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Facebook is for Birthdays

[Note, I apologize for the delay in real posts.  They will pick up again, but in the meantime…] Many of you have been emailing/texting/calling asking about Google+, and you’re not alone.  The web seems to have shifted focus overnight and Google has once again become the darlingof the industry.  The frantic, nightly, “Invites are open!” […]

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How can I watch Internet video on my TV? (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this post, I explained that the question of how to watch “Internet video” on TV means different things depending on who’s asking.  Among those of you who have asked me the question, what most of you have meant is that you want to take advantage of streaming services (primarily Netflix) so that […]

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TV Everywhere? Cable on the Net Isn’t There Yet – TIME

TV Everywhere? Cable on the Net Isn’t There Yet – TIME. This is a great write-up on the state of TV Everywhere from a consumer perspective, and a good prelude to Part 2 of “How can I watch Internet video on my TV?”

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How can I watch Internet video on my TV? (Part 1)

The question of how to watch “Internet video” on TV means different things depending on who’s asking.  To most of you, it means taking advantage of streaming services (like Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, etc.) so you can watch from the couch; to others, it means canceling cable to save money, but still being able to watch […]

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How should I share my media with you?

You may not be surprised to hear that, as a former DivX employee, I’ve often gotten the question, “How should I share my photos/videos/files with you?”  What is surprising is that in the fast-paced world of the Internet, my answer has been consistent for more than 4 years. You should use a combination of free […]

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Weird Al does Lady Gaga (whether she likes it or not)

Weird Al does Lady Gaga (whether she likes it or not) UPDATE:  Lady Gaga has apparently approved the release of the song, claiming the whole thing was a misunderstanding.  If true, that reminds us how quickly things can get carried away; if false… ______________________________________________________________ I have to digress from my stated purpose of answering my […]

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Should I Use Group Messaging?

In the wake of the tremendous amount of exposure provided to group messaging platforms during SXSW, including GroupMe, Beluga (now part of Facebook), Fast Society, etc., it is easy to think these platforms have a clear value proposition and a straight shot to broad adoption. My friends in the “industry” are constantly asking which service […]

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Advice I wish I could follow

It is not advisable… to venture unsolicited opinions.  You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener. – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

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Yes, you should get the iPad2…

… Unless you already have a first gen iPad. The questions I keep getting are: Should I get the iPad2 if I already have an iPad? Should I get the iPad2 or a Kindle? Should I get the 3G version? What size should I get? What about an Android tablet? The short answer: You should […]

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My Approach

So, a bit about my approach to this blog. I’m going to assume you’re reading TechnicaLee for only 1 of 3 reasons: You don’t read Tech reviews and figure I have your answers; You already read Engadget, but need more direct advice from someone who knows you; or You like me and feel like you’ll […]

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