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
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
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
You might think uploading your personal information to job websites is a worthy reason to ignore your privacy, but experts say you should think again. Some of the largest and well-known job search sites have been documented collecting and selling the personal information of users. It’s also likely that thousands of companies are now using ….read more
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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