ExpanDrive – Real Drive Letters for Cloud Storage

Cloud.  Today, it’s all about the cloud.  Store in the cloud, work in the cloud … live in the cloud.  Google even created ChromeOS to embrace the cloud – and we now have laptops that do practically nothing unless they are connected to said cloud.  While you could argue the merits of cloud computing all…

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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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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 Tech-Related Things I Hate

Certain things about technology make me mental.  I constantly get asked, “What is your problem with x?” or “Why do you hate y?”  I figured it would save time if I could just link to an article that explain what makes me crazy about tech-related services and concepts. This is the mind-numbing technology that I…

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

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HooToo 3-in-1 Wireless Router/NAS/Power Bank (HT-TM01)

After my review of the RAVPOWER WiFi Disk/Power Bank (RP-WD01) I was asked to take a look at another, similar product, the HT-TM01 (from now on, just HT) – this time the promise of actual ROUTER ability was added, making this device useful in all new situations. The HT promises four main functions; a 5200mAh…

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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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Google’s “Breakfast with Sundar” Wrapup

Everyone is being like Nintendo these days; forgoing the “all in” during big conferences – instead, setting up multiple, smaller conferences and demos regularly spaces throughout the year. On July 24th, Google presented “Breakfast with Sundar Pichai” to reveal new hardware, software and services. Let’s take a quick look at everything in a nutshell, and…

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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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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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