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Three videos that you must watch

Below are three of my favorite videos of all time.  They’re all quite long (averaging just under an hour each), but I re-watch all of…

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Some simple WordPress tutorials

If you’re just getting started with WordPress and you’re stuck on how to use some of the features, I hope that the videos below will…

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Cool video with a simple breakdown of how LCD screens work

Odds are, you’re reading this text on an LCD screen of some kind — a monitor, laptop, iPad, cell phone, etc.  How do those amazing…

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A Day Made of Glass

Here’s a cool video from Corning showing what the future could hold.  We’ll start seeing things like this very soon, and the potential is quite…

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Why We Never Put Our Brand on The Websites We Build

You see it all the time. Browse a company’s website, and you’ll see “Designed by Random Marketing Company” or something similar. This links back to…

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Cool new social features with the Amazon Kindle

James Brooks over at ChurchDrop just posted some neat information about the new public sharing features available on the Kindle website. For a while note,…

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Google introduces the “+1” button

Google just introduced a bold new feature today that could (maybe) become quite a huge thing: +1’s. At first glance it doesn’t seem like much:…

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Playing Nintendo games on the Xoom using a Wii remote

I did this a while back on the Droid X, but I just realized it would probably work on the Xoom — and it does!…

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Are unscheduled phone calls rude?

I’m not a big fan of phone calls.  I certainly use it as needed, but it’s gradually becoming less and less often.  Google Voice helps…

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Firefox 4 released; much faster, some new features

While I’m still a big fan of Google Chrome, Firefox 4 came out today and has some nice improvements. The first is speed.  Chrome still…

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The first Tweet was five years ago today

On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey posted the world’s first tweet with the very exciting news that is quite similar to most people’s first tweet…

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Professional pickpockets as marketers

Romania has a very high rate of phone theft, but most people “don’t think it could happen to them” (of course). To counter that, Vodafone…

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A couple of cool new tools to use with Dropbox

Over the last few years, I’ve made it quite clear that I’m a huge fan of Dropbox.  It’s so simple, so useful, and (for most…

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Turn on HTTPS to make your Facebook and Twitter more secure

Facebook A few weeks ago, Facebook added the ability to always use a secure connection when accessing their site.  This doesn’t improve your security at…

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Where I use my tablet

I’ve had many people ask the same question about the Xoom and the iPad 2 – “when would I use it?”. Here’s a few answers:…

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