Liz Rodriguez

I'm a gamer, techie and gadget enthusiast based in New York City. Stop by to say hi on Twitter!

Dremel 4200 Rotary Tool review

I’ve always heard great things about the Dremel line of tools.  They are known for their good build quality, and can be used for  cutting, grinding, sanding, shaping, and etching various materials.  I recently had the opportunity to review the Dremel 4200 High-Performance Rotary Tool with EZ Change, so let’s take a look at what is …

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Zetta Intelligent Security Z12 Camcorder review

I’ve always been on the hunt to make my own at-home security camera.  I’ve fiddled with low-res webcams and my Raspberry Pi, which have given me interesting results.  When I recently got the opportunity to review a small form-factor security camera, I jumped at the chance.  Let’s take a look at the Intelligent Security Z12 Camcorder by …

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Star Wars cases for iPhone 4/4S and 5

May the iPhorce be with you!  Or May the fourth be past you? (Ooh yes, that was terrible!) Add some geektastic fun to your iPhone 4/4S or 5 by covering it with one of these Star Wars limited edition cases. You can choose from C-3PO, Chewbacca (even has fur on it), Darth Vader, or R2-D2.  They …

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Ino Reader is a potential replacement for Google Reader

If you are one of the many users that were upset by hearing that Google Reader was being retired, then take a look at Ino Reader.  It’s a free, browser-based RSS reader that has a simple and easy to use interface.  You can sign in with Google, Facebook, or create a new login with email.  You can …

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HP Slate 7 Android tablet now available

  HP has just released its 7″ Android tablet in the US – the Slate 7.  It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features an ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core (1.6 GHz) processor, 8GB internal memory, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 1024 x 600 screen.  It has a front-facing (VGA) webcam and a 3MP rear-facing webcam. A microSD …

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Google releases a new app – Keep

The latest buzz from Google is a new app called Keep.  It is a note-taking application that mimics features from popular products such as Evernote and Springpad and lets you “keep” text notes, images, check lists, and voice notes.  It’s available on the Google Play store for Android devices at the above link.  I’ve installed it on …

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i18-USB iPowerStation Smartphone/Tablet Charger review

I’ve always wanted a small docking station either for my iPhone or Nexus 7/Kindle Touch tablet.  I then got my hands on the i18-USB PowerStation  from i18 Technology.  The USB PowerStation is a microUSB smartphone and tablet wall charger and dock.  It’s made of plastic (color choices are in white, black, or pink) and has a small green …

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Google introduces the Chromebook Pixel

Google has released its Chromebook Pixel, which looks like the nicest in the Chromebook series yet! It has a 12.85″ display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and super high pixel density – about 239 pixels/inch. They say this is more than the average 118 pixel/inch on other leading laptops, which will give us an ultra …

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Valve has released Steam for Linux

Hooray!  Valve has finally released the popular gaming platform, Steam, for Linux users. Right now it’s only supported under Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10, using the Unity, Gnome or KDE desktop environments.  Steams says that more Linux distributions will be fully supported if/when time permits.  Perhaps they will include other popular distributions such as LinuxMint (a fork of …

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American Express and Twitter let you pay with #AmexSync

American Express recently announced that consumers who use Twitter will be able to pay for items using a special hashtag for certain products and websites.  After tweeting them what you want, you get a confirmation hashtag.  You then need to tweet back the confirmation hashtag, an email will be sent to you, then you need to confirm …

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