Flic Makes Life as Easy as Pressing a Button
Mar20

Flic Makes Life as Easy as Pressing a Button

In case you haven’t noticed, everyone is trying to find the easiest way to control internet-connected home devices. Voice activated devices like Google Home and the Amazon Echo are extremely popular, but sometimes we crave something more. That’s where the Flic button comes in. If you would like to control home devices, make calls on your cell phone, and even call an Uber with the press of a button, then the Flic button by Shortcut...

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LG B6 OLED 4K — The One to Buy
Mar02

LG B6 OLED 4K — The One to Buy

The time has finally come for a 4K TV and the LG B6 OLED 4K is one of the best you can buy. Why Buy 4K now? 4K or UHD televisions have been around for several years. At resolutions of 3840 x 2160, they contain nearly 8.3 million pixels so their resolution if four times that of full HD. This produces a clarity and picture details that cannot be seen on regular HD televisions. But 4K content is only now reaching the consumer. Netflix,...

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Windows File History – An Inexpensive Insurance Policy
Feb27

Windows File History – An Inexpensive Insurance Policy

Windows has always had some type of backup, but those backups haven’t always been easy or reliable, so Carbonite, Mozy, and other backup services have proliferated. With the release of Windows 10, however, Microsoft has finally given us a truly useful backup. In Windows 10, Microsoft added new backup options, but kept several older ones as well. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t put all the backup options in one place, making it a...

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IBM’s Watson Dons a Suit and Tie
Feb16

IBM’s Watson Dons a Suit and Tie

Watson gets down to business In 2011 IBM’s supercomputer won a game of Jeopardy against two of Jeopardy’s greatest champions. That brought the name IBM’s Watson to the forefront of the computer world. That was, however, just the beginning. Watson’s story is both fast-moving and unique. Watson Gets in Shape After the Jeopardy win, IBM got down to business. Watson lost weight and gained muscle just as if he were in training. After...

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Apple’s AirPods Bring Wireless to New Heights
Feb05

Apple’s AirPods Bring Wireless to New Heights

Just as Apple ushered in a new era in cell phones with the iPhone, Apple is using their new AirPods to usher in a new era in wireless headsets. Up until now, most so-called wireless headsets had a cable connecting the two ear pieces to sync the audio. Apple’s New Approach Apple’s approach is quite different. There are no cables. Each earbud is totally wireless. Apple’s new custom-designed W1 chip is how Apple performs their magic....

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Get a Glimpse of the Future with Google Canary
Jan26

Get a Glimpse of the Future with Google Canary

Did you know that Google has a version of the Chrome browser called “Google Canary”? You’ve probably heard about the “canary in a coal mine”. Miners used to bring caged canaries with them into the mines to test the quality of the underground air. If the canary dropped dead, the miners knew that the air had dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and they should leave immediately. Well Google Canary is true to its name. It is a bleeding...

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Microsoft’s Surface Studio has Enticing Features
Jan16

Microsoft’s Surface Studio has Enticing Features

With their all-new  Surface Studio, Microsoft takes a stab at the artistic world that has always been dominated by Apple. This new all-in-one desktop has a serious set of specs. The Surface Studio is aimed at artists, illustrators, animators, photo editors, and designers. The Surface Studio is unlike any other product in the Microsoft’s Surface lineup. It is a 28-inch touchscreen desktop PC that can be folded on a 20-degree angle to...

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Sony PlayStation VR – A First-class Reality Show
Jan12

Sony PlayStation VR – A First-class Reality Show

Many experts have dubbed 2017 as the year of Virtual Reality and it will certainly be off to a rocking start with the wildly popular Sony’s PlayStation VR. Sony couldn’t keep enough in stock to meet the demand for Christmas but restocking should get them off in a grand manner for 2017. The attraction of the PlayStation VR is that it gives the millions of PlayStation 4 owners a fairly inexpensive way to get into virtual reality as well...

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CES 2017 – Major Companies Dominate the Show
Jan11

CES 2017 – Major Companies Dominate the Show

Every year about this time in Las Vegas, more than 150,000 people gather at CES, the largest technology trade show in the world. This year’s CES 2017 had more than 3,800 exhibiting companies. But this year there is a palatable difference in the exhibitors who are excited about new products. As usual there are start-ups, but there are also more big names with breakout products than I ever expected. One example is Whirlpool who...

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ASRock DeskMini 110 Mini-PC
Jan05

ASRock DeskMini 110 Mini-PC

We analyzed the ASRock DeskMini 110, an ultra-compact barebone desktop PC that supports LGA1151 CPUs, two 2.5 inches drives, and one type C USB port.

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