Built to Last

Home technology benefits are often fleeting.  Money is paid.  Two years later, the benefits are gone.   All that’s left is the memory of the experience.   If one chooses carefully, however, there are some technology choices which can last decades or even a lifetime or produce more value than their cost. 

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Home Theater and Media Room construction are booming.  But which is a better value?  As prices for audio visual equipment declines, their value per dollar spent increases their appeal to homeowners. What makes a good Media Room or Home Theater?  Some want to make their home entertainment experience as close

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Klipsch

Klipsch is known for the quality of their speakers.   Quality speakers, though come with high price tags.  But these speakers deliver – more than most home technologies at least – among the best value that one can get for their holiday dollar. The best time to buy is the holiday

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3D XPoint

It’s 1000 times faster than Flash and that many times more durable.  3D XPoint Storage by Intel (video) promises to be the solution for many of our big data needs (not a bad Solid State Drive (SSD) for a laptop either).  Today’s solid state drives can last 10 years compared to the

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OpenAI

On Friday, Elon Musk announced OpenAI, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company dedicated to the advancement of digital intelligence.  Research and development will be open to the public without the need to make profit.  Their aim is to advance computer intelligence to enhance the human race rather than to take it

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SQL update

Cortana Analytics introduced in July by Satya Nadella just became more accessible and simpler with a recent announcement of an expanded Azure Data Lake.  The improved Azure Data Lake including an SQL update and the Azure Data Lake Store should make life easier for data scientists, analysts and developers alike.

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Cyber Monday Deals

T’is the season for smoking deals on equipment for small business success.  These items have to be purchased anyway …eventually.   Although all the deals are not out yet, here are a few potential products for Cyber Monday Deals for the Entrepreneur.  Like any investment, a key to success is

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The Future of Big Data

As big data grows bigger and the Internet of Things devices which supply big data proliferate, a question arises.  Who will store the big data?  Amazon with a first-mover strategy holds by far the biggest lead in cloud storage services.  They currently have 6 billion in annual revenue.  Amazon sells

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Future Technologies that will change the World

Smart phones are just the beginning.  Next are Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, Augmented Reality (AR) Smart Glasses, Smart watches and other wearable technology.  And then, smart contact lenses and audio plugs for our ears to communicate with our wearable computers or “smart suits.”    These future technologies that will change the

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Digital Health

Spectacular demand in Digital Health services leads to exponential growth in Fitbit Fitness Tracking device sales and active users over the past four years.  A mere 0.3 million devices sold in 2011.  In 2014, that number grew to 10.9 million devices according to BI Intelligence.   Perhaps even more impressive is the

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