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.

I love the Videoshop video editor app – it’s so easy to use!!

NEWS – I discovered the Videoshop app by Jajijujejo Inc. years ago. I was trying to create a GIF from a short video and add music to it. I used Videoshop to accomplish the task and found that it was so easy to use, that I never tried looking for any other mobile-device video editor. …

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Halo fans – get your Razer Halo Infinite gaming mouse and mechanical keyboard on sale at Amazon!

DEAL NEWS – Hey, all you Halo fans out there! I saw a great deal on theInventory.com. The Razer Halo Infinite Edition gaming mouse and mechanical keyboard are on sale on Amazon! According to the Amazon product page, The Razer DeathAdder V2 – Halo Infinite Wired Gaming Mouse features include: Focus+ 20K DPI Optical Sensor: …

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Morus Zero portable clothes dryer review – does it use a vacuum and UV tech? Yes. But…

REVIEW – I recently wrote a news post about the Morus Zero portable clothes dryer which according to the Morus website, uses Vacuum+ technology to dry clothes quickly. The website also states that it uses ultraviolet (UV) light to sterilize clothes. Gadgeteer readers responded to my news post saying that the Morus Zero is a …

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Quantadose Rapid UVGI Intensity Test card review – simple, inexpensive, awesome test for UVC

REVIEW – Have you ever been curious about whether your UV sterilization devices are using real UVC light to kill germs? I have. Since you can’t see UVC light, I sought out an inexpensive way to test for this and found a website that said you can use a Quantadose Rapid UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) …

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The Quantadose Rapid UVGI Intensity test card – an inexpensive way to test for germicidal UVC

NEWS – Have you ever wondered whether your UV sterilization device really uses a germicidal UVC light source? Well, now you can test those products using the Quantadose Rapid UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) Intensity Test card. I first found it on the WeBeFit website. The card shows you when UVC light is detected and shows the …

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Necrobotics – Yep, it’s a thing

ARTICLE – Don’t laugh (or cringe?), but I recently came across a really interesting article about using dead spiders as ready-to-use actuators (a mechanical device for moving or controlling something -Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Some researchers at Rice University noticed that the natural state of a dead spider has its legs curled up, so why not use …

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Slice up your watermelons with this handy watermelon slicer!

NEWS – Summer is the perfect time for watermelon. But, if you’re like me, you hate cutting them up. I recently came across this watermelon slicer which is supposed to make this task easier. The Yueshico Watermelon Slicer is made up of a stainless steel channel with a handle on it and rotating plastic blades …

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Two Trees TTS-55 DIY Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine review – cutting things with light is awesome!

REVIEW – Lasers are cool. Laser pointers, measuring tools, medical tools, and engraving/cutting tools are just a few of their many applications. I’ve always dreamed about how cool it would be to have an engraving and cutting tool to create personalized items and gifts. That day has finally come. I was given the opportunity to …

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The RYMEK Typewriter Style Mechanical Wired and Wireless Keyboard has old school style

NEWS – I really like the look of the old 1920s and 30s style typewriters. So, when I saw the RYMEK Typewriter Style Mechanical Wired and Wireless Keyboard, I was attracted to it. It looks old school but also sleek and modern. It is a Bluetooth and USB wired mechanical keyboard and you can switch …

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The Morus Zero is an ultra-fast portable clothes dryer for any home and I want one!

NEWS – Check it out! Morus Innovations has made a portable countertop clothes dryer! The Morus Zero Ultra-fast Portable Clothes Dryer for Any Home dries your clothes in about 15 minutes. How? Morus uses what they call Vacuum+ technology which creates a low-pressure environment that allows water to evaporate at a faster rate, especially since …

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Boring utensils – NOPE!! ChopChucks – OH YEAAAH!!!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Eat like a pro! But not like any pro – like a Ninja!!! With ChopChucks, your food doesn’t Stand. A. Chance. ChopChucks double as reusable chopsticks and toy nunchucks made from titanium. As toy nunchucks, they are a portable 12 cm long. You can easily transform them into chopsticks by unscrewing the …

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Drone deliveries are becoming a reality for more people

ARTICLE – I recently read a news story about drone deliveries happening near me, right in the DFW area (see the Fox4 News video clip)! The company Wing (a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet) is delivering select health and wellness items from a Walgreens in Little Elm to customers within four miles of the …

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3-month free trial for Audible and Amazon Music Unlimited

NEWS – Every now and then Amazon allows new subscribers in the U.S. not just a one-month free trial for Audible Premium Plus, but a three-month free trial. And this time, it is also including three free months of Amazon Music Unlimed too. After the free trial ends, you will be charged $14.95 per month …

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Thermacell LIV – A smart mosquito repellent solution for your backyard

NEWS – The Gadgeteer has reviewed a handful of Thermacell products with excellent results (Thermacell Mosquito Repellent review, Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern review, Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Lantern review). Now Thermacell has come out with the Thermacell LIV Smart Mosquito Repellent System for your backyard. This interconnected-repeller system allows you to place the repellers exactly where …

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