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June 19, 2008 • Autos, Reviews

Celio’s REDFLY – The Ultimate Smartphone Extension Review Part 1

One of the challenges with using Windows Mobile devices, as with most mobile devices, is the size of the screen. It is great having Office Mobile on the latest and greatest device but doing a significant edit of a document on a 3.5″ QVGA screen is, well… fun? Granted, on bigger devices that have VGA …

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June 19, 2008 • Autos, Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

When we first got our hands on a new 2008 Chevy Malibu for review, this is some of what I wrote: “I had been so skeptical about the new Malibu since seeing the earliest concepts and artists’ renditions that once I finally got to drive it, I spent most of my week behind the wheel …

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June 18, 2008 • Reviews

The AblePlanet LINX AUDIO Wireless Infrared Headphone Review

Every time I see that commercial where the older couple is laying in bed, the one where the wife growls at her husband, “can you turn that down?”, and then he sighs as he pulls out this cheesy looking amplifier device so he can watch TV in peace without turning the sound up any higher, …

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June 18, 2008 • Reviews

Tanita KD 400 Digital Scale Review

If you’re looking for a compact scale that’s easy to use and simple to store – here’s a nice option from Tanita. With only two buttons on the front, the Tanita KD-400 is easy enough for people of all ages to use. You can measure weight in 1g increments – up to a maximum of …

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June 16, 2008 • Reviews

Writing Your Online Dating Profile

If you like Piña Coladas And getting caught in the rain If you’re not into yoga If you have half a brain If you’d like making love at midnight In the dunes on the Cape Then I’m the love that you’ve looked for Write to me and escape. – “Escape”, by Rupert Holmes One of …

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June 15, 2008 • Reviews

iHome iP99 iPhone Radio Dock Reviewed

I’ve been using the iHome IP99 as a clock radio for the past week. This $149 device claims to filter out the annoying “buzz buzz” that is commonly heard when the iPhone receives or sends data. With other standard radios you can get around this issue by putting your iPhone into “Airplane” mode. However that …

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June 15, 2008 • Reviews

Double chins, losing hair, gold paint around your mouth? Airbrushdate spins your (booking) photos into online dating gold!

Has this ever happened to you? While browsing your favorite online message forum someone drops right into (and out of) the conversation with a one or two sentence spammy message? These people never contribute anything to the conversation except for a blatant advertisement. This is what happened to me last week. Someone dropped right into …

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June 14, 2008 • Reviews

Review: XID Face LogOn XPress. The Future Is Now!

In the future, everyone will drive flying cars (that fold up into a briefcase.  In the future, computers will prepare our meals instantly.  In the future, robots will do all of the household chores.   And in the future, there will be no passwords.  Instead,will access our data sing biometric security features.  No, that does not …

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June 12, 2008 • Reviews

The La Fresh Tech Pack Review

When at home or in the office it’s generally not a problem to reach for the industrial size container of whatever cleaner you might need as situations occur. But when on the go, it is hardly ever practical to carry along samples of the various cleaning products you might wish for throughout the day. To …

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June 12, 2008 • Reviews

USBFever iPod/iPhone FM Transmitter Review

There isn’t an easier way to get your iPod’s sound out to a car stereo than using an FM transmitter. No wires, no cassette adapters, just plug it in, tune your radio to the right station and out comes your music. Problem is at lot of the time they are rubbish. I have tried several …

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June 12, 2008 • Autos, Reviews

First Drive: 2009 Ford Flex

Over the past week, Grinding Gears editor David Goodspeed has been privileged to drive a pair of all-new vehicles from Ford and Lincoln, both of which will arrive in dealerships this summer. The first stop was Washington, D.C., for the 2009 Lincoln MKS. That was the trip whose highlights included a visit to a winery, …

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June 11, 2008 • Reviews

Review: Digital Concepts Portable Lighting Studio

Have you ever had to take pictures of something you were selling on eBay, but you kept getting a horrible glare from the flash  I have had this happen many a time, and I have even had to struggle with this when taking pictures of things I review.  Well, I will struggle no more now …

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June 11, 2008 • Reviews

Review: Coghlan’s LED Clip-On Headlight

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed the 0.5 Watt Headlight by Coghlan’s.  This one isn’t as powerful, but is still enough to light the night for a whole summer’s worth of camp outs.

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June 10, 2008 • Reviews

Review: Insignia Pilot 8GB and the Insignia Bluetooth Headphones

I have a confession to make: I am a iPod owner who dislikes his iPod. I don’t hate the iPod; quite the contrary, I really like it but am frustrated by it’s caretaker, Apple. For everything Apple has done right, there’s lots of things that it has done wrong. For example, if you look at …

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June 7, 2008 • Reviews

Review: The Sony Walkman…Now With Bluetooth

There it was.  At last!  Writ large upon the outer wrapping of the new Sony NWZ-A828K Digital Media Player (which most of you will know as a Walkman).  There were the words I have longed to hear from a media player for so many years.  The box read: WIRELESS. Enjoy music wirelessly with the supplied …

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June 7, 2008 • Reviews

Choosing an Online Dating Site

All the lonely people Where do they all come from? All the lonely people Where do they all belong? – “Eleanor Rigby”, by Paul McCartney I don’t think that anyone necessarily plans to be alone and lonely; sometimes it just happens. Perhaps it’s because they got caught up in a career race, or they live …

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June 6, 2008 • Reviews

Kensington C170 Keyboard with USB Ports REVIEW

Is it time to replace the keyboard that came with your original desktop? Or perhaps the white keyboard that came with your iMac is so junked up that a black keyboard might be a nice alternative… The Kensington C170 Keyboard with USB Ports is the newest offering from Kensington. This keyboard features three built-in 2.0 …

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June 5, 2008 • Autos, Reviews

First Drive: 2009 Lincoln MKS luxury sedan

Lincoln promised us a memorable time for our drive experience of the all-new 2009 MKS luxury sedan – and they weren’t lying.

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June 5, 2008 • Reviews

The Newer Tech Guardian MAXimus RAID Mirrored Data Redundant Solution Review

Do any of us need any more signs to be written on any more walls that redundant backing up of our data is the single most important thing we can possibly do? I hope not, because it seems that hardly a day goes by without another harsh reminder being driven home that it is imperative. …

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June 4, 2008 • Reviews

Nokia N82 Review

Over 6 months ago I reviewed Nokia’s flagship phone, the N95 8GB, which I thought was fantastic. It was essentially a refresh of the N95 (which I wasn’t enamoured with), fixing the built quality, battery life, and a few other niggly little things that turned me off. Since then the N95 8GB has been my …

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June 3, 2008 • Reviews

First Two Days Out With The Eee

I wasn’t planning to write about my experience with the Eee this soon but I’m so excited about this thing I just couldn’t wait. Yesterday morning I headed out the door with just the Eee in my bag, leaving the MacBook Pro on my desk at home. While it probably isn’t as good for my …

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