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Exciting new audio product SpeakEasy

 Como Audio’s Kickstarter campaign for it’s new product, SpeakEasy™ is coming to an end this week. Before it does, I highly recommend you give it a look. SpeakEasy is a true hi-fidelity music system with exceptional sound quality, stunning design, and multiple source options, including Bluetooth, Spotify, Tidal, and Internet & FM radio. Most exciting is the addition of […]

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New map of Paso Robles

 Check out the new Wine Art map of Paso Robles at my other site, www.wine-maps.com. It’s the third in a series of hand painted and drawn wine maps using watercolor and India ink printed using fade-resistant inks on heavy stock, suitable for framing.

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Waterfield Business Backpack

 Waterfield makes some the best business bags and wallets for the price and quality. What’s more, they’re made in San Francisco by hand and not in some distant factory in China. By selling direct, you’re getting a great product at about half of what you’d pay elsewhere. But, you’ll be hard pressed to find a […]

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Apple’s obsession with thinness

 Originally seen at Techpinions While recently shopping at Costco, I strolled by the notebook computer aisle displaying all Windows machines, and stopped in my tracks.  I was struck by how sleek and compact some of the new Windows machines had become, particularly the Lenovo X1 Carbon with its matte black carbon enclosure and the Dell […]

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The best phone mount for your car

 As an early adopter, I’ve been trying to find a good to access my phone safely while driving, particularly for one of it’s most important attributes, navigating. Unfortunately, the auto manufacturers, likely driven by their lawyers, don’t want us to even think of our phones while driving, and relegated them to slots and cubbyholes out […]

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Facebook’s dilemma and solution in 200 words

 Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are incapable of showing any understanding or empathy for what they have done to their users. Watching their performance during recent interviews, they looked like programmed robots or deers caught in the headlights, showing little human emotions. After their performance, a survey showed that Facebook is now trusted by only […]

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Facebook deserves to go out of business. Let’s help them.

 Recode reports: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally responded to the company’s ongoing privacy scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, the data firm with ties to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. In a post to his Facebook page on Wednesday, Zuckerberg reiterated Facebook’s stance on this issue: That the company was hurt by a bad actor that didn’t follow the company’s […]

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LunaX – Portable Speaker with Light

  QUANTITY −+ This inexpensive ($30) tech gadget combines a Bluetooth speaker with an LED lantern-shaped light. While at first it seemed a somewhat odd combination, it’s turns out to be surprisingly useful. Overall, it’s an attractive, lightweight package that radiates a fair amount of light over 360 degrees. But connected to my iPhone, using […]

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Apple’s battery fiasco and what to do about it

 When I wrote this, “The Unintended Consequences of a Single Design Decision” (https://techpinions.com/the-unintended-consequences-of-a-single-design-decision/48467) on Techpinions almost a year ago, I pointed out “Shorter battery life – Making phones and notebooks as thin as possible and then making them even thinner in each subsequent generation resulted in less volume for batteries. But because the one dimension that […]