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      Uber and Lyft Return to Austin, TX

      The City of Austin, arguably the most progressive county in the state of Texas, passed a city ordinance last May requiring drivers on rideshare apps to be fingerprinted by the state prior to picking up passengers. Uber and Lyft threatened to leave the city if...
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      2019 iPhone Likely to Include USB-C Only

      The Taiwanese industry publication "DigiTimes" shared a report on June 12th that claims the 2019 iPhone will include a USB-C port on the bottom - replacing the existing power port. "Apple is redesigning chargers and related interface for its next-generation iPhone and iPad devices, and will...
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      Google Home Tries Advertising, Users Revolt and Win

      Google Home Plays Ad for Beauty and the Beast As someone who has integrated Google Home into my at-home activities, I was unpleasantly surprised one morning when I greeted Google and heard an advertisement. About two weeks ago, I rolled out of bed and started...
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      Apple Watch Release to Focus on Health and Fitness

      The Apple watch has been wildly successful and accepted by consumers around the world. Since it’s release in early 2017, Apple Watch (Watch) is on pace to break the record of the original iPhone. Apple Watch has single handedly thrown-off the crowns of dedicated...
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      How to Mount iMac Display to Adjustable Arm Mount for Thick Desktops

      My home office has two 24" Apple LED Cinema displays powered by a 15" MacBook Pro. The monitors are mounted to their factory display stands, which offer limited adjustments to screen angle and can't be swiveled or turned easily. The monitor stands also take...

      The Future of Digital Assistant AI

      Siri and Google Now have been in the wild for a while now and Microsoft recently came out with its own take on a personal voice assistant - Cortana. While these digital assistants are useful sometimes it is undeniable that voice isn't the most...

      Where to find the new McDonald’s STRAW

      People across the nation are clamoring to get their hands on the new McDonald's STRAW (Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal). Now you can too! Check out the locations and dates below to get your own STRAW. How to get a McDonald's STRAW: Be the first person...
      iPhone X Product Launch

      iPhone X Launch Recap

      Today Apple announced three new iPhones. The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and the iPhone X (pronounced “ten”). Here are the details of the iPhone X announced today: Availability Pre-Orders Open: October 27th, 2017 iPhone X Ships: November 3rd, 2017 Storage Sizes & Pricing 64GB Retail Price: $999 iPhone Upgrade Program: $49.91/month 256GB Retail...
      AverageTechBlog | Home Automation and Z-Wave Experts

      What is Z-Wave? An introduction to smart home networking

      Already got your hub set up? Add some devices: Buttons | Sensors | Switches | Security Introduction to Z-Wave Z-Wave is one of two wireless communication protocols used by the SmartThings hub, and is generally the most common home automation network used in the USA. Z-Wave is the...

      2016 Vehicles Supporting Apple CarPlay

      CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. Apple introduced CarPlay alongside iOS 9, but it's taken a...

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