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RAVPower BOLT 30W/6A 4-Port USB Charging Station

There are some days when my insatiable need for USB charging outlets surprises even me.  It seems every couple of weeks I have ANOTHER device I need to plug in to charge frequently; and the devices I do not need to charge frequently ALWAYS need to be charging when one of my critical devices is…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Fifteen Retail Games That Define Why You Should Own A Wii U Now

A lot of people are having issues justifying the purchase of a Nintendo Wii U.  Whatever your reasoning is behind it, I’m going to list fifteen retail games that demand you own a Wii U. What’s more?  It doesn’t include this year’s juggernaut titles Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. – these are games…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Girl Power: RAVPower Luster Series RP-08 Power Bank

In an attempt to bring more of the fairer sex to Review Lagoon, I’m trying to cover more female-gender-friendly products here on the site.  I got the idea from a co-worker who borrowed my monster RavPower PB-13 power bank (read my review) in an emergency to charge her phone.  She said she would love something…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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How Nintendo Made Me A Jaded Gamer (and it’s not how you think)

When you think of the term “die hard gamer” or “hard core gamer” (or any number of these labels that are thrust upon the gaming consumer that relate to people who really love video gaming) you typically have a mental picture painted.  Some 18-29 year old, living in their parent’s basement – wired up to…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Nintendo’s Road to Salvation Starts Here

Unless you’re dead on a beach somewhere or possibly locked in a bunker on an island typing in codes every hour – you’ve read at least ten articles about Nintendo in the last week.  Most of them discussing how Nintendo is as good as dead.  Nintendo should get out of hardware.  Nintendo MUST make iPhone…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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The 2014 New User’s Guide to Power Apps on Android

Around the holidays, a lot of people get new technology.  As the prices come down and availability goes up – it is more and more likely that some folks got their first Android device this very Christmas.  But just because they are new to Android doesn’t mean they are new to technology. This article isn’t…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Smart IR Remote – Android Universal Remote App

Perhaps you just got your first Android device for Christmas; a nice HTC One Smartphone or maybe a gorgeous new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.  Sure, you’ve been scouring the internet for hot apps, fun games and some Android sites (like our very own Green Robot Gamer site) but what you may not have noticed about…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Plex – The (Near) Perfect Solution for Personal Media

I have a lot of media.  I own several thousand DVDs and Blu rays.  I have collected a lot of media from the internet.  I prefer to OWN (and store) the media I have.  I don’t like Netflix and I don’t like Hulu.  These aren’t solutions for me.  I am paying a lot of money…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Ten More Top Nintendo 3DS Games

Last year I released a list of ten great 3DS games – and they are still all solid, recommended games. With Holidays 2013 coming up fast, there will be a lot of new 3DS (and I suppose 2DS) owners that will need some guidance on the best way to spend their gamer cash. About Shane MonroeShane…

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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The Next Gen Console Wars: The Ultimate Question Answered

For those that listen to my podcast Passenger Seat Radio, this is old information.  But since I’m getting inundated with the same question pretty much daily, I figure it is time to write an article on the subject. “Xbox One or PS4?” About Shane MonroeShane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing…

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+