Why I Had to Take a Digital Sabbath and Why You Should Too

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I don’t know about you, but nowadays I seem to have some form of computer and Internet connection with me all the time. Smartphones account for a lot of this, but during the week I need a computer and Internet connection for work, at the weekend I use a computer to stay in touch with my friends and family back home; if I want to find a song to learn on the ukulele, I look on the internet, if I want to write an article for a site like ChurchMag…I need a computer. It’s easy to go a whole day ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #028

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I know that most of you are getting ready for Easter services, but don't forget to stop for a moment and reflect why you are doing what you are doing. Because Christ. Now ... game on! (Enjoy the links my friends) ... Continue Reading

Mini Mobile Robotic Printer [Kickstarter]

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I’ve started thinking more about the idea of a truly portable office recently. Between my phone and my laptop, I ought to be pretty much set to work anywhere. There’s only one important device I need that I can’t fit into my laptop bag: the printer. As tech gadgets constantly shrink, the printer has remained stuck at a certain size. A printer can’t be smaller than a sheet of paper. Can it? According to Zuta Labs, a startup founded by graduates of the Jerusalem College of Technology, it can be. ... Continue Reading

How to Deal with Being Called a Nerd [Video]

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Raise your hand if you are a nerd or geek! You can draw your own distinctions, but both Christian nerds and Christian geeks find ChurchMag a great place to be. We've covered the differences between the two several times: The Difference Between Geeks and Nerds, Based on Research? Are You A Geek Or Nerd? [Infographic] What’s The Difference Between Nerds & Geeks? #EPIC Rap Battle: Nerd vs. Geek [Video] Despite these differences, I think we all share the common thread of ... Continue Reading

3D Printing: One Step Closer to a Star Trek Future? [Infographic]

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Way back in the 1960s, Star Trek featured a “replicator” that could materialize food, drink and just about any object you could imagine. At the time, it was pure science fiction, but when you consider the advancements that have been made with 3D printing over the last few years, such seeming sci-fi technology has become far more of a reality than anyone in the 1960s would have probably ever imagined. In fact, they have developed meat and leather printing! Take a closer look: ... Continue Reading

Easter Church Tech Tips with Chip Dizárd [Podcast]

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Not only has ChurchMag landed a new logo and design, but we've revamped our podcast! One does not simply redesign a website and get a new logo without changing their podcast. In this first episode of our second series, we are one man short in our usual trio. Myself, Eric Dye, and Phil Schneider needed someone to fill-in for Jeremy Smith for this episode, we brought in the big guns... ... Continue Reading

Former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich: Could It Happen to You?

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The last few weeks have been pretty crazy with the controversy surrounding Mozilla’s initial CEO selection of Brendan Eich. For those that don’t know, Brendan Eich is the creator of JavaScript, cofounder of the Mozilla project, the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation, and also served as Mozilla’s chief technical officer before briefly serving as CEO. Eich stepped down after an outcry from Mozilla employees as well as an online firestorm. ... Continue Reading

Should Your Church Get The Best Tools or Good Enough?

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When I was about 13 I started to learn to play the guitar (because girls). I was very lucky my dad had an old beat up Squire Stratocasters that I could start to practice on but fairly soon it became obvious to my parents that I wanted my own (acoustic) guitar. For me it was more obvious that I needed this new guitar but that's by the by. So, for my 14 birthday my parents gave my an acoustic guitar. It wasn't the fanciest, now most expensive. It had no electronics to be amplified and I suspect ... Continue Reading

What’s Your Favorite Cloud Storage Solution?

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I've always thought of Box cloud storage as the underdog compared to Dropbox and now I know why. While Box claims 20 million users, Dropbox has 200 million users! That's a pretty huge gap when you consider how much more free storage you get with Box. Of course you can't talk about cloud storage without mentioning Google Drive, especially with their recent drop in pricing — 100GB for only $1.99 per month! The infographic, below, compares Box vs Dropbox, but it's the stats on cloud computing ... Continue Reading