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Going to give the Rode iPhone wireless microphones a try

This weekend I broke out the old video gear to shoot a segment for a new series I plan to launch in the coming weeks (maybe months). I had to set up the lights, pull out the old tripod and dust off the old Panasonic P2 camera I used for years in my video production projects. But I would eventually be online searching for iPhone wireless microphones to finish my journey. It was frustrating. Two of...

Quibi’s 50 show lineup for launch

If you haven’t heard of Quibi, no problem. It’s not a household name yet. In fact, it hasn’t launched. I wrote about it earlier as I’m interested to see what it’s about, what kind of content it’ll air and what the fuss is all about.  But now we’re seeing Quibi’s 50 show lineup set for it’s debut in April. First, what is it? Quibi (pronounced...

There was a nationwide Nest camera outage Monday

For some reason my Nest cameras crapped out for several hours Monday. I started cursing out my service provider thinking that they were the culprit. But believe it or not, there was a nationwide Nest camera outage Monday (Sorry, Spectrum). I just got an email from the company about the issue. They even put out a message online prior to the email. But kudos to Google for responding to ALL Nest...

Videoconferencing stock and Coronavirus connection?

I love Zoom. I use it almost daily for various types of meetings. In fact today at WFLA we used it to learn more about some software we may be using. But have you seen Zoom’s stock lately? A great blog I follow AVC pointed out a unique, possible connection between Zoom’s stock price in the last month or two and the recent developments with Coronavirus. If you had to travel overseas to...

I’m joining the podcasting world

Podcasting has been all the rage in the last few years. I have to admit, I didn’t jump on the bandwagon early, if at all as I have plenty of other things to occupy my time. But now I’ll be joining the podcasting world through our non-profit FindJodi.com. I’ve talked about our FindJodi.com a bit in this blog. You can learn a lot more over on the website. But we recently added a...

How to check what apps you use the most

Have you ever been curious to know how much time you’re spending on your phone? And digging a bit deeper, what apps you use the most? iPhone has made it very easy. Here’s how to check what apps you use on iPhone (and on Android). How to check what apps you use the most on iPhone All you really need to do is swipe right from the home screen and go down to Screen Time. This is a slick...

A look back at when drones were all the rage

I remember when drones came on the market a few years ago. Actually, it was longer than a few years. I’m just aging that much faster now. But my first drone was a gift from my wife for my 35th birthday. It was also the weekend we got engaged. Thanks to this blog, I remember the day I opened the box of my Phantom 2 Vision+ from DJI.  These were new, exciting times. I was in love with all...

It may (really) be time time to use two-factor authentication

Think for a second all the devices you have connected to the Internet. There’s probably more than you think. And you may have started using more complex passwords as you get older and wiser (note: If you’re not, seriously. Get with the times. You’re going to get hacked). But you’re likely NOT using 2FA. It may really be time to use two-factor authentication. I know...

The one problem with YouTube TV

I’ve had YouTube TV for a few months now. I absolutely love it. Not only is it a great service with plenty of options, there are no cords, no boxes, no high cable bills and no hassle. But it doesn’t mean there are no problems. In fact, there’s really only one problem with YouTube TV I’ve experienced. This problem isn’t even YouTube TV’s fault. It falls on...

This robot will save you when you run out of toilet paper

We’ve all been there. No toilet paper to be found. Admit it. You’ve lived it. So what is a guy or gal to do? I don’t want to know your personal stories and solutions, but alas, technology has come through in the clutch again. Introducing the robot that will save you from this helpless feeling… it’s name is Rollbot. Rollbot is a a self-balancing robot that connects to...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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