Raspberry Pi B+

Trending Technology Topic You Didn’t Know About: The Raspberry Pi B+ Computer

The new Raspberry Pi B+ computer from the UK released today and it’s become a quick trending topic on my Facebook due to its user-friendly features:  1. Smaller SD Card requirement 2. 4 USB ports 3. Energy-efficiency 4. Cost-efficiency (Photo Credit: RaspberryPi.Org) This isn’t very popular with the average end user but will make techies giggle…

internet bad

The Web Isn’t Turning Us Into Villains. We Are.

It’s like the chicken or the egg thing: Is technology turning us into villains or are we using our technology to act our villainous transgressions? Another important question: Is there really that much negativity online or is all the positivity overlooked and underappreciated? Additionally, is the internet a place for businesses anymore, considering the negativity?…

FB and twitter

Can’t Beat ‘Em? Join ‘Em: Facebook’s #Twitter Adaptation

Has anyone noticed that Facebook’s adopted some of “Twitter” into their site functions? They now have “trending topics” and clickable “hashtags”–both of which are indigenous components of Twitter’s basic infrastructure. What’s trending right now on Facebook? Hobby Lobby. Breaking Bad. And Serena Williams. On Twitter? Canada Day. World Cup. Wimbledon. Both sites are catering to a…

Why Microsoft REALLY Came to #InfoComm14: I GOT IT!

I questioned why the cool kids of Microsoft decided to finally bring the magic to InfoComm. I expected super displays and upbeat representatives really selling their products and vision. Boy was I wrong but I did find out the REAL reason they showed up: They came to provide a LOUNGE area to the conference!  I…

equipment

#InfoComm14: Have I Outgrown InfoComm?

Equipment, equipment, equipment. That’s what we’ve mostly been talking about all week here at InfoComm 2014. New technology products pique my interest and excite me but my next question is always, “Well, how will that product benefit anyone? What will make it work in different settings?” I do so because, well, I’m a technology consultant and…

Google at Infocomm

Look Who Came to #InfoComm14: Google

  Well, well, well! Look who showed up to the 2014 InfoComm show with no fan fare:   I previously blogged my questions concerning Microsoft’s visit to Infocomm and someone even cared to answer them on ACAProjects.com! Fortunately, it’s pretty clear to me why Google would eventually appear. I predicted their visit for 2015 but am accustomed to surprises from Google. It’s…

buy and sell

“A/V Forward”: Training & Customer/Professional Relationship Dynamics

Last week, I blogged about A/V professionals lacking the forward thinking  and delighted myself in the super-charged comments that followed. I’ve read through them and discovered several problematic conceptions by professionals representing the very ones I ‘smh’ at in the initial piece. Below are just a FEW points made by the commenters that I’d like to address:…

neal from family guy

2014′s InfoComm Theme “A/V Forward” Doesn’t Reflect Today’s A/V Professionals

This year’s “A/V Forward” theme for the InfoComm International Conference hints at an industry of professionals wholly embracing the advancement of technology. They enjoy how fast it moves and don’t mind keeping up. They accept new products as eagerly as new customers. It’s fun and it’s live and they roll with the punches of an ever-changing…