Julie Strietelmeier

SNL's Amy Poehler and her Smart Girls organization have teamed up with Lenovo to use gaming as a vehicle to help teach kids (boys and girls) to learn to program for free. Lenovo's Game State site allows kids to learn code development at their own pace while having fun at the same time. To advance… Read More

Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News
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Clothing isn't a topic that normally comes to mind when you think about technology and gadgets, but one particular brand of clothing has made a name for itself in exactly that niche. SCOTTeVEST products have been well known for years for one main reason... pockets! Their jackets, vests, shirts, pants and other garments have been… Read More

Posted in: Gear, Reviews
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The Amazon Echo Dot is a gadget that really makes you feel like you have a true digital assistant in your home that is always waiting to do your bidding. The only downside to the Echo Dot is that it's always tethered to a wall outlet because it's not battery powered - till now. VAUX… Read More

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A good credit score is important if you need financing for a big ticket item like a home or car. If your financial health has been a little weak in the past and you'd like to keep an eye on it and even get tips on how to improve it, you need to check out WalletHub for… Read More

Posted in: Android, Reviews
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This week I bring you six crowdfunding campaigns that include two quirky products that will make you smile and four products that look useful. Let me know if you end up supporting any of them. What is it? The Rapid Wallet is a lightweight minimalist wallet that's made from a solid piece of polycarbonate. Why do I like… Read More

Posted in: News
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Yesterday I told you about John Goodenough a 94 year old physicist who has invented a new battery technology that will change the world, and today I want to tell you about a 12 year old gadget fanatic who is part of the next generation of gadget reviewers. 12 year old MuthuVignesh Meenakshisundaram started his… Read More

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Most people may think that a 94 yr old can't possibly have new ideas, especially when it comes to technology. But John Bannister Goodenough is poised to change the world - again. Goodenough who is a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Texas at Austin invented the lithium-ion battery with… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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Whether it's smartphones, wallets, pens and other gadgets, sometimes it's a curse being The Gadgeteer because I'm never satisfied with what I have and am always chasing my next favorite thing. Ok who am I kidding, it's freaking awesome being The Gadgeteer for that same exact reason. There's always something new, better, faster and more awesome… Read More

Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews
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For all the chronic snooze bar pressers of the world comes the Witwatia Pressure Sensitive Alarm Clock. The Witwatia alarm clock is not like ordinary alarm clocks that rest on the night stand next to your bed. This alarm clock goes on the floor like a rug. Yes, the floor. The Witwatia Pressure Sensitive Alarm… Read More

Posted in: News, Watches and Clocks
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Make sure you didn't miss any of our reviews, news, and articles from the past week. Click through to see a full list of all our posts. Yale Real Living Assure lock with Bluetooth review Axess "Superior" Extended Vegetable Tanned Leather RFID-blocking V-shaped wallet review DecaTxt one-handed Bluetooth keyboard review BeatsX Wireless Earphones review Escort… Read More

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Jeanne and I were parked on the couch enjoying our usual Saturday morning ritual of oatmeal, hot tea, feet up on the coffee table and MacBook Pros on our laps. She was surfing for vacation ideas and I was working on Gadgeteer stuff when the phone rang. The person on the other end had a… Read More

Posted in: Articles
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Amazon has started offering qualified customers the option to pay for select cell phones using monthly payments. They will charge you the first payment when the device ships and the remaining balance will then be split into equal monthly payments. Amazon does not add any finance charges, interest, or hidden fees and there is no… Read More

Posted in: News
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As I get older, I find that I often look over my glasses instead of through them because I'm at that glorious age when it's tough to see small things like text on my phone without taking off my glasses first. Even though I wear bifocals, it's sometimes really tough to see tiny things close… Read More

Posted in: iOS, News
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I've got six quick updates for you today for products that I have been using on an everyday basis past the date that I reviewed them. These updates provide a long-term view of how a product stands the test of time. Julie's Favorite Gear page Astore Qi Type-C Nexus 6P wireless charger sticker receiver review… Read More

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Back in my day, we didn't have fancy schmancy handheld gaming devices like the Nintendo Switch. We had 1000 pound machines that we had to feed quarters and stand up to play. And we liked it! If you've ever wanted to relive the golden age of video games, the dreamGEAR Retro Arcade Machine X has… Read More

Posted in: Gaming Gear, Reviews
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