Archives for May 2013

The Most Useful Custom Keychains

Picture the scene: your car has broken down on the interstate; all that is needed to get you back into moving traffic is a Phillips head screwdriver, but you accidentally left your travel toolbox in your garage the last time you were spring cleaning, and …continue reading

Whether to Upgrade or Put Your Old Computer for Sale

It’s bound to happen sooner or later. Your beloved computer has served past its prime and it’s just not performing as efficiently as it once did. Newer software often demands higher equipment specifications, and time has, as it does to us all, worn down your …continue reading

Interview with a Creative Agency: FILTER Digital

Disclosure: FILTER Digital is a proud VloggerFair sponsor.

Q: Filter Digital has a long tradition as a staffing agency since 1990 with offices in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In more recent years you’ve grown …continue reading

Buying an HD Camcorder: Features to Look For

Buying an HD camcorder may sound like a fairly straightforward process. After all, don’t we carry around HD camcorders in our pockets in the form of smart phones? What could be so difficult?

Well, with standalone consumer HD camcorders boasting specs and …continue reading

Security Camera Installation and Wiring Tips

With many reasons to install wireless surveillance cameras in the home or office, basic security camera installation is something that the average person should be able to do without calling in the professionals. Of course, we’re not talking about complex, multi-leveled security systems …continue reading

10 Reasons to Install Wireless Surveillance Cameras in Your Home

If you want to truly be king (or queen) of your own castle, making sure that it’s safe from the dark designs of the outside world is paramount to your peace of mind. But digging crocodile moats and building sky-high towers is such a 12th …continue reading

Apple Router Setup – Secure Your AirPort Extreme Home Network

Anyone with an Internet connection knows that some of type of modem is always called for. It’s usually a rather nondescript (or downright ugly) electronic box that plugs directly into the cable or telephone line that your Internet …continue reading

How CEO Reed Hastings and Netflix Are Winning the New Media Battle

Be sure to check out fellow LockerGnome writer Candice Shane’s 2012 article on what to watch on Netflix — but be sure to add House of Cards and other Netflix originals to that list!

If Reed Hastings seems to always be photographed with …continue reading

How to Connect a Wireless Microphone Headset to a Mixer

A wireless microphone headset is convenient for a variety of purposes — especially if you’re as animated as I can be when I get really wound up. Rather than getting tangled and mangled in the cords and wires and …continue reading

Meet Joanna Gaskell from Standard Action

For those out there who are aware of the Dungeons & Dragons community and have always looked at the hit Web series The Guild and wondered why there wasn’t one for you, look no further than Standard Action, a quick-paced, witty, and earnest …continue reading

You Can’t Take My Desktop Away, Windows 8

However you’ve come upon Windows 8 — if you have at all — it’s likely been preceded by at least some history with older versions of the popular Microsoft operating system. My first taste of Windows on a computer of my own was Windows 3.2. …continue reading

How to Set Up Your Home Theater with a Wireless Audio Transmitter

A home theater that’s as free as possible from the clutter of cables sticking out from behind every table, chair, entertainment center, and random piece of furniture is a happy home theater. No wires, no mess, and no fuss. …continue reading

Top 10 Phones Available on the Straight Talk Network

We’ve written about prepaid cellular services on occasion, most recently showcasing a provider that allows consumers with unlocked GSM devices to simply insert a subscriber identity module (more commonly referred to as …continue reading

Top 10 Free Microsoft Games for Windows 7

Free Microsoft games in Windows 7 are abundant, but not always easy for everyone to find (which is probably how you came to find this page in the first place). To make it less of a chore for you, fair reader, we …continue reading

Switching from Android to Windows Phone 8

What would compel someone to switch from Android to Windows Phone 8?

When choosing a smart phone in today’s world, no one ever talks about the small details that make life easier. By that, I mean functions that one doesn’t need to …continue reading

The Forge: Suicide Prevention Turned Up to 11

I know many people have their lives touched to some degree by the heartache of suicide. Whether it be from a family member, a significant other, a friend, or maybe even someone known indirectly, many people have witnessed the devastation left behind. Personally, I’ve seen …continue reading

Warner Bros. Pins Rights for Dungeons & Dragons Movie: We’re Doing This Again?

I’m new to this whole Dungeons & Dragons thing and I know that may take away some of my credibility within my geek community. I suppose it’s a chance I have to take though, right? Yes, I’m new to it. Back in …continue reading

Data and Information Ethics

How do your ethics cope with today’s availability and exchange of data? Guest blogger Andrew Rosenfeld writes:

I remember the first time I spoke the words, “I believe information should be free.” A close family friend and English man confronted me at the dinner …continue reading

GOgroove Will Change How You Think About Wireless Transmitters

It’s possible that you’ve avoided using wireless transmitters because you’ve had bad luck with them in the past, but have you checked out wireless transmitters, lately? It’s the 21st century and wireless transmitter technology has come a long way since its infancy …continue reading

SIMPLE Mobile is a Simple Solution for Smarter Consumers

I’m a complicated person with simple needs. I don’t require the latest fashion; just give me some functional rather than flashy walking shoes and a few pairs of comfortable runners and I’m good to go. Though I enjoy being served a good meal at an …continue reading

Sartre, Dungeon Defenders, and the Human Condition

Have you ever found yourself dealing with feast or famine when it comes to the company you keep or the entertainment with which you surround yourself? This weekend was a testament to that very concept to me, personally. It was an exercise in understanding who …continue reading

Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games: Let’s Get Real, Okay?

Surely, you’ve seen the video up on YouTube by Anita Sarkeesian called Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games that she fundraised on the popular Kickstarter site, yeah? You haven’t? Take some time out of your day and give this video a …continue reading

Customer Service in the Twitter Age

How does customer service in the age of social media — especially Twitter — differ from customer service at any other time in consumer history? Here’s a little story.

My wife and I decided to buy a desk for my birthday that was coming up, …continue reading

HTC One X Problems Reported – and Ignored?

Encountered any HTC One X problems? It may be a fine phone for some, but others have reported nothing but headaches. For instance, Eran Baruch writes:

I’ve wanted to tell you about my global …continue reading

Headphones with Microphone Not Working in Windows 7

It sure seems like having a set of headphones with microphone is a necessary part of communication online, especially if you play video games. Sadly, smack talk seems to have become the primary component of this so-called communication; we’ve all encountered some …continue reading