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Lenovo X-1 Carbon Touch 2014 – The Laptop That Learns

April 22, 2014 – 12:04 pm |

What Is It?  For a long time now, the Lenovo Thinkpad has been the reference standard for lightweight, full-featured business laptops.  The newest top of the line is the Lenovo Thinkpad X-1 Csrbon Touch 2014.  Okay, that’s a long title, but it’s more …

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A High Five for Pax – A Multi-Functional Vaporizer

April 21, 2014 – 3:49 pm |

paxbestThe Pax Vaporizer by Ploom is a product with an identity crisis.  Co-Founder and CEO James Monsees says it’s a loose leaf tobacco product.  My daughter thinks its the best product ever for vaporizing a different kind of loose leaf.  And while Monsees admits it can be used for that other purpose, Ploom  only warrants Pax to work with tobacco.
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Gifts For The Boomer Mom

April 19, 2014 – 5:37 pm |

ChargerLeash – An Alarming Idea

April 12, 2014 – 5:57 pm |

They say that one of the first things that starts to go when you age is your short term memory.  It just gets easier to forget where you’ve put things.  If it happens at home it’s just time consuming.  But when it happens …

Garmin Dash Cam 20 – For Your Protection

April 11, 2014 – 7:55 pm |

Video cameras made for your dashboard are nothing new.  Generally they are relatively inexpensive and simply record the last few minutes of your journey.  Of course, most action cams have available suction cup mounts that you can put on your windshield, but for …

Wren Wireless Speakers – Flavors For All

April 8, 2014 – 9:18 am |

Wren is a relatively new player in the increasingly crowded wireless music system space.  Wren has taken a different approach to creating top end speakers.  It’s selling three different models of its V5 speakers:  one for Apple Air Play, one for Android Play-Fi, …

HeartMath Inner Balance Takes You To A Better State

April 6, 2014 – 9:15 pm |
HeartMath Inner Balance Takes You To A Better State

I am not into meditation.  I am not into Yoga.  I am not a Zen master.  I am a  Type “A” personality with a short attention span.  So when HeartMath asked me to try their combination of Inner Balance app and sensor I …

Powering Your Garage Door in a Blackout

April 4, 2014 – 6:52 pm |

There’s a pretty good chance that while you may (or may not) have an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) to protect your computer in the event of a blackout, you probably don’t have one for your electric garage door opener.  And why should you? …

On The Road Again – Some Favorite Travel Apps

April 3, 2014 – 5:19 pm |

There’s a good chance you may already be in the midst of planning your summer vacation. Searching for the best deal on flights or hotels?  Try Hipmunk.  You can use it on your computer and on your Android or iPhone.  The site is designed …

Dragonfly – A Low Cost Entry for Hi Res Audio

March 30, 2014 – 2:12 pm |
Dragonfly – A Low Cost Entry for Hi Res Audio

If you’ve been following the buzz about Hi-Res audio and you like the idea of better quality music, but don’t want to spend thousands on new audio gear, the Dragonfly Digital Analog Converter from AudioQuest $139-$149)  coupled with JRiver Media Center software ($50), provides …

3 Apps To Help Find Your Stuff

March 28, 2014 – 10:58 pm |

Find My iPhone and/or Android Lost.  These free apps help users locate their phones, tablets and laptops. They ring bells (even if the phone is on silent) and show maps with addresses of the location. Another great advantage–if the phone is stolen, users …

Pocketful of Miracles – Astell & Kern AK 120 Hi-Res Audio Player

March 26, 2014 – 6:55 am |

How do you like your cliches?  How about “Good things come in small packages”?  That’s the headline for the Astell & Kern AK 120 portable Hi-Res audio player. This little gem may look like an MP3 player, but other than the fact that …