LG SoundPlate Slimly Serves Solid Sound

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of LG, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Remember when having a sound system worthy of your favorite movies and albums would take all day (or maybe days) to set up perfectly, hogged tons of precious …continue reading

LG Proves That Going Viral Can Be Scary

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of LG, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

The popularity of hidden camera prank shows has waxed, waned, and waxed again since Allen Funt’s famous Candid Camera series that began back in the ’40s. Since then, …continue reading

Kindle Special Offers: How to Snag Them

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Amazon’s Kindle e-book readers are among some of the best bang-for-your-buck deals to come to the tech world in recent years. Before you find yourself taken aback at that rather bold statement, take a moment to consider just how much having a Kindle can save …continue reading

Media Storage: Copy Vs. Google Drive

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After watching a recent LockerGnome video, I decided to check out a cloud storage and file sharing service that Chris mentioned called Copy. Among more well-known competitors like Dropbox, Google Drive, and MediaFire, I find Copy to be the easiest to use in …continue reading

Charging Kindle Fire Faster

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Paper books are great, aren’t they? They can be enjoyed on many levels by all of your senses. They smell good when you bring them home fresh from the bookstore and even after they’ve had a hundred years or so to really come into their …continue reading

Replace Reading Lamps with E-Readers

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In the one-room log cabin where he grew up, Abraham Lincoln is said to have read libraries’ worth of books using only the light of candles to guide him. If only he’d had reading lamps or e-readers available in the 19th century, he could have …continue reading

Differences Between CCD and CMOS Camera Image Sensors

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CCD and CMOS are two camera imaging technologies found in modern cameras and camcorders. Each of these technologies has its own set of pros and cons that are important to consider before throwing down your hard-earned cash on either one. So what are the differences …continue reading

Best DSLR Camera for Beginning Photographers

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Wondering how to get into DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) photography, but you’re not sure where to begin? If you’re searching for a good DSLR camera to get started with your journey towards more serious photography, then there are few options …continue reading

Interview with a Creative Agency: FILTER Digital

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

GOgroove Will Change How You Think About Wireless Transmitters

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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

Headphones with Microphone Not Working in Windows 7

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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

Five Best Over Ear Headphones for an Audio Technica Microphone System

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If you’ve got an Audio Technica microphone system — like the ATR288W, for instance — you probably have a set of over ear headphones that you favor. But if you’re still trying to wrap your brain around the options available, here are …continue reading

The Day Spotify Changed My Life

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What the heck is a Spotify, and how could it change my life? I always feel like, when I title something in the way I’ve titled this post, I should write “Candice: grade four” beneath it and etch the name of my teacher …continue reading

LucasArts Goes Under: Who is Next?

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Every morning, before I crack my neck and get into some work, I have my rituals on the Internet. I’m sure most of you do, right? Where you pop open a Google Chrome page and everything you check out is laid before you, like a …continue reading

Audio Technica AT2020 Review

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Have you ever bought a cheap USB microphone thinking that you’d suddenly get better quality audio from it? Yeah, I did that for three years. I went from cheap USB microphones to quite expensive wireless USB headphones with microphone. I’m no audiophile, but I can …continue reading

10 of the Best Photo Editing Sites of 2013

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“Best photo editing sites?” you say. “You can do that on the Internet these days?”

Indeed! But that shouldn’t be surprising these days, should it?

Just carrying around a smart phone makes it easier than ever before to take digital photos anywhere and anywhen — …continue reading

The Best Way, Other Than iTunes, to Rip CDs to the AAC File Format

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Breeze_23 asks:

What is a great program that rips your Compact Discs (CDs) into Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) files instead of the MP3 files? I know iTunes can do this, but I’d rather not use iTunes if that’s possible.

Have you ever heard the saying …continue reading

Make Beautiful Art from Instagram

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Remember when you’d have to drive a roll of film down to the pharmacy for developing, crossing your fingers that the 20 or so photos you took on that amazing vacation to Hollywood — including the one of you meeting David Hasselhoff …continue reading

Is Miracast the Universal Solution for Television Consumption?

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Nathan Shively writes:

I would love to know your opinion on the future of Miracast. For a very long time now, I have been interested in the ability to mirror devices to a television. I’m aware of AirPlay for the Apple ecosystem, but …continue reading

How to Avoid Getting Headaches While Watching TV with Your Dad

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DISH for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

A friend told me the following story:

The last time I visited my dad's house for the holidays, I was …continue reading

What’s the Best Camera for Video and Still Photography?

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At LockerGnome.net, Mleates writes:

I do some HD videos that I upload to YouTube, plus I have kids. I want a camera that can do HD video and capture great stills. I’m more interested in still quality than anything else. I’m looking for …continue reading

How Much Bandwidth Do You Need to Live Stream?

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At LockerGnome.net, Lestat611 writes:

How much bandwidth would I need to live stream 720p/1080p video and audio?

Bandwidth depends on the software you’re using to live stream. Different software providers use different codecs and those codecs can, and do, change the quality of the …continue reading

How Do I Get My iTunes Songs Into My Google Play Music Library?

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Omar Ibrahim writes:

I’ve been using iTunes for a while, and I have a huge library of songs. I really would like to get an Android device, but because of all the songs I’ve bought, I’ve been trapped in the iOS world. Is there a …continue reading

Are Ultrabooks Good for Video Editing?

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At LockerGnome.net, Smarron writes:

I’m looking into getting a new Ultrabook with:

Third-generation Core i5 processor (3 MB L3 cache and 1.7 GHz with boost up to 2.6 GHz) 6 GB DDR3 memory 500 GB HDD with 32 GB SSD

I mainly use iTunes, CyberLink …continue reading

What Tablet is Best for Watching Movies?

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At LockerGnome.net, NightviperMT writes:

Hey, Chris!

This is Chris. I’m from Malta and a big fan. In two weeks’ time I’ll be traveling to London for some shopping, and I was thinking of buying a new tablet while I’m there. My main use for …continue reading

Vlogging Tips

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At LockerGnome.net, iFreakshow writes:

I do videos and I want to make better vlogs. I have a hard time “being myself” without feeling awkward. Do you have any tips on making better vlogs?

Vlogging is all about personality. Once you get past thinking …continue reading