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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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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How Nintendo Made Me A Jaded Gamer (and it’s not how you think)

When you think of the term “die hard gamer” or “hard core gamer” (or any number of these labels that are thrust upon the gaming consumer that relate to people who really love video gaming) you typically have a mental picture painted.  Some 18-29 year old, living in their parent’s basement – wired up 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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The 2014 New User’s Guide to Power Apps on Android

Around the holidays, a lot of people get new technology.  As the prices come down and availability goes up – it is more and more likely that some folks got their first Android device this very Christmas.  But just because they are new to Android doesn’t mean they are new to technology. This article isn’t…

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

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Smart IR Remote – Android Universal Remote App

Perhaps you just got your first Android device for Christmas; a nice HTC One Smartphone or maybe a gorgeous new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.  Sure, you’ve been scouring the internet for hot apps, fun games and some Android sites (like our very own Green Robot Gamer site) but what you may not have noticed about…

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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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RAVPower PB-13 Portable Power Bank

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

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