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The Amazon Fire TV – Do You Need A Box Hanging Off Your TV?

The Amazon Fire TV – Do You Need A Box Hanging Off Your TV?

What does Amazon Fire do that the Apple TV doesn’t do? Google Chromecast? Roku? Sony Play Station? or even the X-Box? As a consumer you just [...]

What Is The Best TV Deal For 2013?

What Is The Best TV Deal For 2013?

Since I am getting the same question, "what is the best TV deal", I decided to give everyone my personal choices and some quick tips.  Because the [...]

Is The Cell Phone 30 Day Trial A Good Deal?

Is The Cell Phone 30 Day Trial A Good Deal?

My contract was up, and the salesman said I could try another cell phone service for 30 Days, but is that a good deal?  In 2005 I was living just [...]

Bosch Ecosense Dishwasher Beeper Making You Nuts? Disable It!

Bosch Ecosense Dishwasher Beeper Making You Nuts? Disable It!

Reducing electrical usage is fairly easy, although expensive. You just need to use energy star appliances like a Bosch Ecosense Dishwasher, and swap [...]

How To Watch TV Anywhere With Place Shifting WiFi Boxes or Wireless Extenders

How To Watch TV Anywhere With Place Shifting WiFi Boxes or Wireless Extenders

Can you really watch TV anywhere?  Well, Dish Network offers "The Hopper" so you can watch TV in any room with just one room actually connected to [...]

LED Retrofit Lighting to Help with Winter Electric Bills

LED Retrofit Lighting to Help with Winter Electric Bills

LED Retrofit lighting has come a long way this year.  Anyone who has been to my home knows I am a little bit of an energy geek.  In fact it is a [...]

Are You Ready For A NEST? A Smart Thermostat For The Rest Of Us.

Are You Ready For A NEST? A Smart Thermostat For The Rest Of Us.

Saving energy is on everyone’s mind while the economy is still on the downturn because saving energy saves money.  When I owned a couple of [...]

What is Cinemawide TV? 21:9 is Here, Are You Ready?

What is Cinemawide TV? 21:9 is Here, Are You Ready?

Everyone connected to the consumer electronics industry knew Cinemawide TV would happen, we just didn’t know when.  This year, HDTVs grew to 90” [...]

Windows 7 v. Windows 8 – Sinofsky leaves Microsoft? What is Happening?

Windows 7 v. Windows 8 – Sinofsky leaves Microsoft? What is Happening?

Steven Sinofsky left Microsoft, and the word is he left because Windows 8 wasn’t the rocking success Steve Ballmer wanted.  Reports that the lack [...]

Microsoft V. Apple – Redmond comes out swinging with Windows 8

Microsoft V. Apple – Redmond comes out swinging with Windows 8

It is a little sad to admit that I am a “veteran” in the technology world.  My first job was testing games at Sierra Online (today just Sierra) [...]

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