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Troubleshoot Netflix Streaming Problems

Whether you watch Netflix on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV, the quality of the video is determined by the speed of your Internet connection. Netflix recommends 25 megabits per second (Mbps) of download speed for Ultra HD quality, 5 Mbps for HD, and 3 Mbps for SD – and 1.5 Mbps is the lowest recommended speed. So […]

Foldable Electric Bike from WhizzyRide

I was in Miami recently and saw these foldable electric bikes from a company called WhizzyRide. Might be a great item for NYC because it does fold up small enough to wheel it into an elevator (at the office or at home). Distance you can ride before recharging is about 20 miles. It does weigh […]

Met Museum Makes 375,000 Images Freely Available

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just made over 375,000 images digitally available for download and use under a Creative Commons license. Any images that the Met says are in the public domain are available “for unrestricted use, at no cost.” That means you can use them for personal purposes (computer desktop wallpaper, printing to hang […]

LinkedIn, Microsoft, and $27 Billion

If you read the business or tech pages, you know that Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion this week. Here are some highlights from around the web on why this was a good or bad idea. Now I don’t know a lot about high finance and running mega-corporations but I can’t think of anything that […]

Gadgets I like: Roku

There’s a lot of hype about the new generation Apple TV, and I’ll be taking a closer look at that soon. However, while I was sitting around waiting for Apple to up their game — the previous Apple TV was certainly long in the tooth — I tried out a Roku, and I love it. Roku […]

5 Unusual 3D Printers

At the 3D print fair last weekend we saw 5 unusual 3D printers. Here they are, along with what’s interesting about each. Unique One from This printer is very large (so it can print big objects) with an unusual design. The computer goes on your network, so you can print directly from your smartphone. […]

My New M3D Micro 3D Printer

The M3D Micro 3D printer that I Kickstarted about a year ago just showed up! It’s about 8” square so it’s much smaller than a standard 3D printer. This means you can only print items that are under 4-1/2” high. Cost is currently $350 — so it’s much cheaper than a standard 3D printer as […]

Best of CES Roundups

The Consumer Electronics Show just finished up in Las Vegas — that’s where all the ideas for new technology tend to be shown off for the first time. Here is a roundup of cool stuff from CES, from different publications. Engadget includes among their coolest items: Wireless headphones by a company called “Bragi’s The Dash” 3D printing […]

Simple, Inexpensive Home Camera Monitoring with your iPhone

Are you interested in setting up a simple camera monitoring system at home (or at a small office)? Here are a few options. Nest Nest, the company that brought you the “smart” thermostat (and is now owned by Google), has a new product that we’re interested to learn more about. It’s called Dropcam. Dropcam is […]

Customize Notification Center in iOS 8

We finally advise that it’s safe to upgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8. The number of problems after the upgrade has quieted down after Apple’s updates. I just upgraded my iPhone to iOS 8 and am taking advantage of the Notification Center. What is the Notification Center? Put your finger at the very […]

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