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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014
Samsung Announces Flagship Galaxy S5 Smartphone
Posted Monday, February 24, at 10:29 PM
Samsung's next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, was officially announced by the company at the Mobile World Congress trade show on Monday, and the handset will compete head-to-head with Apple's iPhone 5s by sporting its own fingerprint sensor...

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Gone Girl - Different This Time Around...
Posted Friday, October 11, at 12:07 AM

You clicked on this wondering why I'm blogging about a movie being filmed in Cape. You are wondering why I'm not writing about a smartphone or other gadget. You are wondering what a tech guy could have to say about a bestselling novel. Open your mind for a few minutes and let's talk about how technology is bringing people together for a pretty cool local event...

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New Apple iPhone, Samsung Smart Watch, and More - New Fall Tech
Posted Monday, September 9, at 12:44 PM

Well the rush to release the newest, latest, and greatest technology on the planet for Fall has begun. The heavyweights in the tech world have taken off the gloves and started throwing new product punches at us. Apple has an event this week for what will be the announcement of the new iPhone (or iPhones plural). ...

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Back In BlackBerry
Posted Friday, July 12, at 12:22 PM

The fine folks at AT&T have once again supplied me with a new piece of hardware to put through its paces...The all new BlackBerry Z10. Being an iPhone user since 2007, I didn't take to the phone as quickly as thought I would, but honestly this phone wasn't made for me. It is BlackBerry's way to bring BlackBerry fans into a new modern age with hardware and software...

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Hey Where Did He Go?
Posted Tuesday, May 28, at 11:10 AM

Hello Folks.... Get ready for some cool blogs coming your way soon...some of which seem to be missing after they were written! A review of Blackberry's new Z10 smartphone, AT&T LTE service coming to the Cape area, Google Glass and more. Don't change that dial, GV...

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Automatic Link - Your Car and Smartphone Connected
Posted Sunday, March 17, at 11:59 AM

A company called Automatic Labs has announced a new device that uses Apple's iPhone (and soon Android) to turn normal cars into smart devices that can save drivers time and money, plus keep you safe. It's now available for pre-order. The Automatic Link plugs into a car's on-board diagnostics (OBD) port, typically located under the left side of the dashboard near where the driver sits. ...

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Apple, Samsung, and Others Offer To Help With "Fiscal Cliff"
Posted Tuesday, December 11, at 9:23 PM

When I read about this today, a little light bulb came on. These companies have billions of dollars in the bank, if they want to help out then let them! The US Government has all this extra unused spectrum (broadcast frequencies/ radio & TV waves)just sitting there...sell it or lease it!...

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iPhone 5 is Here Part #3
Posted Friday, October 12, at 3:44 PM

Well here it is part #3! I feel your enthusiasm through the computer screen as you wait for me to dazzle you with technology. OK, maybe that's a stretch, but now it's time to dive into iOS6. iOS6 is the latest operating system upgrade for Apple's mobile electronics devices (iPhone, iPod, and iPad). It works with most of the mobile devices Apple has released in the last couple years allowing older gadgets to get new features...

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iPhone 5 is Here Part #2
Posted Friday, September 28, at 4:06 PM

So today we pick up where we stopped...Apple's new dock connector on the iPhone 5. There has been much buzz about this change as Apple starts to move away from a dock connector standard that has been around for the biggest part of a decade. The 30 pin dock connector has been replaced by a much smaller 8 pin all digital connector that Apple calls "Lightning". ...

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iPhone 5 is Here Part #1
Posted Wednesday, September 26, at 4:56 PM

Last month I gave you my new iPhone predictions...now the device is here; I have one in my hand, and have been using it for a few days. I will break the blog down into a couple parts to keep you from getting too bored with my techno-babble. Let's start with my predictions...I got 6 out of 8 correct. I missed the name and that Apple was going to get heavier into the case game with this device. You can check out my predictions blog here: http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/technosaurus/entry/49118/...

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The New iPhone 5
Posted Tuesday, August 21, at 10:33 AM

With all the rumors and predictions floating around about the new iPhone, I thought I would share my two cents. I was 100 percent spot on with my iPhone 4s predictions...let's see how I do this time. So there is my short Technosaurus prediction list. ...

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Windows 8 in October
Posted Thursday, July 19, at 9:42 AM

Several sources have confirmed that Microsoft has selected a release date for Windows 8: October 26th. Steven Sinofsky (President of Microsoft's Windows division) made the announcement Wednesday at the company's annual sales meeting. The new version of the operating system will be sent to manufacturers next month, giving them plenty of time to prepare for general availability...

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Microsoft Surface - Is it too late to the game?
Posted Tuesday, June 26, at 4:45 PM

Microsoft announced last week their intent to make two new tablet computer devices branded "Surface" that will be released late in the year alongside its new Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 is a departure from the traditional look and feel that millions around the world have used for years. (Check out my blog about Windows 8 from last fall.) The question at hand is will Microsoft be too late to the tablet computer game?...

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Today In Tech History - April 10th
Posted Tuesday, April 10, at 2:15 PM

Technology hasn't always meant the latest smartphone or laptop...to the human race technology has arrived at different times and in different ways throughout our history. We have "invented" things that solved a problem, prevented a problem, or just down right made life easier. What you will find below is a perfect example...

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A 150th Battle Anniversary with a 68 Year Old Train and an iPhone App...
Posted Wednesday, April 4, at 12:59 AM

Union Pacific's #844 steam engine chugged through our area last Wednesday for the second time in a year. The train was in route to the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh in Arkansas, carrying over 300 Civil War reenactors and period cannons. The modern twist here is that I tracked the journey in real time from Wyoming to a maintenance stop in Scott City on my iPhone...

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Posted Monday, March 5, at 9:29 AM

If you have been reading this blog for a while, then you have read my rambling about the rise of the tablet computer. With aisles of models to choose from at the local electronics store, it can be intimidating...maybe the next few paragraphs will help you out...

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These ARE The Droids You're Looking For...
Posted Wednesday, February 15, at 2:14 AM

The number of smartphones available with the Android operating system is ever growing. Many folks just refer to them simple as "Droid phones" when there are dozens of models and makers out there. The folks at AT&T were kind enough to send me three Android phones over the last couple months to test and review...

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B Dubs May Go iPad Crazy
Posted Wednesday, February 8, at 6:37 PM

Sports Bar/Restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings is expanding a pilot program in which customers place orders for food and drinks via Apple's popular iPad right from their table. The iPads are being encased in sturdy cases from Hubworks. Tim Murphy (director of international business for Buffalo Wild Wings) confirmed the details in a chat with Computerworld saying they have already been tested at a Toronto location with 20 tablets, but will soon be in a Minneapolis restaurant. ...

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2012 Is Going To Be The Year Of The...
Posted Wednesday, February 1, at 1:27 AM

You may have noticed a little gap in my tech blogging. Well fear not loyal readers, the technical one has returned! So now that the Holiday season has passed and 2012 is trucking along...let me share a few things with you that I view as growing trends this year:...

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The Text Message Turns 19
Posted Wednesday, December 7, at 3:23 PM

Text messaging is a standard form of communication these days. Over 160 billion texts are sent each month in the US alone by mobile phone subscribers! This week it turned 19 years old. Text messaging was first used on December 3rd 1992, when Neil Papworth, a 22 year old test engineer for Sema Group UK, used a personal computer to send the text message "Merry Christmas" via the Vodafone network to the phone of Richard Jarvis. ...

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Gregory has spent the last 20-plus years selling, installing, servicing and teaching others about consumer electronics and technology. He's the proud soccer dad of two kids and an avid musician and songwriter, with personal works available on six continents (working on Antarctica). He's also a huge photography buff. In his blog he writes about, what else, technology.