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How is Technology Changing the Olympics?

Technology is changing everything around us, so of course its changing the Olympics as well. From how the coaches train the athletes, to how the athletes train when they're by themselves, there is lots of tech involved these days. I got the chance to visit the Olympic...

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Careers in Technology

Have you ever considered a career in tech? Do you have a child that likes to tinker with electronics or is constantly taking apart your remote control? That was me when I was a kid! Check out this video to learn about the different careers available, and what to...

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How to go on a “Data Diet”

Is your cell phone bill higher than you'd like it to be? Generally speaking, the price of plans go up the more data you use, so if you reduce the amount of data you use, you could switch to a lower plan. That said, it might take a few change in habits to get there. I...

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Apple Announces CareKit

Definitely one of the coolest things I've seen in a while! Apple has joined forces with the medical research community to create what is known as the CareKit, a new framework for developing apps centered around people's health. The demos they showed were nothing short...

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January 21, Windows 10 Event

What to Expect from Windows 10    Last week, Microsoft had their Windows 10 Event, and ended up announcing some new "Powered by Windows 10" devices while they were at it.  Did the event live up to hopes?  You bet!    Back in...

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Smartphone Separation Anxiety

   Do you ever get a panicked feeling when you realise you've left your smartphone at home or in the car?  It may sound a little silly, but it turns out Smartphone (iPhone) Separation Anxiety is a real thing.  Recent research led...

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Facebook Privacy / Copyright Notices

Due to the fact that Facebook has chosen to involve software that will allow the theft of my personal information, I state: at this date of  January 4,  2015, in response to the new guidelines of Facebook, pursuant to articles L.111, 112 and 113 of the code...

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Best of 2014 and looking ahead to 2015

   Inevitably around this time of year I'm invited to come on TV to share tech predictions for the coming year.  I get the sentiment, it seems like everyone is eager to offer some thought or idea as to what our future holds... and honestly, I...

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Wearable Tech – What you need to know

  New wearable technology is all the rage now with what seems like a new device popping up every week.  If you're interested in purchasing one, it can be a little tricky to navigate all the options.  As part of our Black Friday series, I sat down...

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Walmart to Start Selling Used Games

    A few days ago Walmart announced that it would begin selling used games.  This, of course, is in hopes that it can chip away at GameStop's dominant lead in that particular market, and further solidy its place in the gaming community.  It is...

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Apple Announces new iPads!

             Apple today annouced its new iPad devices.  What's new and should you consider an upgrade?  I sat down with my friends at WBIR to discuss just this!           --Dan Thompson...

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Announcing Windows 10

    Microsoft has just recently announced that its next operating system, known as Windows 10, will launch some time early next year. I sat down with my friends at WBIR to discuss the new OS, and what we can expect.    To add to what I say in the...

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Ello!

Well have you heard of Ello?  Ello is the latest, invite only, social media network... that most people haven't heard of.  Their claim to excellency is simply that there are no ads, and there will never be any ads.  Yep, sounds pretty sociable....

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Apple responds to Bendgate

  After many complaints about connectivity issues and crashing apps, Apple pulled its 8.0.1 release update for iOS and has now released version 8.0.2.  This latest version of the mobile operating system is supposed to fix these issues as well as drop in some...

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Apple iPhone Event

  You always know when its time for a new Apple release, because my calendar is booked with TV appearances to talk about it!   On Sept 9, Apple had one of its biggest launch events in recent years, and as Apple put it, was the beginning of a new chapter for...

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Can we trust iCloud?

After hearing about all the leaked nude celebrity photos, one can’t help but think, “Is this service safe at all?”. To that end, I was recently asked to appear on WBIR to discuss the issues surrounding the leaked photos. So how did it happen? Initial reports from...

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Meet Oculus Rift

   Today was hands down, one of most inspirational days I've had in a while.  Why?  Meet Oculus Rift.  What it is?  The first commercially available virtual reality (VR) headset, and it's awesome!  Now, I know what you're...

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Google Glass Test Drive

      Google Glass is certainly nothing new, however with it appearing in the news again here lately a few times (most notably this reporter who had his ripped from his face and smashed), we thought it might be fun to test drive one.  Luckily,...

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Twitter Making New Changes

Have you installed the latest version of the Twitter app for iPhone or Android? If you have, you may have noticed that you can now tag people in photos... pretty cool feature. You can tag up to 4 people in the photos and those tags don't eat into your 140 characters,...

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Dan’s Favorite Apps (right now)

This week I was supposed to be speaking at the Knoxville Chamber as a panelist discussing apps.  Myself and a few other techies from around town were going to show off the apps that are most meaningful to us (right this second anyway) and then have a discussion around...

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Next Generation Robots

    Well have you always been a little disappointed that life hasn’t turned out the way the Jetson’s cartoon depicted with all those robots and flying cars?  Well the guys over at Romotive feel the same way and so they started trying to figure out how to bring robots...

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Awesome Technology in Malibu Boats

Earlier this summer I had the chance to meet up with the guys over at Malibu Boats to talk about the technology that goes into their wakeboard boats.  Hands down this was the most fun spot I have gotten to do in a while, and frankly I was wishing I had brought my...

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