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Is a Smart TV a Smart Investment?

After coming back from CES this past January, I was really interested in some of the Smart TV’s that were being released.  Maybe I was caught up in the glitz and glamour of the show because since the lights have dimmed and the fog has lifted, I don’t have the same interest as I once [...]

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Rest in Peace, Adam Yauch, This Brass Monkey is for You

Sometimes it just hits you. You could be going about your day and then “boom!” The realization of something that you treasured is gone and there is nothing you can do to get it back. It could be a photograph, a piece of art or something more tangible such as a favorite earring, a lucky [...]

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Assemble the Avengers – On Your Satellite

To me, summer means movies. Sure it’s also a break from school or for others, (like my parents) prime vacation time. But for me, it’s all about the blockbusters and showstoppers that come out during this time of year. I love the movies so I can escape reality for a couple hours where the…

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Who Stores the Storage?

Have you ever wondered who uses the most storage? If you haven’t before, you probably are now.  Even better is the relief that I’m not the only nerd who’s thinking this. Our friends at the Rackspace blog were scratching their head experiencing the same sense of wonder. But this time, they put some pretty pictures [...]

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Can You Erase Your Internet Existence?

With the increasing influence of sites like Facebook and Twitter, it’s no surprise that people can be so accessible on the Internet. It’s a great way to reconnect with old friends and family that you’ve lost contact with over the years.  But this accessibility comes with a price. The more information about yourself you put [...]

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Star Trek, Tupac and Holographic Storage

I’ve always loved holograms whether it was on a baseball card or some trinket you find at the airport gift shop. They’ve always appealed to me. The episodes of Star Trek with the holodeck were some of my favorites. With the recent holographic appearance of Tupac at Coachella 2012, we may be getting closer to making [...]

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My Starbucks Storage Story

How often do you pay attention to the amount of space available on your hard drive?  If you’re anything like me, it’s not something you give a lot of attention to. You just always expect there to be some. But what happens when you’re out?  How do you really prepare for that? Admittedly before I [...]

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Who Cares About Data Centers?

In the last Digital Den, I asked  ”How Important Are Your Photographs?” Given that Facebook has over 140 billion photos, it made me wonder a bit about what’ll happen if an online repository like Facebook someday shuts down. One thought led to another which then made curious to learn a bit more about data center [...]

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How Important Are Your Photographs?

I read this article recently that had some impressive figures about the number of photographs that have been taken since the beginning of the new millennium.  Here are some quick nuggets from the piece: ~ 2.5 Billion people own a digital camera today. If one person takes 150 photos, that equates to 375 billion photos. [...]

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My Name is Boeing…James Boeing.

It was recently reported that the aerospace and defense firm Boeing (most known for airplanes) is looking to break into the mobile phone market – for superspies. Coming to a Defense Department government official near you later this year and leveraging the Android OS widely popular for consumer phones, the Boeing phone (yes, that’s the [...]

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