Category Archives: Gadgets

Tecnifícate Conference Gets Techie in Riverside

[caption id="attachment_8980" align="alignright" width="150"]Ariel Coro Ariel Coro, Founder of the Tecnifícate Conference[/caption]I had the pleasure of attending the Tecnifícate Conference Saturday, April 28 at Riverside City College. The conference series is very unique in that it reaches out to the Spanish-speaking techie entrepreneurs. Continue reading

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Who Stole Public Television?

Something curious happened while we were sleeping – public television has been stolen.

When broadcast stations moved from analog to digital transmissions and the old bunny ears would no longer be the baseline method to connect to television, millions were instantly hosed. I live in the Santa Clara River Valley so when I try to run my TV with one of those special digital converters, nothing happens. I am unable to pick up any channels. Continue reading

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What Happens When the Biggest Geek in your Family Chronicles the Holidays?

The holidays are here and this is a great opportunity to chronicle family festivities- everything from tamaladas, to holiday dinners, to post-election family squabbles, to impromptu football scrimmages. Continue reading

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IPad mini

This is my first test from an iPad Mini. The regular case is a bit slippery so I have to be careful not to drop it. The keyboard is only big enough to type with one finger. It’s almost small … Continue reading

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How To Add A QR Code To Your Blog [VIDEO]

QR Codes I avoided paying attention to QR codes. Some of my Twitter friends were obsessed with them and I hadn’t investigate them enough to see the full value. Now I do.

QR Codes are a great way to connect mobile devices to print, signage, clothing, and much much much more. Continue reading

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Post Audio Messages to Facebook with MyMic

The MyMic Facebook application lets you post audio updates to your Facebook profile or onto your friend’s Wall. You can post up to five seconds for free and there are paid options to post longer messages.

I ran into the application’s creator, LeaAnna Hernandez (@MyMicApp on Twitter), during a #LATISM Twitter chat. I had asked the Twittersphere if there were any Latino/Latina startup techies out there and LeaAnna “raised her hand.” Continue reading

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Word Lens iPhone App Revolutionizes Translations [VIDEO]

When I first saw Shel Israel’s (@shelisrael) tweet and the iTunes store description off of his link, I thought it might be a hoax. Visual translations via an iPhone app?

Word Lens is the real thing. Continue reading

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Turbo Charge Your Twitter Stream with Tweetdeck [VIDEO]

The new Tweetdeck experimental version uses the “User Streams API” from Twitter and it is turbo charged. It’s so fast that my All Friends stream of 7,724 people is almost a blur.

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YouTube Adds New iPad-Friendly HTML5 Video Player

YouTube announced a new HTML5 video player that works on the Apple iPad device.

I tested the new player against the regular YouTube player on an iPad and the new player still needs some work. The new player takes a longer to load, has some funky behavior (a duplicate window appears below the player), and the screen is bouncy when the player isn’t set to fullscreen.

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20 Ways To Add Video To Your Blog Today

This post looks at 20 different ways to add video to your blog post today. It starts by looking at the Equipment you can use, then shows you how to Embed the video into your blog, and finally looks at other cool video options.

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