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Tech Turds And Other Ways To Be Rude With Technology

Do you know what a "tech turd" is? Well I must admit, being a bit on the old school side of the fence I had horrible mental images of people ingesting smart phones and letting nature make the next call if you know what I mean. Technology is a double edge sword, remember when you used to have to answer the phone to find out who was calling? Or to get money from your bank you had to stand in line and actually talk to a teller?

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Tech Fixes For Dummies!

When it comes to technology I am more of a hammer kind of guy. That would be my tool of choice for the next time my phone quits working or my computer locks up. Obviously there are better ways to handle tough and not so tough tech issues, here are some easy fixes for charging phones, getting better wi fi coverage or finding photos you thought were deleted. 

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Another I Phone On The Way

I think my new dream of this new frontier of technology is to actually finish paying for a device or gadget before it becomes obsolete. I am a late rider on the Apple bandwagon, but I did finally get my wife the I-Phone 4. Now less than one  month after plunking down the dollars, I find out, I-phone 5 is on the way.

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Flip Camera Going Bye Bye

Why is that as soon as you buy some fancy new technology thinking you're the coolest kid on the block that it becomes obsolete in no time? Or in the case of the Flip camera it just goes away! I think we have about eight of these puppies floating around the building.

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Smart Home Appliances

Before the days of caller ID there was a great prank phone call a kid could make. "Is your refrigerator running?". You probably have made that call yourself. With today's technology it is now just as likely that your refrigerator or stove or microwave or air conditioner might just be calling you.

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Verizon I-Phone: Now Or Later?

I have always been cautious when it comes to technology, I like to see if the bugs can get worked out before I invest my money in a new product or service. A lot of people I know have an I-phone. Unfortunately many of those I-Phone users do not speak in the kindest of tones about AT&T. We

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Gadgets To Watch For This Year

Through the years the first of each new year has  brought new innovations in gadgetry. We've met the I-Phone, the X-box, the PlayStation and loads and loads of other plug in, charge up, take it with you kind of goodies at this time of year. There is a reason for that.

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Technology Kids Won’t Know Existed!

The technology and world is changing so fast.  A lot is for the better, but it's really sad that a lot of kids born in these days won't know of or get to use many things...like what?

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Just Drink, Don’t Think!

Remember standing in front of your favorite vending machine trying to decide what delicous drink would hit the spot on a hot afternoon? Well thanks to the high tech world we live in, you might not even need to think before you drink!

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