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Review: 2016 Samsung Clothes Washer – Massive, Many Settings & Marvelous! (Model: WF50K7500AV)

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review, Technology, Video by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

Review of the top-of-the-line 2016 Samsung Clothes Washer (model: WF50K7500AV) which is a massive and feature-rich front-loading clothes washing machine.

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Review: Pioneer AVH-4100NEX Retrofits Old Vehicles with New Tech like Apple CarPlay

In Android, Apple, Audio, Auto, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iOS, Review, Technology, Video by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Review of the Pioneer AVH-4100NEX which is an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay enabled dual-DIN deck to bring new technology to all vehicles.

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Parent & Child Drones, Drone Safety Tips & Parrot Bebop & MiniDrone Review

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review, Safety, Sponsored, Technology, Video by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Review of the Parrot Bebop & MiniDrone as well as drone safety tips. The MIniDrone is ideal for learning & teaching while the Bebop is more advanced.

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How To Replace a MacBook Pro Keyboard after a Liquid Spill

In Apple, Consumer Electronics, Fix It, Gadgets, General, Hardware, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Technology, Video by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

Liquid and laptop keyboards are not a match made in heaven in any way. In fact, if you don’t act quickly, a liquid spill will fry out the circuitry in your laptop very quickly. I recently received a mid-2012 MacBook Pro (MBP) 15” with Retina display from a family member who spilled some coffee on it. A row of keys wasn’t working nor was the space bar. With some help from iFixIt.com (guides and parts), I was able to replace a MacBook Pro Keyboard. The process is NOT easy, in fact, I would be very careful attempting to do this type of …

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I Hated Driving the 2015 BMW M3…Here’s Why!

In Auto, General, Opinion, Review, Video by Michael Sheehan4 Comments

It’s not often that I really hate driving a car. But I just had to say it this time. I got to drive the 2015 BMW M3 for about ten days and I hated it. Honestly though, it really had nothing to do about the vehicle itself. I actually really loved the M3. It was the fact that I had to drive it in an everyday environment, that is to say, in rush-hour traffic, around the city, picking up kids down the block, you get the picture. The 2015 BMW M3 really deserves a better, more fun driving environment like a race …

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Taking the Family High Road in the 2014 Toyota Highlander

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When my kids were toddlers, the minivan was the vehicle of choice with it essentially being a house on wheels. We even removed one of the seats and put a fake polar bear rug on the ground to make diaper changes a bit more cozy. Fast forward almost a decade and our mini van is long gone, replaced with an economical 4-door and a crossover. But when I got behind the wheel of the 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum SUV  I started having some visions of road trips, camping, or heading to the snow. The Highlander seemed to be a …

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Running Flat But In Style – Likes & Dislikes of the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i

In Auto, General, Opinion, Review, Video by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

I’ve been test driving cars for a several years now. It’s definitely a lot of fun to try out the latest and greatest designs by a car manufacturer. Other than having to sometimes pry the keys from my hands with some cars when I have to return them, for the most part, I haven’t had any type of issues. That is, until I test drove the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i. I had a major “problem” with that car. Before I go into the details of the 2014 BMW X5, I’m pleased to share that this review is sponsored by AutoNation …

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HighTechDad Does the ALS “Ice” Bucket Challenge – #IceBucketChallenge

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The ALS #IceBucketChallenge has been spreading like wildfire across the Internet and honestly, I think it is brilliant. Supposedly, it wasn’t even a campaign thought up by the ALS Association which is a non-profit organization working to fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Regardless, the #IceBucketChallenge has done wonders to raise awareness of the disease as well as the organization and even charitable donations and activities in general. The Cold Water Challenge has actually been around for a long time and recently made the jump to promote awareness of ALS. The idea is simple, viral …

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Has the Magic Kingdom lost its Magic?

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My family and I headed down to Disneyland a few weeks ago. It was to reward my kids for a successful year at school and a way for all of us as a family to do something together before we splintered off in different directions during the summer and even the coming years. So, I figured it would be good to write one of those “Tips” or “Did You Know…” or “How To..” or “Disneyland Secrets” articles about visiting the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland. But as my kids and I started doing research prior to our trip, we realized that there …

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A Quick Neighborhood Adventure Video – “Helping Echo” #EarthToEcho

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I remember when I was a kid, we used to go outside and have adventures. Sometimes these adventures were simple, but many times they had complex plots and ran well into the night. We were not tethered to our homes in any way other than how far our parents’ voices could carry. Often, we simply gave a time when we would come home and that was it. Nowadays, kids seem to have become a bit lazy and frequently distracted by the electronics around them. But that is reality, smartphones, gadgets and gizmos are now part of our lives and sometimes …