How-to: Watch TV Without Breaking The Bank

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It’s that time of year again. Kids are going  back to school, days are getting shorter, and the temperature is slowly dropping. What are you to do now? That’s easy! Get ready to watch all the great TV you can over the next 9 months. The only problem is that Cable is expensive. Woefully so. It can be tough to justify spending close to $200 a month when you only watch a handful of channels. Here are some workarounds to save some money while still enjoying your favorite shows. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apple Event Confirmed For Tuesday, September 10th

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The Tech world’s worst kept secret is finally official. Apple will hold its iPhone event next Tuesday, September 10th at 10 am PST. The event will be held at Apple Headquarter’s in Cupertino, CA.

Presumably Apple will showcase two new phones at their event, the high end 5S and the budget conscious 5C. Strong evidence suggests that Apple will release their new phones on Friday, September 20th. If history is any indicator you can expect to see preorders go live for the 5S and 5C at 12 am PST on Friday, September 13th. Alongside the new hardware, the final version of iOS 7 should be unveiled . Rumors have pegged its release anywhere from the day of the event until September 18th.

Be sure to check back on September 10th for all the news from Apple’s event and follow us on Twitter for live tweets during the event.

Sony & Samsung drop as much as $1500 off 4K Ultra HD TV sets

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4K or Ultra HD TVs have four times as many pixels as the 1080P HD TVs we are accustomed to right now. It is encouraging to see the prices consistently drop, even on the higher end models. The lower the price goes the higher the demand for 4K content in TV and Movies there will be. Here’s to us all having huge, crystal clear televisions in the not so distant future.

Facebook’s Stock Is Up: Is the Future Still Bright?

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For years Facebook has been the go to social network for me and most of my friends. I’ve been active on the site since early 2006, back when Facebook first started letting high schoolers on its site with an active .edu email address. Back then Facebook was cool. It was exclusive. Grandmothers and little cousins need not apply. For years I would listen to contrarians say how Facebook was played out and not a preeminent place to share their lives anymore. I strongly disagreed. How could they say that when Facebook boasted 750 million active users? Well, despite lofty goals of having every person on Earth with a profile, Facebook’s best days are behind it. Here are 5 reasons why: Read the rest of this entry »

Nike+ FuelBand (Review)

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“The older you get, the harder it is to stay in shape,” stop me if you’ve heard this before. I can certainly relate, which is why for the better half of the past five years I have taken up running with various degrees of success. While it is still possible to go to the gym and work up a sweat without any form of technology, I found that I was more motivated by doing so. First, as is common, I ran with my iPod. Listening to music seemed to get me to run just a little bit harder. Then when I finally took the plunge and bought my first smartphone I started trying out GPS based apps. They not only mapped my runs but also showed me how fast I was running. I still use these applications today but I have added some exciting new technology into the mix, the Nike+ Fuelband.

Nike first released the FuelBand in February of 2012. It is worn on the wrist and its main purpose is to provide its user with information on how active they are on a given day. Nike does this by using their own propiertary measurement, NikeFuel. It takes a little while to get used to but given time you start to learn what constitutes an active day for yourself. Out of the box Nike tells you that 3000 NikeFuel points is what they consider to be active.

When first unboxing your Nike+ FuelBand you must connect it to your computer via the USB chord supplied. This is where you set up your daily goal for the first time. Listening to Nike, I stuck with 3000. This means that every day I reach 3000 points my FuelBand lights up with a cool little graphic. Along with Fuel, the FuelBand also shows how many calories you have burned, steps you have taken, and the time of day by pressing the button on the band.

This product sounds pretty great on paper, so how well does it work? Read the rest of this entry »

The Wait Is Finally Over! Plants vs. Zombies 2 Hits The App Store

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If you’re like me and have been counting down the days until you can slay some zombies again the wait is officially over! PvZ 2 is ready for your enjoyment. BRAINS!

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Apple Soars: Still A Force To Be Reckoned With

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For the better half of the last year Wall Street has been abuzz about Apple losing its luster. It seems like an eternity ago when Apple’s stock price was hovering around the $700 mark. A slow first 8 months of 2013 product wise caused the stock to briefly slip under the $400 mark. Then, to the delight of Apple shareholders everywhere, came news of billionaire investor Carl Icahn and his reported 1 billion dollar stake in Apple. The long elusive $500 mark was hit today, before closing just shy of it. Here are 3 reasons why all the doom and gloom around Apple’s long term viability is terribly shortsighted: Read the rest of this entry »