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Car cameras are now available for everyone.

We have seen video footage from police cars on many TV shows over the years.  Of course, those captured images are edited for TV ratings.  As this technology has matured, prices have come down and quality has improved significantly.  So is it time to incorporate this technology into your life? For most people, the answer …

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Never overcook anything on the grill again!

I enjoy grilling in the summer.  Wrap up some sliced potatoes with onions and butter and let them simmer while the steaks sizzle.  Some of my guests enjoy steaks medium rare , some medium and others well done.  So i am constantly moving steaks around on the grill to make sure they are done to …

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Xunity Eclipse Box Provides a New Way to Watch TV, Social Media & Gaming

Move over antennas and satellite dishes, there’s a new box in town, and it’s known as Xunity Eclipse. Coming soon in April, this little box promises you’ll no longer need your satellite or cable boxes to enjoy a relaxing night in front of the television. Sounds almost too good to be true, right? I thought …

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Need help with a project? OnePerHour.com might be your answer.

As a business owner I am always managing tasks.  Part of that process is determining if a certain task is worth the cost.  Another question is do we do this in-house, or do we we outsource it and work on our core business. Most will agree that staying focused on your core business is the …

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Looking for KickStarter products? Check out Smart Shop Tech.

I love gadgets!  Let me say that again, I love gadgets.  Of course, the cooler they are, the quicker I acquire them.  One of the challenges for someone like me is discovering cool gadgets.  Well, I have found that place online. Based in Los Angeles, www.SmartShopTech.com has an amazing array of some of the coolest …

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Social media that actually encourages Socializing

I have a love / hate relationship with social media.  On one hand, I love the ability to correspond and reconnect with friends and family.  On the other hand, I hate that many use Social Media as a replacement for seeing people face to face. The problem exacerbates itself for our youth.  By the time …

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Using the technology of Weather Satellites to lower your energy costs and conduct electrical surveys. The “magic” of Thermography.

We have all experienced sitting by a drafty window.  You can feel the cool air coming into your house or office.  Since you can feel it, you know that you are losing valuable energy. Your house or office may have leaks that are not so obvious.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could take a …

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These phone cases are strong, but don’t ask it to stop a bullet.

So I set myself back $50 for a case when I get my new phone.  This will protect your phone, the salesperson says.  Great, as I mumble to myself knowing it will last a month before I break it.  Yes, I am hard on my mobile devices.  With a travel schedule and work demands, my …

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Do you secure your house and car? Now you can secure your trailer.

Trailers are not cheap.  Of course, the contents you have in them can also be expensive.  Most people use some type of hitch guard and padlocks to secure their trailers.  Of course that is better than nothing, but if there was a way to better protect your valuables, you would like to know about it. …

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So where do you start in the world of 3D Printing.

3D Printing is simply amazing.  The ability to print objects from plastic and other materials can boggle the mind.  Exactly when did we move into a Star Trek movie?  All the amazement aside, how does a person start in this wonderland? The best thing you can do is find someone experienced in the world of …

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