Web Browsing Short Cuts

Whether you’re a student, a professional, or just the curious type, chances are you’ve relied on the web for research.  Personally, I’ve found that once I start any online research, it’s easy to get lost in the clutter.  With multiple tabs open, it’s easy to become disorganized and inefficient. So, when I recently came across […]

Phone Charging Tips

You’ve probably been there.  You pull out your phone to take a picture, look up directions, or dial a number when you realize the phone’s battery is just about dead.  As a tinge of panic ensues, you wonder how you can charge your phone fast—or even what you could have done differently to prolong the […]


Distractions come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Whether it’s a person, an animal, or simply a noise, distractions happen.  How a person handles a given distraction can be life altering—especially in the case of driving. Distracted driving killed 3,450 people on US roads in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. […]

Drones To The Rescue

I know of a few lucky kiddos who received a drone for Christmas last year.  To me, drones look like a lot of fun.  I consider them a device primarily designed for entertainment.  Other than a few exceptions, like videographers taking aerial photos and a handful of businesses using drones to deliver packages, I’ve never […]


The Eiffel Tower weighs 9,700 tons and measures over 1,000 feet high—about the equivalent of an 81-story building.  I’ve not seen it in person but can certainly appreciate the enormity of the monument when considering structures like the 300 feet tall wind turbines scattered throughout northwestern Indiana. Now imagine not one Eiffel Tower, but 4,500.  […]

Tech Maintenance

Cars, furnaces, chimneys.  They all need regular maintenance in order to work efficiently.  Heck, that’s why I try to work out (notice the use of the word ‘try’).  It’s all in effort to maintain, if not improve performance.  These are tasks that aren’t always fun but are sort of the necessary evils to get the […]

CES 2018

Every January the CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronic Show) happens in Las Vegas.  CES is the show that introduces all the latest in gadget technology.  For techies, it’s the show of shows, the big kahuna, the cream of the crop in gadgets. Every year I look forward to seeing the new concepts and […]

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Ella Fitzgerald’s version of “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” is probably my favorite rendition of that tune.  So…what ARE you doing New Year’s Eve?  Chances are, whatever you have planned, some sort of technology is involved. From balls dropping to massive fireworks, technology has a hand in some of the biggest New Year’s […]

Christmas Ideas

Christmas giving has certainly evolved as my kids have gotten older.  The oversized plastic toys that Santa once brought have been replaced with smaller tech items that are better suited for our family’s current stage of life.  If your family is at a phase where tech items are more your speed, here are a few […]

70s Technology

My cousin recently got married.  At her wedding reception, one of my (many) uncles paused to chat with me.  He shared that he had read a recent tech article that I had written for the paper, but it was a little over his head.  So he had a request for me:  write about something he […]