I’m planning to “Go Live” from as many National Parks as I can in 2016
Besides photography, the Internet, all things tech and my love of RVing, my favorite hobby for more than half a century has been amateur radio. And as this year winds down, I’ve got a new bunch of bucket list plans for my 2016 RV travels that combines that hobby with our small motorhome lifestyle and our love of America’s National Park Service. In 2016, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary and to commerate it, and draw attention to the 433 official NPS administrative units across the country, including the 59 National Parks that draws RVers like candy attracts kids, I plan to visit as many NPS places as I can…
Review: Windshield Witness Dash Cam
A lot of weird things happen out there on the road and there also is some great scenery. So I’m now making a record of it all with a dashboard camera (dash cam). Use of a dash cam revolves on a simple concept: Documentation of your drive, be it across North America or to the corner convenience store. There are three basic reasons for adding a dash cam: Protection: Accidents are often become a blame game with one driver’s word against another’s. Dash cams offer proof of what happened. Documentation of a trip: When traveling great distances, there are just too many beautiful places and things to stop and photograph.…
Has Apple Finally Become Too Elitist?
Help me with this folks: I need a reason to buy the Apple Watch. Try as I might, I find no need, no real purpose, no compelling rationale to justify spending hundreds of dollars for a watch that really doesn’t do much more than look good. I’m trying very hard here to talk myself into pre-ordering it when Apple starts taking orders on April 10. But the Apple Watch, near as I can tell, is nothing more than a status symbol for those who think they are trendsetters. Let’s start with these reasons against buying one. It is ridiculously expensive. The cheapest model, called the Sport, sells for $349 for…
Drone Review: DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-2D 3-Axis Gimbal
When it comes to tech, 2015’s hottest gizmo so far this year is the personal drone. It’s only the end of January and they’ve been making more headlines than any other piece of tech gear, for better or worse. I’ve jumped into the drone pool already, taking a chance on adding a big ticket item to my photographic and video arsenal of reporting tools: a Phantom 2 drone. Here’s a review and video
You Gotta See This: The Best Monitor Deal Around
Picked up a MacMini today. It’s a terrific little computer. I got the 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, which sells for $694. I’ll dedicate it to be used for Quickbooks and a couple of other programs. With a terabyte of storage and 8 Gigs of RAM, it will serve us well. But what really has me excited is the awesome monitor I’m using with it: The 28-inch ViewSonic VX2858Sml. At $249 it is an amazing deal. Especially since I was seriously considering a 27-inch Apple Cinema Display. That baby costs just under $1,000.