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Power options for home or on the go: 2 items reviewed

Accell Power BLOCK Mini


To lay the BLOCK Mini flat, play around with the thick main wire (see fig. 4) in the back, or else out of the box it might not. The most reliable parts of this power block are the 2 protected AC outlets with 300J surge protection (see fig. 2) They’re on both sides, 1 on each. The 3 USBs on the top (see fig. 1) are also extremely handy and in a prime position. The wireless charging area (see fig. 3) can act as a simple stand for landscape viewing too.
Retail price: $39.99 on the Accell site Comes in black or white.

myCharge Unplugged 10K (UPB10WW-A)


The name alludes to the 10,000 mAh of power. Works with all Qi enabled devices. There’s nothing bad to say about this. Mostly I charge one thing at a time but sometimes two. It’s portable unlike the Accell BLOCK Mini.  To activate the wireless charging surface on the myCharge Unplugged 10K, you need to push the button found on the lower front. This charger is good if you want to charge a phone while in bed without the risks of cords on your bed.
Retail price: $34.90 on Amazon


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Guest article: “Apple and Google as Cyber Nannies: Trying to Curb Phone Addiction”

This guest article was written by Charles Watson

While the United States is dealing with an opioid crisis, there’s another creeping issue that is being overlooked: phone addiction. No civilization before the internet has had such easy access to a wealth of information. But there’s an ugly side — when the first iPhone was introduced into the market in 2007,

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Planet Of The Apps debuted yesterday on Apple Music

June 8, 2017

You can “draw” electrical wires with this cheap conductive paint.⬇️⬇️⬇️

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Vysor easily controls an Android device from a computer

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A few days ago I was in someone’s Busker broadcast to play their version of “Name That Tune” and I was able to type really fast thanks to something called Vysor. Vysor lets you mirror what’s on your Android onto a PC screen. You then tell the Android that you want to type with Vysor, meaning you want to type with your PC. For more info, go to the link below.

Source: Use Vysor to easily control an Android device from your computer without rooting

Did you see Mark Zuckerberg’s “Grill Talk” just now on Facebook Live?

October 9, 2016

You can bet your brisket there’s a very happy barbecue sauce company in Kansas City right now. They received a verbal, organic, fortunate shoutout from the Zuckerberg crew during Mark’s most recent video on Facebook Live (again, an organic shoutout. Not a product placement, says my gut instinct. Who can really afford that kind of hypothetical sky-high fee anyway? A huge firm like Mondelēz perhaps, but I digress)

Funny thing is, I don’t remember the name of the sauce. If I really wanted to know, I’d need to watch Mark’s replay, or perhaps wait for it to be mentioned (again, organically) on his next “Grill Talk”, which probably should’ve been named “Chill And Grill”. There wasn’t a ton of grilling discussion, and that wasn’t the point anyway, just Mark saying “Hi Cambodia, hi Shanghai” etc. and showing his child, wife, friends and Hungarian sheepdog named “Beast”.

So back to the sauce and how I don’t remember the name, well, that’s how it should be. Organic word of mouth. If, over time, a product gains traction and mass appeal, then it’s destiny, I guess. Overall it really was nice to just observe Mark in his yard with close friends and family on a weekend. Better than watching Trump vs. Clinton, although that’s what he said the barbecue was for, to eat barbecue and watch the debates. Oh, I get it now. Grill, debate, haha. Cute wordplay.

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