Amazon Fire TV: Farewell Cable Bill, Hello Great Viewing

For years, I've obediently paid my cable TV bill. And then moved, paid for a new installation, and paid some more. And paid as the bill went up. And then moved, paid for a new installation and... well, you get the picture.  Of course, my cable frequently went down due to what the computerized robot that always answered the phone at the cable company called "an unavoidable widespread outage." So when I read about options that would allow me to say farewell to my cable bill and hello to expanded show coverage as well as movies, I was intrigued. I only have basic cable, which means I get five channels and pay a ridiculous $35 a month for that privilege.  I decided to try Amazon Fire TV. ...more
I'm totally with you on this one. I almost feel liberated not having cable and sticking it to ...more

(Video) Kara Swisher On The Next Internet

BlogHer '14 keynote interviewer Kara Swisher, American technology columnist, author, and Co-CEO of Revere Digital, says we shouldn’t focus on the technology, per se. Instead, we should be talking more about what it does and how it can solve major societal challenges. ...more

From the BlogHer '14 Geek Bar: 9 Geeky Blogs to Follow

One of the coolest BlogHer conference traditions is the Geek Bar, where you get hands-on help with everything you need to know to power, optimize, and manage your site, or learn about social media. If you're having trouble with a WordPress plugin or need to know the best way to set up analytics, we've got a smartypants to help you. Some of these smartypantses blog about tech and blogging, while others have blogs that set a great example for you to follow. ...more
Yea! Thanks so much for the gracious introduction. Can't wait to teach my first geek bar!more

5 Best Free Game Apps

Looking for something to do while waiting in line at the grocery store, because you can’t think of anyone or anything you would like to text? Or do you want to keep your kids busy so they don’t climb onto the conveyor belt? Here are some of the best free games you can download to your devices ....more

A Google Drive Cheat Sheet for the iPad - FREE DOWNLOAD

Going Google on the iPad can get sticky! Use this cheat sheet to learn how to make the most of Google Drive on the iPad.Click here to learn more and get your FREE DOWNLOAD....more

FREE How to Start a Successful Blog in One Hour eBook

If you are new to blogging, this FREE How to Start a Successful Blog in One Hour eBook is a great resource! Don’t think it’s possible to quickly build a blog? Nowadays, you can register a new website and have it “go live” within minutes ....more

Amazon Fire TV: Farewell Cable Bill, Hello Great Viewing

For years, I've obediently paid my cable TV bill. And then moved, paid for a new installation, and paid some more. And paid as the bill went up. And then moved, paid for a new installation and... well, you get the picture.  Of course, my cable frequently went down due to what the computerized robot that always answered the phone at the cable company called "an unavoidable widespread outage." So when I read about options that would allow me to say farewell to my cable bill and hello to expanded show coverage as well as movies, I was intrigued. I only have basic cable, which means I get five channels and pay a ridiculous $35 a month for that privilege.  I decided to try Amazon Fire TV. ...more
I'm totally with you on this one. I almost feel liberated not having cable and sticking it to ...more

Smart Homes: What Are They?

Photo: Walt Disney Television ...more

This Year's Design for 'Computers for Arts and Social Science Students'

I've been working on our non-majors computing course for a while now....more

How to Set Up Promotional Offers on your eBay Store

I recently talked about how to run a sale on your eBay store but there is also the option to run Promotional Offers as well. With a sale you can basically just offer a set discounted amount or percentage and that can be limited. With the promotional offers you can encourage your buyers to purchase several items at once or to save more as they spend more, etc ....more

Family Identity Theft is Ugly

Identity theft isn’t just the stuff of exciting movie and TV dramas; this happens in real life—and often. In fact, that Target breach that made headlines, Neiman Marcus, those 1. 2 Billion records the Russian cyber gang hacked: all identity theft....more

I’m upset that I’m not perfect: Rant on grant writing and success

I’m upset that I’m not perfect and I’m also very tired. The Invisible Developer asked me tonight if I had a list of all of the grants that I’d had funded in my career. ...more