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Microsoft takes over Skype, analog sticks much ‘better’

Written by Steven Setser   Hello tech enthusiasts. I’m here with the newest tech news you need to know about. An analyst says that the iPad will be updated to look like the iPad Mini this spring.  Apple will also introduce a new Apple TV box with better software, but no iPad Mini with Retina Display.  Take this with a ...

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SpecTech: New tablet looks similar to Wii U controller

               Happy Valentine’s Day! Or Single’s Awareness Day! Whichever mane you prefer.  Let’s talk tech. Another gaming tablet was announced that looks much like the Wii U controller or the PlayStation Vita. The Wikipad has been around for about a year in concept form.  It has finally been reviled as a 7-inch, Android 4.1 ...

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PlayStation 4 may be revealed, BlackBerry unleashes new phones

Hey– stop playing Temple Run 2 and dive into this week’s tech updates! Speaking of phones, Nokia is doing research that has nothing to do with phones–yet.  Nokia received a grant from the European Union to research and develop a material called “graphene.”   Graphene is the hardest, thinnest and lightest material found by man. It is 300 times stronger than ...

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SpecTech: Carriers no longer able to unlock cell phones

Written by Steven Setser   How is everyone doing? Hope you didn’t have a heart attack after hearing that J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars Episode VII.  If you did, I hope this tech update will ease the pain. You can no longer unlock your phone from your cellular carrier.  That’s right, on Saturday it was made illegal.  Before mobile ...

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Web Exclusive: Spec Tech

By Steven Setser Welcome back to another issue of Spec Tech.  This week Google kills a product, Windows 8 price increases and LG is rumored to have a new phone on the way. Imagine having the first social streaming media player. In June Google released the Nexus Q, an orb that allowed you to stream music from your phone/tablet to ...

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SpecTech: Mastered 4K Blu-rays arrives soon

Hello and welcome back Spec Techies to a new year.  Glad to know that we all did NOT vanish on Dec. 21. Let’s catch up on new tech from the CES event last week. First, the show was mostly about 4K television sets.  Don’t know what 4K is?  Well, it is an Ultra High Definition (UHD) pixel resolution.  Its pixel ...

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SpecTech: Gift ideas for the tech lover in your life

Well, tis the season to want new tech. With all these new and fun devices, I thought I would recommend some products that you might want to ask for Christmas or buy for a family member or a really good friend. First off, for a 10-inch tablet I would recommend either the Google Nexus 10 or the iPad with Retina ...

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SpecTech: Hello iPad Mini

Welcome to another issue of Spec Tech. I hope everyone voted Tuesday! In this issue I review the iPad Mini. First off, this looks like a small iPad but also a big iPod Touch.  It is super light at 0.68 pounds and as thin as a pen or pencil.  Videos online do not justify just how thin and light it ...

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Sandy dampens Google debut

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! Now stuff your face with candy and read about Google and Microsoft in this issue of Spec Tech! Due to Hurricane Sandy, Google had to cancel its event to announce new devices, but Google revealed these devices online anyway.  The first new device is the LG Nexus 4 smartphone.  It has ...

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SpecTech: Apple announces new iMac, two iPads

Hey Spec Tech readers.  Welcome to a new week with shocking news from Apple and Android about launching some new devices. This week Apple gave another press conference where they announced the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display for $1699.  It has a 2.5GHz dual-core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB flash storage.  It also has a FaceTime HD ...

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