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LG Fills the Thunderbolt Display Void

At Apple’s “Special Event” today (October 27th 2016) they coyly announced new monitors from LG which mark the end of the Thunderbolt Display and open the floodgates for 3rd parties to create monitors with a single-cable for video, data, and power compatible with Apple’s latest crop of USB-C enabled laptops. Two new monitors from LG 21.5″ […]

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Chrome Developer Tab “Resources” Now Called “Application”

I use the Chrome Developer Tools daily. Something I noticed today when finally upgrading my production browser is that the “Resources” tab I use so often was GONE!!!  AHHH… Fortunately a quick search revealed that they had made some changes and the same resources can be found on the “Application” tab.  Phew!  (Tip: Install Chrome […]

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Google Docs Voice Typing First Impressions

Google released a new feature for Docs yesterday (2/24/2016) that allows you to use your voice to type. This is not a new concept and we have been able to do this on our phones for quite some time now, but bringing this functionality to the desktop makes it a really interesting productivity tool.   […]

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My Time With Tidal HIFI

Today I cancelled my Tidal HIFI subscription, it was a decision rooted mostly in frugality and simplicity.  I still have a Spotify and my recently added Apple Music subscription between which I am currently struggling to find a clear winner.  There was nothing “bad” or “wrong” with Tidal,  their premium “HIFI” option sounds great and […]

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Understanding Website Load Speeds : Waterfall Charts

Understanding Website Load Speeds : Waterfall Charts

Google has put up a really useful video on their developer portal explaining how to properly use waterfall charts to understand page load times and how to use them to optimize your website. Anyone developing websites should understand how to utilize this powerful tool. The Original Post: https://developers.google.com/live/shows/779042419 Testing Tool: http://www.webpagetest.org/  

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The New Kinect for Xbox One: 3D Scanning and Big Brother

  People are getting pretty excited over the new Kinect Sensor for the recently announced Xbox One. A significant upgrade to the specs, most notably HD sensor and more accurate 3D detection, make it an even more powerful tool for people looking to harness what is happening realtime in 3D space.  The more I read […]

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Custom YouTube Embeds

Google provides some hidden settings for customizing your YouTube videos, you can see the full documentation here.  The following is a quick overview of the most relevant settings. URL formatting:  Google’s preferred method of embedding videos is now iframes opposed to the oEmbed code, so the formatting for your settings will look like this: “Google’s Provided […]

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