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January 3, 2015

Why Windows 10

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The speculation mounts on why Microsoft chose to name Windows 9 Windows 10. Did they just want to distance themselves that much from the wretched Windows 8? Or did a more serious excuse exist?
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January 2, 2015

PorchCam 2014: The Year in Review

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Thanks for all your visits to the Wambooli Porchcam. Each year, I look through the images and save those that feature interesting items. That list includes mundane things, like my cats! That’s because looking at the front yard is generally a dull thing.
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December 31, 2014

Droid Life’s Biggest Flop of the Year

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It’s a great question. I wish I would have asked it — and I just might next year! Of all the innovations and introductions of 2014, which was the worst?
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Screwy Predictions for Tech Year 2015

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In keeping with years of tradition, here are my completely unreliable predictions for what marvels of technology are set to be beheld in the upcoming year, 2015.
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December 29, 2014

My 2014 Prediction Recap

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Every year I go off and make a few predictions for what’s up in the world of tech. And just about every year I get about 20 percent of them correct. How did I do this year? Am I truly clairvoyant?
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December 27, 2014

Facebook Year In Review In Review

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If you’re using Facebook, then you’ve probably seen them: Your year in review. It’s a special Facebook app that collects and summarizes your past year in photos. It’s an automatic process and, much to Facebook’s surprise, few people are bothering to use it.
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December 26, 2014

A Used What?

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I paid a lot for my first computer. We all did back in the early days. That was a shock.

What was even more shocking was when I tried to sell my computer. After two years, I learned that my beloved, although used, TRS-80 Model III had no value.
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December 24, 2014

King of the Media Cards

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It’s been almost a year since I wrote about the various media card formats. Over time, one of the 19 potential formats has come out on top. I knew one would, because that’s how manufacturers and consumers eventually, organically work. The question is, which one?
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December 23, 2014

Google’s Self-Driving Car – For Reals

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After years of research, and a non-working prototype, Google has built a fully-functional self-driving car. It’s a lot better looking than the fashionless Google Glass, but — seriously — it’s a really wimpy looking car.
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December 22, 2014

Smartphones and Emergencies

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How useful is your cell phone in an emergency? That answer depends on whether or not the emergency situation has disabled the cell towers. If those towers are down — as has happened in several recent disasters — then your smartphone is a brick. The solution proposed by the Feds is to enable your phone to receive FM radio.
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