Category: Opinion & Advice

Techno-Logic: Kindle Fire closest to being iPad killer

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade The tablet market is heating up with new devices like Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet. Both are sub-$300 tablets and take aim at a market controlled almost entirely by the iPad, Apple’s popular tablet device. At a glance, both tablets may seem underpowered compared …

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The Great Outdoors: Water off a duck’s back

Great Outdoors

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade My article last week was about the Federal Waterfowl Stamp and how it helps fund many of this country’s wetlands conservation efforts. I would surmise that wetlands should be wet – as in water. However, this year there have been wide variations of wet and dry areas. This …

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Nature Niche: Sea Urchin’s Pearly Whites

Nature Niche

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade Some of you may look at this photo and know right away what it is, and some of you may wonder what is that a mouth of? Look at those pearly whites. There are only five of them but they are strong and they are very white. It …

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Techno-Logic: Do you play iPhone games?

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade A long time ago, back in 2008, I remember hearing that Apple wanted to turn the iPhone into a gaming platform. At the time, the only cell phone that had even attempted such a thing was the Nokia N-Gage, which never quite took off. We had some reason …

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Nature Niche: Finding the Elusive Redknot

Nature Niche

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade We do a lot of birding on the Laguna Madre. We bird almost every day. We know birds individually and we see new ones all the time. This time of year we get to see and meet so many species that just use this area as a stopover. …

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Great Outdoors: The Stamp You Can’t Mail

Great Outdoors

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade It was only a short time ago when I was amongst a spread of full-bodied decoys, watching a flight of the large variety Canadian geese set their wings and begin floating into my spread. As I lay in my ground blind watching, the large birds flared, acquired altitude …

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Kayaking 101: Mirage Drive…

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade Hello to all, hope everyone had a great Halloween. I, for one, think I ate more candy than I gave out. Now, as far as Kayaking is concerned, the winds have been rough lately, and I know that most of the people out there don’t like to paddle …

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Techno-Logic: A Look At the Game Industry

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade Hey everyone! Hope you had an excellent Halloween! Next is Thanksgiving! Man, time flies. Last week I wrote about the season of threes. We have a handful of major games releasing: Uncharted 3, Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. Those are just the threes …

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Outdoor living: The stamp you can’t mail

By JIM FOSTER Special to the PRESS It was only a short time ago when I was amongst a spread of full-bodied decoys watching a flight of the large variety Canada geese set their wings and begin floating into my spread. As I lay in my ground blind watching, the large birds flared, acquired altitude …

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Kayaking 101: Kayak Spotlight: Hobie Revolution 11

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade To start, I’ve been on a bunch of different kayaks, so to have one really impress me is not an everyday thing, but the newest addition to the Hobie family is the Hobie Revolution 11, and this thing knocked my socks off, stable yet fast, length is 11’6”, …

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