Super Mario Bros. Theme Played on Wine Glasses and Frying Pan

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Mike Green writes:

I’ve been keeping up with Dan Newbie’s YouTube channel. He makes music with everyday items and he’s at it again! I just had to share; I think you would love to see his latest video, in which he plays the …continue reading

Ocean in Motion Revolving Aquatic Scene

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The Ocean in Motion Revolving Aquatic Scene is like having an aquarium lamp with fish that swim around in circles on important fish business. No, they’re not real fish, but they’re part of a revolving fish scene in an aquarium atmosphere.

The …continue reading

The Delightful and Dubious Online Tech Trends of 2013

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Have you been blissfully caught off guard by all of these new and fancy tech trends that are saturating the marketplace? Wonder which tech trends will stick around or which should be buried in the desert along with lost copies of Atari cartridges? Yeah, I …continue reading

Welcome to the Nexus of Geekdom

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Welcome to LockerGnome: the Nexus of Geekdom! Last Friday, I did a live TLDR and answered viewer questions on the spot — were you there? If not, don’t fret, because it’s all been recorded for posterity and presented here for you in this …continue reading

There is No Gamer Girl: Breaking Down Gender in Gaming

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Do you know any females into gaming? You know, the girls who play videogames?  The human beings that happen to have a uterus and they also enjoy tearing it up with a controller or mouse and keyboard in hand? I bet you know them, right? …continue reading

Why Are Edward Snowden and NSA PRISM Scaring Us?

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Coming off of Edward Snowden’s release of documents that showcase what theorists have already been touting for decades now: a government “need” for our personal records from both phones and Internet. There are banks built from the ground up with the intention of …continue reading

The Forge: Suicide Prevention Turned Up to 11

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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

Data and Information Ethics

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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

How to Go Paperless

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Ever wondered how you can go paperless? At LockerGnome.net, Nick Anselmo writes:

Tell me which services/software you use to go paperless. Sign up for ebills? Get everything mailed to you, then scan it? Go online, save PDFs, and use native software, etc.?

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How Online Video Conferencing Services Pay for Themselves

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This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Citrix. All opinions are 100% my own.

Video conferencing has come a long way since the days of Dick Tracy, when the idea of face-to-face communication across distances inspired the minds of a …continue reading

How Can I Make Money Doing What I Love?

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How is it possible to make money doing what you love? Dean Turners writes:

I know you have many emails to read and respond to, but I just wanted to say I really appreciate your videos and keep up the good work! I’m completely obsessed …continue reading

Why GoToMeeting is Better Than Google+ Hangouts

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This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Citrix. All opinions are 100% my own.

It would be very difficult to argue that Google+ Hangouts haven’t at least changed the way many business professionals think about telecommuting. While this simple and …continue reading

Ubuntu for Phones Vs. Android

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At LockerGnome.net, freedmerica writes:

I understand it would be cool to get a new operating system, but are there actually any major benefits to using Ubuntu on a phone or tablet? Is it just user interface?

Ubuntu and Ubuntu for Phones do a …continue reading

Getting and Keeping Your First 1000 Customers

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If you aspire to run your own business — whether you sell t-shirts from a van down by the river, design soup can labels, or haul quick-dry cement to well-dressed yacht enthusiasts at the marina without asking too many questions — the …continue reading

Cosplay for Valentine’s Day

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Millions of lonely geeks are finding themselves lonely today, though with the image of geeks and nerds being made more lovable with each passing Valentine’s Day by films such as Napoleon Dynamite and television series such as The …continue reading

Sub-Zero Helicopter Lands on a Hotbed of Savings

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I used to be a helicopter jockey, just like you. I soared around the heavens without a single care, imagining a day when multi-bladed aerovehicles might replace cars in the gridlock-choked heckscapes of urban sprawl circulating from cities like …continue reading

Is Technology Becoming Too Integrated into Our Lives?

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At LockerGnome.net, ClosetFuturist writes:

Are we cyborgs? The short answer may seem to be no, but how much do we use man-made devices for interaction with our environment and each other? I recently read a paper on Spacetime Embedded Intelligence and, though it’s …continue reading

Technology News and Review Website Tips

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At LockerGnome.net, TechnoKid7 writes:

I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I have a website about tech news and wold love to know how you capture such a big audience! I have tried all the social networking sites but it just doesn’t …continue reading

Why HP’s New Chromebook Could Be a Big Deal

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HP has thrown its hat in the Chromebook arena with its first Chrome OS device. Featuring a 14-inch display, this is the largest screen you’ll find on a Chromebook. It’s also one of the more visually appealing, if you really like black hardware.

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Best Free FTP Program

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At LockerGnome.net, hyderpotter asks:

What is the best free FTP program to use?

Your question strikes a strong nerve within the tech community. Simply put, a good FTP program shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, many people strongly believe …continue reading

Semi-Open Source Products?

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Everyone knows the benefits of open source software and the evolution of a software program through community participation and improvement, but what about hardware?

Last year, HexBright, an open source flashlight and a Kickstarter project owned by Christian Carlberg, scored …continue reading

What’s the Best Android Phone on Verizon?

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Atish Patel writes:

I’m going to be buying a smartphone in March of 2013. The problem is that I don’t really want to buy an iOS device because I do not want to be in that ecosystem; however, I will not avoid it if it …continue reading

Smart Board Technology in the Classroom: a Lesson Learned?

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Ian McNamara writes:

I’d like to ask about technology in schools. Right now, schools are spending a ton of money on Smart Boards. My school has done this and almost every classroom has one, yet the computers hooked up to these …continue reading

How to Join the New AMD Community

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AMD is the company responsible for bringing Chris to CES this year — and we’re all very grateful for that. Chris was able to show us a lot of great new technology that we otherwise may not have gotten to see so closely. The AMD …continue reading

Best System Specs for Recording Gameplay with Fraps

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Gary Simmons writes:

If I wanted to play games like Team Fortress 2 and record them with a program like Fraps and still have a high frame rate, what would be a good amount of RAM to have installed? I already have 8 …continue reading

Is Adobe Flash Player Part of the Adobe Creative Suite?

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Judy Pirillo (yep, my mom) asks:

What exactly is Adobe Flash Player? I have it installed, but I’m pretty sure I don’t have any Adobe programs on my system.

Adobe Flash Player is a free, downloadable plug-in offered by Adobe to make viewing Flash content …continue reading

Windows 7 Vs. Windows 8 Vs. Ubuntu for Laptops

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OverEdge writes:

I recently purchased a laptop without touch screen. Which operating system is better for it: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Ubuntu?

Well, OverEdge, the answer to that question depends entirely on what you intend to do with it. If 99% of what you …continue reading

Kickstarter Tips

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Megan Aileen Williams writes:

I just watched your video about What Makes Kickstarter Projects Succeed or Fail, and am finding it really useful in helping my friends come up with their Kickstarter pitch. I would love your advice if possible.

Their …continue reading

Geeky Living Room Decorations

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Chris Baudouin Jr. asks:

I was watching some of your vlogs and noticed that you have some awesome Mac OS X pillows. Do you know where I can get some?

That’s a good question, and one I receive quite often. The pillows in my living …continue reading

Four Notable Gadgets Designed to Help Impoverished Countries

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Often, companies and organizations will develop technologies with the idea in mind of helping a group of people who are at a technological disadvantage. These projects make big waves in the media, but what you may not know is just how much they can impact …continue reading