Jacob Haas

Designer, doodler, dad and gadget enthusiast. Currently working as an art director in PA. Loves writing the first half of short stories, and might even finish a few someday.

LectroFan Kinder Sleep Sound Machine and Night Light review

According to Harvard Medical School, there are several variables that have an influence on sleep quality, including temperature, light, and noise, and this is true for infants, toddlers and adults, alike. Eliminating stressful elements and distractions in the bedroom can lead to better sleep, which has given rise to various white noise devices, like the …

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FIIL DRIIFTER Bluetooth neckband in-ear headphones review

Bluetooth headphones have come a long way in the last few years. With the transmitter requiring just a small trickle of energy, power cells have been whittled down to unnoticeable sizes. Wires are out, all-day battery life is in, and the lightweight DRIIFTER headphones by FIIL are a solid, great-sounding combination of both. What is …

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Things 3.4 update adds automation and linking

In the latest version 3.4 update of Things for iOS and Mac OS, automation support has at last been added, making this useful task manager even more powerful. The linking, automation and handover actions come in the form of a new things:/// URL scheme, allowing the application to launch and add tasks with pre-filled information …

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The Omni Group outlines its plans for OmniFocus 3

The Omni Group, lauded purveyor of Mac and iOS productivity tools, recently rolled out their 2018 Roadmap, detailing plans and updates for several of their applications — particularly OmniFocus 3. I’ve been an on-and-off user of OmniFocus for several years, usually dabbling and experimenting for a few weeks with different setups that I’ve seen online, …

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Flixable is the best Netflix search tool around

Netflix is great. There’s nothing like being able to binge your favorite series or call up a classic movie you haven’t seen in forever. But let’s face it, the search and discovery interface is a train wreck. The rows of recommendations and random categories are seldom useful, and if your kids or someone who doesn’t …

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‘Heaven’s Gate’ podcast a personal journey through an alien cult

Heaven’s Gate is a well-produced and thought-provoking podcast that takes a deep look at the cult of the same name. Over 20 years ago, this group emerged from obscurity and captivated the world when 39 members took their own lives in a mass suicide. Host Glynn Washington offers insight through interviews with the departed’s loved …

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Mohu Leaf Glide indoor HDTV antenna review

With the increasing popularity of streaming media like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, it’s becoming a much easier decision to cut cable and satellite TV from one’s monthly bills. I cringe every time I look at a statement from my cable company, and it seems to get more expensive with every passing month. But dropping …

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ChargeTech ThinCharge iPhone Battery Case review

We’ve all been there. You’ve been running around all day in a virtual whirlwind of activity, using your phone nonstop to take photos, chat, check your bank balance, check off a shopping list item, when suddenly it hits you. That red battery indicator. “How could I be at 10% already?!” you think to yourself as …

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Nokia’s going old-school cool with its $60 3310 3G

Nokia 3310 3G

Here’s your chance to grab a rejuvenated slice of cell phone history. The iconic Nokia 3310 candy bar style cell phone is coming back in a 3G flavor on October 29th and sports a 320×240 display, a 2MP external camera and 16MB (that’s megabytes, remember those?) of internal memory. It’s compatible with GSM carriers, so …

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