I saw a pretty ugly crash scene a few days ago in front of my building. A truck had ploughed into the front of a flat across the road, and there was a lot of police and emergency crew milling about. Thankfully no one was hurt, but when my boyfriend asked for my camera to take a photo, I hesitated.Read more
Of all the gadgets which I have ever reviewed, I think that the Litter-Robot would definitely win the title of most offbeat, but it was well worth doing. In late January, I unboxed the Litter-Robot, set it up, and then sat back to see whether Avah would accept this “spaceship” as her litter box.
It will have been two
I’m a big fan of ebooks. Unfortunately, they haven’t really lived up to their potential yet. As a fan – I’ve been watching the release of the Kindle closely. In some ways, it feels like it has to succeed if ebooks have any chance of becoming more than a niche market. I really want to buy a Kindle, but IRead more
The Nokia N95 8 GB model has started arriving in the United States. Several legitimate sites such as Dell or Amazon.com have the phone for about $ 640 – $750. How do you resist when you find a Nokia N95 8GB auction for a little over $400? Is the phone you just bought at auction for real? Follow the storyRead more
By that I mean are you buying it just to load Windows on it? After showing my dad the review unit I have he was completely sold, and today upgraded from his old Dell XPS M1210 to a brand new 1.6Ghz MacBook Air.
First thing I did to it for him was strip Mac OS X off completely (yeah, such
Have you ever needed to give your cell phone a little bit of juice to get through a call? Were you near a socket when you needed to do it? If not, then you might wish that you had carried the USB AAA Battery Charger with Torch from USB Fever with you. It’s now become something I never leave homeRead more
I’ve never given much thought to how important using a keyboard is. If one thinks about it, a proper keyboard should have a good tactile feel, minimize wrist and shoulder pain, and have some flexibility with the function keys.
I admit I’m not a touch typist, but I have mastered the hunt and peck style of typing and fully utilize
One of the first things that I appreciated about my iPhone – beyond the gorgeous touchscreen and all the other obvious convergent benefits, was that it was the first iPod available with an external speaker. Granted, it wasn’t a rockin’ sound system by any means, but it was certainly loud enough to enjoy without earphones in a quiet environment. IRead more
When I came across ZaReason, I was impressed. Selling machines that have Linux installed by default isn’t new, and many companies support only Linux now, but it’s ZaReason’s service and the communication I received all during the review process that impressed me the most. ZaReason cares about their customers and always puts them first, even over sending out review units,Read more
I’m a big fan of keeping my items in mint condition. Since youth, I’ve always have kept my LP collection in near perfect condition with slipcases and dust jackets. While I can’t stuff 11,000 albums on my iPod – they barely fit in my garage – I should keep the 11,000 songs on my iPod protected with a heavy-duty case.Read more
It’s been a long time, but I finally feel like I’m coming home! In the last few months I have had the pleasure of trying several fabulous devices from HTC, Nokia and Sony Ericsson but none of them could match my favourite form-factor: the one of the BlackJack. I love its thin design, excellent thumboard and beautiful screen. Combine thatRead more
In one of my recent blogs on the X800, I mentioned that I thought the unit E-TEN sent me was defective. It was. They sent me a replacement unit, and I have some interesting news regarding its battery life.
What a difference a new device makes!!
Yesterday we made a trip into New York City. Finding a (clean) bathroom when in the city can be a challenge. In January of 2008 the City of NY unveiled a fully automatic bathroom that cleans itself after each use. Well, I just had to check it out. And I made a YouTube video to show you the high andRead more
In today’s fast paced, spy vs. spy world, information is the most common currency. Protecting that information can mean the difference between wiping out an entire civilization and saving hundreds of millions of lives (not to mention getting the right kumquats at the grocery store). Until recently, information was stored on massive hard drives or servers, which took up entireRead more
Inside my house, there are 28 recessed lighting receptacles; if you count the garage apartment upstairs, there are another six, so let’s say 34 lights total. These receptacles are sized to take indoor floodlights, and they measure approximately 5 inches across and six inches deep; you could put a standard lightbulb inside one, but its light beam wouldn’t be properlyRead more
Your car speeds around the track, slamming against the wall as a yellow behemoth speeds up from behind. If you can just make it a few more feet, there is a power-up ahead. Inching closer, you can feel his bumper against yours, and that is when it happens. Paying attention to the car behind, you completely failed to the sharpRead more
A lot has been said this week about Walmart pulling the Everex gPC and Cloudbook from their stores. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has a interesting article on desktoplinux.com regarding his views.
What it boils down to is the people who typically shop at WalMart are probably not even capable of determining what OS their computer is running. All they know is
One of the first things people usually ask me when they find out that I have a daughter, is whether or not she likes gadgets as much as I do. For the longest time I had to answer “not really.”
I would actually squinch my nose up a little bit when I said that…as if the statement itself was slightly
“Range Rover Sport is a high-speed, performance-oriented luxury SUV,” Land Rover North America Executive Vice President Richard Beattie said. “As the best driver’s vehicle Land Rover has ever made, it is ideal for fast, comfortable long-distance driving and a fitting compliment to our award-winning Range Rover.”
When Apple introduced the MacBook Air is created quite a stir, a laptop that is incredibly thin without culling things you want like a fast CPU, big screen and good keyboard. A lot of people are saying that it is too big to be an ultra portable, but in my opinion the Air manages to be compact, without cutting outRead more
There’s more to the latest Evernote Software beta release than simplifying the process of taking notes. As all future software will, Evernote runs smoothly on three platforms: Web, Windows and MAC OS. But… as they say on TV – “that’s not all” – find out below how to and why you’ll want to download this very cool software.Read more
The first time I saw the Samsung i620 in the flesh was in the lobby of the Amsterdam Hilton last November. Derek Snyder had brought a white one to Mobius, and Vincent and I couldn’t wait to play with it! Vincent is one of those guys who always has a video camera glued to his hands, and before I knewRead more
This morning while browsing my favorite deal sites – Fatwallet.com and Slickdeals.net – I spotted a few messages about the Apple Store having a fresh stock of Refurbished laptops. These deals sell quickly – especially the 40% off discounts. Been thinking about getting a Mac but a little short on cash? Run to the the Apple Refurb Store now. PSRead more
Were you a Disney Kid? I sure was. I grew up watching reruns of the Mickey Mouse Club…the original series. I didn’t think twice about the fact that the show was already 20 years old, or that it was in black and white, because up until second grade our TV was black and white anyway. I can still remember theRead more
A couple of months back, I asked my LEGO friends Beetle and Maynard with their girlfriends Sunshine and Faith to check out the new Fingertip Mini Cube Speaker that Thomas at USB Fever sent from overseas. (see the review: Make Some Music)
Sunshine: “We were looking for an upgrade to a dual speaker setup. It was then that