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CDW is NOT a Warehouse, It’s a Services Company & Review of HP Elite Display e231

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A few weeks ago, I was invited on a “red carpet” tour of CDW  The funny thing is, I have always thought of CDW as a catalog and warehouse company. It turns out, my idea was a bit off. Sure, they do have online and print “catalogues” but that was so 90’s. They are transforming more into a services company. And I got a behind the scenes look at how the operation has evolved. Oh, and as part of my tour, I received an HP Elite Display e231 monitor – you can see the review below as well. Located in …

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Apple WWDC 2013 – HighTechDad’s LiveStream

In Apple, Consumer Electronics, Event, General, Hardware, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Opinion, Tech News by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

In anticipation of the Apple WWDC 2013 event, I thought that I would test out something new by trying to cover some of the event via a live stream. Note, this is completely an experiment. You probably can get faster live stream feeds from some of the other major sites or directly on the WWDC event page (provided you have Safari on a Mac, and iOS device or AppleTV). But for those who want to get my 2 cents on what Apple has to say on today’s event, you can watch my commentary.

Jumping Into January – What I’m Missing & What I’m Not and Why It’s Relevant

In Apple, Book, CES, Consumer Electronics, Event, Gadgets, General, Opinion, Parenting, Tech News by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Who would have believed what a busy month January 2013 would be. As is customary for me, I can barely see the end of my nose, the end of the day or the end of an article. How the heck can I look through a month and plan ahead? Honestly, I wish that I had actually planned ahead a bit more as January is looking to be one of those really important months. But “focus” is a key word for me in 2013 so planning will be crucial. I have to make choices, just like everyone else. While I wish …

Hands-on with the Nintendo Wii U

In Consumer Electronics, Event, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

This past weekend, my kids and I were invited to a private event hosted by Nintendo to get some hands-on game play with the new Nintendo Wii U, due out on November 18, 2012. When the Nintendo Wii first came out, it was revolutionary. It got gamers out of their seats and active when playing games. You could create your own persona within the game via the Mii profile and characters. It was fun. But over the years, it has started to show its age. It has been moved out of my own entertainment center, replaced with the more powerful …

Energy Conservation & Caring for the Elderly – 2 Topics of Today with Huge Impacts for Tomorrow

In Cast of Dads, Consumer Electronics, Event, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Intel, Opinion, Tech News, Video by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

A few weeks ago, I participated in the Intel “Upgrade Your Life” 2011 summit in Intel’s Santa Clara, CA campus. This was the second year I attended and after both summits, I always managed to walk away with a headache. But, not a “bad” headache by that definition, but a “good” one. Think about when you go for a very hard run or work out for a long time and your muscles hurt and are sore when you are done…it was THAT type of a headache. In about 8 hours, my mind had sucked in so much new information, that …

2/5ths of the Cast of Dads Get Their Brains Upgraded at Intel’s “Upgrade Your Life” 2011 Event

In Cast of Dads, Consumer Electronics, Event, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Intel, Opinion, PodCast, Tech News, Video by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

Last week, 2 of the Cast of Dads had the opportunity to visit Intel in Santa Clara, CA to participate in an annual event called “Upgrade Your Life.” This day-long summit was an opportunity for a variety of influential technology and parenting bloggers to convene to understand some of the initiatives that Intel participates in or drives – something beyond just “the manufacturing of chips.” Last Wednesday, Jeff Sass (Dadomatic.com) and I got to flip the saying from “Intel Inside” to “Inside Intel” as we learned more from the thought leaders within Intel. Both Jeff and I are part of …

My Brain was Upgraded at Intel’s “Upgrade Your Life” 2010 Summit

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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Intel “Upgrade Your Life” 2010 Summit (my announcement) which was a gathering of a variety of technology influencers and bloggers. At this summit, we were introduced to a number of different individuals representing different initiatives within Intel. There were 10 of us invited to participate in some very intimate discussions and conversation related to a variety of aspects of Intel. After the 10 hours of intensive meetings, my brain truly hurt from all of the information that I absorbed.

I’m Participating in Intel’s “Upgrade Your Life” Digital Influencers Summit

In Consumer Electronics, Event, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Tech News by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

A few months or so ago, I saw an interesting phrase from Intel fly by on Twitter. It was the line “Upgrade Your Life” which I thought was a very creative melding of technology and real life. I was definitely intrigued. To my surprise and pleasure, a few weeks ago, I was invited to attend an all-day summit on June 2nd titled “Upgrade Your Life” on the Intel Hillsboro campus where I would be meeting with several notable technology bloggers and “digital influencers” as well as key Intel staff members in a series of round-table discussions revolving around one’s digital …