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New Site Setup in 7 minutes!

I received a message on twitter from one of my followers wondering how to setup a new website. I decided to accept the challenge and walk you through the entire process. You can watch the video for the full walk-through or use the text (with images) guide below. The whole setup process took me a…

The New Tech Feminist

Susan Hinton and I covered the gambit of growing up and playing in the tech field as a female. I’m discovering that it takes a great deal of bravery and self-care to get involved in an industry that’s not always that welcoming. This interview really is a must-watch. Not just for women; but for anyone…

Women in Tech – My chat with Cooper Harris

Maybe it’s good luck; I’m not sure. I’ve only been in the content creation game for a short time and the people I’m meeting are pretty amazing. Cooper Harris is no exception and was exceptionally fun to talk to. She was kind enough to sit down with me between events at the AT&T Developer Summit.…

Cool, Fun, and Funny Apps Created at the AT&T Developer Summit/Hackathon

AT&T hosts hackathons all over the United States throughout the year. Then, come January – they host a big blow-out hackathon in Vegas. This year, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Vegas event; and watch, as a large room full of developers came up with really cool mobile and wearable apps. I captured…

Barry Sandrew Talks 3D at CES2014

I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Barry Sandrew at CES to talk about the future of 3D and his thoughts about what’s on the horizon for the upcoming year. If you don’t know who Barry is; in a single statement – he’s a ‘digital imaging expert and visual effects pioneer’; in a…

CES 2014 – Marissa Mayer, Katie Couric, and Aviate; Oh My!

As a consumer I can’t really remember the last time I used Yahoo or even had a thought about the site. After attending the Yahoo keynote by Marissa Mayer – that might be changing. Over the past year and a half Mayer has taken the company from “they still exist?” to “interesting, tell me more”.…

How Tech Got Me to the Airport

I’m headed to the great North-West for the holidays and needed a ride from Santa Monica to LAX. I don’t want to say my ride fell through – but, my ride fell through. To be fair, she told me that using Lyft would be an awesome experience and that I’d definitely want to write a…

Internet of Things Hackathon – Day 2 (Fin!)

As I walked away from day two – the final day – I had a mixed sense of joy and sadness. I found myself at a loss for words to explain this unexpected experience. I’m not sure what was more exhilarating; the amazing apps the teams created or getting to know the fantastic people that…

Bruce Reynolds at Internet of Things Hackathon

If you don’t recognize that face, Bruce covered a variety of business and economic news stories on BBC. In the UK He’s best known for BBC Breakfast. I met Bruce tonight at the Internet of Things Hackathon in Santa Monica – held at ROC. You might be wondering what Bruce is doing in our neck of the…

Internet of Things Hackathon – Day 1

I was at the Internet of Things Hackathon at ROC in Santa Monica last night – day one of two; the first Hackathon I’ve had the pleasure of attending. Though I won’t be joining in on the coding fun this time; just being here is making me smile from ear-to-ear. So, what the heck is…

Turn your Desktop into a Mech Warrior Helmet

Guest Post Written by Brad Rappa. Who doesn’t want to feel like an information officer, or head of engineering, or maybe like a mech-warrior? That was my goal as I set out to find the perfect Rainmeter (for Windows) skin. I started out downloading every skin I thought was cool, and stumbled upon one that…

3 Awesome Google Analytics Tips

I spend a good amount of time staring at Google Analytics for my blog and a couple of sites I manage for clients. When talking to my clients about the traffic they’re getting and what it all means; I’m often met with a little bit of confusion and deer-headlight-eyes. What good is knowing your bounce…

Will the real computer tech please stand up?

One of the comments I received recently is that it’s nearly impossible to find a good computer tech. I can imagine that it’s a lot like trying to find a good auto repair service. So, I went on a hunt for sites that could help with this daunting endeavor and was very disappointed with the lack…

Star Trek Desktop? Oh Ya!

So, I get this FB message at 10am this morning! It’s Brad and he’s all excited about a new app that he found that turns your desktop into a Star Trek console. What’s great is that it doesn’t take over your shell (no deep integration to worry about). It’s just a program you run from your desktop.

It even has voice commands that make the Star Trek beep when activated and can do all kinds of stuff – like open Chrome for you. Check it out. If you like it – share it using one of the share buttons below!

 

What on earth is Big Data and why do I care?

Something that came up a great deal at Digital Hollywood over the last few days is the concept of big data. With terms like NoSQL and Hadoop being thrown around my inner nerd was thinking about the technical side of big data and how these huge online merchants like Amazon and Walmart are having to…

The Joy of JetPack

If you’ve spent any time in the tech world you’ve probably heard the saying “The best techs are the laziest techs”. If you haven’t heard that saying; it simply means we’re always looking for the easiest and fastest way to do something that stills provides a high quality outcome. If you haven’t heard of Jetpack yet – check out this short video on getting it installed and setup to share all your posts with the world automagically.