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Online TV News and fighting Cable Monopoly

I have long anticipated the convergence of TV with the Internet. Back in my pre-Internet nerd days, I was an audio and then a video enthusiast. I’ve long been a hobbyist in recording. When computer mediated communications came along, I was very much into the ways we can communicate and build community around a wide [&hellip

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Google’s “ChromeCast”: A good option for Seniors. Why?

Google has just released (although it was so popular that it has run out of stock temporarily) a device that is so cheap and so widely desired that it may well change the relationship between our phones and tablets to our TVs. It’s a pretty good bet that it will. This is CHROMECAST, a small [&hellip

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Favorite/important smart phone features for you?

With the upcoming Motorola new smart phone (Moto X) release, it might be interesting to ask our Sciddy community what phone apps/features are your most used/most valuable? I just upgraded my phone to a new Android powered phone, the Galaxy S3. While I have had some exposure to Android, it was a highly customized, feature [&hellip

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Google Glasses Reactions

The publicity around the developer release of Google Glass is conjuring up questions about how much connectivity is “too much”.  This hits the Boomer crowd in a number of places.   There are the more-geeky, tech savvy who were in their 30s when the Internet began making us constantly “connected” and “always on”.   With [&hellip

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Ebooks, Kindles,Nooks, Print books

In Christmas 2011, I got my first Kindle (I took the plunge when the Fire came out, since I also like being able to watch video, check email and social media, and other basic browsing tasks, on one device I can carry around). I’ve bought about a dozen Kindle books, and downloaded many , many [&hellip

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