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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 […]

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Delightware

 Having been in the consumer tech product development business for much of my career, I’ve seen how the industry has developed a methodology for turning an idea into a product. It generally involves using a team of experts with their various engineering specialties: industrial design, mechanical, software, electrical, quality, and manufacturing engineering. By the nature […]

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Neil Young Archives now open

 I was fortunate to be part of the small team that worked with Neil Young to create his online archives featuring all of his works, It’s the first of a kind website that provides a wealth of information about Neil from his very first recording to today, including hundreds of original audio recordings for listening using a […]

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Where to sell your old phone?

 Here’s a quick comparison of iPhone selling options, thanks to Flipsy.com where you can learn more: Carrier trade-ins ————————- Pros – Convenient, since you can trade in your old phone when you buy a new iPhone – Carriers are offering iPhone X discounts for qualified trade-ins Cons – Carriers pay less than the private market and […]