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

Lefant robot vacuums can make your life easier

SPONSORED ARTICLE – The best robot vacuum will navigate its way around your home unassisted, collecting dust, dander, and even pet hair from your floors and carpet, allowing you to kick your feet up and have a well-deserved rest while your robot vacuum does the work. The best robot vacuum is suitable for both carpets …

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Lego bonsai set is almost as cool as the real thing

ARTICLE – I’ve purchased a lot of Lego sets for Christmas gifts over the years, but this year instead of getting them for my sons, I bought one for my husband instead. My husband had a live bonsai tree that died this year. I thought about replacing it but then happened across this Lego version. …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2021 (part 4)

ARTICLE – Today we have the fourth and final post of the Gadgeteer team’s favorite gadgets of 2021 series of articles. My guess about vacuums being the most popular gadget/product with the team this year turned out to be spot on. Be sure to check out part one, part two, and part 3. David Sheneman Shure …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2021 (part 3)

ARTICLE – Here we go with part three of the Gadgeteer team’s favorite gadgets of 2021. My hunch about vacuums being the most popular gadget with the team still seems to be winning the favorite product category but we’ll have one more article tomorrow to wrap up the series so who knows what will happen. …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2021 (part 2)

ARTICLE – Here we go with part two of the Gadgeteer team’s favorite gadgets of 2021. So far vacuums seem to be winning the favorite product category but we’ll have to see how it plays out. Be sure to check out part one and part three of this series and also let us know your favorite …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2021 (part 1)

ARTICLE – I recently asked everyone on the Gadgeteer team to send me a list of their favorite products for 2021. I told them that the products that they picked didn’t need to be restricted to only the items that they had reviewed on the Gadgeteer this year, but that they could include any products …

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Stop sorting your laundry, and try a color catcher instead

ARTICLE – I recently saw a meme claiming no one under 40 sorts their laundry anymore. Guess what? I’m over 40, and I don’t sort my laundry either! When we lived in Europe, a friend got me into Shout color catchers, and I haven’t looked back. I loved these when we had a tiny washing …

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I got a postcard from space and you can too!

ARTICLE – Several weeks ago I was listening to the Stationery Orbit Podcast (because I’m a journal, pen, and stationery fanatic) and they mentioned that you can send a self-addressed stamped postcard to Blue Origin and it will be added to the payload of a future space mission and afterward, it will be mailed back …

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New York Comic Con 2021 trip report

ARTICLE – The year 2020 was a difficult one for pretty much everyone on the planet. We saw some seriously major catastrophes, some planetwide, some more localized. There were also innumerable minor personal tragedies, things like missed graduations, weddings, birthday parties, etc. For me, the cancellation of an in-person 2020 New York Comic Con, while …

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Check it out – “flying” microchips!

ARTICLE – Do you remember my article on microswimmers? Well, now engineers have developed microfliers – electronic microchips with wings! I first discovered this fascinating news on Jalopnik and dove further into the details on Northwestern University’s website. According to the Northwestern Now article, engineers John A. Rogers, Yonggang Huang, and others from Northwestern University …

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Visiting Fort Worth, Texas? Stop by the Saddleback Leather Showroom and go home with a souvenir that will last a lifetime!

ARTICLE – I’ve discovered a real fondness for leather products, but it is so very difficult to find high-quality well-made leather goods. That’s where companies like Saddleback Leather (Dave Munson and his wife, Suzette’s company) and Love41 (which features Suzette’s designs for women) come into the picture. They make some of the best-made leather goods …

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Scientists print 15-micrometer starship Voyager to study the movements of synthetic microswimmers

ARTICLE – Several months ago I noticed an article (PC Gamer) about scientists from Leiden University (Soft Matter) having printed a 15 micrometer-sized starship Voyager using a 3D microprinter (Photonic Professional GT, Nanoscribe GmbH). They did this to study how synthetic microswimmers move through a viscous substance. Synthetic microswimmers propel themselves through a substance by …

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