Articles

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

6 Gadgets that will take your workspace into the future

ARTICLE – Modern technology is creeping into so many areas of our lives that it makes sense we’d start to see it on the professional level. The enterprise world has always run on certain kinds of technology, but we’re talking strictly about innovative gadgets — many you might see in the IoT or smart market. …

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6 gadgets that make traveling more secure

ARTICLE – When it comes to traveling, gadgetry may not always be the first thing on your mind. But investing in the right gear could be a game-changer for certain situations. Especially when it comes to security. Whether it’s door locks, alarms, slash-proof bags or otherwise, some simple preventative measures could make the difference between …

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Don’t panic, here are some last minute Father’s Day gift ideas

ARTICLE – Father’s Day is coming whether you’re ready or not and it happens to be just days away on Sunday, June 16. If you haven’t gone shopping for dear old dad yet, do not fear! We’ve put together this last minute Father’s Day gift guide for you so you can gift dad a cool, …

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6 solar-powered gadgets that are too convenient to ignore

ARTICLE – Electricity is something we often take for granted because using it is as easy as finding the nearest electrical outlet. But that approach isn’t always possible. In that case, these six gadgets let you tap into solar power from anywhere. 1. Damaanda Solar Book Light This streamlined, solar-powered book light ensures you can …

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Bones Reds bearings earn props from skateboarders

ARTICLE – Bones Reds are well-known, popular, precision-skate bearings. It doesn’t matter if you’re a skateboard commuter, a skatepark regular or you’re working on tricks in your driveway, high-quality bearings are a must. My teenager is a skateboarder and says that for less $20 it’s well worth upgrading your bearings —almost certainly better than just …

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How to automatically delete Google’s Web & App Activity data

ARTICLE – Google recently announced a new feature that allows users to automatically delete their web and app activity (CNET). You can choose from three options: “Keep until I delete manually”, “Keep for 18 months”, or “Keep for 3 months”. Once you go through the steps to automatically delete this data on one device, it …

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Declutter Gmail’s web interface by using the Simplify Gmail Chrome extension

ARTICLE – In the past, my Gmail web interface looked a bit cluttered (shown in the above screenshot). I was curious about streamlining this look and stumbled upon several tech news articles that pointed me toward the Simplify Gmail Chrome extension. This extension was written by a former lead designer of Gmail, Michael Leggett, with …

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Julie’s gadget diary – I ordered the Huawei P30 Pro

ARTICLE – As Britney Spears would say, “oops, I did it again…” I ordered another phone. This time it’s the Huawei P30 Pro. I know that my score sheet for buying new phones and actually keeping them has been pretty embarrassing for the last year and a half. The last phone that I bought and …

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Why did Apple’s AirPower fail?

ARTICLE – In 2017, Apple made a rather astonishing and equally exciting announcement during the iPhoneX/8 launch event. It would be bringing an innovative Qi-enabled wireless charger to market called AirPower. Wireless chargers were nothing new at the time — they’re certainly rampant now — but the AirPower stood out because it could simultaneously charge …

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Walmart pickup towers a huge improvement

ARTICLE – I wrote earlier about Walmart’s new grocery pickup. In the comments, someone complained about Walmart’s regular pickup, and I agreed that it was less than ideal. Several times I’ve ordered from Walmart online, and either because it wasn’t available to ship, I didn’t want to pay for shipping, or I wanted the item …

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Savor the savings with Kroger Pickup’s clickable coupons

ARTICLE – Kroger Pickup (formerly ClickList®) offers super-convenient grocery shopping and virtual coupon clipping. If you’re a Kroger Rewards member, you can log in to Kroger.com, and by selecting “Start my cart” it will display suggestions based on your recent purchases. They also have a tab for “My Sale Items” to show you which of …

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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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