Author: Michael Sitver

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Quick Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick

From the outside, Amazon’s new fire TV stick looks cutting edge. Its sleek matte black design, and beautiful curves make it the most attractive smart-TV stick out there. Inside, things are very different. The Fire Stick’s experience bears more resemblance to the original smart TVs of 2010 than to modern devices like Google’s Chromecast or Apple’s Apple TV.  Apps are hidden away in menus....

Why I’m Thankful To Google (And Why You Should Be Too)

I could write an article about why I’m thankful for Google’s products, but I’m not going to. No. What I’m thankful for, is what Google is doing for millions of people who will probably never be paying customers. A quick preview of why I’m thankful: Bringing information to oppressed peoples Saving children from slavery and Ebola Bringing better tools to the sick and needy...

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Arduino Uno | Best Holiday Gifts of 2014

Here’s a holiday review of the Arduino Uno, and a basic guide to buying and using one. Building things is satisfying. It just feels great to turn on a device you’ve designed and assembled yourself, and watch it work. If you’re looking to give someone that type of satisfaction as a holiday gift this year, you might want to consider getting your special someone an Arduino...

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