The 2017 Snapstream Firefly Survival Guide

In October 2017, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update went out to various machines – three of mine were updated, including my Home Theater PC (HTPC) which houses my Kodi, Plex DVR and Firefly functionality. One of my boxes never booted again (my main workstation), my son’s was fixable with some recovery tools – 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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NES Wireless Gamepad for PC, MAC, Android and iOS

I’ve had a very nice working relationship with Xgaming for well over a decade.  These guys make high quality arcade controllers and arcade cabinets for arcade emulators like MAME.  They’ve been around a long time and I have praised them over and over through the years on my popular RetroGaming Radio podcast. Recently they sent me a…

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

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Tech Armor – Quality and Style in External Batteries

It is 2016 and almost every digital appliance in our arsenal is battery powered.  While great strides are being made every year in battery economy and longevity, most of us are still chained to some form of external battery pack to supplement our power needs – whether it be a cell phone, tablet, Bluetooth speaker, controller,…

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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: ANNT Smart Touch LED Desk Lamp

I’ve reviewed a couple of these now and the real benefit to these sorts of lamps is the ability to be adjustable – both in brightness and in position. They run very cool, use very little power and usually have extra features.  The manufacturer read some of my Amazon reviews and thought I might like…

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

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Brainwavz S5 In Ear Headphones

Music is an important part of my life and at 45 years old I’ve been around the block with just about every genre of music.  While I’m not a huge fan of certain genres I am still eclectic; I can find a song in just about every one of them that I like. Let me…

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RAVPower RP-PB19 Deluxe 15000mAh Portable Charger

Every year, our power needs grow. Tablets get bigger, phones get more needy. Portable power is pretty much a must for anyone travelling or for someone that works away from a power source all day. The good news is – there are hundreds (if not THOUSANDS) of choices for portable external battery chargers. The bad…

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TaoTronics Elune TT-DL01 Dimmable LED Desk Lamp

Typically, I wouldn’t review a lamp.  Once again, my wife was the guilty party – wanting something to craft with next to her chair. Whenever my wife goes all Zen over something, I start learning things.  Like artificial light is bad for cross stitching. I will spare you the lecture on how similar colors are…

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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 Reasons To Own The NVidia Shield

My recent acquisition of the NVidia Shield has really got me charged up. I wrote a four part review discussing it in great detail, but I know not everyone wants to consume that much literature on the topic, so here is the quick guide version of why you should own an NVidia Shield. About Shane…

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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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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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