Facebook Heading to a New World
Apr27

Facebook Heading to a New World

The recent F8, Facebook Developer’s Conference, held in San Jose gave us a lot to chew on. At developer’s conferences, we usually expect to get a glimpse of the company’s near future ideas. Facebook always talks about their 10-year plan, but this year’s Facebook Developer Conference was quite different. This year Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook, laid a new direction and some major plans for the company. Zuckerberg...

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Sony H.ear Go — A Speaker with Great Connectivity
Apr24

Sony H.ear Go — A Speaker with Great Connectivity

There are many wireless speakers on the market today. In choosing one you must look at the portability, build quality, connectivity, and sound quality. With the Sony H.ear Go SRS-HG1 wireless speaker, you can put a checkmark in all four of those boxes. Design & Build Quality Measuring 2.5 by 8.0 by 2.4 inches (HWD) and weighing in at roughly 1.7 pounds, the H.ear Go has good portability. You can easily throw it into a backpack or...

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How to use Google Home for Whole-House Audio
Apr20

How to use Google Home for Whole-House Audio

One of the best features of the Google Home device is that it can sync with other devices when playing music. Setting up an audio system that can be controlled by Google Home may be easier and less expensive than you think. Once setup a simple voice request triggers Google Home to play music, podcasts or radio from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora and TuneIn on the devices of your choice. There are...

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Smartphone Camera Faceoff
Apr17

Smartphone Camera Faceoff

The Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus vs the Google Pixel. These three take top honors in the smartphone camera competition. Now it’s time to see which one comes out on top. Each one of these has certain benefits. Depending on the type of photographs you take, one might be better than the others. However, all three have excellent cameras. Samsung Galaxy S7 When most phones were still increasing the number of megapixels in the...

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Harmony Remote Elite Plays Nice with Alexa
Apr13

Harmony Remote Elite Plays Nice with Alexa

Way back in 1950 Zenith released the first remote control for the television. It was called the Lazy Bone. At that time, it was said that by using remote controls we would all become couch potatoes. Instead devices as well as their remote controls proliferated like rabbits. They now are the cause of much frustration and aggravation. We have not become lazy bones because we often still have to jump up just to find the proper remote or...

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New Smartphone? Now or Later?
Apr06

New Smartphone? Now or Later?

Ready for a new smartphone? As I write this, there are three smartphones vying for the top spot: the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S7, and the Google Pixel. All are excellent every-day phones. Each has its own outstanding features. Yet, often there are two decisions to be made. The first is which phone to purchase. The second is when to make that purchase. So in this article I will give information on each phone as well as...

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Sony STR-DN1070 — Hi-Res Audio at its Best
Apr04

Sony STR-DN1070 — Hi-Res Audio at its Best

The changes in audio equipment over the past few years has been truly amazing. If you are using an A/V receiver that is a few years old, it may be time for a new one. New features abound, especially in the Sony STR-DN1070 that I will be telling you about today. The STR-DN1070 is a 7.2 channel Home Theater AV receiver has 145 W per channel of power output.  At 17″ x 6-1/4″ x 12-7/8″ (W x H x D), it looks like the...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Makes It’s Debut
Mar30

Samsung Galaxy S8 Makes It’s Debut

It’s official, after months of guesses and speculations, the details of Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been announced. Many of the revelations about the phones matched what I had predicted, but there were also some pleasant new revelations. Infinity Display The first surprise was what a great job Samsung did on the new screen. It is not only curved like the Galaxy S7 Edge, but there is almost no bezel. Samsung therefore...

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Samsung 4K Blu-ray Player
Mar27

Samsung 4K Blu-ray Player

As we finally move into the world of 4K, UHD TV, we begin to long for the very best picture ever. To get a taste of that best-ever picture you will need to watch a 4K Blu-ray disc on a 4K Blu-ray player. The Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray UBD-K8500 is one of the first such players on the market. Being first, however, doesn’t not necessarily mean that it is lacking. In fact, this Blu-ray player has everything you need to enjoy 4K at its...

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Can Bixby and the Galaxy S8 Save Samsung?
Mar21

Can Bixby and the Galaxy S8 Save Samsung?

Samsung will announce their new Galaxy S8 in a few weeks. While Apple needs to make a splash with their upcoming iPhone because it is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Samsung has even more at stake with their new phone. Samsung is fighting for its reputation after the $6 billion debacle of the fire-prone Samsung Note. It is also trying to show itself as a trustworthy company in spite of the arrest of its de-facto leader, Jay Y. Lee...

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