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Posts about a variety of topics which are not news and are not reviews.

Gadgeteer team’s favorite wireless earbuds

ARTICLE – I recently asked the Gadgeteer team to tell share with us their choice of their favorite wireless earbuds and what makes them stand out as their favorites. So in no particular order except that I get to go first, here we go. Julie Strietelmeier Mobvoi TicPods Free wireless earbuds review My favorite wireless …

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5 ways 5G technology will change our gadget usage

ARTICLE – Gadget lovers everywhere frequently notice the news coverage about the upcoming 5G network and think about the possibilities. You may have heard about the broad promises associated with it, such as rapid speeds and virtually no latency. But, how could those advantages affect how we use our technology? 1. Plenty of Opportunities to …

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7 Gamification apps for every situation

ARTICLE – Gamification apps allow you to combine routine life situations with role-playing games (RPGs) that will keep you engaged while you work to accomplish your goals. If you struggle with self-discipline and motivation, then gamification apps are for you. These apps give you the opportunity to earn points, badges and other incentives by challenging …

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6 Awesome travel apps to use for your Spring Break trip

ARTICLE – The information age has opened new avenues when it comes to travel. You can choose to stay in someone’s home in a foreign country to fully immerse yourself in the culture, or book an inclusive resort vacation, with a few keystrokes from your smartphone or laptop. There are so many travel apps out …

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Bag a deal, skip the lines with Walmart grocery pickup

ARTICLE – When it comes to groceries, Walmart offers impressive deals and selection, but it can get extremely crowded with long checkout lines. The super-sized stores can also feel especially daunting if you have young children, a tight schedule, health challenges or mobility issues. And that’s the beauty of online grocery ordering: You get all …

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Julie’s gadget diary – The Samsung Galaxy S10+ let me down and I’m sad

ARTICLE – I feel like I’m Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day. Every time I want to upgrade to a new phone, I get all those exciting newphonia feelings until I actually get the phone in my hand and something spoils it for me. That’s what’s happened with the Samsung Galaxy S10+ when I …

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Do you remember the View-Master stereoscopic viewer?

ARTICLE – So I’ve been cleaning up under my parent’s house recently and found my 1975 VR headset 😛 Yes, the View-Master Stereoscopic Viewer. Remember these?  3 reels of 7 stereoscopic images and a little booklet that told you the story. Luckily none of the reels have been damaged with water or age.  I pulled …

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Julie’s gadget diary – I’m finally upgrading to a new phone

ARTICLE – My track record for upgrading phones has been bad the past year and half but that’s finally going to change. Really, I promise this time guys! First some background… I bought the Pixel 2 XL back in the fall of 2017 which feels like forever ago, but I’ve been using that phone since …

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The most popular kinds of drones we’ll see in 2019

ARTICLE – Consumers arguably became most familiar with drones by getting introduced to the ones that took photos from the sky. Those kinds are still popular, and many drone enthusiasts own them. But, like any other segment, the drone industry evolves to meet needs. Here are five kinds of drones most likely to gain prominence …

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Valentine’s Day 2019 gift guide

ARTICLE – Sound the alarms and get out your wallets because there are only seven days left until Valentine’s Day! If you haven’t already bought something for your partner in crime, significant other, sweetie, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc., here are a few gift ideas to help you out. NixPlay Seed Wave digital photo frame Nixplay makes …

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Gadgeteer time machine – Remembering the PalmPilot and its spinoffs

ARTICLE – For those of you who are new here, The Gadgeteer will be 22 years old this summer. That’s a long time to be writing about gadgets and as you can imagine, I’ve amassed quite a collection of devices over the years which I keep in a special drawer down in my Gadgeteer lair. …

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8 Gear pouches that will organize your EDC gear

VIDEO – I thought I’d try something a little different and created a video where I talk about 8 gear pouches from 5 companies that you can use to keep your EDC gear organized. Here are the pouches that are included in the video. Check out the video below and let me know if you’d …

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