Author Archive: Michael Beam

Born and rasied in Marietta, Georgia. I am a gadget freak. I Remember playing with Tandy computers in the 70's. I built computer systems in the early 90's before Windows really got out on the market. I really enjoy technology and seeing how it has changed over the decades. My first cell phone weighed close to 10 pounds (back when pay phones were on every corner, and people owned beepers.) Devices I have owned include: Windows Touch Pro, Palm Pre, and the HTC EVO that I use daily.

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What do you know about the new Ubuntu?

What do you know about the new Ubuntu?

| April 30, 2011 | Reply

I have been asked “Have you tried the new Ubuntu yet?” and my answer is, I have upgraded my desktop, but haven’t really used it yet. One of the things I found out about Ubuntu 11.04 is that it is more for the new user more than the Linux expert. For those of you who […]

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Blind Gamer Uses Sound to Beat Video Games

Blind Gamer Uses Sound to Beat Video Games

| April 11, 2011 | 2 Replies

For people who say “that can’t be done” this story is for you. Just because you may be handicapped in some way should never stop you from pursuing your dreams, and those dreams can become true if you put your mind to it. I hope this story inspires those with disabilities to chase those dreams. […]

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Yahoo Search Direct vs Google Instant Search

Yahoo Search Direct vs Google Instant Search

| March 24, 2011 | Reply

With so many choices, search engines are at war. The major players in search engines Google, Bing, and Yahoo all want your business. I know how tough it can be to find what you’re looking for with such a vast amount of information. The question we need to ask is which search provider will help […]

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Firefox 4 Launches With Speeds 4 to 6 Times Faster Than 3.6

Firefox 4 Launches With Speeds 4 to 6 Times Faster Than 3.6

| March 22, 2011 | Reply

After 12 betas and 2 release candidates Firefox 4 is finally released today.  Firefox 4 with a totally new look, browser speeds that are faster, and a lot of new features is now available for download. I know browsing speeds are import to most folks. So is Firefox 4 faster? I’ll leave that up to […]

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WebSocket Interface Brings Speed to Browsing Experience

WebSocket Interface Brings Speed to Browsing Experience

| March 21, 2011 | Reply

In my younger days if you had a 9600 baud rate modem you was “the man.” I have seen technology change how people live their lives, how they do business, and the way we entertain ourselves. Before high speed internet hit the scene surfing the web was a waiting game. The future of web browsing […]

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Facebook Set to Buy Mobile App Developer

Facebook Set to Buy Mobile App Developer

| March 21, 2011 | Reply

AT&T is purchasing T-Mobile and now we hear that Facebook is purchasing Mobile App Developer Snaptu. Buying and selling is a way of life for American companies. With that said the question remains who benefits from these company buyouts? Does AT&T’s pending purchase of T-Mobile benefit T-Mobile customers? When the purchase of Snaptu by Facebook […]

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Eye Popping 3D Gamer News for Concerned Parents

Eye Popping 3D Gamer News for Concerned Parents

| March 20, 2011 | Reply

OK kids grab your Nintendo 3DS and get your parents this news is just for you. According to the American Optometric Association watching that 3D movie or playing with your 3D gaming system will not harm your vision. As a matter of fact it can help in early detection of vision problems in younger children. […]

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Are Retail Receipts Becoming a Thing of the Past?

Are Retail Receipts Becoming a Thing of the Past?

| March 20, 2011 | Reply

We are living in a digital age.  Take photos for example, very rarely does anyone buy film anymore. Most folks today don’t even carry pictures in their wallet anymore. This is what some retailers are incorporating into business today. Say hello to the Digital receipt. I believe that sooner than later we won’t even carry […]

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How Much Does That Cost?

How Much Does That Cost?

| March 19, 2011 | Reply

  It seems times are tough everywhere today. Wars all over the world, and the price of gas topping $4.00 a gallon, it is harder to make ends meet.  In the wake of the terrible disaster in Japan some are questioning how this will affect us in America. If the scales of supply and demand […]

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Any Android Gamers in the House?

Any Android Gamers in the House?

| March 19, 2011 | 3 Replies

  I am a gamer and I love playing games on my EVO. I remember the days of handheld baseball and football games. I would imagine teachers from my days in school probably had desk drawers full of these devices. Back in the 70’s we had pong, then in the 80’s Colecovision, the 90’s Nintendo, […]

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