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Poképotential

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 29th, 2016

by Ben Haugmo

By now, we’ve all most likely heard about Pokémon Go, the mobile spin-off of Nintendo’s hit franchise, that is seeing players venture out of their homes and into the wild frontier of an augmented reality thriving with the ever-elusive pocket monster.

The game has overcome the hiccups of its initial launch to become a huge success, but it is yet to be seen if Pokémon Go will have permanent staying power. The outlook seems optimistic, with promises of server fixes, new…

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​Printing by the numbers

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 27th, 2016

By Chuck Solly

Space prohibits me from doing a full-blown comparison of computer printers. There are many kinds and features, but what I can do is point you to a type of printer based on your printer needs.

Inkjet and laser printers have been joined recently by a new type: 3D printers.

We'll start with the inkjet printers. They are by far, the cheapest printer type. I have seen them on sale over the holidays for $50.00. These printers are meant for intermittent use or probably less than 1…

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HPR exclusive: Jude Montague interview

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 27th, 2016

By Jacinta Macheel Zens

Jude Cowan Montague is a London-based artist with a mind-boggling amount of creative endeavors and a list of accomplishments and degrees to make the staunchest of academics take note. She is a multimedia visual and musical artist, worked as an archivist for the Reuters Television Archive, has a PhD in Film Studies, an MA in printmaking, is a published poet, and has a radio show on London’s Art and Music independent arts radio station, Resonance FM.

HPR was able…

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​Xccelerate at TEDx Fargo

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 20th, 2016

Many of us are familiar with TED conferences or ‘TED Talks’, the global conferences that bring together a wide variety of speakers from different disciplines to talk about subjects ranging from business to culture and society. Perhaps you have watched any number of their published talks online or your supervisor at work has invited your colleagues and you to one of the conferences as a team-building exercise.

Whether you are a regular attendee at these events or just happen to be…

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​Your Ebay business/hobby

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 20th, 2016

By Chuck Solly

There are many opinions about Ebay. If you talk to 100 people about buying or selling on Ebay you will get 100 different stories.

Trustpilot.com is a web site that allows everyone to express their opinions about any web site. They have most of those stories. Since Ebay is all over the world, many of these stories are from Europe with the USA stories mixed in.

Most of the questions I get from others are whether or not they should use Ebay. Some folks want to buy, others…

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​In the name of the moon

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 13th, 2016

By Ben Haugmo

In the world of Innistrad, the state of affairs has always been grim. Human settlements struggle to hold back an ever-present darkness in the form of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, ghouls, and demons. The only hope against these supernatural threats has been Innistrad’s guardian, the archangel Avacyn. At least things couldn’t be any worse, right? Out of the frying pan…

This week marks the prerelease for the Magic: The Gathering trading card game’s new set, Eldritch…

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​America’s team: amputee soldiers push limits of life without a limb

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 13th, 2016

HPR caught up with Dennis Wince, the Executive Director of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST), to talk about the team’s mission and busy schedule.

The WWAST is a public charity with a mission to inspire and educate others while enhancing the health and welfare of Wounded Warrior Amputees. The team of veterans and active duty soldiers travels across the country as competitive athletes, playing against able-bodied teams in exhibition and competition. In June the team…

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​The Force is Strong

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 13th, 2016

John Strong has been acquiring oddities for his sideshow since the age of 11. He now owns over 600 oddities, including pickled punks (preserved specimens), live attractions such as a two-headed cow, vintage sideshow memorabilia, and much much more.

Strong is not only a keeper of curiosities, but a seasoned performer as well. In 1992 he made his way from the big top to the big screen as a fire breather and sword swallower in “Batman Returns”. He has also taught celebrities such as…

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​Trolling for information

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 13th, 2016

By Chuck Solly

How much information can you consume? Does your brain fill up very quickly? The internet search engines (used properly) will certainly fill up your brain. So what is a guy/girl to do?

Use your time, brainpower and search engines wisely. I have a digital clock on my computer screen and I keep track of the time I spend on a project. Staring at a computer screen for a few hours will make your eyes sting. Get up, move around, get some food or water. The Internet will be there…

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​Are we keeping up with technology?

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 7th, 2016

By Chuck Solly

I am very happy to join you and tell you about many tech subjects near and dear to my heart and hopefully yours.

HPR wants me to keep you up to date and share my opinions about computers, hardware, software and the Internet community in general. So stick around and let's see if we can unravel some of the hard things and some of the newest WOW! projects on the Internet.

This week let's take a look at what seniors have been doing with computers and the Internet. Are we…

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