Monday, July 13, 2020

Consumer Electronics Articles

Make Your iPhone 4 Suck Power Longer with the Exolife Battery Case

My iPhone sucks! Well, it doesn't actually suck in general, it sucks power like a sponge does water. Of course, I have practically every service running (e.g., location, push notifications, etc.) as well as 9 email accounts (a few...

Blazing New Trails with the TomTom XL 340S GPS

Earlier this summer, my family and I headed out on a week long family vacation up to a Dude Ranch in Northern California. As part of the trip, we had a new traveler with us, someone who would guide...

What Does “Silent But Deadly” Refer to in the Latest “Cast of Dads” Podcast #31?

We are still trying to get back into the regular scheduling of our "Cast of Dads" podcast. It's definitely hard to schedule 5 busy dads who are juggling family and work and play times (what's that?). But we did...

Hey Brands & PR Agencies – Dads are Different than Moms!

When I started blogging about 5 years ago, I had no idea what direction it would take me, nor what type of success or lack there of it would have. I must admit, I'm pleasantly surprised at the result...

Intel Inside the Classroom with the Classmate PC – a Tablet/Laptop for Kids

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Intel “Upgrade Your Life” Summit up at the Intel Campus in Oregon. During this day long event, the attendees got brief introductions to a variety of technologies  that...

Giveaway & Review: Move All Your Remote Controls to the Logitech Harmony One!

I have long been an advocate and user of universal remote controls. I mean, who wants to have a drawer or table top full of remotes that you have to juggle around to control various devices. Nowadays, many remotes...

Vacations, Teddy Bears, Breathalyzers and Pictographs – “Back From Vacation” Cast of Dads Podcast #30

We took a week or so off to enjoy time with our families and get ready for the start of the school year. But once we all got back on the phone this week, we definitely had a LOT...

The Portable HD Video Recorder Smackdown (PART 2): Sony Bloggie vs Kodak Zi8

Last year around this time, I posted a head-to-head review between the Flip Ultra HD and the Kodak Zi8. Little did I know that it would become such a popular video on YouTube (it currently has over 94,000 views!)....

The BACtrack S75 Pro Pocket Breathalyzer – Don’t Leave Home Without One!

About a month ago, I did something pretty dumb. I had too much to drink at a neighbors house and on the way (WALKING) home at 2am, I tripped and fell in my driveway, landing on my forehead, which...

DropCam is the Ultimate, Easy To Set Up, Security Webcam, Digital Baby Sitter & NannyCam

I have played around with a couple of IP-based Wireless Webcams (from Linksys and Panasonic), and while I'm pretty good usually at figuring out how to configure and work devices, IP webcam configurations are still a bit too complicated...

Belkin’s Bluetooth Music Receiver is the Ultimate Music Extender from your Bluetooth Device to Your Stereo

On the way home from picking up my daughter from an activity, I decided to do some Pandora streaming in my car via a Bluetooth connection. As the Pandora station was playing a lot of great songs, when I...

Create Your Own Personal Cloud Storage with Seagate’s GoFlex Drives & GoFlex Net

I have always been a proponent of the Cloud and various consumer services that utilize Cloud Computing. In fact, I work as the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, a company that provides Infrastructure in the Cloud, essentially a way to...
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