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  • TechBits: portable power (04.23.14)

    TechBits: portable power (04.23.14)

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:41:00 GMT
    There are many options for getting extra power to your portable devices- and they go beyond just batteries..The EnerPlex Surfr series phone cases have solar panels built in. They generate power from the sun, and store it in an internal battery you use to power up your phone. They make the phone a little big and bulky- but they can be invaluable to hikers or campers.Dane-Elec provides power and data with the Mobile Junkie Media Streamer. The unit has a built-in battery beefy enough to complete...More >>
    There are many options for getting extra power to your portable devices- and they go beyond just batteries..The EnerPlex Surfr series phone cases have solar panels built in. They generate power from the sun, and store it in an internal battery you use to power up your phone. They make the phone a little big and bulky- but they can be invaluable to hikers or campers.Dane-Elec provides power and data with the Mobile Junkie Media Streamer. The unit has a built-in battery beefy enough to complete...More >>
  • TechBits: online accounts go offline (04.16.14)

    TechBits: online accounts go offline (04.16.14)

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:52:24 GMT
    Online payment accounts are going offline.  They're now linked to debit cards you can use for purchases at brick and mortar stores.  Paypal was one of the first online accounts.  It now offers a pre-paidMore >>
    Online accounts are now being used at brick & mortar stores, through pre-paid debit cards.More >>
  • TechBits: Wearable cameras (04.09.14)

    TechBits: wearable cameras (04.09.14)

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:15:59 GMT
    Wearable technology was huge at this year's CES< and the Tech Guy found two wearable cameras that can take your shots for you. The Autographer camera uses GPS, accelerometer, and other data to determineMore >>
    The Tech Guy Shows you two simple to use wearable cameras.More >>
  • TechBits: Windows XP end of life (04.02.14)

    TechBits: Windows XP end of life (04.02.14)

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-04-03 02:31:24 GMT
    Twelve years after its introduction, Windows XP is being shelved.  The service life for the wildly popular version of Microsoft's flagship software will end Saturday, April 8th. So what does that meanMore >>
    Getting off of Windows XP may be your best bet for keeping your computer secure.More >>
  • TechBits: Eating Local (03.26.14)

    TechBits: Eating Local (03.26.14)

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-03-27 02:32:44 GMT
    Two apps can help you eat well- and keep your money in the local economy. Foodspotting lets you look at pictures of food from restaurants near your location.  That can help you make a decision aboutMore >>
    The Tech Guy has apps to help you eat well- and support local businesses.More >>
  • TechBits: Cutting Cable (03.19.14)

    TechBits: Cutting Cable (03.19.14)

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-03-20 02:37:50 GMT
    New devices coming ion the market are helping people looking to cut their ties with cable TV. Channel Master recently released the new DVR+.  It's similar to DVRs used for cable and satellite service,More >>
    Companies release products to help people who want to cut free from cable TV.More >>
  • TechBits: ATMs could become vulnerable to hackers (03.12.14)

    TechBits: ATMs could become vulnerable to hackers (03.12.14)

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-03-13 02:40:51 GMT
    Your ATM could make your data vulnerable to hackers.  That's because most ATMs run on Windows XP, which Microsoft will no longer support after April 8th. When support ends, critical security patchesMore >>
    Banks scramble to update ATMs so customers' data is not vulnerable to hackers.More >>
  • TechBits: Google Glass as lifesaver (03.05.14)

    TechBits: Google Glass as lifesaver (03.05.14)

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:23 PM EST2014-03-06 03:23:06 GMT
    A North Carolina firefighter has come up with a life-saving app for Google Glass. Patrick Jackson's 'Firefighter Log' app can funnel information to emergency crews on the way to a call.  It can provideMore >>
    A firefighter comes up with an app that can use Google Glass to save lives.More >>
  • TechBits: Undercover Crowdsourcing (02.26.14)

    TechBits: Undercover Crowdsourcing (02.26.14)

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 10:33 PM EST2014-02-27 03:33:48 GMT
    You may be contributing to online services without even knowing it. Google runs a space-age capture the flag game called Ingress.  Players around the world side with either the Enlightened or the Resistance,More >>
    Millions of people may be improving online services without even knowing they're doing it.More >>
  • TechBits: CES Digital Fitness (02.19.14)

    TechBits: CES Digital Fitness (02.19.14)

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 10:31 PM EST2014-02-20 03:31:30 GMT
    At this year's International CES, there was a focus on fitness.  One trending market area in the Digital Fitness section was expected- but one was a big surprise. Dozens of companies marketed wrist-wornMore >>
    The Tech Guy looks at two big market segments from this year's Digital Fitness section at CES.More >>
  • TechBits: Emergency Apps (02.05.14)

    TechBits: Emergency Apps (02.05.14)

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 10:22 PM EST2014-02-06 03:22:16 GMT
    A couple of free apps could give your loved ones peace of mind- or even let them know you need help in an emergency, Glympse allows you to let people track you by GPS.  You send out Glympse alerts toMore >>
    The Tech Guy shows you two free apps that can help you stay in touch with loved ones in an emergency.More >>
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