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Synology DS212j Network Attached Storage Solution

Storage. For almost everyone that owns technology, storage is the very fabric of life. It doesn’t matter how entrenched in tech you are – storage need eventually raises its ugly head. When it does, we scramble for a “storage solution” which is commonly equated to “more”; more GBs, more TBs (maybe even PBs for some).…

About Shane Monroe

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

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RAVPOWER WiFi Disk/Power Bank (RP-WD01)

I can barely contain myself long enough to write this review.  For the longest time I’ve been searching for the ultimate, portable solution for storage for my non-microSD slot Nexus phones and tablets. We need more storage.  No matter how much memory your device has on board, you need more; movies, documents, music, personal files…

About Shane Monroe

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

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X-Plore File Manager (Android)

File management is not a part time gig for me. If there is a storage medium attached to the device I’m using? I want the most power possible in accessing and manipulating it. It doesn’t matter if it is a local drive, flash drive, network drive, FTP site, Google Drive … if it stores files,…

About Shane Monroe

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

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Injustice: Gods Among Us (Wii U) Quick Look

I’ll share my first thoughts on Injustice: Gods Among Us  (on the Wii U, for a change).  This is not intended to be a comprehensive review; but rather a first look based on about five hours of single player, story mode play. First off, the Wii U version is fab.  No issues.   The game did…

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

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Lego City Undercover Review

Let me preface this review by saying that Lego games are very hit and miss for me. I have truly enjoyed some of them; like Lego Batman 2 on Wii and Lego Pirates of the Carribean on the 3DS. Others, like the Lego Star Wars series or the Lego Indiana Jones series simply haven’t done…

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

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Freemium Part Deux: DRM in Disguise

In my article, Freemium: It’s Real, It Sucks, It Really Sucks I discussed the latest bait and switch from the gaming industry. The concept of micro-transactions isn’t new; but now instead of it being an afterthought, games are being BUILT around picking your pocket, $.99-$99.99 at a time. Games like Simpsons: Tapped Out show how the model…

About Shane Monroe

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

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Google Reader Dies on July 1, 2013: Why It Matters

Let me preface this article by saying I am not a regular user … of anything.  I use the web differently than most people.  I use my phone differently than most people.  I even use my tablet differently than most people. However, among the regular users of Google Reader?  I’m a pretty average user.  That’s…

About Shane Monroe

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

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Sony PS4 Conjecture: The Good, The Bad and The Fugly

The details of Sony’s Playstation successor has hit the airwaves and while they are answering a lot of questions – they are neatly tiptoeing around far more.  In this article, we’ll look at what we know and discuss the good, the bad and fugly for each one.  Note: This information is accurate at the time…

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

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Television Intros: A Look at 25 All-Time Greats

Before we look at twenty five of the greatest TV show introduction videos, I’d like to put forward that these aren’t THE TOP 25 intros of all time. Obviously, these lists are always subjective – usually determined by what the writer remembers from his own frame of references. Much like video games, music and other…

About Shane Monroe

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

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Fighting a New Battle: Nintendo’s Real Intentions with the Wii U

I had an epiphany today which compelled me to write this article. Many people have questioned Nintendo’s decisions – both in the past (with the Wii) and currently with the Wii U. We know how it turned out for the Wii (best selling console, printing money, etc.) – and most people have finally gotten a hold of…

About Shane Monroe

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