Tag Archives: gadgets

The State of Wearable Technology

I own a smart watch, and I’m not ashamed of it. I proudly tell people that my Pebble was probably one of my best purchasing decisions as of late. Or at the very least better than sniping Citadel/Marauder Warhammer miniatures … Continue reading

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Chromebook

A few months ago I wrote about my desire to get a Chromebook. Well, I finally broke down and got one. At first I wasn’t really sure if it was worth the expense but now that I had it for … Continue reading

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Apple Magic Mouse

One of the things I got for Chrismas this year was Apple’s Magic Mouse. It is one of these devices that I sort of coveted, but wouldn’t actually buy myself due to the price tag, and the entire buttonless setup. … Continue reading

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iPhone Tips and Tricks

It is that time of the year again. New iPhone was just released, and just like every year this means an influx of new users. This year the number is bolstered by the epic failure of RIM that took millions … Continue reading

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More on UI design: I got my dad a Kindle

I got my dad a Kindle for his birthday. It is a great little device, and he loves it so far. He even remarked that it is actually more comfortable to use than a traditional dead tree book. The current … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm

Few weeks ago I wrote about my dilemma in choosing a smart phone. I really wanted an iPhone, but I didn’t want the AT&T service that came attached with it. So I ended up buying the cell phone market equivalent … Continue reading

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Smart Phone Advice

Dear Internets, please advise me on the choice of a decent smart phone. You see, I really want an iPhone but I’m with Verizon and it really doesn’t make much sense for me to switch providers at the moment. Most … Continue reading

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Logitech Cordless 2.4 GHz Presenter

A while ago I blogged about buying “the clicker”, aka the Targus Wireless presenter tool. If you do not know what it is, let me explain. You know how sometimes when people are doing a Power Point presentation they walk … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Wii

Believe it or not but until this month my exposure to the new generation of consoles, including the Wii was minimal. The only console I have ever owned was a PS1, but that was long time ago. I simply never … Continue reading

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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

As you may recall, I’m a big fan of split keyboards. In general, I believe that if you are the type of person who spends most of their life in front of a computer, you ought to invest in high … Continue reading

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Gifts for Geeks, Stuff that Matters

So… Anyone else left their Christmas shopping for the last minute? I should have learned not to do this years ago, but somehow I always end up doing the same damn thing around this time. Ah, the joy of wandering … Continue reading

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Bridging Wireless Networks with Linksys WET200

I run into an interesting networking problem recently. My company is testing a hosted VoIP solution from Packet8. I don’t think I have ever mentioned our adventures with the PhonePeople™ as we call them around the office. This is probably … Continue reading

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Designing a Better Binary Clock

I have a nice little binary clock from ThinkGeek standing on my desk. It is a silly gadget, but as any geek I lust for this sort of things. Awesome little toys which remain incomprehensible and mysterious to mere mortals. … Continue reading

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Novint Falcon

I was skimming through the PC Gamer today, and I saw a review for an interesting gaming device – the Novint Falcon. What is it? Well, let me paint you a picture: This incredibly, awkward, odd looking contraption is essentially … Continue reading

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Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse

As you may know, I got the Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse for Christmas. Ever since I inherited Logitech VX Revolution at work I caught the fancy mouse bug. I figured that since I spend inordinate amounts of time at my computer, … Continue reading

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HD DVD or BluRay?

My cousin got herself a nice HD TV, and I think she is giving me subtle hints that might want some kind of HD media player to go with it for Christmas. And when I say subtle hints I mean, … Continue reading

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Logitech VX Revolution in Dapper

I just inherited a Logitech VX Revolution mouse – one of those high end mice that I could not bring myself to buy. And by inherited I mean someone who was leaving dropped off their company laptop with all the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite

After some deliberation, I decided to pick up a nicer keyboard to replace a very old Compaq piece of junk I was using as my external keyboard at work. That thing has been at the company longer than me, and … Continue reading

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Is it worth investing in a mouse and keyboard?

If you look at all the mice and keyboards I owned over the years, you will see a trend: simplicity. All my keyboards are simple, generic 104 key devices that came with the machine. If I buy a mouse I … Continue reading

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New Phone

I went out and bought the shiny, sleek and sexy LG VX8700. I know, I was thinking about getting the enV – but in the end this seemed like a better choice. The enV just felt bulky and clumsy when … Continue reading

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Show me your Cell Phone

None of my readers fessed up to owning an iPhone yet. So what phones do you guys have? I have a Samsung SCH-A670 which kinda looks like this: I had it for a while, and while it served me well, … Continue reading

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I think I want a Koala!

I think I want a Koala! No, not the bear you silly people. What the hell would I do with Koala bear. Although, I have to admit it would be kinda awesome conversation piece. Chicks dig little cute fuzzy critters … Continue reading

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ActiveSync Opens FTPS Port

I ran nmap on my home network today to see which machines are up without getting up from my desk. I noticed something strange. I own a Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC. It is an old model which did not … Continue reading

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USB to USB Adapter?

Can someone explain to me what is the purpose of this adapter? I found it in my pile o’ random parts at work. There are no markings on it – no brand, no serial number, no nothing. It only has … Continue reading

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Samsung A670 – Sync with PC

I managed to successfully sync up my Samsung A670 phone with my WinXP desktop today. This is important to me because I’m planning to get a new phone and I needed some efficient way to transfer my contacts and pictures … Continue reading

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