Gold-Plated HDMI to VGA Adapter with Audio Support

It might be a little confusing who this product is for, so let’s start there. If you have an older monitor laying around (and who doesn’t??) that doesn’t have HDMI in, chances are you’ll end up with a device (laptop, tablet, phone, even video players and game consoles) that are “HDMI OUT” only. This little…

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

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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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Taotronics Bluetooth Speaker TT-SK01

I wasn’t really in the market for a Bluetooth speaker, but my wife was interested in something for her classroom.  Something small, cheap, portable and easy to use – something she could take to school (she’s a teacher) and use to listen to music when class isn’t in session.  Since her students have light fingers,…

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

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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).…

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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…

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

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NFC Tags: Novelty or Ready for Prime Time?

A couple months ago, I ran across something from Samsung called “TecTiles”. Coupled with Samsung’s Android app, you could use these stylish $3 each “tiles” to cause your phone to perform functions – just by waving your phone over the tag. From placing a call to opening a web page … turning on GPS 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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