Gear Diary

moleskine-evernote

If you are an Evernote user, you probably already know that you can backup your paper notebooks and journals by snapping pictures of the pages and uploading them into your account. Evernote and Moleskine are coming together to offer smart notebooks that offer features that make this task even better. When you take a snapshot [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
ios-journal-3

I have been on a quest to find the best tool to chronicle the events of my life. This quest has led me to look for the answer to the question of which is the better journal keeping method, pen and paper or an electronic gadget? Analog or digital? Or maybe a combination of both? [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous
daycraft-1

Who among us is a notebook / stationary junky? Let's see a show of hands please... :) Me too. That's why I was grinning from ear to ear when the mailman dropped off a box of samples from a company that I'd not heard of before: Daycraft. I suppose the reason why I've not heard [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
journal-3

It's the beginning of a new year, which for a lot of people, means that it is time to start a new journal or diary. I've been wrestling with the decision of whether to stay traditional and keep my journal in a Moleskine, Rhodia or similar notebook, or go digital and use a diary app [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous
sadnook

I pre-ordered the Nook ebook reader within a day or so after they were officially announced on October 20th. For over a month now, the expected ship date on my order status page has been 11/30th. That's today in case you haven't checked the calendar :) All day I've been keeping an eye on that [...]

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Posted in: eBook Readers
apple-magicmouse-1

I'm extremely happy with my new 27" iMac (quad-core i7) because is fast and quiet. I wasn't sure how well I would adjust to the wireless keyboard and the new magic mouse. I'm so accustomed to a full sized keyboard and Logitech MX Revolution mouse, that both felt really awkward to use at first. I [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear
imac27-1

I stayed home from work today because I was feeling blah and while I was chatting with Dave, I happened to look over at the wireless LCD of the Brickhouse Security Wi-Spi EX30 and noticed that a FedEx truck had pulled into my driveway. Since I still had on my PJs, I wasn't planning to [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear

NaNoWriMo Tools?

wb-buster

Is it weird that I don't consider myself a writer even though I've written thousands, if not a million words in the 12 years that The Gadgeteer has been in existence? To me a writer is someone who writes stories and books. I don't fit that criteria, but would like to. That's why I've decided [...]

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hobbit-house

Rob just sent me the link this house in Wales that a man built for his family. It's a real life hobbit house if ever there was one. I've always dreamed of living in a house built into the side of a hill or a tree house, so this is just beyond cool in my [...]

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hourglass

I'm not sure why it is, but I'm feeling a little bit nostalgic today, so I decided to take a look back in time to see what reviews were posted here on The Gadgeteer 10 years ago, 5 years ago and 1 year ago on this date. 10 years ago (1999) PDA-Pak Review I believe [...]

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Today Apple announced new hardware and the most exciting part for me was the new ginormous 27" iMacs. I've been dealing with a sick 3yr old iMac for several months now and recently wrestled with the decision to buy a laptop or another desktop. After today's revelations, I'm definitely going to continue to use a [...]

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logo_vook

We're swiftly coming into the golden age of eBooks. For those of us that have been reading them on our PDAs and smartphones for years, it seems like it's taken quite awhile to get to this point. All of a sudden, eReaders are popping up all over the place, with the Kindle 2, Sony's eReader [...]

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Posted in: eBook Readers, News

How often do people win prizes just for being messy? Not too often right? Those of you with crazy cable situations are in luck, because you can win $100 worth of store credit at the Optimized Cable Company. Just send them a picture of your messiest cable setup and you might be lucky when they [...]

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Would a robot help you stick to your diet? Autom from Intuitive Automata thinks it can. var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_3'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '188840184'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>

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Here is some more info about the forthcoming Palm Pixi. I really hate the name ;) var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_2'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '188834142'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>

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I found this video interesting because it shows how GPS gadgets are being integrated into tourist attractions. var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_1'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '188837498'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>

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Even though the Nokia E71 isn't brand spanking new, it is a good phone. If you've been thinking of buying one, this might be helpful... var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_0'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '177263953'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>

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I have loved the Logitech Squeezebox devices that I've reviewed in the past (example: Logitech Squeezebox Boom). Now they have some new devices. Take a look... var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_9'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '188835238'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>

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Even 10 yrs after it was originally posted, I continue to receive emails and comments about my review of the Mailstation email appliance. For example, the other day I received this email: Hi Julie, My mom just turned 95 and is sharper than I. She has a mymailstation for emailing, which is a larger portion [...]

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Nice collection of FREE web based apps that can take the place of mega expensive apps like Photoshop and Microsoft Office. var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_8'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '119413476'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>

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