Kathleen Chapman

Kathleen has always enjoyed technology and the sciences (biology and entomology). She has worked as an entomological research technician and an end user services tech before becoming a stay-at-home mom and home educator. Her continued interest in technology led her to join the Gadgeteer team in 2014.

Color code your Windows folders with the Folder Marker add-on

NEWS – Have you ever thought about color coding your Windows folders to make them more identifiable and easier to work with? Folder Marker Free is a free add-on for Windows that you download and install on your computer. Once installed, you can either run the application or simply right-click on a folder and select …

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MiniTool Partition Wizard is a free, easy-to-use, awesome disk partitioning and formatting tool

NEWS – When I have to repartition or format my storage media, the Windows formatting tool really doesn’t cut it. The MiniTool Partition Wizard Free application was just what I was looking for. I’ve been using it for years and haven’t looked back. It’s a wonderful, really handy, easy-to-use tool that will help you resize, …

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Thinkfun’s Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game is an awesomely addictive game

NEWS – Need a clever logic game for your kids? You might want to try the Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game from Thinkfun (for ages 8 and over). The game comes with different colored cars and trucks and 40 cards that range from beginner to expert. You simply set up the cars and trucks …

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Niagara Launcher is a minimalist launcher for Android users

NEWS – I love customizing my Android phone using apps like Nova Launcher and I recently discovered a new and innovative minimalist launcher called Niagara Launcher. It’s quite different from others and is fun to mess around with. Note: This is not a review of the launcher, but rather just letting you know that this …

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Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Kathleen Chapman

ARTICLE – My work-from-home setup is fairly simple. I work at the bar area in my home (first photo above) since my husband needs the space in our den/home office area (last photo above). I use a Lenovo Yoga 730 13″ laptop, a Logitech M585 Multi-device wireless mouse, Jaybird Tarah Pro earbuds for Zoom meetings, …

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Here are some fun cord keepers for your sports-centric kids (or adults)

NEWS – Do you have kids (or adults) that have cords constantly falling on the floor after unplugging their devices? Now there’s a fun way to keep these cords in place on a desk or a nightstand. With the Sports Pack by Cord Buddy, you get two polyurethane cord keepers in the shape of the …

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Time to upgrade your wimpy scissors to this mean looking multifunctional pair!

NEWS – Have you ever looked at your scissors and wondered, “Now why don’t you also crack walnuts, crush garlic, strip wire, and open bottles?” Neither have I. But apparently, we should have. This 5-in-1 pair of scissors do all of those things on top of being able to cut through those rigid pesky plastic …

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Hide your colossal mass of cables using a Bluelounge CableBin

NEWS – I have Bluelounge CableBoxes that organize my cable mess around our desk and TV in the den, and I love them. However, the colossal (near critical) mass of cables behind our living room entertainment center would never fit in the large-sized CableBox. Enter the Bluelounge CableBin. This bin looks like an attractive office …

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Organize your cables with Wrap-it Storage Cable Clams 5-inch Strips

NEWS – My passionate loathing for cable messes drives me to find ways to organize it all. Wrap-it Storage has available Cable Clams 5-inch Strips to help people like me. These 5-inch Cable Clams are adhesive hook-and-loop strips that can be mounted on your small appliances, walls, desks, etc. to bundle and clean up your …

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Get a notification every time your mailbox opens using the Ring Mailbox Sensor

NEWS – Do you have mailbox thieves or maybe just eager to get your mail? The Ring Mailbox Sensor detects motion and sends you a notification every time your mailbox is opened.  The sensor measures 2.56″ (65 mm) x 2.44″ (62 mm) x 1.47″ (37 mm), comes with mounting screws and bracket as well as …

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Haven’t tried Hulu yet? Now’s your chance – It’s only $1.99 per month for one year!

NEWS – If you are new to Hulu or an eligible returning subscriber (not a current subscriber), this is your chance to get a pretty good deal. You can get the ad-supported Hulu plan for $1.99 per month for one year, after which, you will be charged $5.99 per month if you don’t cancel the …

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Save valuable space on your desk with the Samsung 32″ Space Monitor

NEWS – Space on our desks is invaluable. You can reclaim some of that precious space with Samsung’s 32″ Space Monitor. This 4K monitor comes with an integrated clamp stand. Because it has a clamp stand, you will have to have a compatible desk – meaning that the edge of your desk where you will …

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Here are the new Baby Yoda (The Child) LEGO sets you’re looking for

NEWS – Now is a good time to start looking for ideas for holiday gifts for your family and friends so that you’ll be prepared to purchase them on Black Friday should they go on sale. The LEGO BrickHeads Star Wars The Mandalorian & The Child 75317 Building Kit contains 295 pieces and is ideal …

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Mobvoi TicWatch C2+ review – 1GB RAM makes quite a difference, but is it enough?

REVIEW – I’ve always liked the look and features of Apple watches but they only work with iPhones and I’m an Android user. So, my foray into wearable tech started years ago with fitness watches like Polar to keep track of my workout details. However, I quickly grew dissatisfied with the rubbery/plastic athletic watch look, …

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