DJ Miller is a graduate student at the University of Tampa. He's an avid gadget geek and spends most of his time reading or writing. He is a huge fantasy sports fan and even runs his own advice site for Fantasy Help.
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By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | October 15, 2014
In this era of instant gratification, it is not surprising that purchasing groceries, buying last-minute gifts, taking the train, and other similar financial-related activities have become much easier and faster. Thanks to contactless payment systems, all you need to do is tap your credit card, debit card, or pre-paid card, and you’re good to go. Gone are the days of having to wait for the cashier to swipe your card and waiting a little more for the transaction to be approved. Research by Gocompare.com suggested that 22% of UK consumers expected to make a contactless payment in 2014, but some have been reluctant to embrace this new way of dealing with transactions – in the same survey 46% of respondents …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | October 14, 2014
If you’re looking for a new gadget but you’re not sure exactly what to buy, there are plenty of options. With an open mind or a lack of experience when it comes to gadgets, you might not be sure exactly what you’re looking for. In order to avoid getting the wrong thing or misunderstanding certain features, here are the main types of gadgets you can buy and the features of each.
Smartphones are becoming even more advanced, and the price range is very wide, which means that you’ll be able to afford one whether your budget is large or small. From cheaper models such as an Android 4.4 smartphone or the latest Samsung and Apple products, …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | October 3, 2014
In today’s business world, people hand out USB drives as easily as they hand out pieces of gum. Co-workers stop by other people’s desks, plug their USB drives into the machines and start working. Blank USB drives are included in almost every trade show door prize pack. Although perceptions of USB security took a slight hit after the Stuxnet virus, most people didn’t ramp up precautions before they inserted their thumb drives into someone else’s computer.
Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jokob Lell have shown everyone the dark side of USB with their proof-of-concept malware, BadUSB. Now, security experts are warning that you should treat USB drives like hypodermic needles. You should never plug an untrusted drive into your computer, …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 11, 2014
If you thought only your gaming buddies cared about your online activities, think again. The NSA and its British counterpart the GHCQ are both monitoring online video games, which they insist make for excellent tools of communication, training, and even money laundering, but gamers are not so sure. So far most of their effort in the gaming worlds are confined to popular games like these.
World of Warcraft: Leading MMORPG
After nine years, it’s still the biggest thing in the world of MMORPGs. For a mere $19.99USD (plus a $15/mo subscription after the first month), a person can download the game, log in and create a Dwarven Hunter, Night-Elf Druid, or any number of other characters. They battle monsters …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 10, 2014
It seems like technology can help everything and this includes furthering your career for nearly every single industry. Modeling is a very difficult industry to get your foot in the door. There are politics involved with modeling whether it be the agent that the model has, the modeling firm that one signs with. This article will highlight the different ways that one can help their own cause without the help of an agent or company
Instagram has developed past the point than anyone could have ever imagined. People are discovered on Instagram very frequently whether they are fitness models or even cute children who make their way into commercials. Instagram is a great way to develop a following for …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 9, 2014
Do you feel like your startup is too crazy of an idea to launch? Well, check out these outrageous startups that chose to dream big on their search for success, but be cautious because not every idea is a great one and will fail if you are not careful and smart.
I Wear Your Shirt
In 2008 a man named Jason Sadler came up with the idea to launch a company called iwearyourshirt.com. The concept of Sadler’s company is simple; he gets paid to advertise for companies by wearing a t-shirt with their company’s name on it. He also spends time making videos that market your company and places them on YouTube. Little did he know it would become …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 13, 2013
When Twitter introduced hashtags to its users, many people wondered why Facebook, the dominating social media platform, hadn’t thought of the idea first. The question became even more perplexing as the years passed and Facebook never made hashtags a part of its system. Now the company has finally caught up. This could create a great opportunity for you to increase your audience and build your small business.
Know What People Are Saying
Hashtags make it easy for you to know what people are talking about. Before hashtags, you had to rely on people posting their opinions on your business’s Facebook page. That’s not much information.
Now that hashtags have become functional, you can click on them to find related conversations. …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 9, 2013
Ladies, it is time to lock up those sticky-notes and discard your day planners. Instead of keeping track of every note and memo you write on random pieces of paper, let your smartphone handle it all. There are so many great options for apps that help you manage your life, and with the convenience of having everything you need for your day in the palm of your hand, it’s hard to escape how great these programs can be in making your life more efficient.
Your phone doesn’t get headaches or wake up in the middle of the night in cold sweats worrying about the correct time of their next meeting. Listed below are five apps to help you manage your …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 8, 2013
The hundreds of crowdfunding sites available to help raise money online can be broken into 2 main model types: donation-based and investment crowdfunding. Within these models, sites offer a variety of niche focuses. With your startup costs and particular business concept in mind, find help to crowdfund your startup with these 6 sites.
Believers Fund offers the opportunity to explain why your mobile app idea is unique. This crowdfunder allows you to pitch your app to an expert panel made up of industry experts. Your idea will be screened based on the project’s practicality and your commitment. Apps that receive a score over 70% are given a AAA Certified label, which enhances funding chances.
Kickstarter is the …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 7, 2013
Education is extremely important but there can be limits to what a school district can offer. Budget cuts continue to be a major concern and there is no sign of it getting any better. There are steps though that these school districts can take in order to keep up with the latest technology.
Grants and Donations
There are plenty of grant programs out there that the school district can apply for. These programs allow for the school district to fill out forms regarding what they need and why they need it. Then approval can be determined based on that information. With grants, there are very particular deadlines and information that has to be provided.
It is essential that the school …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | August 13, 2013
Looking for funny videos online? Here are some of the best types of videos you’ll find to make you guffaw, even if you are in the worst of moods.
Image via Flickr by Tobyotter
Best reason to have kids, by far, is for a source of entertainment. If you don’t have any, don’t worry — there are plenty of kids you can borrow from nieces and nephews to your cousin’s kids. Just keep the camera rolling because you don’t know when these kids are gonna do stuff to crack you up.
Funny kid videos usually fall into a few categories. There are the ones about kids who think they’re funny, kids who make you laugh because they’re …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | August 7, 2013
With the rise in social media use, many people are looking for ways to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and opinions with others in the world. Some like to connect with like-minded individuals, while others enjoy debating with people who are on the opposite side. Even if you are not actively involved in such issues, you may appreciate the option to get involved in a cause from your smartphone.
One of the most popular tools to share and learn information is Twitter. This social media platform boomed over the past six years, registering more than 500 million users. There is at least one Twitter app available in every application store, so smartphone users can share their thoughts (in 140 characters) …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | July 25, 2013
It’s never been easier to make and record music — today’s technology allows virtually anyone to become a professional-sounding musician. There is everything from “smart” instruments to tablets with apps that can alter your music. The National Association of Music Merchants holds a conference each year where it releases new gadgets to musicians all over the world. Take a look at eight of the most awesome devices you’ll see in 2013.
Image via Flickr by Podknox
Entry-Level Keyboard that Teaches Piano Lessons
The most common instrument, by far, is the piano. However, it’s also the least portable. That’s where the keyboard comes to the rescue. There are several to choose from that range from foldable to heavy-duty. The …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | July 2, 2013
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Keyboarding is an important skill in today’s world of computers and tiny smartphone key pads. From work functions to school assignments, people are texting and typing all day long. Read this infographic to learn more about the device you take for granted known as the keyboard, and find out where it came from.
Discover the timeline of keyboard innovation, from the early days of Henry Mill in 17th century Britain to the modern ages of QWERTY keyboard computers and laser keyboards for tablets. Find out why Christopher Latham Sholes is a household name among typography students, and what he did for modern computing and texting on devices purchased with T-Mobile cell phone plans and the like.