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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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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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,…

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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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The Nexus 10 Early Adopter FAQ

While a lot of this article may also cover Nexus 4 and other devices recently upgraded to Android 4.2, it is targeted at Nexus 10 and I will update it frequently as I get more information. If you find anything here inaccurate or needing updates – or even if you just have a question –…

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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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