Category Archives for Tech

My opinions on all things tech related

Wireless Vive VR: Fanny Pack Not Included

Monday, October 8th 2018

The Vive VR headset’s new wireless add-on is a great idea with a really annoying non-inclusive design flaw. Playing an active VR game without being tethered to a PC by a nest of wires is a revelation, almost recapturing the … Continue reading

08. October 2018 by Chad Haefele
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Movies Anywhere is Great for Consumers

Thursday, October 12th 2017

In early 2014 Disney announced a surprisingly reasonable approach to their digital movie sales: Buy it once, access it on many services. “Disney Movies Anywhere” ensured that when bought one of their movies on any of iTunes, Amazon, Google, or … Continue reading

12. October 2017 by Chad Haefele
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How to Fix Google Home’s Shopping List (again)

Monday, June 5th 2017

A few months ago I wrote about how to fix Google Home’s shopping list when I ran into an unusual error. Two weeks after that post, Google removed the shopping list’s integration with Google Keep entirely. It now saves your … Continue reading

05. June 2017 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, HowTo, Tech | 1 comment

How to Fix Google Home’s Shopping List

Friday, March 24th 2017

June 2017 update: This doesn’t work anymore, Google made major changes to how shopping lists work on Google Home. See this updated post. I love my Google Home! I switched from the Echo a while back, largely for two things: … Continue reading

24. March 2017 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, HowTo, Tech | 1 comment

My Recent Webinars

Thursday, December 8th 2016

This year I’ve had a great opportunity to present a series of webinars for Florida Library Webinars. I love that they record all webinars and publish them freely online afterward! I’ve neglected posting links to mine here, so here’s a … Continue reading

08. December 2016 by Chad Haefele
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Amazon Echo: The Case for Voice Commands

Monday, July 27th 2015

Windows 10 is almost upon us, just over a day away as I write. Among other new features, I’ve seen article after article talking about the integration of voice controls into Win10. Has their time finally arrived? For a long, … Continue reading

27. July 2015 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 1 comment

Your Content Management Strategy Can Save Lives

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

My headline is an exaggeration, but only a slight one. Bear with me: Last night at about 11PM there were two armed robberies on campus in quick succession. (Nobody was hurt, thankfully!) UNC has an elaborate campus alert system called … Continue reading

23. July 2015 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Tech, UNC | Leave a comment

How to fix Amazon’s “Send to Kindle” feature

Thursday, March 26th 2015

When I manage to fix a technical issue that doesn’t seem to be well documented online, I like to share what worked for me. In that spirit: This morning, as I often do, I emailed an ebook file to my … Continue reading

26. March 2015 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, General, HowTo, Tech | 10 comments

10 Years Later: What 2004 Predicted For The Internet Of 2014

Monday, December 8th 2014

This blog turns 10 later this month. I’m no longer nearly as prolific a writer as I was back then, but I’m still kind of amazed that I’ve kept at it this long. Among other things since then: I got … Continue reading

08. December 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HP Updates, Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Tech | Leave a comment

Holiday gift guide: Motorola Keylink

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014

I have a strange fascination with all the holiday gift guide lists that pop up this time of year. I’ve always wanted to do one, but also feel like I’d be reinventing the wheel. Many more interesting people than me … Continue reading

02. December 2014 by Chad Haefele
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