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Samsung Grinds (Out) More Gears – Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Samsung Grinds (Out) More Gears – Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

September 18, 2014 – 11:46 am | Edit Post

What Are They? – It’s getting hard to keep track of all the fitness and smartwatch offerings on the market.  In fact, it’s tough just to keep track of the offerings from Samsung alone. So …

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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 model BKSL14 In-ear phones.  Good thing. These things are really good.  Let’s start off with design.  They have a slick, contemporary design in silver and white.  The cables are flat, designed not to tangle.  And the integrated microphone and playback controller is itself artfully crafted.  But I suppose what you’re really interested in is the sound.  And you won’t be disappointed.  I listened to several music sources including a hi-res audio player, a digital audio converter plugged into my computer, and my iPhone.  And from classical to folk to heavy rock the nixeus2performance was terrific.  It was clean, accurate, with a great thumping bass, and no disintegration at higher volume levels.  It left me longing for a time when I had the ears of a twenty year old, while still appreciating the subtlety and nuance of music that comes with being 50+.

The Nixeus phones come with a hard case, several different sizes of earpieces, and a splitter that lets you use the headphone and microphone ports on your laptop for things like Skype.  But one of the best features of these phones are their price.  Suggested retail is $40, but they’re widely available at about $25.  Bottom line, the Nixeus Model BKSL14’s produce a sound quality comparable to in-ear phones costing three or four times as much.  Sound investment, and a low cost investment in sound.

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 …

The AARP/Intel Realpad – Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger

September 4, 2014 – 8:33 pm | Edit Post
The AARP/Intel Realpad – Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger

AARP today got into the technology hardware business.  The organization has teamed up with Intel to create RealPad, a mass market tablet computer aimed the the more than 70 million Americans over the age of fifty …

Safe Drive Systems RD-140 – Don’t Get Driven To Distraction

August 29, 2014 – 10:50 pm | Edit Post
Safe Drive Systems RD-140 – Don’t Get Driven To Distraction

When I watch automobile commercials these days I confess I get a little safety envy….the wish that I could have some of those really great new safety features such as front end collision avoidance, blind …

Don’t Get Tripped Up By The Internet Of Things (IoT)

August 28, 2014 – 10:33 am | Edit Post
Don’t Get Tripped Up By The Internet Of Things (IoT)

By Marty Winston
Let me start with something that isn’t connected. I just put a new deadbolt on my front door. It’s a Kwikset Kevo, the model that builds in UniKey technology. Let me take you …

Bring Your Music System Into the 21st Century – Audioengine B1

August 23, 2014 – 1:51 pm | Edit Post
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So here’s the problem.  You’ve got this great legacy music system.  A dynamite set of floor standing speakers you’ve had for years.  Maybe you have a top end amplifier like a Macintosh or Citation.  And …

Moguls Mobile – Celebrity Glitz Meets Mobility

August 22, 2014 – 5:57 am | Edit Post
Moguls Mobile – Celebrity Glitz Meets Mobility

When I started covering this business, the superstars had names like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.  Now, everyone’s getting into the act.  Dr Dre, 50 Cent, and Shark Tank star and FUBU founder Daymond John.  John …

Go Ahead Cars, Talk Amongst Yourselves

August 21, 2014 – 12:02 am | Edit Post
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The Federal Government is sending a strong signal that it wants new cars to be able to talk to each other, initially to help prevent accidents at intersections.  This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety …