Sunday, July 12, 2020

Hardware Articles

Sounding Out! Sony Xplod MEX-BT5700U versus Parrot RKi8400 In-Dash Bluetooth Car Stereos

For me, the season of giving came early. This summer I was contacted by two PR firms who wanted me to test out some new Bluetooth, phone enabled in-dash car stereo systems. Both requests for review were unsolicited and...

Help @HighTechDad Become the Next Living in HD Insider!

On a whim a few weeks ago, I entered into a contest that sounded really cool. All that I had to do was record a video about why I would be the perfect Living in HD Insider and submit...

eBooks, Digital Readers and the Future of Printed Writing

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...

A “Wall Plug” To Go – HyperMac External Battery Juices up your MacBooks

Batteries don't last long enough. While the technology is getting better, and they can pack more juice into smaller spaces, unfortunately, for most people like me, this is just still long enough. Macs are no different than PCs. Both...

Music of the World Packed into a Small Device – the MYINE Ira Internet Radio

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing the Livio Radio which streams Internet music but also has the built-in functionality of Pandora. I was sad to see it go at the end of the review, but...

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

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...

The Portable HD Video Recorder Smackdown: Flip UltraHD vs Kodak Zi8

I came across a realization a few weeks ago. When doing a product review, it helps to supplement the writing with video. The problem was, I didn’t have a good way to capture high-quality video with any of the...

The AT&T HomeManager Consolidates your Family’s Telephony & Internet Information in one Device

There is a niche out there between the techno-savvy and technophobes. It's a market where the members see the value in technology and gadgets but might not adopt it quickly or readily. They may have a computer or laptop...

I Got My iPhone “Branded” using Coveroo!

Last week I had a blast at TechCrunch 50, an annual conference where 50 technology companies are launched, presented, judged and potentially take home a huge pot of gold if they are selected as winners by the judges. My...

How To Make iPhoto or Picasa Recognize your Camera Again

Recently, I tried to download some photos from a small, older and somewhat, war-scarred point & shoot digital cameral (HP Photosmart M632) which I carry around in my backpack wherever I go. I had taken some photos and video...

Storytelling in the Digital Age

Every family has a story teller. It's the person who can captivate an audience as they lead them down a path of words, memories and emotions. We do have to admit, some people are much better at doing this...

Cut the Cords to your iPhone with Altec Lansing’s BackBeat 903 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

I must say, I had been waiting for the iPhone to support A2DP for a while. When it finally rolled out, I was excited but I didn't have a set of headphones with which to test it. I just...
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