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LEGO MINDSTORMS Build 4 Good Robo Challenge event report

on Monday, April 14th, 2014

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 IRead More…

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Trip report: 2014 New York Times Travel Show

on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Travel Gear

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 toRead More…

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Hong Kong Trip Report

on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

Hong Kong is a wonderful place to visit.  It has yummy foods, interesting people, and some unique technologies that are different from the USA.  I was there for the past 3 weeks.  I was born there, and this trip was for both business and visiting relatives.  I thought I’d write up some of the highlightsRead More…

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Toy Fair 2010 Trip Report

on Sunday, February 21st, 2010

I have been going to consumer electronics trade shows for over a decade (anyone remember Comdex?), but I had never attended the Toy Fair in New York city until this past week. I thought it was about time that I checked it out and now I want to share with you a few of theRead More…

Macworld Expo 2008

on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
Posted in: Articles

Every year right after the holidays, it’s time for two trade shows that most gadgeteers look forward to either attending or reading about. These are The Consumer Electronics Show and Macworld. I’ve attended CES many times in the past, but this year I wanted to do something different… So, I decided to attend my very first Macworld in San Francisco, California. It’s about time, considering that I made the hop to OS X over two years ago.

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2007 Trip Report (Day 3)

on Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
Posted in: Articles

Tuesday

My 750v is really getting on my nerves. If you remember (and read yesterday’s report…), I’ve been having a few issues with it this trip. Well this morning the alarm I had set to wake me at 7am didn’t go off. :o[ I thought Microsoft fixed the problem with alarms not firing. If I can’t count on a smartphone to help me keep the appointments that I set, then I really don’t want to be using that particular smartphone. So, I think I’ll be looking elsewhere soon. iPhone maybe? ;o) I need something sooner than 6 months out though.

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2007 Trip Report (Day 2)

on Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
Posted in: Articles

Monday

Before we get into the report for the day, I wanted to answer a question about the gear I brought with me on the trip. I am a light packer. Probably too light. I almost always find myself wishing I had remembered to bring along X or Y.

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2007 Trip Report (Day 1)

on Monday, January 8th, 2007
Posted in: Articles

No sooner has the wrapping paper from Santa’s presents to all good little gadgeteer boys and girls been shredded, that a new slew of goodies is unveiled for them to drool over. That’s right, it’s time for the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. I made the trip out to the mecca of all things gadgety and will be bringing you all the yummy details as the show unfolds.

Mobius Boston 2006 Trip Report

on Monday, October 2nd, 2006
Posted in: Articles

Updated with Day 2
This year, Microsoft changed things up and decided to hold two Mobius events back to back. The first one was held in Thailand, and the second one here in the US. Typically, the events here in the US have always been held in Seattle, WA., near Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters. But this year they opted for Boston, MA. Lucky for me, I was invited to the Boston event. This meant a short 2hr flight, instead of 4-5 hours to Seattle.

Mobius 2005 Trip Report

on Monday, December 12th, 2005
Posted in: Articles

Julie’s comments are in Black, Judie’s are in Blue and italicized. Mobius 2005 was held at the Edgewater Inn in Seattle, Washington this year, and other than a jaunt to race go-karts at Champs on the second evening, we were predominantly on the 3rd floor of the hotel most of the time. The first nightRead More…

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2005 Article Day 3

on Thursday, January 13th, 2005
Posted in: Articles

Julie’s comments are in Black, Judie’s are in Blue and italicized. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Friday Julie and I overslept! I could swear that the alarm clock was set correctly, but it’s possible that neither of us even heard it when it went off. In any case, by around 9:30 weRead More…

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2005 Article Day 2

on Wednesday, January 12th, 2005
Posted in: Articles

Julie’s comments are in Black, Judie’s are in Blue and italicized. Read Part 1 here and Part 3 here. Thursday We started the day with a rib sticking Luxor buffet breakfast. We had to gear up for a full day of walking didn’t we? Actually their buffet was pretty darn good. Once we finished, weRead More…

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2005 Article Day 1

on Tuesday, January 11th, 2005
Posted in: Articles

Julie’s comments are in Black, Judie’s are in Blue and italicized. When most people are still trying to recover from holiday season festivities, the first week of January is the time to take a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to check out the Mecca for all gadgeteer’s:  the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This show whichRead More…

CES 2004 Trip Report Article

on Friday, January 16th, 2004
Posted in: Articles

Judie’s comments are in Black, Julie’s are in Blue and italicized. After such a lame tradeshow experience at TECHXNY / PC Expo, Julie and I were really looking forward to returning to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The last time we attended, in 2002, we were both quite impressed with not onlyRead More…

Mobius 2003 Trip Report Article

on Monday, October 13th, 2003
Posted in: Articles

TECHXNY / PC Expo with the Gadgeteers – Wednesday & Thursday

on Monday, September 22nd, 2003
Posted in: Articles

Julie’s comments are in BLACK and Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized Wednesday Blue skies, bright sun and mild temperatures greeted us as we began a full day of New York city sight seeing. We started out among throngs of people, walking along Times Square. As a person from a small town (Population 35,000-ish), theRead More…

TECHXNY / PC Expo with the Gadgeteers – Tuesday

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2003
Posted in: Articles

Julie’s comments are in BLACK and Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized Tuesday Since the TECHXNY exhibits weren’t going to open till 10am, we weren’t going to break our necks getting up at an insane hour on our 2nd day in New York (not to mention the fact that we were up past 2am theRead More…

TECHXNY / PC Expo with the Gadgeteers – Monday

on Monday, September 15th, 2003
Posted in: Articles

Julie’s comments are in BLACK and Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized Last year, Julie and I thought about going to TECHXNY / PC Expo, but we waited until the last minute then said, "Nah.". While the week long convention was happening and for some time after it was over, Julie and I were moaningRead More…

Spring Break Trip to Scotland with the Gadgeteers Article

on Monday, March 24th, 2003
Posted in: Articles

Julie’s comments are in BLACK and Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized A word of warning…this article is long and has lots of pictures. It is not very gadget related – but it does describe a good time. We hope you enjoy our trip. ☺ Friday / Saturday Julie: We left Columbus, Indiana and droveRead More…

What’s Coming With Julie on Spring Break Article

on Wednesday, March 5th, 2003
Posted in: Articles

A Spring Break vacation to Scotland! Wow! I knew I’d eventually visit Europe, but I didn’t know it would happen this soon. With less than 48hrs before my plane takes off from Indianapolis International Airport to meet up with Judie and her family in Dallas (yeah, yeah, I know I’m going in the opposite directionRead More…

What’s Coming With Judie on Spring Break Article

on Thursday, February 27th, 2003
Posted in: Articles

By now, most of you have heard that Julie’s and my families are going to Scotland for Spring Break. While Julie and I intend to do a full write-up on our experiences after we get back, I thought it would be fun to let you all in on what I plan on bringing, before IRead More…

Fall COMDEX 2002 Trip Report Article

on Friday, November 22nd, 2002
Posted in: Articles

Julie’s comments are in BLACK, Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized. Sunday The last time Judie and I attended COMDEX was the Spring 2001 show in Chicago. Having never been to a Fall COMDEX, which is supposed to be a huge show compared to the Spring event, I was very excited! I was too! WhatRead More…

Mobius 2002 Article

on Thursday, October 24th, 2002
Posted in: Articles

height=”180″/> As many of you will recall, last year Julie and I were invited to attend Mobius, a Microsoft sponsored event, held in Washington state. This year, Julie was on vacation in Sedona during the event so I made plans to attend by myself. Last year, there were several attendees that brought their spouses. WithRead More…

On Vacation With The Gadgeteer Article

on Monday, October 14th, 2002
Posted in: Articles

Can you believe that I hadn’t been on a REAL vacation in over 6 years?! Sure, I’ve gone on several training trips for my day job, and computer trade shows for The Gadgeteer this year, but I’m talking about a real honest to goodness kind of vacation. The type of vacation where you purposefully distanceRead More…

CES 2002 Trip Report Article

on Thursday, January 17th, 2002
Posted in: Articles

Julie’s Thoughts        Judie’s Thoughts I’ve always associated Las Vegas with glamour, outrageous looking hotels, glitz, Wayne Newton, slot-machine chimes, and all-you-can-eat buffets! But now, I’ll forever think of the Consumer Electronics Show when someone mentions what has long been known as ‘Sin City’. Regarding the part about the all-you-can-eat-buffets, I made Julie promise we wouldn’tRead More…