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Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

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Steve Cooper is an applications software developer with over 30 years of experience. His specialty is database programming using C, C++ and SQL. His other business endeavors include building custom home media solutions. He particularly enjoys building solutions for smaller budgets and family-friendly rooms.

His interests include reading, music & movies, guitar and woodworking. He's a golfer with interests in sports that include Baseball (SF Giants), Football (SF 49ers), Hockey (San Jose Sharks), IndyCar racing (Tony Kanaan), NASCAR racing (Matt Kenseth) and NHRA drag racing (John Force).

steve@nextstepae.com


Articles by Steve


Yamaha TSX-B141 and TSX-B235 Compact Audio Systems

Yamaha TSX-B141 and TSX-B235 Compact Audio Systems

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Yamaha introduced two new audio systems. The Yamaha TSX-B141 and TSX-B235 compact audio systems deliver audio from a wide range of music sources, including smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth® streaming. They can also accept CDs, AM/FM...

Kodi 15.0 – Isengard

Kodi 15.0 – Isengard

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, the XBMC Foundation released the latest version of their amazing media center software, Kodi 15.0 – Isengard. This release also includes the official Kodi Android version that's now available in the Google Play Store. The Android version was...

Denon Announces New Partnership with SoundCloud

Denon Announces New Partnership with SoundCloud

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Denon® Electronics, announced a new partnership with SoundCloud. SoundCloud is a leading streaming audio platform that is now accessible on all products in the Denon HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Sound System. Through the HEOS app which is...

Nuvo Announces version 2.0 for Player Portfolio Software

Nuvo Announces version 2.0 for Player Portfolio Software

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Nuvo announced version 2.0 of it's software for it's Player Portfolio hybrid wired/wireless audio system. Along with other upgrades to the software, this new version includes the ability to stream from iHeartRadio. The new streaming source...

Friday’s Favorite Flix – Logan’s Run

Friday’s Favorite Flix – Logan’s Run

This week's Friday's Favorite Flix, “Logan's Run,” is an award-winning (Oscar for Special Achievement in Special Effects) 1976 film from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), producer Saul David and director Michael Anderson. It was the first film to make use of Laser Holography...

Kodi Playlist Download John, Paul, George & Ringo

Kodi Playlist Download
John, Paul, George & Ringo

Peace And Love – Today (July 7, 2015) is Ringo Starr's 75th birthday. In honor of his birthday, we built this week's Kodi Playlist Download – John, Paul, George & Ringo – Better known as “The Beatles.” Four of the most influential songwriters / musicians in...

Three New Marantz Network Receivers

Three New Marantz Network Receivers

On Wednesday, June 29, 2015, Marantz announced three new network A/V receivers. Two of the receivers, the NR1506 and NR1606 offer a Slim Design that's intended for those who are space-conscious. The third receiver, the SR5010 is a full-size chassis. All three of the...

Kodi Playlist Download Roy Orbison – The Big O

Kodi Playlist Download Roy Orbison – The Big O

This week's Kodi Playlist Download is “Roy Orbison.” To explain the title of this piece, “The Big O” was a nickname given to Orbison affectionately by an Australian DJ when he was touring that country in 1962. It was a nickname he had from that point forward. One of...

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