Radio Shack files for bankruptcy again within 2 years: Is this it?

By Ben Alonzo

We’re watching the end of a 1990s-era consumer electronics retail business model unfold. Radio Shack filed an emergency motion on March 8, 2017, its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy within 2 years. Court documents show they may potentially close all remaining retail locations. This shouldn’t be a surprise because they didn’t keep up with the pace ….read more

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Increase your Android smartphone battery life by trying some of these simple tips

By Ben Alonzo

Smartphones run multiple processes that can quickly drain your battery. Without going through settings, your phone is likely not optimized for longer lasting operation. Many of the screen features can also reduce the battery life of your phone. If you’ve got a new phone or are experiencing battery life problems, you need to first look ….read more

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The computer illiterate are getting ripped off by major computer retail stores

By Staff

There was never a better time than now to know enough about computers, software, and the internet to make informed decisions. Retailers know that the technically illiterate are easy targets to charge for unnecessary repairs, installation, and software. You may end up spending thousands of dollars on computer parts or services that you absolutely don’t ….read more

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Amateur Electronic Supply Goes Out of Business, Sold to Ham Radio Outlet

By Staff

This week’s news came as (sort of) a shock to the amateur radio hobby community. It turns out that Amateur Electronic Supply (AES) suddenly announced that they would be ceasing all business operations at the end of this month. Many hams were up in discussion about why, but it’s sort of obvious. We’ve just confirmed ….read more

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