Kathleen Chapman

After reviewing a handful of portable Bluetooth speakers, I’ve found that some really appeal to me like the UE Megaboom because of its great sound quality (it has some bass!) and long battery life among other things, but others like the Logitech x300 do not. The Logitech x300 tends to dampen mid and upper frequencies when bass… Read More

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Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd., are working on bringing us new air-free bicycle tires in the near future. According to Bridgestone, the spoke system is made from a thermoplastic resin and has rubber in the tread portion of the tire. This design is ideal for bicycles because they are lightweight (when considering weight distribution… Read More

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Living here in Texas, I sometimes hear news of a child dying tragically in a hot car. This kind of news is incredibly heart wrenching, but Bishop Curry V, a 10-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas has invented a device that could potentially save children from such a tragedy. He had heard of a child’s death… Read More

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I love backpacks. It is my preferred method for carrying around my teaching materials, but what I don’t like having to do is to continuously buy bags because they wear out. Enter the Saddleback Leather Co. and their line of leather backpacks. I was awarded the opportunity to review their Thin Front Pocket Backpack. This… Read More

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The popularity of minimalist wallets is driving innovation in this field, providing the people with what they have been craving – the downsizing of the traditional men’s and women’s wallets of the past. I’ll admit that I’m one of those people who has been craving a smaller wallet. This time I’m reviewing the SZNS (pronounced… Read More

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Here’s the scenario: I’m at home in the middle of the night sleeping, dreaming of eating doughnuts without guilt when suddenly I’m jolted out of my blissful reverie by my phone’s blaring emergency broadcast alert. I fumble around frantically to find my phone to determine the type of impending doom that’s about to befall me and… Read More

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Last month I wrote an article entitled Android 7.0 tips: Notifications and power notification controls which seemed to interest some of you, so this month I thought that I would share some additional Android 7.0 tips. Did you know that you can open two Chrome windows using the split-screen feature? And did you know that Nougat… Read More

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Did you know that having only 5% of self-driving cars on the road can improve start-and-stop traffic jams? It can according to the National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Physical Systems program. Click here to read more about it. Did you know that cats meow for us? They do it to communicate to us and rarely do it… Read More

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I thought it might be interesting to write up some tips about Android 7.0 (Nougat) features that I find fun to use. I realize that not all our readers have Android 7.0, but for those of you who do, you will find some of the new features very handy. One of those features that I… Read More

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In my quest to find a great minimalist leather wallet, I was given the opportunity to review a Benjamin Bott Design wallet called the Chickadee English Tan ultra minimalist leather wallet. When it arrived, it was love at first sight. The wallet arrived in a drawstring bag to protect it from scratches during shipping. There… Read More

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Are you a fan of steampunk style? Do you also have a lot of expendable cash lying around? Then check out the Megan Kening Etsy website for some really cool, beautifully handmade steampunk pens like this In Memory of Bessie Sm. V2 Steampunk fountain pen. This particular pen was made in memory of 1920’s American jazz and… Read More

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The Bastron Ver.3 Transparent Touch Glass Keyboard is a cool looking keyboard that is made out of tempered glass and has a gold colored aluminum frame. It is a USB keyboard (micro-USB cable included) that is touch sensitive, waterproof, supports gesture controls, and even has a blue LED backlight feature. If you enjoy an unusual twist… Read More

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I really love products that help me to organize my house and thus when the Gadgeteer was offered the Alxum 10-Port USB Smart Charging Station & Organizer, I jumped at the chance to review it. I have a side table in the living room that has been functioning as my kids’ gadget depository (four iPad… Read More

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I reviewed the Netatmo Presence Outdoor Security camera a few months ago and really, REALLY enjoy using it because it uses deep learning to tell the differences between people, animals, cars, and other motions thus virtually eliminating unnecessary motion detection alerts. In addition, there are no subscription fees because all the video is stored locally… Read More

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Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technolgy, Atlanta, Georgia and Electronics Engineering Department, Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey, developed this tiny chip (approximately 1.5 mm) on a flexible catheter (about 430 microns) that will allow heart surgeons to view a complete real-time 3-D image of heart and blood vessel blockages and allow the surgeons to attend… Read More

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