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HD Video: The DIY Magic of Amateur Radio

You've probably read my many posts about the hobby and service of amateur (aka "ham") radio. Some folks think that amateur radio is an "outdated" technology, but as this brief video shows, ham radio remains on the cutting-edge of communications. If you know of a younger person who shows an interest in technology, please share this video with them. Did you know that some kids as young as 7 years old have passed their FCC license test to become amateurs? It's true!

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Photo: matiarobotics.com
Photo: matiarobotics.com
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Making Wheelchairs Obsolete

We live in truly amazing times! Medical advances seem to happen almost every week, especially for those who have suffered an injury to their spinal cord. I have a "bonus" son (my preferred term for "stepson") who has a spinal cord injury. While he is not a complete paraplegic, he has to use a bulky leg brace to stand upright, and a cane to walk. This TekRMD® Robotic Mobilization Device could help him, and countless others who have limited mobility, or are completely wheelchair-bound. Check out this video!

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Photo: Ernest Tubb Record Shops
Photo: Ernest Tubb Record Shops
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Are Vinyl Records Making A Comeback?

Yes, I'm old enough to remember vinyl records...I still have a bunch, and a turntable on which to play them! The old saying, "Everything 'old' is 'new' again" seems to be true with the way folks like to listen to music. As I said, I still have probably a couple of hundred albums, dozens of 45's, and even a few box sets! I've always thought vinyl sounded better than just about anything they've come up with over the years! Check out this article, and the surprising new statistics regarding good ol' vinyl records!

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Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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¡Viva CES Las Vegas 2014!

What would life be like without electronics? Well, for one thing, you wouldn't be reading this epic piece of blogging, because there wouldn't be any computers, smart phones, tablets, or even radio! Every year about this time, electronics developers, manufacturers, and marketers all get together in Las Vegas, NV for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This is where the "cutting edge" of technology is displayed.

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Dream Big STEM Expo

As part of their school day on Thursday, Victoria ISD eighth-grade students will attend the Dream Big Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Expo at the Victoria College Health Science Building (2200 N. Red River St.). They'll be learning about great career opportunities in the STEM fields that are available in the Crossroads region.

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Meet The ‘Real’ Siri

With Apple releasing the iOS 7.0 update today, and the new line of iPhones this Friday, the automated voice of "Siri" will be heard a lot in the next few days. But did you know the synthesized 'voice' of Siri has an actual human voice behind her? Meet the professional voice actor whose voice is becoming one of the most-heard the world over!

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Mission To ISS Continues For NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight
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A Lego’s Journey To Space!

This really makes me want to do something like this.  How in the world did he get the live feed or the video though.  You have to love good ole technology!

Apple iPhone 4 Goes On Sale
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Predictions of 2011 from 1911

Everyone has had some input into what life will be like in 10, 20, 50, even 100 years.  There is a newspaper that published an article in 1911 about what life would be like in 2011.  Boy I bet those people would be disappointed

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The Future Of Technology

It really is hard to determine what the future has in store for us.  We have cell phones, flying cars which are $150,000, high definition and 3D televisions.  It really is hard to imagine what else could there be.

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Light up cereal boxes may only be a marketing demo but it's still pretty cool
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Light-Up Cereal Boxes and Other Whiz-Bang Product Packaging [VIDEOS]

We found these light-up cereal boxes today that illuminate store shelves. These are just a marketing demo but there's a good chance this electrical induction technique will be lighting up grocery stores in the near future.

We've got the video, along with a few other mind-blowing examples of the future of point of purchase display gadgetry.

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