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Top 5 Perfect, Non-Bank Breaking Holiday Gifts for the Techie in Your Life

Tech gifts never go out of style; they’re the perfect toy for every “grown” girl or boy.  Besides, gift cards lack that “personal touch.” If you’re a down-to-the-wire shopper like many of us are, here are some great gift ideas that won’t break the bank. Nexus Player – There are…

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3 Reasons Why VOD > DVD

When was the last time you bought a DVD/Blu-ray movie? If you have to think long to come up with an answer, there’s a good chance you’re not alone. Accessibility of video-on-demand through cable and other players has had an impact on DVD sales. In 2013, digital movie purchases hit a new high…

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Could the Rise of Digital Players Mean the Fall of Regular TV?

Roku, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon TV, Apple TV, Seagate Central – if you consider yourself a “technology trailblazer,” there’s a good chance you have at least one of these devices. For those who watch TV the “old fashioned way” a.k.a. traditional cable, and aren’t in-the-know for…

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Why You Should Look Forward to Self-driving Cars

Self-driving cars aren’t too far down the road. While the concept of them may seem far off in the future, the reality is that they are closer than we may think. Google and Tesla have already begun prototyping vehicles. They aren’t 100% perfect and have many obstacles to still overcome…

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Is YouTube Music Key a Big Deal?

YouTube recently announced the launch of YouTube Music Key as a streaming music alternative to the likes of Spotify, Pandora, LastFM and several others. Currently an invite-only service, once live and open to the public, for $9.99 a month, you’ll have access to these key features: Ad-Free music…

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3 Uses for GoPro Without Snow, Skateboards or Mountain bikes

GoPro has made an incredible name for itself as the premiere sports camera. A simple web search will generate thousands of videos of amazing snowboarding stunts, skaters or bikers doing incredible tricks all from a first-person perspective.  But what about for those less inclined to risk life &…

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Top 3 Mobile Storage Apps for Every Smartphone Owner

Mobile usage is on the rise – specifically devices, not data plans. Mobile is rapidly becoming the way of the future and devices are updated yearly with new features and benefits. Yet one key feature is often overlooked for an upgrade – storage. While it’s great that camera pixel capability…

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Three Uses for Amazon Echo That You’re Gonna Love

Amazon Echo has joined the ranks of Apple’s Siri, Window’s Cortana and Google Now as a digital personal assistant to cater to our every need – or at least the simple needs like news, weather and music. At a glance, it’s very comparable to the other virtual assistants but there’re a…

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How Close Do You Think We Are to Living in a World Where Everyone is Connected?

Given how large the Internet is (over one trillion web pages), it’s easy to just assume that everyone has access to it. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, as recently as last year, the US just hit the 70% mark of households with a broadband connection.[1] The more rural parts…

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Oculus Rift – More Than Just a Virtual Reality Gaming Device

There’s no denying that one of the top drivers for innovation is entertainment. When the Nintendo Wii first came onto the market in 2006, it literally changed the video game landscape transitioning from sedentary systems to a physical one. Xbox and PlayStation quickly followed suit with their…

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