your the best.  I have […]

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From Windows to the Mac

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I am not anti-Apple… I just never saw the point in paying more for the hardware I already had.  I thought of Apple MacBooks as really expensive laptops.  Since they pretty much are for what you get.  When I got the chance at work to switch to a MacBook I took the leap. If you […]

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What is a 4K TV?

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  This is the biggest TV sale time of the year The weeks between new years and the Super Bowl (The Big Game) are the most popular times to buy a new TV.  So with the game coming up this weekend maybe you are still on the fence about buying one of the new 4K […]

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