Unboxing the Kindle Paperwhite & Setup

In this video, I unbox the new Kindle Paperwhite and run through the first time setup experience. Enjoy!

App Highlight: WindowsObserver.com App In the Store


Our buddy site WindowsObserver.com released their first Metro App into the Store a while back, I have been wanting to give a shout-out but couldn’t find the time. The App is a companion app to the main site, bringing you up-to-date stories of all things Tech in general and all things Microsoft in particular. If you’ve been following Richard’s quality high volume tweets on @WinObs, you would know he is a One-Stop-Shop for all the news you’ll ever need stay on top Technology happenings. So we welcome this App in the Windows Store. If you don’t believe us, believe these few Reviewers from the store:


Here is how @WinObs described the app in the Store with a few screenshots:


Keeping an eye on Windows, other things tech and home of the Observed Tech PODCAST.


Keep up with the latest news from WindowsObserver.com and the Observed Tech PODCAST

Easily bookmark your favorite stories for future reference

Join the discussion by commenting on any stories directly from the app





Download this app right away to keep up to date with latest Technology News all over the world. Download this app now from the Store via the following source link.

Source: Windows Store

Tech Crunch by AOL

TechCrunch by AOL
We have the official tech crunch app by AOL. I personally enjoy reading websites either via RSS reader or through the web browser. However, it’s always good to have an option. If you are interested, check it out!


The TechCrunch app is the best way to get the hottest technology news on your desktop, laptop, or tablet. Browse the latest headlines with a flick of your finger then tap to dive into an unparalleled source of stories about startups and Silicon Valley, gadgets and go-getters.


    • Free access to all content from the TechCrunch website
    • See what’s currently hot in tech with the Trending list
    • TechTweets shows the latest tech news and gossip hitting social media
    • Comprehensive integration with CrunchBase Custom designed interface

Download it: TechCrunch – The Inside Story On Innovation

CNET Joins the Windows Party

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We now have a cnet app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. If you like their content, I recommend you check it out. It lays out articles quite nicely. I did wish, however, that it had the ability to properly zoom in text. My eyes require large fonts! The app also lays out reviews well, with charts, picture gallery, and video neatly laid out. Check it out!


If you are a tech-lover, and you have a Windows 8 computer or tablet, you need CNET’s free app. We keep you living in the future with award-winning tech news, reviews, and trend coverage. Find opinions and help from your favorite, trusted CNET editors all in a fast, beautiful, and easy-to-use package. Download it now from the Windows Store. It’s free!


All the latest and most entertaining consumer technology news, reviews, photo galleries, and videos directly to you in real time
On-demand and live video
Photo galleries
In-depth product reviews


Download it: cnet

Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience

CNN Leadership Unplugged

Throughout the week of June 24th I had the privilege of interacting with 75 students in the state of Georgia which represent some of the finest leaders in the state’s high schools. “Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience is a 21st Century Leaders Program for high school Juniors and Seniors in partnership with CNN.” This program is identified as Leadership Unplugged, a CNN Experience through 21st Century Leaders. After a rigurous interview process in May, all of us anxiously awaited for a letter in the mail that would notify us of whether or not we were accepted into this prestigous program. Continue reading

NCAA Football 2012

As an American (The one where we actually play with footballs) football fan I am very excited to be composing this post. EA Sports is edging closer to the release of their newest edition of NCAA Football known as “NCAA Football 12”.  New features like being able to customize your conference, where playoff games are played, which conferences play different bowl games and many more exciting features.

Some other exciting features in Dynasty mode is now being able to control what you coach. You can choose what position  to take like Head Coach, Offensive Coach, Defensive Coach. Once choosing the position you will then be given a list of goals for the season. You can see the Dynasty Preview by clicking here.

Just from this small bit of information I’d say we have an excellent game to look forward to.

Also, I know some of you may have looked at the picture above and thought to yourself, “What does this have to do with the new release?” Well, this is (in my opinion and religion) the best ACC team out there. To Hell With Georgia and Go Jackets!

Tech Trek I: Starting Paths

Image used from Assail’s Weblog

Let’s step back in time for a bit… but before we do, my name is christhecoolboy, I am a new blog writer for TechTronica… I hope to be writing blogs and be part of this site for a long time… Ok, stepping back in time? What do I mean by that? Well, for a start, we cant actually go back through time, but I wanna make some of the older people remember parts of the past about technology and make some of the younger members learn about technologies past and where it could go, this will be in many parts, This is the “Tech Trek” series, and this is episode 1, called ‘Starting Paths’

This first story looks about the starting of things like domestic computers and parts of the making of the internet, the series will start on a ground which I think all these members know about, computers! well, firstly… the RAM or memory wasn’t very good, people used casettes or Floppy discs that could easily break or fail to load for some other reason…  The IBM 5100 was an early computer, released September 1978, ok… let’s read those specs… 16 KB minimum, 64 KB maximum, and yes that is Kylobyes, tiny screen, keyboard and casette reader, no mouse! everything was DOS and BASIC! minimum price $8975, maximum price $19,975

WOAH!!! thats a lot of money for a computer… so we know how computer, now whats a BBS? I’ll tell you… It’s a Bulletin Board System… the idea is someone made a program in Basic… that connects via a modem, then they code in all this stuff like downloads and chat and a forum like things and you have to register, it’s like a website of yesteryear, then this person sells his program on a floppy disk, then when people use that program they can sign up and talk to other people…

This can be very popular, but very few BBS’s still exsist… they were taken over by the internet, when Windows 95 came out in 1995, it got really easy for people to get on the internet that was created a few years before, and it even looked even better… so like 80% of the people who were on the BBS’s moved over to the internet… and the owners, named sysops, died out, so not that many people kept running BBS’s

Well, Thats it… the end of the first Tech Trek episode, I hope you like it, I will be back with another episode soon… Thanks for viewing this post and feel free to comment on this post, I always love to have suggestions as well… Bye :-)