Category Archives: My Tech

5 Great Apps You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Today, it’s hard to imagine not having everything you need right in your pocket. Our mobile devices help us do everything from shop to get around town to go on a blind date. Apps like Twitter, Spotify, and Amazon are on most of our phones, but what about those lesser-known ones? Here are five great and yet obscure apps you … <entire article…>

Staying Ahead with Tech Part 3: 5G Technology

In the last edition of Beaches|life, we featured Home Automation as part of our three part series: Staying Ahead with Tech. In this final part, we are looking at the future of mobile technology – 5G.  What is 5G? The simplest way to explain it, 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. It has faster data rates and lower … <entire article…>

Staying Ahead with Tech Part 2: The Smarter Home

In the last edition of Beaches|life, we featured Augmented Reality as part of our three part series: Staying Ahead with Tech. In part two, we are looking at the Smart Home. Smart home gadgets let you turn your lights on using your smartphone, stream music to a speaker, remotely lock your doors, clean your house, and much more. More than … <entire article…>

Staying Ahead with Tech Part 1: Augmented Reality

Every year, thousands participate in the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and thousands more write and talk about the latest trends in technology equipment and gadgets. This year, the Las Vegas show featured hundreds of presentations from exhibitors on what’s to come in tech in the foreseeable, and at times, somewhat distant future. Over the next three editions of Beaches|life, … <entire article…>

3D Printing – Today and Tomorrow

3D printers are a new generation of machines that can make everyday things.  They can make pretty much anything from ceramic cups to plastic toys, metal machine parts, stoneware vases, fancy chocolate cakes or even (one day soon) human body parts. They replace traditional factory production lines with a single machine, just like home inkjet printers replaced many printing presses … <entire article…>

The Long & Short of Home Projectors

If you are considering a home theatre, you can join the majority with a large television or really get the theatre feel with a high-definition projector.  There are questions you should ask yourself, such as: brightness, resolution, can it be mounted on the ceiling, but one big factor is how big is your room and how large a screen can … <entire article…>

Guide to Social Media

Some days, especially when you are spending time around younger adults and kids, you might wonder how you can ever catch up with what’s happening with social media. Just when you are used to Facebook, everyone is talking about Snapchat! Here is a short guide of what is current now! (be warned, we have no idea what will be trendy … <entire article…>

Voice Wars – Hey Siri vs. Hello Google vs. Alexa…

Alexa, Siri, Google: you may already have one of these “voice assistants” in your home that answers your questions, plays music, even gives updates on the weather. For those who are wondering about the differences between the three smart home devices, or what they actually do, here’s some helpful information. The History First came the Echo, featuring the cloud-based voice … <entire article…>

Affordable New Tech Gadgets

Whether you’re trying to charge multiple devices at once, keep your stuff more secure, or clear up clutter, there are some innovative and inexpensive tech gadgets today that can make all of this happen. Here are just a few of what the experts suggest, and all for about $25 or less. LCD writing tablets: Inexpensive, various choices feature a letter-sized … <entire article…>