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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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…

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

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Review: Pocket Tanks (Android)

Artillery games are nothing new … Set your angle. Compensate for the wind. Set your power. Hit fire. Give an evil chuckle when you hit your enemy. Wash, rinse and repeat. In fact, before Solitaire became the “installed on every computer” go-to game, some form of Artillery was pre-installed on most computers (or at least…

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

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Review: Samsung Nexus 10 Tablet

Before we settle in with the wash and rinse review of the tablet, you should hear a bit about my back story so you know where I’m coming from.  While not essential for the review, it will give you a good idea what mindset I come from with regards to tablets.  If you’re only interested…

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

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Nyko PlayPad for Android Devices Review

When it comes to hardware – “software is king”; after all – who wants a great piece of hardware with poor (or no) software available for it? Nintendo has proven that they can take low spec machines and pump out great software for it – and make a killing. Microsoft is combating the “end of…

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

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Nexus: Learning to Live Without an SD Card

While Apple users are quite used to (and apparently content with) not having a microSD card slot on their phones and tablets, a lot of Android users consider it a God-given right. Unfortunately, the latest (and greatest) devices coming out seem to be bereft of removable storage solutions. This includes the beloved Nexus line from…

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

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Welcome to the Nexus: A Beginner’s Guide to the Google Nexus 7

Welcome to the world of the Nexus! You hold in your hands one of the most powerful, versatile and fun pieces of technology currently available. This article will help new owners of the Google Nexus 7 get up to speed on their new tablet and learn how they can make the most out of their…

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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 Drive: Why You Should Care

Introduction Cloud storage is big business. Everyone wants to handle your online storage needs. If you go searching for a storage host, you’ll see venerable names like DropBox, Box, SkyDrive, Amazon – and some names you may not be familiar with like SpiderOak and SugarSync. There are a lot of potentials out there, but which…

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

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Secret Treasures: SpaceSniffer (Windows)

If you work with computers long enough, you’re bound to create an arsenal of “secret treasures”; little programs that you may only use once a year – but are indispensable when you do need them.  Every time you use it, you think to yourself, “What would I do without this?” and you wonder whom else…

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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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