Garry Kolb

After a successful 35-year career in information technology in mid-Michigan, I am now happily retired and living the dream life in The Villages, Florida with my fun-loving and very tolerant wife of 39 years. When not playing golf, pickleball, or water volleyball, I like amazing our neighbors with our automated home and fiddling with new gadgets.

Instagramen for ramen – FOODBEAST Dream Machine Instagram Nissin Cup Noodle vending machine

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NEWS – If you live near Los Angeles or Las Vegas, go take a selfie and get some free noodles! FOODBEAST, a digital media house that covers food news and also produces food experiences has debuted a new type of vending machine.  In a clever collaboration with Nissin Cup Noodles, FOODBEAST placed the machines within […]

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Skylum AirMagic drone image editing software review

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REVIEW – Drones.  Love them or hate them, they’re everywhere.  If you have one, you probably like taking photos, but they don’t always look awesome, since you are at the mercy of Mother Nature and her available lighting at the time of your flight.  If you’re gifted at Photoshop, or some other image editing software,

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Stop the wet bandits with the D-Link Wi-Fi battery powered water sensor

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NEWS – It isn’t just the wet bandits that can ruin your house.  Plain old water leaks from overflowing sump crocks, leaky washer hoses, bad sink fittings, toilets, water heater – basically anywhere water flows – can trash your home very quickly. According to Home Advisor, the average water repair bill is over $2,000. D-Link

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Keep your cool in the kitchen with Gourmia CoolCookers

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NEWS – It doesn’t get much better than coming home to a freshly cooked meal.  Slow cookers have offered that convenience to home chefs for quite some time.  Toss in the good stuff, set it for low and slow, and come home to a house that smells amazing and fall-apart tender food. But, what about

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Who’s that knocking at my door? The FedEx SameDay Bot!

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  NEWS – In a continuation of the development of the entities that will soon become our evil overlords, FedEx is jumping into delivery automation in a big way with the new FedEx SameDay Bot. With an interior compartment designed to carry packages, even hot or cold packages, the bot is designed to handle short-range

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See tall and wide with the new Remo+ RemoBell S video doorball

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NEWS – Getting a good view from a video doorbell has always been a challenge.  Remo+, maker of the DoorCam over-the-door wireless video camera has introduced the RemoBell S video doorbell with 180-degree viewing angles both vertically and horizontally. Nicely styled, the RemoBell S will fit in with most decors. Rated for -4 degrees to

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Mouse where you want with the Cherry MW 8 Advanced optical mouse

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NEWS – Mousing is sometimes a hit or miss proposition, depending on where you rest your mouse.  Some colors, or even worse, glass, with a complete lack of color or contrast, can confound many optical mice.  Cherry aims to end that problem with the Cherry MW 8 Advanced optical LED laser mouse. Sporting a metal surface and

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Get your colors right with Datacolor SpyderX

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NEWS – Monitor calibration has long been a staple activity of professional photographers.  Monitors inherently have variations that affect how colors are displayed.  Couple that with changes in ambient light in the room, due to sun angle, cloud cover or electric light type and the colors you see on the monitor can really change.  Without

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Impossible Burger 2.0 wows ’em at CES

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NEWS – Most folks have heard about the Impossible Burger from Impossible Foods.  It is a burger patty made entirely from plants. 100% vegan with absolutely no animal products, Impossible Burger has gained fans searching for a meat substitute that is meat-like.  But, reviews, while good, were mixed.  Enter Impossible Burger 2.0. The new formulation

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New gadgets to your door monthly with Tech2u.club

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NEWS – Jonesing for some new gadgets and gizmos, but don’t have time to find the newest tech? Kickstarter campaign Tech2U.club plans to solve that problem for you. Tech2U offers a curated, monthly consumer electronics subscription club.  Think Watch Gang for tech nerds. They promise to bring their members, “new, unique and practical tech”  with

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Look brighter in your video chats or vlogs with Lume Cube AIR VC

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NEWS – Have you ever tried to video chat with someone, post live on Facebook or shoot a vlog, only to find that the video is muddy and dull because there simply wasn’t enough ambient light? Lume Cube, a provider of lightweight, portable lighting solutions has a solution with the Lume Cube AIR VC lighting

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Vroom-vroom becomes shhh-shhh with Harley-Davidson’s Livewire all-electric motorcycle

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NEWS – Harley-Davidson is jumping into the electric vehicle fray with their new Livewire, all-electric motorcycle. Offering stomach-into-your-spine acceleration of a claimed 0-60 MPH under 3.5 seconds, the Livewire is expected to offer great, albeit nearly silent performance. With an estimated range of 110 miles on a full change, this bike is more of a

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Add new dimension to your love this Valentine’s Day with Hallmark Paper Wonder greeting cards

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NEWS – For many people, greeting cards are a big part of celebrating holidays.  I can tell you from personal experience, my mom saved every single card she ever received and used them as reminders of special occasions. Hallmark, probably the biggest name in the greeting card business is upping their game with a new Paper

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