Why Video Game Journalism is Failing Us

Remember that game I was telling you about yesterday? Kingdoms of Amalur? Amazing game and I’m having a blast with it, honestly. However, I made the mistake of checking out the reviews and hands-on-impressions of it before I actually picked up the title. I was …continue reading

Remixing My Father Figures: PBS, Bob Ross, and Fred Rogers

Every morning, a small Candice would stare up at the wood-framed console television that her great-grandparents had in their living room just to spend time with some older gentlemen. One had this soft cardigan sweater and delightful lace-up Keds, singing quietly about all sorts of …continue reading

Dear Candice, I’m Sorry About the Internet

Dear Candice at 15,

Hey, what’s up? Just wanted to check in and see if you were still brazenly penning moody poetry into a tattered black-and-white composition book. Years from now, your grandmother is going to still have that thing and hand it back to …continue reading

Major Malware Attacks on Android: Fact or Fiction?

The conventional wisdom concerning Android phones and devices has been that as long as third party apps are blocked, all would be well. Google has maintained that third party applications from unknown developers could damage your Android device and the company has been fairly specific …continue reading

UP iPhone App Available to Monitor Our Behavior and Improve Our Health

Unfortunately, we Americans suffer from a variety of health related issues, including such maladies as high blood pressure and diabetes. Apparently, these conditions are complicated by our choice of lifestyle and have been confirmed by recent statistics drummed out to us on several nightly news …continue reading

Goodwill Industries Now Offering Online Auctions

Goodwill Industries, a mission driven community, now offers items for sale on the Goodwill auction website. One will notice that, while the Goodwill Industries website operates in a similar manner to eBay and offers similar items, there are some slight differences. One of these …continue reading

Speech Recognition Software: Does It Work?

While all eyes were focused on the introduction of Apple iPhone’s Siri voice recognition software, Amazon quietly bought a voice recognition company called Yap. Yap is the brainchild of a small Charlotte based startup that had been beta testing its product when, in September 2011, …continue reading

Sprint AIRAVE: Access Point That Works

If you live outside the range of a Sprint cell tower, there may be an easy answer to help improve your reception and provide you with a more powerful signal. This device, called the AIRAVE, is provided by Sprint and uses what is called a …continue reading

Can You Update Your Older HDTV?

In our house we have two older HDTVs — one four years old and the other five years old. In TV technology, like in dog years, these TVs, built with only 720P technology, are ancient since they do not support either wireless or wired access …continue reading

Is There Any Safe Way to Date Online?

On Tuesday evenings, my wife and I facilitate a divorce group that helps those who are going through a divorce or have been divorced. One of the most common topics of interest revolves around where one should look for a potential mate. This seems to …continue reading