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Julio Ojeda-Zapata
Works at The St. Paul Pioneer Press
Attended Colegio Espíritu Santo in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn.; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in St. Paul, MN
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For the love of Vulcan, let's get this Spock-doc campaign funded already. So close.
Adam Nimoy is raising funds for "For the Love of Spock" - A Documentary Film on Kickstarter! FINAL DAYS to make Adam & Leonard Nimoy's plan to create a Spock Doc a reality! Watch the video, share the vision & pledge TODAY!
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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 now has more power for the money. Worth a look (nice PC).
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From my tech blog: See how area high-school teacher preps for Blue Angels flight.
Area teacher preps for Blue Angels. Capture. See how a Moorhead high-school-physics teacher prepped for a flight with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. This news video features A.C.E.S. (short for Air Combat Entertainment Simulations), that cool Mall of America flight-simulator place I have written ...
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Target-logo sighting in this funny video about Steve Ballmer and L.A. Clippers logos.
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"Minnesota was one of the turning points in the march to marriage equality."
"People are getting married today because of what we did in Minnesota ... I couldn’t be prouder to be a Minnesotan today. I couldn’t be prouder to be an American, a gay American today.” -Richard Carlbom
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Have you checked out the  tech-thriller "Mr. Robot" television show? It is really good.
The pilot for the new hacker drama Mr. Robot was officially posted online a month ahead of the TV series premiere (which was last night on USA) and netizens have spoken: Mr. Robot is so popular, the cable network ordered season 2 before the first episode had hit airwaves.
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Minnesota Historical Society's Minnesota History magazine now has a companion app.
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The Twin Cities has placed second in a recent ranking of "10 surprising tech hubs."
When you’re looking at moving to another city, one of the things you typically put high on your checklist is the job market. After all, it’s a pretty good bet that you need a paycheck to cover the mortgage or rent. If you’ve scouted the landscape for tech jobs, you’ve undoubtedly come across places like …
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Haha! Surprising?  The Twin Cities has been a world-class tech hub for decades.
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Minnesota's Pad & Quill bag maker featured in Fast Company article on durable bear.
Some companies are fighting our throwaway culture, but making a product that lasts isn't so simple.
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Crowdfunding campaign for Spockumentary is SO close as the deadline looms.
Adam Nimoy is raising funds for "For the Love of Spock" - A Documentary Film on Kickstarter! FINAL DAYS to make Adam & Leonard Nimoy's plan to create a Spock Doc a reality! Watch the video, share the vision & pledge TODAY!
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Sway, a Microsoft Office app I use a lot, is now on iPad (and, soon, on Windows 10).
Sway Preview began by ensuring that anybody could create and share polished, interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more by using Sway’s rich web experience in any modern browser. Today we’re excited to share more news and a roadmap for Sway native apps on more platforms and devices.
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By yours truly for TidBITS: Comparing Apple's iPhone dock to third-party alternatives.
Users of current-model iPhones finally have an Apple dock that also works with older iPhones, even those protected by cases. How does the iPhone Lightning Dock stack up to third-party cradles?
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    consumer-technology reporter and blogger, present
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Tech writer. Nerd. Boricua. Cover picture by Steve Borsch.
Introduction

I’ve had a lifelong fascination with technology, and I’ve been a journalist all my life — starting with my cute little articles for my grade-school newspaper, “La Flama,” in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

So, in a way, I’m one of the luckiest persons alive: I work as a technology journalist.

Today, I cover consumer technology for for TwinCities.com, a MediaNews Group and Digital First Media property, and its St. Paul Pioneer Press dead-tree counterpart.

I report on a wide range of tech topics, post often to my tech blog, and slap together tech videos from time to time (when I’m not in one).

I also write books on occasion.

My third, recently released book, The Mobile Writer, is aimed at those who want to be productive on mobile devices (such as iPads and Android tablets) but don’t know how to get started. The book is a tech-gear and how-to guide for those wanting to get real writing done on ultraportable computing gadgets, but confused about their many hardware and software options.

Buy The Mobile Writer  here.

I’m also the author of iPad Means Business and Twitter Means Business. A fourth, coffee-themed book is in the planning stages.

I’m active on TwitterGoogle+ and Facebook, among other social networks.

I make frequent appearances on local and national TV-news broadcasts, radio programs and technology podcasts. This blog has archived video or audio of most such media appearances.

I speak with some regularity about journalism, technology and social media (and how the three intersect). A number of such engagements are archived here in video or audio form.

I’m a nerd (in the sci-fi-fanatic and tech-enthusiast senses of the word). I love to merengue, make sushi and brew that perfect cup of café (watch me rave about my favorite coffeemaker).

A native of Quito, Ecuador, I spent most of my childhood in San Juan and wear the “boricua” badge with pride.

I live with my wife and son in St. Paul, Minn., where I sometimes grumble about the non-tropical climate but love to strap on a snowboard.

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  • Colegio Espíritu Santo in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn.; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Tata (what my wife and son call me), Bombi (high-school nickname), Julio (pronounced "JULE-ee-oh" instead of the usual "HOO-lee-oh; nickname on my mother's side of the family), July (nickname on my father's side of the family)
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A woman visiting Okunoshima Island in Japan was recently bun-rushed by a stampede of hungry rabbits. You can tell from her laughter (and the

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The Big Bang Theory Video - The Cooper Extraction - CBS.com
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While Sheldon is away in Texas, everyone gathers to decorate the apartment Christmas tree, and they each realize how much he has changed the

Rapidly “Wind” Your Cables for Tangle-Free Headphones
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We already have the definitive guide to wrapping headphones, but it seems that Orlando-based Property Manager Corey Van Dyke has a tangle-fr

Wolverton: Small changes make a big difference with the iPad Air
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The iPad Air is more enjoyable to use than its predecessor, thanks to being much thinner, narrower and lighter.

Sir Patrick Stewart Celebrates Halloween as a Lobster in a Bathtub
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Sir Patrick Stewart tweeted out this wonderful photo of him celebrating Halloween dressed as a lobster in a bathtub. photo via Sir Patrick S

Tweetbot 3 for iPhone can RT to a different account
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If you long-press on the retweet button in the new Tweetbot 3 for iPhone, you can retweet that tweet to any other account in Tweetbot. A lis

Victory! The FAA Won't Make You Shut Off Your Electronics Anymore
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After years of will they or won't they, the US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finally given permis

Sprint's LTE network now covers all five NYC boroughs plus 45 additional...
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Sprint may have taken a backseat lately to John Legere and his unorthodox UnCarrier ways, but the Now Network's, once again, moving fast to

Get out of your KFC rut. Pollo Campero, a fast-food chain of Guatemalan origin, serves divine grilled chicken along with to-die-for empanadas, tasty beans, awesome yucca fries (that could make you forget all about the potato variants) and fried plantains. I eat here a lot with my family and the staff knows and pampers us now ... but you'll be treated well, too. You won't have your food brought to your table at KFC. Oh, Campero has fried chicken, too. It's good, but the grilled chicken is better. You may disagree. Check it out and see! You may never again go to KFC.
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reviewed a year ago
Two bites into her rama spinach peanut curry, my wife reacted badly to something in the dish and almost coughed up a lung. I sent the dish back, explaining that my wife was in distress, and asked for something else on the menu. Management refused to provide a replacement dish and insisted on charging us for the mostly uneaten plate. We refused to pay for it, paid for the rest of the bill (no tip) and left. We will never eat there again.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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