Travel Tech Prep: The Best Battery for Your Trip?

Alternate title: WATT to look for when buying a battery. The best battery for your adventure? Technology is a crucial aspect to travel these days. We can barely survive a day without our phones, but if you’re in a foreign country, it’s even more difficult to get around if your phone is dead. Here a couple quick tips on how to shop for a good travel battery. Make sure you don’t get stranded! Pack MOAR POWER!

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Western Digital My Cloud EX4 NAS: The WORST Tech I’ve Ever Owned

The Western Digital My Cloud EX4 network attached storage is the single worst technology purchase I’ve ever made. While I figure out what to do about my back up needs, let’s take a quick look back at this dumpster fire of a NAS box.

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Top 5 Smartphones of 2017: Pocketnow Editors Vote on the Best So Far!

We’re through the first half of the year, the major phones of this year have been reviewed, so it’s time for a ranking! Pocketnow editors voted on a secret ballot. Those votes have been counted, and it’s time to share the results! Did your phone make the list? Here’s our top 5 best phones (of the first half) of 2017!

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360VLOG: Why your movie review probably isn’t Fair Use…

I’ve been threatening to shoot a video on this topic for a while. What better way to have a long boring chat about intellectual property than while dodging terrible traffic in Los Angeles? Here’s why your podcast or movie review probably isn’t really fair use.

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Snapchat stock tanks – Can smaller services compete?

 

Can smaller services compete against juggernauts like Facebook? Snap’s stock took a tumble. Built on “cool”, how can this service transition to monetizing without alienating users?

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360VLOG: Will 360 video die like 3D TV?

In an age where consumers create their own content, the health of a new technology depends on consumers receiving tools which are easy to use and price accessible. 360 degree video has huge potential, but can it weather the transition into a more accessible platform? It’s not the easiest to work with at present. Will 360 video become the next buzz-wordy consumer tech to die like 3D TV?

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A new home for ‘Movies You May Have Missed’?

In 2009, three friends produced a movie review webseries called Movies You May Have Missed. It ran successfully for three years, but we were never able to host it on Youtube or monetize it.

We’re hoping VidMe can be a new home for this show. Is it possible to resurrect a long defunct webseries? That’s my experiment.

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FCC to kill Net Neutrality: Help Me Fight This


Chairman Pai’s public comments on ending Net Neutrality https://www.c-span.org/video/?427558-…

The fight for internet privacy and freedom is getting ugly. This administration has already taken its first steps in dismantling the open internet. Now we’ve received comments from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on what the next steps are for killing the remaining communications regulations. It was a long and difficult fight getting protections in place, but we can’t stop putting pressure on elected officials to keep those protections in place.

The EFF’s reply to Chairman Pai’s comments https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/04…

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