FCC Plans Vote to Overturn Net Neutrality, Just in Time for the Holidays

We have a problem when companies that control access to the internet also have a vested interest in distributing content on the internet. We have a problem when service providers have unrestricted control to throttle or make access more expensive. We have a problem as major corporations find easier paths to mergers and acquisitions rather than compete.

There really isn’t a “both sides” to this issue. Far smarter individuals than I have spent months clearing the fog of misinformation surrounding this topic. I would highly recommend following Gigi Sohn as one example, she was legal counsel to Tom Wheeler when he was Chairman of the FCC. Her interviews are fantastic. I would also read the dissenting opinions of Mignon Clyburn, an FCC Commissioner opposed to ending Net Neutrality.

In a nutshell, you either want unrestricted access to the internet at fair and competitive prices, free of any influence over the speed of competing services, OR you want Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T to decide what you can access, how you can access, and to charge subscribers and content providers arbitrarily for what you access. Continue reading “FCC Plans Vote to Overturn Net Neutrality, Just in Time for the Holidays”

LG V30 vs Toddler! MIL-STD-810G Tested!

Can the LG V30 survive FULL TODDLER STRENGTH! My daughter pushes MIL-STD-810G to its limits! So this is why we should all probably keep cases on our phones these days. Expensive devices are super fragile…

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Top 5 Phones of 2017: SomeGadgetGuy’s Totally Subjective and Biased List!

The top 5 smartphones of 2017! Well, at least, here’s my subjective list of the phones I PERSONALLY had the most fun reviewing in 2017. That’s probably more important anyway right?

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Decades of Canadian TV Legally Uploaded to Youtube: Degrassi, Due South, Slings & Arrows

Maybe not quite as popular as shows from the UK or USA, Canada has produced some classic television. Charming programs with fantastic casts and excellent writing. YouTube Channel Encore+ is working with several Canadian production and distribution companies to preserve some popular titles, making them freely available to all who want to watch. Personally, I’m excited to see an easy way to stream Slings & Arrows, since the wife and I are Shakespeare nerds, and this show is one of the truest (and funniest) representations of a life spent in theatre.

Other classics include Are You Afraid of the Dark, Due South, and Degrassi. Conveniently organized in playlists by show, Encore+ promises more to come. Shocking to see under 6000 subscribers at the time this post was written. Check out the link below for some excellent (and free) TV watching.

Encrore+ Playlists

Kodak Pixpro Orbit360 4K Review: 3 Action Cameras in One!

The Kodak Pixpro team has been well ahead of the curve for panorama and 360° video. The Orbit 360 is their first All-in-One camera solution for truly spherical photos and videos. It does feature an interesting design that I haven’t played with before. It’s the most flexible action camera I’ve ever used, but does that justify the price tag?

Shop for the Orbit360 http://amzn.to/2zPwqYn
Newegg Studio Tour in 360 https://youtu.be/EJ0O4xBtihE
Orbit360 on Selfie Stick https://youtu.be/X-t2b0c7SUU
Orbit360 on Tripod https://youtu.be/Ci-3fwIGXNc
Orbit 360 Driving 1 https://youtu.be/r40yMSoCxpQ
Orbit360 Driving 2 https://youtu.be/bJVhABKJQXc

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Geek Book Club 003 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

One of the best science fiction comedies of all time, and ANDREW NEVER READ IT?!?!? We had to fix that. For our first guest episode of the Geek Book Club, Laura brings The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! FORTY TWO!!!

Shop for the Hitchhiker’s Guide on Amazon http://amzn.to/2yE5zwR

Download this week’s show as an audio podcast (courtesy of Archive.org)
GBC003 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Next month’s review (Nov. 28, 2017): ‘Leviathan Wakes’ (Expanse Book 1) http://amzn.to/2zDRotf

Chat with the Hosts:
Juan: http://twitter.com/SomeGadgetGuy
Andrew: http://twitter.com/FatProduce
Laura: https://twitter.com/mslaurafagan

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360VLOG: Newegg Studios! Take a look around!

360VLOG! Trisha joins me for a quick tour around our set for Newegg Now! The studio is well stocked, and it’s amazing producing a live show with such a great team. Want to see a little behind the scenes? How about the whole set in 360 degrees!

This vlog shot on the Kodak Pixpro Orbit360 4K.

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Buy a new mid-range phone, or last year’s flagship? Twitter responds!

It’s a common debate for savvy shoppers looking to buy their next phone. Should you buy a new, less expensive phone, or should you buy a flagship phone from the year before. Opening up this question on Twitter over the weekend, I got some excellent response from people, bringing up numerous ideas to consider.

Overwhelmingly, people responding seemed to side with buying a year-old flagship: Continue reading “Buy a new mid-range phone, or last year’s flagship? Twitter responds!”