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Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10

Microsoft recently announced Windows 10, the next version of Windows. In Windows 10, Microsoft backtracks from Windows 8 in many ways, which is good news if you were put off by Windows 8 (as I was). Is Windows 10 Out? Windows 10 isn’t out yet. Microsoft has said it will be released in late 2015, […] Read More

Spooky, Scary, Fun: The Best Halloween Apps of 2014

Spooky, Scary, Fun: The Best Halloween Apps of 2014

Like any good holiday, Halloween one comes with some really cool apps to help you get into the spirit. (Or should I say “spirits”? Ooooooooooo!) Games, children’s books, wallpapers and more await your smartphone or tablet. Here’s a look at some spooky-good Halloween apps. Carve-a-Pumpkin/Pumpkin Maker Salon Real pumpkins are messy and hard to carve. […] Read More

Protect Yourself from RFID: Frightening Tracking Tech

Protect Yourself from RFID: Frightening Tracking Tech

A creepy new spying technology called Radio Frequency Identification — known by its abbreviation RFID — is starting to show up on products you buy at stores like Walmart, and it could be used to track your every move. What is RFID? RFID is a tracking technology. It uses tiny microchips hooked up to miniature antennas to […] Read More

Getting Started with a Simple On-Location Lighting Setup

Getting Started with a Simple On-Location Lighting Setup

Getting a simple lighting setup is the key to having a successful event. If you use only on-camera flash, you get very flat lighting, which isn’t doesn’t make people look very good, plus it creates harsh shadows behind them. What you really want is good directional lighting from one side, with just enough fill light to reduce […] Read More

Ignorance Is Bliss: Comparing Digital Music Quality with WAV and MP3

Ignorance Is Bliss: Comparing Digital Music Quality with WAV and MP3

Some years ago, when digital music starting replacing CDs and LPs, people took sides and arguments ensued.  But here’s what’s funny: The digital crowd broke up into cults that favored different file formats like MP3, AAC, and WMA.  From the outside, it’s hard to know what the fuss is about or if average music listeners […] Read More

Become a Google Search Expert With These Tricks

Become a Google Search Expert With These Tricks

Google offers a lot of search power, but you’re not accessing all of it if you just type words and phrases into the search box. Google includes many tricks — technically known as “search operators” — you can use. Many of these will even work on other search engines, like Yahoo! and Big. Check out this list — I […] Read More

Not Football: Watching the Biggest Sporting Event

Not Football: Watching the Biggest Sporting Event

45,000 fans will pack the stadium as two teams take the field. Over 40 million more will watch from home. The biggest sporting event this coming Sunday will not be televised on ESPN. Tune your browser to Twitch, and enjoy the League of Legends 2014 World Championships. “Whoa, there! A video game isn’t a sport,” […] Read More

Four Unusual Ways to Have Fun with Your Phone

Four Unusual Ways to Have Fun with Your Phone

I’m just going to say it: Your smartphone is the most entertaining thing in your pocket. Think about it: With a few taps it can serve up books, music, YouTube vids, podcasts, even full-length movies. Oh, and games — let’s not forget the games. Angry Birds, Asphalt 8, Age of Zombies — and those are […] Read More

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