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Bitcoin Just passed $16,000. Here's Why It's On Its Way To At Least $100,000 And Why You Need To Buy Some Now.

1. Goldman Sachs has been hiring 'Blockchain' and 'Crypto' Experts and is widely rumored to be working on a 'crypto exchange' that will open sometime in mid-2018.

2. Morgan Stanley has backtracked from its previous skepticism and is now calling Bitcoin 'Digital Gold', saying cryptocurrencies are a new asset class

3. Futures Trading has been approved by both CME, the world's largest options exchange as well as the (CBOE) Chicago Board Options Exchanges.

4. Japan has ruled that Bitcoin is a legal currency and futures trading is being planned for the Tokyo Financial Exchange.

5. Amazon is rumored to be considering accepting Bitcoin as payment for its products, following competitor Overstock.com which already accepts Bitcoin as well as Square, which enables users to pay with Bitcoin.

6. Bitcoin adoption has reached 'critical mass' with the general public and many mainstream institutions accepting it as 'legit'. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ETFs are now being offered and mainstream publications such as Forbes, Fortune and Time are featuring cover stories on it.

7. The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry is experiencing tremendous job growth and features higher pay and better benefits than comparable positions in other industries

8. There will only ever be 21 million Bitcoins.  The Bitcoin protocol doesn't allow for any more.  Overwhelming demand meeting this very limited supply is causing and will continue to cause the price of Bitcoin to explode.  Some are forecasting it could hit $100,000 and world famous investors are predicting it will go even higher such as Mark Yusko ($400,000) and John McAfee and James Altucher ($1,000,000) within 5 years.

9. Tom Lee of Fundstrat advisors says - If bitcoin captures "5 percent of just the gold market, it's $25,000," Lee added. "But 5 percent seems like an awfully small number. Let's say it's 10 or 15. Then bitcoin could easily be in the $100,000 range."  We think this is on the low end. 

10. Bitcoin allows you to be in control of your wealth.  Instead of putting it in savings or checking accounts, allowing bankers to then use your money to make high risk investments that WE have to bail them out of (like in 2008) when they don't work out, owning Bitcoin allows you to keep possession of your wealth without the risk of someone else's decisions.  And by its very nature Bitcoin is a deflationary currency rather than inflationary.  This means it will GAIN value as time goes on rather than LOSE value like the US dollar where the Fed can print as much as it wants deflating the price.  Bitcoin is a better option for your savings.

Coinbase, the largest and most trusted Bitcoin exchange has added well over 100,000 new accounts in the past 30 days alone due to the exploding value of Bitcoin.   This is something you don't want to miss out on.

The time to buy Bitcoin is NOW.  You don't have to buy an entire Bitcoin.  Even a hundred dollars worth could be worth a nice chunk of cash if Bitcoin keeps increasing in value dramatically.   

Coinbase is the world's most popular Bitcoin account and easiest way to buy Bitcoin, especially in the beginning.  Do it now and get $10 in Free Bitcoin when opening an account using the referral link below.




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New Member Introductions / Re: Given Up On Nokia Lumia 920
« on: August 25, 2017, 07:55:09 PM »
I was wondering how that phone was.  I had one of the old Nokia brick phones decades ago.  Was looking at Nokia hoping they could make a comeback.  What kind of problems did you have with it?

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(Hint, it's much more than just digital money)

Up until a few months ago, like a lot of people I'd heard of 'Bitcoin' and 'cryptocurrency' but frankly while it seemed mildly interesting, I didn't feel any overwhelming urge to figure out how to get some or use it.  It sounded like a less secure, new fangled, roundabout way of paying for things 'electronically' and since so few places accept them for payment vs. the dollar...I didn't see the point. Why bother, right?

Wrong. Boy was I wrong. Because what I didn't understand...and most of you reading this probably don't either...is that many of these new 'cryptocurrencies' that we see in the news are not 'currencies' at all...they are actually a new technology utilizing a structure called the blockchain that are creating the next version of the internet, an internet 3.0 right now...and the vast majority of people have no idea this is going on.  How is that you ask?  Because many of these digital 'coins' are actually more like programming languages that let you build decentralized applications.  What the heck is that you ask?  Let me explain.

Let's say you want to buy a product off of Ebay, or Amazon like a pair of shoes.  Or perhaps you want to rent a room for a weekend through Airbnb, or get a car ride to the airport through Uber.  All of these businesses utilize a middleman that you have to pay a fee to for their service.  Think about it. You buy something from Ebay or Amazon and they take their little cut out of the seller's gross.  You book a room through airbnb or a car from uber and again...they take a little cut out of the seller's piece or charge a fee to the buyer...either way there's a middleman.

But what if you could get rid of the middle man?  What if there was some kind of company that did each of these things...sold goods..rented homes...drove you around....and there was no middle man?   What if transactions were peer to peer...you to the seller direct...without the middle man's fee?  Well that is exactly what the blockchain allows programmers to do.  Create decentralized applications, businesses, markets, etc.  It does this by utilizing the blockchain as a way of keeping everyone honest.  How?  Well, this video does a nice job of explaining it. 

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6WG7D47tGb0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/6WG7D47tGb0</a>

But the important thing to realize is that what we are looking at here is basically the dawn of a brand new internet.  Just like in 1992-94 nobody could have predicted that Amazon or Uber or Facebook or Google could become the behemoths we see today.  Twenty years from now people are going to look back and say the same thing about decentralized, blockchain based companies that will be just as big...or bigger.

It's very likely we'll have decentralized search engines without advertising, we'll have decentralized selling with brand new 'amazons' or 'ebays'. We'll have decentralized banking without the bank taking fees and we'll have virtually every kind of business you can imagine from insurance to education to manufacturing to distribution and it will be done through decentralized applications and companies that basically 'live' on the internet and don't require a middle man taking a fee.

Once you understand this concept the next thing to understand is that the cryptocurrencies that we see today...and the new ones being introduced...are all representative of different kinds of decentralized  businesses and these digital 'coins' are being used to fund the development of these businesses. Now there are some like Bitcoin and Litecoin that are still just digital money.   But others like Ethereum, Golem, Stratis, EOS, Factom and others each represent a new type of decentralized company or platform that are part of this new internet 3.0.  And in order to use any of these companies or platforms you'll have to know how to use these new 'digital currencies'.

Some of these new kinds of decentralized companies are already in operation.  For instance http://steemit.com is a hybrid of reddit and facebook where you use Steem coins as a way of rewarding content.  Instead of Zuckerberg and staff at FB choosing what to show you...it's more democratic and the use of Steem coin rewards content makers.

So how do I begin getting into this world?  What's the first baby step I can take? Open a Coinbase account.   

Coinbase is the oldest and most reliable and safe of the online wallets to start buying your first digital 'coins' with.  You can buy a bit of Bitcoin or Ethereum or Litecoin...the three coins they currently support...and begin to learn how to use them.   For example, you can purchase some 'Steem' at Steemit.com by opening an account there and sending some Bitcoin to yourself from Coinbase to Steemit.  Then you'll convert that Bitcoin to Steem to use.

As you become more comfortable with these currencies you might want to open a trading account on a site like Poloniex...which just like a stockmarket trading site allows you to buy, sell or just watch all kinds of digital coins and see their values fluctuate just like a stock.

But frankly the very first step you should take, just so you can get started and start to explore is to open a Coinbase account.

Right now Coinbase has a promotion where they're offering $10 in free Bitcoin to you* if you open an account with just $100, which is exactly what I did to start.  Then you can start playing with it. 

Want to learn even more and become a cryptocurrency expert?  Start reading sites like Cointelegraph.com and Coindesk.com and TheMerkle.com to learn more about all these new currencies and what they do. 

Look, I know it seems intimidating at first.  But trust me, this is not just the future of money, it's the future of the internet being built right in front of our eyes.  This is an amazing opportunity.  Don't miss out like you did the last time.  Just think how many times you've told yourself 'if i had just invested in Facebook or Netflix or Amazon back in 199x...well this is your next chance...because the next version of the internet...the decentralized internet is happening right now, today.  Open your Coinbase account and take your first step into that world today.  You'll thank me later.





*I'll also get a referral bonus but you get your $10 in free Bitcoin and it's the place I recommend to start on your journey to learn about this brand new internet 3.0

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Anyone using a custom ROM on their Moto G?  What do you like about it compared to stock Android?

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Moto G (2015) Accessories / What case do you use on your Moto G?
« on: January 05, 2016, 03:17:08 AM »
Curious as to which cases people are using for their Moto G and what the positives and negatives are?

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Moto G (2015) General Discussions / Best price for Moto G
« on: January 05, 2016, 03:16:20 AM »
Any suggestions on where the best price for the Moto G is?

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Is there any way to get manual controls such as ISO, shutter speed, and white balance on the Moto G?  Can the Android camera app be replaced or is there an app that does this?

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Moto G Help / Re: How do I transfer audio from my PC to a MOTO G?
« on: January 04, 2016, 08:34:27 PM »
Make sure you put it in your download folder or music (depending on where you put it)

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/aoJWrfw6AMg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/aoJWrfw6AMg</a>

Erica Griffin, the self proclaimed 'technology nerd that likes to film stuff' takes a look at the 3rd generation Moto G.  She notes that every year it seems that Motorola keeps making the Moto G better and more substantial, despite keeping the price point really low.  The Moto G jumps up a bit in size this year to a full 5 inches and the build quality is solid.  Despite losing one speaker and thus going mono this year, the phone sports a more powerful processor and has very snappy and responsive performance and runs Android 5.1 lollipop.   Like past Moto Gs there's a few cool tricks available such as some of the motion features like shaking the phone to turn the light on or twist for to turn the camera on and the ability to see notifications from the screen with just a touch.  Overall a great job done with this year's Moto G, especially at the low $179/$219 8GB/16GB price points.  As usual Erica goes into much greater detail so take a look at the video above and let us know what you think, then head to the Amazon link below to pick yours up.



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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/g0Nb_k6CUU8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/g0Nb_k6CUU8</a>

Lisa From Mobile Tech Review spent some time with Motorola's latest Moto G phone, it's 3rd generation and sees if it lives up the bang for the buck we've come to expect from the company's mid-range budget handset.  This time powered by a quad core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU with Adreno 306 graphics and with a 5 inch 720p IPS display (720 x 1280).  Other features include single band wifi, bluetooth and a 2470 mAh battery.  As in past years the back is interchangeable which allows you to customize the look of your device.  Pricing is only $179 for 1gig of ram and 8GB of storage or for $219 that doubles to 2gigs and 16GB.  The cameras are pretty good for its price range with a 13mp shooter in the back and a 5mp in front.  Definitely a huge improvement over past generations.  Take a look at the video above and then let us know what you think in the comments below.  Also, shoot on over to Amazon to buy yours if you haven't already at the link below.



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There's not one, but two Chromecast promotions going on right now that when combined end up being quite a deal.  First off, Google is offering any new Chromecast or Chromecast Audio buyer $20 in free Google Play Credit to use for your choice of music, movies or apps.   This offer is good for all new Chromecast purchases as long as they are activated by January 2nd, 2016.  But that's not all.  BestBuy is also offering their own promotion.  You can save $5 on a single Chromecast (now $30 instead of $35) or $15 on two Chromecast or Chromecast Audios when bought together for just $55 for both.  If you consider in addition to this discount you factor in the $20 in Google Play credit you're in effect getting two Chromecasts for $35...the normal price of one.  The Google Play Credit is good no matter where you purchase your new Chromecast as long as it's activated by 1/2/2016.  We've included the link below to Best Buy's Chromecast page where you can get this deal.  Then, once your Chromecasts arrive simply set them up and navigate over to Google's Chromecast page to redeem for your free $20 in Google Play Credit!

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As we approach the holidays, many major retailers are holding their annual 'Cyber Week' deals and specials for online shoppers especially for anything related to technology but also for non-tech categories as well such as household items, clothes and more.  For those too busy to take advantage of the Black Friday sales of last week this is your 'next best' chance to order discounted gifts for the holiday season and take advantage of the sales to stock up or buy that item you've been waiting for.  We've included links below to some of the most well-known large 'Cyber Week' participants so use these links to check out the great deals and enjoy saving some cash!. 








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We want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of our forum members and their families.  As we all know starting tonight and through tomorrow (Black Friday) and the entire weekend is the busiest shopping days of the year.  All kinds of great deals, especially electronics such as Android phones and tablets, tvs, computers, home audio etc is on sale with most major stores online having blowout prices, the lowest of the year for many items.   We'd like to encourage members to utilize our affiliate links below to reach your favorite online store as a way to help support our site and keep it free.   We've provided links to some of the most popular sites including Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Walmart, Buydig, Newegg and Ebay.com.  Please click through to the following sites to see the great Black Friday and weekend deals for 2015.  Thank you and have a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone!







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'Cyber Monday' is typically known as the day Amazon and other tech retailers pull out all the stops to drop prices and get customers to empty their pockets.  This year, Amazon is starting their tech deals earlier than usual with some deals already appearing on the site over a week early.  We've provided a link below so you can browse all the Amazon tech deals and we'll be updating it daily all the all the way through Cyber Monday and throughout Cyber Week.  We'll be highlighting particularly cool deals for Moto G and Android lovers as we find them and if you discover one first please post a direct link and a comment in the comments section below.  Happy shopping everyone as holiday season approaches and we all start buying presents for both our loved ones...and ourselves. :)


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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9HDKRP4nzc0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/9HDKRP4nzc0</a>

MKBHD star Marques Brownlee gives a nice to the point 5 minute review of Motorola's 3rd generation budget smartphone, the Moto G.  Marques cuts right to the point...in all honesty although Motorola makes higher end phones it is really the Moto G that is the real flagship of the company because it outsells all the other models by a large margin.  The budget smartphone sector...has become big business and the 3rd generation Moto G hits all the right notes.  Find out why by watching the video review above.



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