The Sony Dash – Not Just a Fancy Clock Radio – An Internet Connected Appliance! (Sony Giveaway too!)

In Cast of Dads, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Giveaway, Hardware, Review, Sony by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

My wife now has a digital companion as she puts on her make-up or gets ready for the day in the bathroom. Carefully positioned on her makeup table is a small, digital screen that looks like a clock radio. But it is much more than that! The Sony Dash, formerly known as the “Chumby” is truly an Internet connected appliance or “personal Internet viewer” that can be placed just about anywhere in the home or office. (No, that’s NOT my wife’s make-up table below.) As I look at the screen of the Dash on my wife’s make-up table, some Facebook …

Cast of Dads: Podcast #5 – “Guys Love Gadgets”

In Apple, Cellular, CES, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, Mobile, PodCast, Tech News by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

This episode of the “Cast of Dads” podcast was something near and dear to my heart…GADGETS! With CES 2010 having just finished, we decided that the theme for the podcast would be gadgets and technology. Jeff Sass provided some great insight having just gotten back from CES (I covered the show remotely) but we all weighed in with differing opinions about consumer electronics, devices and technology announced at the show as well as from personal experience. Episode #5 is titled “Guys Love Gadgets” and it really seems like we could have talked a few hours on this. Unfortunately we had …

Cast of Dads: Podcast #4 – “Making It To Midnight”

In Family, General, Humor, Opinion, PodCast by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

Well, the other Cast of Dads members and I just couldn’t end the year without doing ONE more podcast. Episode #4 is appropriately titled “Making It To Midnight” and if you listen to it, you will see how aptly named it is as well as what is on our minds right now! The topics of Episode #4 seemed to have a common theme, see if you can figure it out:

Buzz! Quiz World for PS3 Gets Your Brain Buzzing with Trivia

In Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

When my wife and I first met, there was a computer game that we played with our friends called “You Don’t Know Jack” (YDKJ) which has got to be one of the most fun games I have ever played. Ok, I admit it, I played it a lot more than she did. I spent hours in front of a computer with friends (mainly the guys), huddled over a keyboard, trying to answer trivia questions that were presented in creative yet humorous ways. I think I still have the CDs somewhere in my house and would love to bring those out …

World Premiere: “Cast of Dads” Podcast – Episode #1

In Family, General, PodCast by Michael Sheehan6 Comments

I have always wanted to do a podcast but never had the time, energy nor team to do so. Obviously, there is plenty of content to talk about though. Well, after several months participating in the Sony DigiDads project where 4 other daddy bloggers and I spent time with some Sony loaner gear, writing about our experiences with the Sony gear and then having regular conference calls with Sony, all of us dads realized something: we had really developed a bond. To that end, we decided it would be really great to start a podcast (e.g., a Dad-cast) and thus …

“The Sony Witch Project” – A Halloween Adventure with Sony Gear

In Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware by Michael Sheehan8 Comments

Ten years ago, a movie was released that scared many and used a format that was unique to its space for the time period. The Blair Witch Project had an interesting premise, 3 student filmmakers disappear in the wood of Maryland while filming a documentary about a witch. After a year, footage from the students is found and thus this movie comes to be. The movie is edgy, raw and quite frightening. As is seen in the footage, the students become lost and as night descends, they camp and things just gets odder and scarier. They find out they are …

eBooks, Digital Readers and the Future of Printed Writing

In Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review by Michael Sheehan7 Comments

I am honestly not sure that all books should be electronic. I’m a gadget guy but some part of me feels that if we make everything digital that one day someone will accidentally kick out the plug and EVERYTHING will be gone. I do see the convenience and the immediacy that an eBook provides. It’s similar to the evolution of music as well. When I grew up, the LP or record album was king. I had contests with my friends to see who could fill more wine boxes with albums. We tried to research and purchase the best turntable for …

Beyond the “100 Faces of Fall” with the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX1 & A330 DSLR Cameras

In Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review by Michael Sheehan15 Comments

So I’m now pretty deep into this Sony “DigiDads” program (see the Sony Electronics Community site for more details). My kids are already used to watching the big BRAVIA in my oldest daughter’s room, I have been using the HD Camcorder for a few of my recent product reviews as well as filming some of my middle daughter’s gymnastics meets, and I use the Sony VAIO pretty regularly to watch TV via my SlingBox HD (the HD screen just looks fantastic!). It’s too bad that my family and I are getting so attached to this great Sony gear, because I …