Tag: Amazon

Using Mini Smart Sockets

Over the past year or so, I’ve been getting into using the Google Home (assistant). It’s nice to be able to turn lights on, ask general questions and set appointments just by talking. But one of the most disappointing things about the Google Home habitat is the ancillary devices/switches. A lot of them are fairly …

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Review: GONGNIU – USB Car Charger

This is a quick post about something I found on Amazon.com. So, first I was looking for a car charger that would fix my problem where I use my GPS on my phone and unfortunately, my car charger would not charge my phone fast enough so as I’m using my GPS, my phone is also …

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Netflix Raised Their Prices, And I Don’t Care

I normally get upset if I get a notification from a provider about rate increases. I mean who openly thinks that increasing prices on services is a cool thing? Only the service provider. But you know what, I got my notification earlier this month from Netflix that my service rates were going to go up. …

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The FCC Says That Cable Customers Can Ditch Their Cable Boxes For Streaming Services

This past week should have been pretty exciting for customers who are fed up with their cable companies and Cord Cutters alike. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that customers should be able to get their cable through other venues besides having to rent a cable box. This means that customers should be able …

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Review: UnoTelly

As users of the world move towards streaming content and using services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, they are running into problems where they can’t stream their content because of geographical restrictions. Some areas or countries of the world don’t allow for streaming media. This forces some users out into the fray to find solutions …

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Review: UCtech USB3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station

A couple of week ago, I was approached by a friend of mine that wanted to know if I wanted some old SATA drives. The drives that he was offering to donate were older SATA drives and they didn’t have a lot of storage space, but he did have quite a few of them. It got …

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My Expectations for Roku 4 in 2015

With the big news from CES last week on Roku 4k [TVs], it seems Roku has a good grasp on the concept that 4k is going to be the next step in streaming entertainment. But as a Roku user, I wonder if they understand their consumer base and what’s expected from Roku 4. Roku has …

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Black Friday 2014 Shoppers Are Tech Savvy

Black Friday 2014 may possibly go down in history as one of the most informed Black Friday’s that have come our way. Modern-day shoppers are armed to the teeth with smart phones, Internet connections, tethered laptops and tablets, and comparison-shopping applications that find them the absolute best deals. The days of rushing to a convenience …

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Streaming TV: Charging Per Episode – Nope.

Being able to stream TV shows from Netflix and Hulu for one flat fee is what makes those services great. The other day I was browsing with my Roku, and I was curious about what TV shows I could find. I finally found a TV show that I wanted to watch, but unfortunately, the TV shows …

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Why Amazon’s Fire Phone was a bad move

Amazon has released their own smartphone called Fire Phone and they seem to be very proud of it, but I think there’s a lot of people who saw the presentation of Fire Phone and just thought of themselves ‘big deal’. I think it’s really hard to say that any manufacturer or provider is going to …

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