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On The Big Screen – Acer Aspire E-17

On The Big Screen – Acer Aspire E-17

October 10, 2014 – 2:48 pm | Edit Post

What Is it?  The Acer Aspire E-17 is a value priced laptop that fits into the category of “desktop replacement”.  In other words, it’s a little too big to travel with on a regular basis, …

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Hunkering Down – Getting Ready for the Long Haul

October 16, 2014 – 4:29 pm | Edit Post
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Confessions of a Prepper Wannabee Part III

If a disaster struck today, how much food and water do you have on hand?  How much toilet paper?  The disaster preparedness experts say that on average, most disruptions will be less than 72 hours.  But what if it’s longer?  During recent storms there were disruptions in my neck of the woods that lasted eight to ten days.  How many cans of tuna fish, how many boxes of macaroni and cheese in the cupboard, and how many bottles of water?  According to Amy Hanus of Legacy Food Storage, you’ll need a gallon of water per person per day just for drinking.  That doesn’t even cover water needed for food preparation, washing or sanitation. Read the full story »

This Doctor Makes House Calls – Dr. Doormat

October 12, 2014 – 10:37 am | Edit Post
This Doctor Makes House Calls – Dr. Doormat

What walks into your house when you do?  Germs, microbes, dirt, and other nasty little travelers.  If you have a pet that does its business near the house, things can be even dirtier.  Certainly you …

Stop Talking Dirty – Try PhoneSoap

October 2, 2014 – 11:40 pm | Edit Post
Stop Talking Dirty – Try PhoneSoap

Got your attention, huh?  Yes this about talking dirty, well at least talking on a dirty phone.  And the chances are that your smartphone or cell phone is dirty.  Covered with germs. bacteria, viruses, even …

Demystifying 4K Television or We Won’t Get Fooled Again?

October 1, 2014 – 12:21 am | Edit Post
Demystifying 4K Television or We Won’t Get Fooled Again?

The first time I saw a 4K television, also known as UHD for Ultra High Definition, was at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.  Several of the major manufacturers including Samsung, LG, and Sony were touting …

Confessions of a Prepper Wanabee Part 2 – Fight Or Flight

September 25, 2014 – 2:07 pm | Edit Post
Confessions of a Prepper Wanabee Part 2 – Fight Or Flight

September is National Preparedness Month.  Unfortunately, the term Prepper, for those who say they want to be prepared, has taken on some negative connotations because of the TV Series Doomsday Preppers.  But we’re not talking …

Two Lights In One – The Heavy Duty NightStick NSR-9944XL

September 24, 2014 – 11:11 am | Edit Post
Two Lights In One – The Heavy Duty NightStick NSR-9944XL

I will confess to a certain fascination with the newer generations of small, pocketable, durable flashlights.  The NightStick NSR-9944XL Xtreme Lumens Duty/Personal-Size Dual-Light Rechargeable Multifunction Flashlight is not quite one of them.  It is very …

Nixeus In-Ear Phones – Sound investment

September 18, 2014 – 8:03 am | Edit Post
Nixeus In-Ear Phones – Sound investment

I get a lot of pitches to try out new products.  Some of the public relations folks who are pushing them can be pretty insistent.  Such was the case with the folks representing the Nixeus …

Confessions of a Prepper Wannabe

September 12, 2014 – 11:33 pm | Edit Post
Confessions of a Prepper Wannabe

First In A Four Part Series
 
No, I don’t believe the sky is falling.  And I’m not getting ready for the breakdown of society.  But in just the course of the past three years I’ve had …

Google [x] Reaches a Fork In The Road and Buys It

September 11, 2014 – 8:40 am | Edit Post
Google [x] Reaches a Fork In The Road and Buys It

If you or someone you care about suffers from Parkinson’s disease or other tremors, you know how challenging even simple things like eating can be.  Now Google [x] is buying a small, San Francisco Bay area …

Into the Woods With Biolite’s Hi-Tech Camping Gear

September 10, 2014 – 7:32 am | Edit Post
Into the Woods With Biolite’s Hi-Tech Camping Gear

A couple of weeks ago we told you about Biolite, the innovative camping gear company from Brooklyn that creates high tech wood burning gear that also charges your devices, all while helping people in the …

The Arcam rPAC Digital Audio Converter – Simply Simple

September 9, 2014 – 11:18 am | Edit Post
The Arcam rPAC Digital Audio Converter – Simply Simple

Every so often you come across a product that is so well made, so simple to use, and so good, that you marvel that the rest of the world doesn’t do the same.  That’s pretty …