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

Our obsession with gadgets lowers energy use and waste!

According to Nathaniel Bullard and Adam Minter, writing in the CT Post, we are using fewer, lighter, more energy efficient, and easier to recycle gadgets. This trend has been going on all century but with all the fear-mongering and hand-wringing and news photos of boatloads of e-waste going to developing nations, the truth is much …

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‘Heaven’s Gate’ podcast a personal journey through an alien cult

Heaven’s Gate is a well-produced and thought-provoking podcast that takes a deep look at the cult of the same name. Over 20 years ago, this group emerged from obscurity and captivated the world when 39 members took their own lives in a mass suicide. Host Glynn Washington offers insight through interviews with the departed’s loved …

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The Gadgeteer’s top 12 posts of 2017

Every year either on or around December 31st, I like to put together a list of our most popular news, reviews and articles from the past year according to Google’s traffic statistics for the site. It’s interesting to see which articles and topics have been the most popular with our readers. Any ideas what the …

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Julie’s gadget diary – One reason why I love the Pixel 2 XL that you’ll never guess

I switched from an iPhone 7 Plus to the Pixel 2 XL back in October, so I’ve been using it for almost 3 months now and feel like I have a really good handle on how it works and performs. When people were complaining about the phone’s display issues, I shrugged my shoulders because the …

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Edabit – the easiest way to learn to program #Sponsored

Have you ever tried to teach yourself a new language using just a book?  You can progress just so far before you need to talk to someone who is fluent in the language.  Learning to program computers is that way, too.  You’re learning a language with which you can tell the computer what to do. …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2017 (part 2)

Last week we posted The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2017 (part 1) and now we’re back with part 2 where another group of Gadgeteer writers share their favorite gadgets and gizmos from the past year. Here we go with part two of the Gadgeteer’s favorite gadgets lists of …

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Get the best purchase price using the Slice app or the price protection features of your credit card

Did you purchase something with your credit card only to discover a little while later that it had gone on sale? If it was only a couple of dollars, you may not be too worried about that, but what if it was $20 or more? The easiest thing to do is call and see if …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2017 (part 1)

A few days ago I asked the Gadgeteer team to send me a list of their favorite products of 2017. I told them that the products that they picked didn’t need to be restricted to only gadgets that they had reviewed this year, but that they could include any products that they have enjoyed using …

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Don’t panic, here are 7 last minute gift ideas

There are only 11 shopping days until Christmas day. If you haven’t even begun shopping, I can imagine that knowing that the big day is so close is stressing you out. But there is still plenty of time. Amazon‘s last standard shipping day for people who don’t have Prime, is next Monday the 18th. If …

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iOS Hacks: Put your icons where you want them… sorta

Regular readers of The Gadgeteer know that there is an ongoing – umm – discussion among the writers and regular commenters here about the two most popular mobile operating systems – Android and iOS – and which has the better feature set. I’m not here to stoke those fires or to say if the feature …

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Moleskine Fall & Winter Event in New York City

A few months ago I had the pleasure of going to the Moleskine 2017 Fall & Winter Preview in New York City. They unveiled new products such as planners, bags, notebooks and more. I had a nice time taking in the awesome views of the New York City skyline while viewing some lovely new products. …

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