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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


Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones

Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones

On Thursday, September 10, 2015, Bose® introduced its first noise-isolating in-ear headphones. The Bose SoundTrue® Ultra in-ear headphones join the current Bose SoundTrue product family and come two colors (Charcoal and Frost). Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones...

Kodi Playlist Download The 60’s and 70’s

Kodi Playlist Download The 60’s and 70’s

This week's Kodi Playlist Download is “The 60's and 70's.” I had thought our collection of decades playlists was complete (until 2020 makes an entrance). I was wrong – Our daughter was setting up to play some music to listen to while we cleaned. She asked, “It's nice...

LG Announces HDR Streaming On 2015 OLED 4K TVs

LG Announces HDR Streaming On 2015 OLED 4K TVs

On Thursday, September 3, 2015, LG Electronics announced the launch of High Dynamic Range (HDR) streaming on its 2015 LG OLED 4K TVs. The new features allows viewers to play back HDR content from both content partners and external sources. The first service to deliver...

Marantz SR6010 and SR7010 Network Receivers

Marantz SR6010 and SR7010 Network Receivers

On Thursday, September 3, 2015, Marantz® announced two new Network A/V Receivers with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® to its 2015 standard full-size home theater offerings. The Marantz SR6010 and SR7010 Network Receivers are paired with the latest in audio and video processing...

Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II

Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II

On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Bose® introduced the SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II. The new headphones feature 15 hours of battery life, multi-point for connecting up to two devices, quick pairing with NFC technology, seamless audio/video synching and...

3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat

3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat

On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Nest Labs, Inc. announced the 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat. The new thermostat features an updated design and new software. Also included are features from the 1st and 2nd generation Nest Thermostats. Like the 1st and 2nd...

Yamaha’s MusicCast System

Yamaha’s MusicCast System

On Thursday, August 20, 2015, Yamaha® introduced their new MusicCast system – A new way to bring music to every room over an existing Wi-Fi network. Controlled with an Android or iOS app, the system lets users browse content and play it back in any room of the home....

TP-LINK and Google’s OnHub

TP-LINK and Google’s OnHub

On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, TP-LINK® announced that they've collaborated with Google to design and build OnHub, a new Wi-Fi router. OnHub was built to keep up with the latest home router technology to help make Wi-Fi faster, more secure and...

Kodi Playlist Download The British Invasion

Kodi Playlist Download
The British Invasion

This week's Kodi Playlist Download is “The British Invasion.” In early 1964, Capitol released the record album, “Meet the Beatles,” to the U.S. While it wasn't the first album The Beatles had recorded, it was the album and particularly the...

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