Is the Canon 80D digital camera worth buying for $1,349?

A little over a month from now, I will be vlogging daily. (Stay tuned here for an announcement).

And while I am a good storyteller, my video efforts are average.

Yet my videos will look as if they were shot by professionals in the moviemaking business.

And I have no film crew – everything is shot by me.

So how will I pull it off?

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Learn how electricity is made with rechargeable batteries

The secret ingredient in a lot of rechargeable batteries is a substance called Lithium carbonate.

Here in the States, Lithium carbonate is mined in a small town in Nevada by Western Lithium.

This documentary shows how Lithium carbonate is used to make rechargeable batteries:

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Why Luddites might be making a big comeback in the USA?

The definition of a Luddite is a person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology.

Luddites protested against machinery back in the 19th century.

Most say it is impossible to exist these days as a modern Luddite…

Gary Vanyerchuk thinks so.

But is this really true?

John Adams and I talk about the pros and cons of today’s technologies – take a listen:

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Regressing and technology: are screens a fountain of youth?

The definition of regressing is the return to a former or less developed state.

In simple speak, those that regress remain childlike as they age.

In fact, it is not uncommon to see senior citizens holding on to their childhood.

Most times, traumatic events trigger regression.

But modern technology is the new normal for regressing.

Examples of regressive behavior can be as harmless as sucking a pen…

Or it can be as extreme as wetting a bed (after years of not doing so).

These days, most addicted to their smartphones cannot have a simple human-to-human conversation.

Robert Lego and I talk through the pitfalls of modern regression – take a listen:

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Watch: biggest tunnel boring machine in the world (video)

“Big Bertha” was named after one of Seattle’s early mayors.

The $80 million drill is 326 feet long, five stories tall and weighs 6,700 tons.

It moves forward at 35 feet a day.

It cleans up after itself – carrying rock and dirt out on a conveyor belt.

Finally, it installs concrete panels – building the walls as it goes… leaving a finished tunnel behind.

Check this out:

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