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Geeks and Nerds Need a Hobby


For years my wife has told me that I need a hobby and step away from the computer. I decided that I would take up photography and after a bit of research, as well as speaking to others, I decided on purchasing the Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens as my entry into digital photography. I also picked up an additional telephoto lens which was the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras. One thing that I am very quickly learning … Continue reading

PlayLater: A Digital Video Recorder For PlayOn


PlayLater is a digital video recorder that gives you the freedom to record your favorite online videos and enjoy them on your schedule. As more and more of you are getting your favorite shows online, we felt that it was high time the rest of your entertainment technology caught up. After all, the same reasons that apply to recording TV shows and movies in the old world apply to the new world, right? Convenience, access, and frankly — sometimes you don’t have an Internet connection available and that shouldn’t bar you from watching your favorite shows. The future of entertainment … Continue reading

Are Traditional Cable Providers Becoming Extinct


Just the other day I was visiting Best Buy to pick up a Wii game for my daughter when a gentleman from Direct TV approach me about their service. Little did the salesman know that I walked away from traditional cable providers well over six months ago and I have never turned back. Anyhow I let the sales rep throw out his sales pitch and once he finished I asked a very simple question. I asked him why should I pay Direct TV any amount of money for a service that I can easily locate for free or even for … Continue reading

How To Use ScreenFlow To Capture Netflix Streaming Media

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First things first, I am not advocating violating copyright laws and you should clearly understand the Digital Millennium Copyright Act surrounding digital media before you try capturing media. Previously I wrote about How to Backup DVDs with Handbrake and this article is very different in nature. Because you do not own the content that you wish to capture you will likely find yourself in a legal battle should you distribute such content. That being said since I am a paying NetFlix subscriber there are often times that I may be traveling and I don’t have access to the internet. Because … Continue reading

How to Backup DVDs with Handbrake


Before moving into how to backup a DVD it is worth stating that you must understand copyright laws and how they apply in order to keep from finding yourself in a situation where you may be facing fines or jail time. This being said make sure that you legally own any DVD that you wish to backup. I’m not a lawyer nor do I pretend to be, so be sure of what your about to set out upon. I for one do not like the idea that I have a DVD collection that contains a number of films that I … Continue reading

Is Facebook’s Facial Recognition Going Too Far?


The facial recognition feature is technology you may take for granted when you upload images on Facebook. The point of view that I take is technology is only as good as those that use it. What am I saying you may ask? All technology has good and bad points and the individual behind the use of the technology makes the difference. For example, just because I have the freedom to publish my thoughts that does not give me the right to do so should it cause harm to another. Using common sense should always be the focal point and as … Continue reading

Easily Capture Streaming Media


Are you looking to add your favorite television show or movie to your collection? If so, then I have a solution that you may be interested in. Now it is important to say that I do not advocate violating copyright laws, so be sure what content you are interested in capturing is legal to do so. During my search for a product that would capture media content that I was interested in many came at a cost and did not allow a trial run. I for one typically do not pay up front for something that I am not entirely … Continue reading