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

I just posted episode #1 of The Gadgeteer video podcast – Julie’s gadget diary

ARTICLE – When I retired from my day job with Cummins Inc. after 34 years this past March, I made a list of all the new things, changes, and updates that I wanted to do with The Gadgeteer. One of the things on that list was to create a video podcast. It’s amazing that in …

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5 gadgets you need for storm and hurricane preparedness

NEWS – The 2022 hurricane season for the US is in full swing right now with all of Florida currently bracing for Tropical Storm Ian. Luckily for me, I live in Indiana and don’t need to worry about hurricanes. But just like other areas in the US and worldwide, we have our fair share of …

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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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5 signal boosters that will keep you connected while you’re home and on the go

SPONSORED ARTICLE – Who has never had trouble getting a good signal on their smartphone? A weak signal can cause problems with 4G navigation, calls, and SMS. It can be difficult to find the network in some areas, or even in the garage, basement, or one of the rooms of your house. One possible solution …

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8 organizers that will keep your favorite EDC gear neat and tidy

ARTICLE – When you’re a user (and collector) of EDC gear, there’s the issue of where to store your favorite items for easy access. Today I am going to show you 8 storage products that you can use to organize your EDC items so they are ready to grab for your next adventure. Orbitkey Nest …

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5 mini EDC pens that need to be in your pocket right now!

ARTICLE – I’m on a mini EDC kick since writing the 5 Super tiny pocket tools post several days ago. That post included a pen which got me thinking about other pocket-sized pens worthy enough to add to your EDC. So that’s what today’s post is about – mini EDC pens! Let me know about …

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General Motors’ Super Cruise driving assistance tech – Look Ma! No Hands!

ARTICLE/REVIEW – By now, pretty much everyone has heard of Tesla’s Autopilot – their version of driver assistance.  It’s been in the news a lot with crashes (not necessarily the system’s fault), video of sleeping drivers careening down a Los Angeles freeway, and more.  Plus, in its current iteration, the system requires you to have …

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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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Gadgeteer team – gear we’re using in 2022 (Greg Cleveland)

ARTICLE – Spring is officially here, and in NY we’ve had a few days start to feel warm – which means it’s time to get the bike out of storage and ready for a new riding year. I’ve picked up some new tools and gear over the past year, and wanted to share some staples …

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Gadgeteer team – gear we’re using in 2022 (Julie Strietelmeier)

ARTICLE – It’s my turn to share the gear I’m using for 2022. Since I have been working from home, I’m going to skip my EDC and share my current WFH setup. I hope you enjoy this article and read the rest of this series when you’re done. Unlike so many YouTubers who all seem …

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Cord cutting, repurposing smartphones, and Julie’s favorite gear – Article updates

ARTICLE UPDATES – Today I’ve reviewed two popular articles that I posted in the last few weeks and my favorite gear page. If you’re a regular here at The Gadgeteer, you are familiar with the way we revisit our past reviews (and articles) weeks, months, and even decades later. Below is a list of the …

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Gadgeteer team – gear we’re using in 2022 (David Sheneman)

ARTICLE – We were asked to do a quick article about our everyday carry or what’s in our bag or “the gear we’re using.” I decided to do a “what’s in my pocket (or on my belt)” article, so here goes. I tend to keep a lot of stuff in my pockets but all of …

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I’ve published 23 books and I’ll show you how you can too!

ARTICLE – I’ve always wanted to be a published author. Yes, I know that I have published 1000’s of reviews and articles on The Gadgeteer during the last 24 years, but I’m talking about being the author of a book – an actual physical book. The only problem is that I suck at writing fiction. …

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