Welcome to Living The Digital Dream!
My name is Jared Bendis and since 2011 I have had the pleasure and privilege of being the on-air “tech guru” for the radio show “The Sound of Applause” (formerly Around Noon) and Mike McIntyre‘s “The Sound of Ideas“on WCPN, the TV show “Applause” on WVIZ, and other assorted local news channels that have me on to chat about this or that. This website contains an archive of these appearances as well as links to topics and articles references on the shows and in-depths products interviews of products mentioned on them.
I do have a day job as the Creative New Media Officer at Case Western Reserve University. I teach workshops on new media and new technologies and courses in Instructional Technology, Multimedia, Living in the Digital Age, Virtual Reality and I also teach Game Design at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
In addition to my day job (and writing technology reviews and appearing on Radio and TV on technology related topics) I co-own an app development firm (Lemming Labs Limited) a media publishing firm (ATBOSH Media Limited), am a Cultural Film Maker (From Castle to Castle Films) and also a working Artist (JaredJared). Please visit my other websites for more information.
Disclosures: The products I review have been either lent to me, I have purchased myself, or have been given to me (and sometimes you really want to just give it back).
I purchase a lot of tech for both my job and for personal use – if I am given an item (or a discount on an item) my review takes into careful consideration if I would purchase it myself. (I like free stuff but I am not swayed by it – good is good and bad is bad – bad free stuff still sucks).
My reviews are sincere and my time is valuable to me – I mostly review items I find interesting. I’m not looking to trash an item – if I am not interested I usually just pass.
Lastly, many posts contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on them. To me this is the least obtrusive form of advertising for my site.