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James Hicks

James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

Budgee Robot Now Shipping

Budgee Robot

Consumers throughout the world are excitedly receiving the initial shipments of the world’s first robot designed to operate within the family home, work and play environments. Five Elements Robotics announces the official launch of Budgee the Friendly Robot that Follows You and Carries Your Things. The concept for Budgee was born in 2013 when the company created their first prototype …

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Daily Sacrifice Of “Priceless” Selfies Is A #firstworldproblem

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A recent consumer study commissioned by Western Digital Corp. and conducted by research firm Vanson Bourne found that having to choose which photo or video to delete to free up storage space, and then regretting doing so, is a bona fide #firstworldproblem. The study, from a survey of 5,000 consumers across the UK, France, Germany and the United States, analyzes …

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Star Wars-themed Google Cardboard viewers available exclusively at Verizon stores today

Star Wars VR Viewers

Fans who are counting down the hours until the December 18 premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens may want to visit a Verizon store very soon. That’s because starting on Wednesday, December 2, custom Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers featuring Star Wars-themed designs are available exclusively at select Verizon stores around the U.S. Using these viewers, fans can experience …

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Sacramento Kings and Frankly Inc. to Provide Chat Features to Team’s Website and Mobile App

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I’ve gotta show some love for the local team!!! The Sacramento Kings have just announced the addition of chat features to the NBA team’s website and mobile app available on iOS and Android. The team’s digital platforms will feature group chat rooms based on games, trending topics and more, where fans can discuss news that interests them and see real-time …

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Japanese Gamer Accidentally Burns House Down

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Kids – don’t play with fire! Especially while livestreaming and while smoking a cigarette and while playing with lighter fluid. Here’s the backstory Having filled a metal match box lighter with lighter fluid while he’s live-streaming on Twitch, this Japanese man strikes a match against the box, which immediately goes up in flames in his fingers. As he’s trying to …

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A Bun In The Oven…

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With the backstory that’s associated, THIS is probably the greatest pregnancy announcement I’ve seen in a long time. Happy day! This Pregnancy Announcement Caused A Dad-To-Be To Weep Uncontrollably (via BuzzFeed News) Posted by BuzzFeed on Thursday, October 1, 2015

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Tesla – 620 Miles On A Single Charge AND Fully Autonomous – DONE!

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Elon Musk sat down for an interview in Denmark on how sustainable transport will change the future and revealed a few developmental details about upcoming Tesla models. Musk said that the Tesla Model S will “break the 1,000 kilometer [just over 620 miles]” mark within “a year or two,” and “2017 for sure.” When asked about Tesla making a self-driving …

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