Would You Like to Have an Amazon Echo?

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Technology featured in Science Fiction is becoming more and more the technology of today. Amazon has recently announced the Amazon Echo. In a nutshell—or rather a black tube—this is Amazon's take on Siri. It's an incredible Internet of things kind of device that is always present in your home, waiting and listening for its next command—all the while connected to the Internet. Take a look: ... Continue Reading

Evernote Analog: Classy Desktop iPad Dock [Review]

Evernote Tablet Dish Pfeiffer

There is no shortage of tablet cases. From shock protection to keyboards to portfolios with notepads. The options are endless. Not to mention all the color combinations. Having owned the iPad 2 and now an iPad mini, one thing I struggled to find was an adequate solution for using the device on a desk. For a couple of months I’ve used the ZAGG folio keyboard case and despite the small keys it works really well. However, as with most all iPad mini cases, the device is always in landscape ... Continue Reading

Why I Love my Wacom Tablet

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For the past few weeks, I've been doing all the research I can on graphic tablets. Now, graphic tablets are different than the tablets you are probably used to. It is no iPad or Nexus 7. Its specifically built to replace the mouse and be used as an input for your computer. I thought to myself, I am a graphic designer, and a graphic designer should use a tablet, right? Well, the answer to that is sometimes. It certainly isn't for everyone, but for those who will push through the learning curve, ... Continue Reading

The 28-Port USB Hub [Caption This]

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The Manhattan 161718 28-Port USB MondoHub (pictured above) from Amazon will intimidate the fiercest of Church techs and IT professionals. I honestly don't know if I should just stare at it in awe or turn and run for my life!?! ... Continue Reading

Mini Mobile Robotic Printer [Kickstarter]

Mobile Pocket Robotic Printer Kickstarter

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

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

Stuff Church Techies Say: I Need Tech Close By

- I Need Tech At My Hand Always

For the average American, a phone is probably no more than 50 yards away from themselves at all times. For a techie, an Internet-connected device is probably within arms reach. For the Church techie, you are probably the first and last line of defense for security, hardware failure, and software mess ups that you need to be at least aware of what is happening with your church tech. I have personally lived this out as well. While this has been something that to this point I can justify the tech ... Continue Reading

A New Printer That Uses Water Instead of Ink? Yes, Please.

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While everything is going electronic, sometimes you just need a hard copy. Whether you're printing handouts for a meeting or you proof-read your own work better in hard copy form, a new printing technology is just around the corner. The question is, however, will it be functional enough to catch on? What would you think if you could print using water instead of ink? Before you answer, let me tell you exactly how it works. ... Continue Reading

Transform Your Mac, iPad or iPhone Into a Full DJ System

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For the next church social or youth group party, you might consider transforming your Mac, iPad or iPhone into a full DJ system! I remember using iTunes to quasi DJ at church, but this? If I could have had this app, it would have been a whole different thing. For the beginner or advanced DJ, here's a DJ system you need to check out: ... Continue Reading