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January 2016 Newsletter

Frog’s Predictions for Tech Trends of 2016 by Lulu Chang for Digital Trends (adapted) It’s hard to predict the future, but sometimes, the clairvoyance of certain experts can seem downright creepy. In 2014, experts with the design and strategy firm “frog” made a series of technology forecasts for the year, which included the rise in popularity of drones, augmented reality, and self-driving cars. And for 2015, frog thought that we’d see interest in 3D-printed technology

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November 2015 Newsletter

How to Get the Best Performance Out of Your Home or Office Wi-Fi Here are 9 tips on how to speed up your home or office Wi-Fi connections to the Internet. 1. Place your router (or wireless access point) near the center of your home. Wi-Fi signals don’t travel very far before they degrade; you want to be as close to your router as possible and don’t want to create “dead zones.” 2. Don’t place

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October 2015 Newsletter

Grand Opening Event SpeedConnect enjoyed a fantastic open house and ribbon cutting at our new location in the Quad Cities, Iowa recently. SpeedConnect CEO John Ogren talks to the media about SpeedConnect’s vision and technology advances. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad speaks to guests at our new location: 2222 East 53rd Street, Davenport, Iowa. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst speaks to guests via satellite message. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley speaks to guests via satellite message. Hulu Has Overtaken

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September 2015 Newsletter

Get OUT!! Hulu Deal for Seinfeld In what is reported as a “mammoth deal,” video streaming service Hulu landed the SVOD rights to the (most?) popular sitcom, “Seinfeld,” cutting a deal with Sony Pictures TV for all 180 episodes, costing $160 million or around $875,000 an episode. Vulture has a feature story detailing Imbd’s list [link: http://www.imdb.com/news/ni58730169/] ranking all of the Seinfeld episodes from worst to best, but notes, “…even the worst (well, maybe the

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August 2015 Newsletter

How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 10 As we wrote about in our January newsletter, Microsoft has released its windows 10 update. Lifehacker offers step-by-step instructions for how to do a clean install of the Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 is finally here, and your computer will automatically prompt you to upgrade. But if you’d rather start fresh, you can do a clean install—you just need to follow a few steps in

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July 2015 Newsletter

Netflix: Coming in August New originals are coming in August on Netflix, including three very worthy additions: Club de Cuervos When the patriarch of a prominent family dies, his heirs battle to determine who will gain control of his beloved soccer team: The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo. (August 7th) Dinotrux is an animated show from DreamWorks Animation based on Chris Gall’s children’s book series. (August 14th) NARCOS is a crime drama television series, NARCOS is

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June 2015 Newsletter

Major Game Release Announcements from E3 E3 – Electronic Entertainment Expo. The annual video game conference and show, held this year June 16 – 18, has come and gone once again. Here are the major game release announcements made at this 2015 show. Microsoft/Xbox Halo 5, Guardians Initial release date: October 27, 2015 Gears of War Release date: unannounced, however, The Gears of War Ultimate Edition set to be available on August 25 entitles Xbox

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May 2015 Newsletter

Google Maps Origin Story (adapted) Just 10 years ago, Google Maps launched. In 2005, nobody really knew what would come of online maps, or how they would become such a crucial aspect of daily lives in the Internet-connected world. How Google Maps would have more than a billion users and become Google’s second-largest property after its search engine. Nobody had any idea, least of all Google. And this was only a decade ago. The novelty

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April 2015 Newsletter

Report: 50 Billion Devices Will Be Connected to the Web by 2020 The Internet of Things (IoT) is the connection of almost anything – from parcels to people – via sensor technology to the web. The Internet of Things is a computing concept that describes a future where every day physical objects (in addition to computers), such as thermostats, lighting and home security systems, will be connected to the Internet and be able to identify

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March 2015 Newsletter

What’s Streaming Online in March Netflix: “Patch Adams” “Finding Neverland” “Teen Witch” “30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men” “Evelyn” “Mercy Rule” “The Brothers Grimm” (2005) “Monster High 13 Wishes” “Monster High: Ghouls Rule” “Rules of Engagement” “Food Chains” “The ABCs of Death 2″ ” Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden” “My Own Man” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” “Archer: Season 5” “Glee: Season 5” “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” “Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club”

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