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Are you tired of doing product research? Are you against Consumer Reports membership fees? Did other great websites like The Wirecutter or The Sweethome miss something you need? Eciov’s product experts offer well-researched recommendations for the products you want. We spend an unreasonable amount of time researching every item we recommend. We’ll never recommend anything we don’t love, own, and use on a regular basis.

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1 02, 2015

Best Flash Drive for Most People – Updated 2017

By |February 1st, 2015|Categories: Featured, Recommendations, Tech, Technology|

Since I work with computers all day, its important for me to have the best flash drive to quickly access the files I need while I'm mobile. I typically prefer cloud-based data storage, but having a fast and reliable flash drive in my bag proves useful quite often. Whether I'm helping a client transfer data or troubleshooting a server, I can never underestimate the power of a flash drive. We actually have several different recommendations for the best flash drive to help address the various needs [...]

27 12, 2011

The Help, Computers & Sci-Fi Phenomena

By |December 27th, 2011|Categories: Articles, Books, Movies, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

My wife and I just finished watching 'The Help' this evening... and through a mixture of other events, I couldn't help but correlate the story with our current revolution: technology.  While it was a heartwarming movie that I'd recommend watching, that's not the focus of this article.  Let's throw a little Sci-Fi into the mix and see what happens. While it may seem petty at the moment, if our technological abilities keep doubling themselves every two years (read about Moore's Law), we could pote [...]

22 12, 2011

Xenocide & Children of the Mind book reviews

By |December 22nd, 2011|Categories: Articles, Books|Tags: , , , , , , |

I finally realized that "Speaker for the Dead," "Xenocide," and "Children of the Mind" were all a continuous story (at least in my head).  Obviously, they're not the same physical book... but Orson Scott Card continues the story from Speaker for the Dead through Xenocide and concludes it with Children of the Mind.  A lessor author could have crammed it into a single book.  Thankfully, we can read three.  OSC indicates that Speaker for the Dead is a separate book, but I'd encourage you to read al [...]

26 09, 2011

Speaker for the Dead

By |September 26th, 2011|Categories: Articles, Books|

Honestly, if you can get past the overwhelming, religious archetypes in this book... you may be surprised by the delicately crafted undertones of sacrifice, love and truth.  In Orson Scott Card's second book of the Ender's Game series, he allows very little humor and ample reflection for the most serious situations. Speaker for the Dead dives into the post-Xenocide mind of Andrew "Ender" Wiggen who has taken the title role.  Speakers, by definition, give unadulterated accounts of a person, race [...]

21 09, 2011

Ender’s Game

By |September 21st, 2011|Categories: Articles, Books|

If you're looking for a great science fiction book that will keep you guessing until the end, allow me to recommend Ender's Game.  If you've read it before, read it again.  If you've never read it, pick up the whole "Ender Quartet" boxset at your local Barnes & Noble... 0r do as you please and grab it wherever including Amazon or your local library. Written by Orson Scott Card, I found myself immersed into the life of Andrew "Ender" Wiggin as he grows into the most powerful military leader o [...]