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Neil Young Archives – A biased review

 While I frequently review hardware and software products, this week I’m reviewing an incredible website that’s like no other. Full disclosure, its a site I’ve been working on for several years with a talented team and now manage. It’s neilyoungarchives.com,  (abbreviated as NYA) a site whose vision, concept, inspiration, design, scope, and essentially every detail […]

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Tech on the ballot

 I’ve never been a fan of ballot initiatives. They seem like a way for legislatures to avoid doing their job. Too often initiatives are poorly worded, often making you think a yes is a no or no is a yes. But they’re with us for good and the recent election was no exception. There were […]

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Remembrances of Reviews Past

 I want to bring you up to date and provide new information on some of my past reviews and stories. Too often you’ll read early impressions and rarely hear anything further. With more time first impressions often change, the novelty wears off, and new information comes to light. Moving from Cable to Streaming Living with […]

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Don’t fall for Apple’s message: 5G is not a reason to upgrade your iPhone now

 Apple just introduced four new iPhone 12 models, shown in the image below in blue. The major improvement over last year’s models are the inclusion of 5G cellular on all models.  5G promises to speed up data downloads and create the opportunity for new high-bandwidth services such as high resolution music and hi def videos. But […]

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The 5G Hype

 5G is the new cellular standard being rolled out by the carriers and showing up on the newest models of phones. It uses a variety of new technologies to provide data transmission speeds up to 40 times faster than the current 4G technology, at least in theory. When Apple announces their new iPhone 12 series […]

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The other side of tech

 Throughout much of my career in high tech, I’ve experienced the promise of how high tech would make things better for the world. We’d having flying cars, robots doing our housework and more time to spend with our families. Well, it’s safe to say that it was a rosy prediction that never considered the downside […]

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A small step for privacy

 Beginning next month when Apple rolls out its new iOS 14 for the iPhone and iPad, users will have a chance to opt out of being tracked. This is a major benefit that few companies have dared to offer. The question you’ll be ask will be something like:  “Do you want this app to follow […]

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Gadgets for the Home

 While I love covering travel technology, few of us are traveling these days and there’s little interest in new luggage from Tumi or Away. It’s much more likely we’ll be touring our home than touring another city. So rather than writing about travel tech, I thought I’d focus on some great gadgets for the home […]

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Superhuman Email – What’s it all about?

 Background Superhuman email software is creating quite a buzz in the tech community. The company of the same name describes the product as “not another email client,” but a product “rebuilt from the ground up” that will make you “feel like you have superpowers.” Many of its users are equally effusive about how it’s revolutionized […]

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Follow up on Streaming TV and Hey Mail

 YouTube TV emulates the cable companies Moving from cable to streaming for TV watching just became more expensive. In earlier columns, I analyzed the benefits and cost savings of making the move. While there was a small cost advantage, the main benefits were convenience, simplicity, and access to a wider variety of content that you […]

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The upcoming tech hearings

 Later this month the four leaders of the world’s most powerful technology companies will testify before Congress as part of the government’s multiple anti-trust investigations. David Cicilline, a Democratic congressman from Rhode Island, will lead the questioning of Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple. Hopefully, […]