Sunday, December 11, 2011
Your “Geeky” Guide to Internet TV
Your “Geeky” Guide to Internet TV Watching broadcast television on your computer? Sure it sounds absolutely nerdy but while it saves you money that could easily amount to a monthly car payment, does the nerdiness really matter? This Tech Tip is all about examining the alternatives of traditional television and movie broadcasting and how you can save money and still stay up to date with (insert your favorite TV show here)!
First, if you just want to catch your favorite TV show(s) on your computer and save a little money by cancelling your television cable (not Internet cable), you can usually find your favorites on their respective
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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Cyber Monday Shopping “Tech Tips”
We all know about that traditional shopping mayhem known as Black Friday, and there are plenty of tips for shopping that day - however, in this Tech Tip we’ll be looking at some practical shopping tips for that follow-up chaser to Black Friday known as Cyber Monday.
No crowds to fight; no mad stampede when the store opens; no fighting hand to hand retail combat over a Barbie™ - just a day of “on the computer” shopping bliss.
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Sunday, October 30, 2011
NaNoWriMo Month - What a “Novel” Idea!
Have you even been half way through reading a novel and and thought to yourself, “I can write something like this - and do it better! ” Or perhaps, you have writing a novel on your “bucket list” - something to accomplish before you die. Maybe you always wanted to be an author (or to just look like one).
If so, then November is the month to stop putting off writing that book because it has been declared as “National Novel Writing Month! ”
In this Tech Tip - we’ll take a look at that phenomenon known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short) and see what they can do to help you “git ‘er done! ”
It all started back in 1999 in the San Francisco bay area when a group of friends (headed by one Chris Baty) decided to stop putting off writing that book - and to (paraphrasing the famous words of the Nike commercial) “JUST DO IT”. Fast forward to today and you now have a something that just can’t be stopped! You have it all its glory - NaNoWriMo! The goal is simple, to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. From November 1-30, you write for “thirty days and nights of literary abandon” - creating your masterpiece for the personal satisfaction of knowing that “you just did it! ” That’s a mere 1,667 words a day. When you break it down that way, you realize that it is really doable.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
RC Helicopters - “Learning To Fly”
If you haven’t been to a mall recently, you may not be aware that remote control helicopters are the hot new item for 2011. They are showing up everywhere these days, and there is good reason for it. The technology that they use has finally graduated to the mainstream.
Let’s take a quick look at whats available out there and what the differences are between a $25 helicopter and a $200 helicopter.
Micro Helicopters are the least expensive of the bunch. They are remote controlled via infra red and are very forgiving for any new pilot. They are of the co-axial style, which means that they have two counter rotating main rotor assemblies to make them very stable in flight. The micro heli is also very forgiving with crashes and what are called blade strikes. (when the blade hits something that won’t give) If you are buying for an 8 or 10 year old, this is the way to go. The micros usually recharge through a cable from the controller to the unit and can be flown indoors without too much worry for damage to anyone or anything.
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