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Device Devotee: Playstation 4 or Xbox One?

Device Devotee: Playstation 4 or Xbox One?

I am sure you fine folks have heard about the new Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, the most recent gaming systems to hit the market. (According to a recent study by the Entertainment Software Association, 37 is the average age of a game player and 41 is the average age of a game buyer.) But t…

January 21, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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Portable Gaming Grew Up

Portable Gaming Grew Up

Waking up early one Christmas morning and seeing a Nintendo Gameboy is one of the the most clear memories from my youth. It was freeing to know I no longer had to sit, legs crossed, in front of our family's Zenith TV to play Super Mario Brothers. I could play on the bus, the couch and even i…

November 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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The Global Car: An impossible dream?

The Global Car: An impossible dream?

I recently wondered whether there could be a single make and model of car that could traverse the blue spinning rock we call earth. One that would climb the Andes, cross the Sahara and cart shopping bags home from the local mall with equal ease. As it turns out there are such vehicles, but t…

October 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Device Devotee: Who’s got the bass?

Device Devotee: Who’s got the bass?

There are so many options now for consumers of music to deliver premium audio to their ears. So what is best? This month’s technology coverage will feature the top wireless speakers that will sync with cellphones and any other music receptacle your ear can use.

October 15, 2013 11:32 am Photos

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What makes a dream car a dream?

What makes a dream car a dream?

Growing up, we all have cars we would love to open the garage door to each day, throw the key into the ignition and then drive off into the day. With each passing day and the hassles of our life beeping at us in the back-up cameras of the minivans we were forced to buy due to responsibilitie…

October 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Choosing the right waggin’

Choosing the right waggin’

Let’s face it; when normal consumers walk into the nearest car dealership, they are not looking for the best cars for their hounds are felines, they are looking at MPG or color choices. However, some are sacrificing the Smart Cars and iQ’s and avoiding the hassle of wedging their Bull Mastif…

September 19, 2013 12:00 am
Device Devotee: Who has the best laptop?

Device Devotee: Who has the best laptop?

I will start with a confession, since this column will cover which maker pumps out the best laptop: this column is being written on a MacBook Air, in a room overlooking too many people driving far too fast. For me, it’s perfect. But the truth is, the best laptop depends on how you are going …

September 17, 2013 11:49 am Photos

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Device Devotee: What is your choice?

Device Devotee: What is your choice?

This column was started using the ultra portable Asus Nexus 7 from Google and then completed using the highlights of Apple’s iPhone. Who says that they can't be friends?

August 20, 2013 5:36 pm Photos

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Kipper on Cars: Saving money, not earth or yourself

Kipper on Cars: Saving money, not earth or yourself

We all see them, traveling around small towns and the cities alike: hybrid vehicles with their eco-minded captains at the helm. Toyota, Ford and Chevrolet are starting to pump these little gas-sippers out for the masses now focusing on miles-per-gallon instead of power. However, have you eve…

July 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tech Roundup: Streaming Devices, So many options

Tech Roundup: Streaming Devices, So many options

We have seen them, the people proclaiming from the rooftops that they are giving up their cable services and instead streaming TV from the internet. People are deciding the monthly cost of paying for Comcast Xfinity or DIRECTV is simply too much. They instead are turning to services like Hul…

July 16, 2013 9:45 am Photos

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Kipper on Cars: Going the distance

Kipper on Cars: Going the distance

One recent Saturday morning, I ventured from my home in Porter County to Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood just to get a glimpse of a non-functional car from the 1980s.

July 11, 2013 8:30 am Photos

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From show to garage

From show to garage

Each year we citizens of the Region flock to the city and pay the cost of a train ride or parking, food and beverage and finally admittance, all to see the cars of tomorrow at the annual Chicago Auto Show. These cars, known as concept vehicles, help shape the imaginations of future automotiv…

June 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Device Devotee: Which is the right tablet?

Device Devotee: Which is the right tablet?

As you might have heard, the technology trends are influencing throngs of the tech-savvy elite to do away with their laptops and netbooks and instead purchase tablets. These tablets are slowly cutting dependency on phones and standard laptops for media consumption, but which one is right?

June 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Kipper on Cars: Too much extravagance?

Kipper on Cars: Too much extravagance?

Whatever happened to the days when people were happy to have four wheels that drove straight and got you there in one piece?

June 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Kipper on Cars: A world without cars

Kipper on Cars: A world without cars

What if one morning, all our cars simply disappeared? Imagine it – one morning, you walk out your front door and see that the spot your car was parked in is now vacant. Your beautiful freedom machine personalizing your take on life was swapped for an oil stain in the middle of your driveway.…

May 30, 2013 2:00 am Photos

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Kipper on Cars: Into the electric future

Kipper on Cars: Into the electric future

For most urban areas, electric cars are a growing convenience. Charging stations are available on every other block, and as long as residents are only driving a short distance within the confines of the city, a long range tank of gas is not needed.

May 23, 2013 2:00 am
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