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10 Cool New Tech Products Available Now, Plus One Amazing One Available Next Year

Last night I attended Wine Dine & Demo, a consumer tech showcase. Also a place for tech media to get drunk and eat a lot of food – that’s the “Wine” and “Dine” part. Between the Eggplant Parmesan, cannoli, and Diet Cokes, I managed to see quite a few interesting products that are available for […]


The Amazing Things You Can Make At The MakerBot Store

The first time I’d ever heard of MakerBot was at my first Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (2009, maybe?). I stood at their booth for a really long time, transfixed by the 3D printer in front of me, producing a little toy, layer by almost-imperceptible layer. Those first 3D printers were actually DIY kits […]


Keyless Home Entry With The Touch Of A Finger

[The following post is sponsored by Kevo] When I was a child I was promised a lot of things for the future. Rocket cars were at the top of the list, and that hasn’t happened yet. We do have robots, but all they really do is vacuum our floors. That’s a far cry from a […]


Hands-On Impressions Of The Surface Pro 3

[The following post is sponsored by Microsoft] Last night I went to a Microsoft Store to play with the Surface Pro 3. I have some Surface experience – I own the 1st generation Surface RT. But they’re barely related. The Surface Pro 3 I used last night was basically a powerful laptop in the body […]


Will A FitBit Change Your Life?

I bought a FitBit Flex about a month ago. I seemed to be the only person I knew who wasn’t walking around with some kind of tracker on, so now I’ve joined the club. I’m not doing the FastDiet right now and not training for any races until the end of the  month, so I […]


Do You Have WiFi Dead Spots In Your Home?

[I received this product from Actiontec in order to facilitate this review.] I don’t think I’ve ever been in a house that didn’t have WiFi dead spots. Our house is particularly difficult for WiFi because it’s tall and narrow. For reasons that are too complicated to go into, we have to have our modem in […]

Tell Me How You Met A Special Someone, And You Could Win TWO Windows Phones!

[This giveaway has now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to Jeannine S, the winner.] This morning while Fiona was getting ready for school a commercial came on for a dating site, and the people talked about how if it hadn’t been for that dating website they never would have met. Fiona turned […]

Having XBox HD Streaming Issues? Try This Router (and I’m Giving One Away!)

[This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Wendy, comment #12. Thanks for entering!] I’d always assumed that WiFi routers were all pretty much the same: just get the latest one from a known brand name, and you’re good to go. We’ve been using one from our cable company that’s very new. It worked […]

Get any TV online with WD TV Live–and a chance to win one!

[This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Stephanie, comment #12. Thank you to all who entered.] The ability to play Netflix movies and show the pictures from my laptop on a TV is so prevalent at this point, I get annoyed when I can’t. With the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player from […]

Randomosity: Deep Fried Tech edition

This is just weird. It’s so bizarre I can’t decide if I like it or not. Basically, it’s art in the form of battering and deep-frying gadgets. I’m leaning toward liking it, because I get a sick satisfaction from seeing so many Apple products destroyed by hot oil. See more of them at Cool Hunting. […]