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Sunday, February 12, 2012
5 Reasons Why OLED TVs are the Wave of the (Near) Future!
Of all the consumer electronics technologies that have advanced in the last 20 years, from computers to music to game consoles - televisions seem to have come farther than all of them in such a short time. After being saddled with CRTs for over half a century, most of them went from a 19-inch tube TV to massive home theater systems centered around some kind of huge LCD TV or plasma flat screen TV. Now be prepared to take the next step in the fast evolving segment of televisions with OLED televisions coming soon.
In this Tech Tip we are going to look at five reasons why OLED will be the next big thing in TVs.
Reason 1 - they are so darn thin and light!
In Ray Bradbury’s science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451, one of the featured items in people’s homes was the Parlor TV. Thanks to OLED technology, one day in the near future we may well see real examples of the Parlor TV. For example, when the OLED 55-inch TV (the LG 55EM9600) goes on sale later this year, it promises to be a flat screen unlike the flat screens that we’ve been use to for the last few years. Coming in at just 4 millimeters thick and weighing in at around 16 pounds, it could be a real winner for the folks looking to go for a thin and light set.
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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, 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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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Gadgets in the Kitchen—Is it a Good “Mix”?
Preparing your own meals is an ability everyone should develop; even us geeks. With the economy as it is and the ever-increasing attention we’re all paying attention to our diets, you can save money and eat healthier by simply preparing your own meals.
But what is a geek to do?
The only gadget I used in the kitchen was the microwave, but by using the resources I’m about to share, I went from eating only nuked frozen foods to eating healthy meals I prepared myself.
In this TechTip, I’m sharing my kitchen resources for geeks.
“…Always make sure to wipe down your device with a germ-killing cleanser when using it in the kitchen!”
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