Category Archive: Hardware

Jan 29 2014

Welcome ROKU TV: Good Move, Or Not

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Roku has announced that it’s not just a separate box anymore for streaming content, they been working with manufacturers like Hisense and TCL to integrate the Roku into TVs; from 32 inches to 55 inches. My guess is that Roku is trying to prove that they can play like the big boys in trying to …

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Jan 23 2014

Microsoft Recognizes Windows 8 As A Failure And Races To Release Windows 9

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You have to know that Microsoft is feeling pretty stupid with the release of Windows 8, and the debacle/outcry of criticism over the removal of the start button, plus the crazy new interface that has nothing to do with being productive. Customers disappointment and anger with Windows 8 was so clear that Microsoft released an …

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Jan 20 2014

Backup Your Data: Don’t Lose Your Important Documents And Photos

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As Paramount pictures has decided to go all-digital on making movies, this makes the perfect time to remind people/users that you need to be backing up your data. Irregardless if you’re using your smart phones, tablet or PC [still]; you need to backup your data on a regular basis. A large portion of people use …

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Jan 18 2014

Improvements For Dragon NaturallySpeaking [2014]?

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As anyone that uses Dragon NaturallySpeaking knows, you probably realized that the next version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking is out of cycle. Another version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking should’ve been released by now, but it looks like Nuance is working on adding some big improvements. The next release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking is expected to announced towards the …

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Jan 13 2014

Roku Is Going To Have To Do It Better, If They Are To Survive

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Almost 2 years ago, I purchased a Roku and I had zero buyers remorse about doing so. Roku allows you to stream content from the Internet directly to your TV and it doesn’t allow you to have a smart TV to do it. In addition to having all the channels are available to Roku, it’s …

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Jan 06 2014

I Don’t Care About Ultra HD 4K TVs; I Want What Comes Later

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It’s interesting to think about the introduction of Ultra HD 4k televisions when most cable broadcasters still offer 4:3 displays [standard resolution]; it’s stupid. And what’s more interesting is that in the past, customers purchased records and then they purchased cassettes. Then they moved from cassettes over to CDs. There’s always been a natural progression …

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Dec 13 2013

8 Tech Gift Ideas For Christmas 2013 – Under $200

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Sometimes picking out gifts for people who are certified tech-nuts is kind of difficult. Especially if you’re not into technology as much as other people. Don’t be discouraged or afraid to venture out, and if you’re looking for some ideas on things to get people who are into tech, here’s some ideas.

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Nov 20 2013

Format Text Using Nuance’s Swype On Your Android

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On my android smartphone, I tend to to try to use voice recognition for text input wherever possible. The two main choices for voice recognition on smartphones [android/iPhone]; using Nuance or using Google. On my PC at home, I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking and that application has the ability to do some basic commands as your …

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Nov 15 2013

Netflix-Comcast Deal is NOT Going to Kill Roku and Apple TV

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I was reading a very interesting story the other day, less interesting, actually, more provocative than anything. The base of the article was that the deal that Netflix and Comcast is whittling out, to put Netflix as an application/channel onto a set top box that Comcast would provide, would essentially kill Roku and Apple TV. …

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Nov 11 2013

Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

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Image courtesy of Oncents Nicholas Recently, Amazon has released the latest addition to their Fire tablet roster – the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7. The 7-inch device joins Google’s Nexus 7 in the pocket-friendly sector, in a bid to prove that budget price doesn’t equate to lite features. At about $229, the third generation Kindle …

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