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pants3

Tragedy struck this morning when the button fell off my pants and I've been walking around all day hitching my pants up every so often just because I'm too lazy to go searching for a needle and thread. The situation caused me to remember a gadget from my childhood - the Ronco Buttoneer. Does anyone else remember this [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home, Kitchen
quicktips

This quick tip is for those of you who like myself, use your Android smartphone as your alarm clock. Problem: When you check the time on your phone in the middle of the night or early morning hours while it's still dark outside, you get blinded by the display. Even if you have the brightness turned [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Articles
quicktips

You love Android and I love Android, but there always seems to be some "feature" that will drive me crazy until I can find a way to make it work the way that I want it to work instead of the way that Android wants it to work. Problem: Notification icons on the left side [...]

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nexus-car-1

I was at work the other day (Cummins, Inc), when someone walked up to my desk to ask for some help with his laptop. As I was talking to him, he happened to notice the Nexus 7 in the Zagg Auto-fit keyboard case next to me on my desk. He asked me which laptop it was [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Articles, Car Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To
android-robot-logo2

Earlier this week my friend and occasional Gadgeteer reviewer Bill Ray upgraded his Samsung Galaxy S3 to a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S5. I was surprised by a few of the features that Bill discovered after only using the phone for a couple of days. They are features that I don't recall noticing when I [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Articles
asics_sneaker

We returned home from a one week epic road trip vacation at 1am Saturday morning. After some much needed sleep, Jeanne decided she wanted to unwind from the 1000+ mile trip with an afternoon of working in the garden. Yeah, I know, she's weird. ;) While she was out sweating in the sun and dirt, [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Home, Kitchen
ccleaner-logo

By day I work at Cummins Inc. in the engineering application support group. Our main job is to help users all over the world with their application problems. We do a lot of troubleshooting, uninstalling and reinstalling of software. One of the tools in our tech arsenal is Piriform's CCleaner, which cleans the gunk out [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Articles
mindstorm_ev3-1

This past week, the Gadgeteer Kid and I had the opportunity to attend the “Build 4 Good” LEGO MINDSTORMS Robo Challenge at The EMP Museum here in Seattle. The premiss of the competition was to use MINDSTORMS to solve real problems or otherwise improve someone’s daily life. I have been playing with LEGO as far back as I [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets
Desk-Series-Liz-01

Hey everyone, welcome to my desk this time!  My room - er, I mean, office - has way more gadgets in it than these couple of photos show. I figure I'd stick to my main space to keep it short and sweet.  My main desktop is my trusty 27" iMac from mid-2010. Over the holidays, [...]

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Posted in: Articles, News
whatsonyourdesk-andy-01

What does my desk look like?  I was afraid someone was going to ask!  There it is, in all it's unvarnished glory.  Let me take you on a tour. (Click on any image for a full size photo.) The centerpiece is, of course, a 27" Apple iMac (late 2009). From left to right (in no particular [...]

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ryandesk-3

My first computer was given to me in 9th grade, which was a laptop running Windows 98. Before that, we had rented a computer for word processing from a Nebraska agency, which ran Windows 95 and had a dot matrix printer along with it. Being one of the relatively young Gadgeteers, you may laugh at [...]

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NY-Travel-Show-01

Fellow gadgeteer and friend since college, Jackie Cheng and I recently went to The New York Times Travel Show here in New York City. We are both fans of traveling and see the sights, so we figured let's check out the show and see what exhibits were on display.  We were also super excited to [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Travel Gear
bill04

When asked to participate in this series I was reluctant, actually I am reluctant, mainly because my writing area has been declared a mess by certain individuals in my household.  But then again, I subscribe to the old saying that "if a cluttered desk is evidence of a cluttered mind, what does an empty desk [...]

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HenderDesk1b

Recently, Julie asked for us to show our desks and what's on them. With mine, there is not much to tell. I’m an art director by day and freelancer by night, so my desk is usually strewn with all kinds of junk. Add to that my passion for all things audio, and I keep pretty [...]

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GTG Phone case-1

We have talked about wallets, pens and bags. These are what I would consider everyday carry items, so let's continue with another everyday carry item - your phone and what you use to protect it. For me, I have two carry modes, everyday and heavy travel. For my everyday mode, I am using a tech21 [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Cases, Covers
Office1

I know that this is a series about each of the Gadgeteer members’ desks and what things we use to do our work, but since I have just started as a Gadgeteer, I will also show you where I do my homeschool teaching. To begin with, science and technology are in my blood, but so [...]

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janet-desk-1

I already told you about my spiffy elfa design-it-yourself desk.  (Check the related links at the end of this post to find the original post about my desk.)  Since I built that desk, I've moved to a new house, and my desk easily disassembled and reassembled at the new place.  It looks like it was [...]

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02) Bass, Keyboard and Microphone

Hi, my name is Mark Rosengarten and I have a problem.  It's a gadget problem.  It's an addiction and has been as long as I've been aware that there was such a thing as a gadget.  In fact, I have been an avid follower of The Gadgeteer since it got started, it has always been [...]

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LG desk-1

So, Julie started this "Show us your desk series" and I thought I would add mine to the list. As you will see I don't have the same amount of cool bric-a-brac that Julie posses, but then again she has been at this longer than I have :) . What you do get to see [...]

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desk_side

I have been a writer here at the Gadgeteer for over a decade. Hard to believe it has been that many years. It all started with a tech question in an email to Julie that led to her eventually asking me to join the team. I believe there were only four of us back in [...]

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