Flowers, trinkets, Kindles or another e-book reader, a lovely dinner – these are all nice Mother’s Day gifts. Do you know what isn’t? Giving Mom a smartphone or tablet and sticking them with the bill. Right before every major holiday season, many mobile phone carriers pitch ads that encourage the gifting of cell phones and […]
Last week I ordered an Amazon.com Kindle e-book reader for myself, and I have to say, I’m really liking it. I have been holding out for an Android tablet, but after checking one out in-store, I realized I needed a smaller, lighter, and glare-free device with far better battery life. I ultimately ordered the wi-fi […]
Like many others, I have been eagerly anticipating Intel’s release of their new 510 series solid state drives (SSD). These drives were expected to offer next-generation performance, a good reason for those of us wanting to upgrade from a hard disk drive to wait a bit.
Here’s a video of a very enthusiast kid giving a 6-minute introductory presentation about 3D printers, mainly focusing on the MakerBot.
After years of AT&T exclusivity, Apple iPhones are finally available for Verizon Wireless customers. Preorders for existing customers start today with phones available for new customer purchases starting in a week. Early reviews report that the VZ iPhone offers better call signal quality than AT&T’s version but lags a bit behind in download speeds. Since the […]
That’s right, Google Goggles can now solve Sudoku puzzles in a matter of seconds. Simply run the updated program from your Android or iPhone smartphone, snap a photo of the puzzle, and watch as Skynet Googles Goggles helps you cheat.
The tablet wars of 2011 are about to begin. At CES 2011, a few new tablet computers have already been announced, but Motorola’s Xoom tablet is turning the most heads. The Xoom features a dual-core processor, 1 GB of ram, a 1280 x 800 10.1″ touch screen, forward facing and rear video cameras, and it promises […]
This week I decided to add a home theater computer in my living room for DVR (digital video recording) use. I’ve had one running in the bedroom for about 5 years now, and it’s due for an upgrade as well. The two computers will mostly be used to record TV shows for future viewing. Following is […]
Save $10 off $50+ orders of Victorinox Swiss Army Knives on Amazon. The sale will last “for a limited time” so we don’t know when it will expire. The discount should automatically appear in your shopping cart. This instant rebate promo comes around every now and then. I had been planning to order a few of […]
Everyone seems to be talking about this pie maker this week, and I can see why! The Breville Pie Maker can be used to bake up to four personal-sized pies. That’s enough for either me, or four normal people. I want one. Think about it – meat pies, fruit pies, veggie pies… A few years ago I used […]
Even with optical and image stabilization capabilities built into compact digital point & shoot cameras and many SLR lenses these days, there are times when it just isn’t enough. Can you hand-hold a P&S camera – or any camera for that matter, stead for 5 seconds as you try to photograph fireworks? I don’t think so. When travelling, […]
Over at Amazon, they’re slashing prices on Canon cameras like it’s nobody’s business. A little while ago I saw a price-drop on the Canon S95 from $400 to $386. Now, it looks like there’s an additional $50 coupon as well. Then, for kicks I checked out the 60D dSLR that I ordered earlier, and there was […]
Black & Decker’s PlantSmart system is a digital sensor that you plant in the ground where you intend to grow some plants. The PlantSmart will then analyze the growing conditions of the soil, measuring things like temperature, moisture content and sunlight conditions. It can even measure the nutrients in your soil to determine which fertilizer will […]
If you want to take magnified photographs with a digital camera, you’re out of luck. Macro settings and lenses can only take you so far. For greater detail of very small objects, you’re going to need a digital microscope. Ordinary optical microscopes are fairly expensive, and those with digital cameras are even moreso, but there’s a growing […]
Striker’s magnetic LED light mine may not look like much, but it’s a decent little LED light. Once its novelty wears off (and it will), the Striker mine is still a rather innovative aimable LED accent light. While not really bright enough to be considered a worklight, it’s suitable for light duty lighting tasks. You can finder the […]