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Rise of the Toaster Ovens

Rise of the Toaster Ovens

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Fear of AI The fear of AI (artificial intelligence) or the worry that robots will kick you out of your seat at work and steal your job are intensified by our reliance on overly complex television channel changers. In the old days, televisions had dials you had to twist to change the channel. As soon as mankind's top scientists developed a magic box that could change the channel on the television, thus saving us from performing any tangible form of physical activity, we were hooked. We needed more creative ways to simplify our daily life with overly complex and extremely convoluted mechanisms. The war was over before it ever really got rolling. With the development of artificial intelligence sprouting from our overly large computation devices, we were on the road to interdependence which w...
How to be a Minimalistic Tech

How to be a Minimalistic Tech

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Tech Fundamentals: Well, let's get right down to what you need to get some work done in this modern age of computer technology and social media. The answer is simple, you  need some functional hardware such as Laptop Smartphone Tablet You don't necessarily need the fastest, the most powerful, the latest release, or the most expensive. Just something that works for you. Your budget will be a major factor in choosing your "workhorse". Mobility: If you're planning on mobility, a lightweight laptop, tablet, or smartphone could be all you need. You can do a lot with an Android or iPhone. My iPhone is the one device I use the most, followed by my laptop. There are a lot of people who do everything on their iPhone, it functions as their Music Studio Photography Workshop (camera/c...
Content is King

Content is King

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Content is king, but creating content – especially audio/music production continues to evolve and become more accessible than ever. Those who have ever worked with the early 4 track Fostex or Tascams back when home studios were still a new thing for many musicians can probably attest to that. The cost was a big barrier for some, although it was often more cost-effective than paying for studio time. The Korg M1 workstation was a great tool for songwriters who wanted to sequence midi tracks and layer sampled waveforms to create a more complex sound. Personal Studio Evolution As personal desktop computers and later laptops became more useful with better software and better-operating systems, many musicians started creating incredible projects all on their laptops. The Digital Audio Workstatio...
Time to upgrade to an SSD?

Time to upgrade to an SSD?

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Have you not yet upgraded to a SSD in your computer? Does it feel like your computer takes forever and a half to boot? Are you tired of staring at your computer screen waiting for it to load while trying to open a file or application? If so you're going to want to look at what upgrading your hard drive to a Solid State Drive can do. SSD: What is an SSD? SSD stands for Solid State Drive, which is similar to USB's or SD cards. There are zero moving parts inside a SSD but instead  microchips are used to store data. Typically they use NAND memory which is non-volatile, which just means when the drive loses power the data isn't erased and forgotten. When SSD first started to be used in consumer computers there were rumors about the stored data being worn off from use. This myth has been debu...