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Virtual Reality Devices- Not Sure Why, But I Really Want One

Posted by Loren VonLintel on Mar 8, 2016 10:05:24 AM

‘I’m not really sure why I want one, but I know I do.’  Too many times that phrase has entered the mind of a computer/technology geek like me.  Lately, I’ve been thinking those thoughts regarding VR (Virtual Reality) devices or headsets.  They are all over right now.  From a $5 piece of cardboard to a high end headset from one of the major phone manufacturers, you cannot look at story about technology and avoid the concept or advancements in the VR realm. 

Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, LG 360, etc. are some of the endless options available right now to dive into your own virtual world.  Most of the devices seem to be of the same idea - take your existing phone and snap it into the headset (Oculus Rift supplies the display, no phone needed).  Strap the headset on and fire up some software that takes you to another world, or takes you live somewhere around this world.  Couple this with 360 degree cameras and you will be able to experience ‘being there’.  You can look and walk around while experiencing the sights and sounds as if you were really walking on a Caribbean beach. 

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Network Assessment – What Does it Mean and Why Does it Matter?

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Jan 26, 2016 9:12:10 AM

Network Assessment can be a word as broad as the sky, so sometimes when an IT expert suggests to do a network assessment for your business, you may be thinking of your Internet speed and number of devices, while your expert is talking about infrastructure and power. The good news is that you are both right: a network assessment is a very general term that can include an assessment of any component of your network, whether that is your cabling, wireless coverage or the specs of your devices on the network. So, when you consider a network assessment, you should have a very detailed conversation with your trusted expert about what you are looking for and what you are trying to accomplish.

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Finally, a Tablet that Can Replace My Laptop

Posted by Mark St.Peter on Jan 19, 2016 1:23:12 PM

Over the last several years, I have spent a lot of time incorporating tablets into my every day computing routine with the goal of being able to replace my laptop with a tablet.  After many unsuccessful tries, I have found that the Microsoft Surface Pro has finally led me to my goal.

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Microsoft is killing off Internet Explorer

Posted by Amanda Rohleder on Jan 12, 2016 10:22:10 AM

With the deployment of Windows 10 and the launch of the new Microsoft Edge browser last summer, the fact that Internet Explorer is going away is not new news. By choice, I primarily use Google Chrome both at home and work, but am forced to use IE on some occasions, depending on the site or page I need to access and work with.

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1 Good Deed, 10 Miles & A Whole Lot of Tech

Posted by Justin McClung on Jan 11, 2016 9:01:15 AM

I did my good deed for the day. My morning started by helping a nice man from Boston navigate the craziness to get to the Sands convention center. Never listen to people who tell you about a short cut through an alley in Vegas… bad idea.

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Drones and More...Day 2 at CES

Posted by Justin McClung on Jan 8, 2016 1:17:14 PM

Day two started with a thundering herd of humanity all trying to get on the Monorail at the same time. Did I mention that the hips are locked up tight? Enough of the complaining, I am at CES!

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Day One of CES 2016

Posted by Justin McClung on Jan 7, 2016 1:02:53 PM

Thanks to abnormal rain and low hanging clouds in Las Vegas my flight was delayed almost four hours. I do feel fortunate considering there were many flights cancelled forcing attendees to miss parts of day one. The pilot powered through and got us there with plenty of time to get prepared for the first day of the show.

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How Did I Choose My New Computer?

Posted by Steve Riat on Nov 25, 2015 3:48:22 PM

 

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Holo Lens is Amazing

Posted by Steve Riat on Sep 22, 2015 12:10:00 PM
Photo Courtesy of Microsoft
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The One Item You Spend Hours With a Day, But Don’t Think About

Posted by Steve Riat on Aug 6, 2015 4:22:01 PM
About a year ago, I realized that I have had the same computer mouse for years - the standard wired mouse (it was at least optical though).  I got to thinking about how much I must have pushed this little device.  In fact, I had worn a section of my desk smooth where this mouse worked.  So, I started to look for a replacement and my eyes were opened.
Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
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