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These 17 Features of the 2019 Chevy Silverado Surprised Me & My Family

In Auto, General, Review by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

I’m not really a “truck guy.” Yes, I have test driven a few, and I have borrowed my friends’ trucks occasionally. I definitely see the utility of using a truck for hauling things or going to places that a regular car probably couldn’t travel to. But, after spending a week driving to, from, and around Lake Tahoe in the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2WD RST DBL, I suddenly feel like a truck is much more than a mere utility vehicle. The Silverado was not only comfortable and could haul a lot of vacation luggage, but it was also actually fun to drive, complete with plenty of car tech to make this HighTechDad happy. (*Disclosure below.)

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Hey Google, Buy a Lenovo Smart Clock For Father’s Day (or Any Day) – Review

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Google, Hardware, Review, Smart Home, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

I finally replaced the old monochrome clock radio that is sitting next to my bed for the past decade or so. The tiny green LED display was hard to read, setting the time was a pain in the butt, and the alarm was really obnoxious, so much so, I stopped setting the alarm. But now, I suddenly have a renewed interest in a bedside clock. Why? Because I just set up the new Lenovo Smart Clock which has integration with Google Home and has Google Assistant built in. I was a bit worried about having a bright, 4” screen in my bedroom, but in the end, I was quite pleased with how this smart clock works in the bedroom. (*Disclosure below.)

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Adobe Creative Cloud – A Pefect Platform to Test, Learn, and Create

In Application, Cloud, Content Strategy, General, Software by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

For many, many years, I cobbled together apps that attempted to mirror Adobe Creative Suite. These ranged from Open Source to other paid Mac applications that had many of the functions of various applications contained within the Adobe Creative Suite of products. And, for the most part, I was able to mimic much of the functionality. But, the experience using multiple apps by multiple software vendors was disjointed and somewhat crippled. I found, through a lot of trial and error, numerous installs and other tests, that the functionality was simply not the same. Adobe Creative Cloud, a subscription-based service offering many of Adobe’s flagship products, offers designers, creators, artists, and anyone with any type of creative instinct a way to test and experience an onramp to creativity in general. This was, in fact, my experience as I used many apps to unleash creative at work and on personal projects.

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Kanex Foldable Bluetooth Travel Keyboards Bring Your Office Desk On The Road (Review)

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Tiny little smartphone keyboards are great…if you are a teen or tween or even a Millennial. I watch my kids simply fly over the on-screen keyboards at lightning-fast speeds, writing vast amounts of text in literally seconds. I, being an “old dad” (ancient if you ask my kids), can type reasonably quickly on my iPhone but not at the levels and speeds they can. My wife hates on-screen keyboards and has quite a few Bluetooth keyboards that she uses. The problem is, many of those Bluetooth keyboards are bulky and not practical for carrying around in a purse or bag. Then I showed her two new portable, Bluetooth keyboards from Kanex, the MultiSync Foldable Travel Keyboard with Full Number Pad and the MultiSync Foldable Travel Keyboard. (*Disclosure below.)

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Grads, Dads, Travelers – The North Face Borealis Backpack is Perfect for your Next Journey

In Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

June and summer itself are rapidly approaching, and this means you need to start thinking and planning for upcoming travels and adventures, as well as recognizing those dads and grads in your life. These could be finding that perfect gift for high school or college graduates, or for that dad in your life who has wanderlust or just preparing for your next vacation or globe-trotting experience. Luckily, Backpacks.com has you covered with a vast assortment of backpack types and styles. In fact, they sent me out The North Face Borealis to test out and review. By the way, I have a coupon code at the end of this backpack review! And, I must say, this is a great, all-around backpack for short trips or longer excursions. (*Disclosure below.)

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