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

Marco Polo is my most used app while sheltering-in-place

ARTICLE – This is week 6 of working from home for my day job at Cummins, Inc. and I’ve told several people that social distancing and sheltering in place hasn’t really been an issue for me because as an introvert, I’ve been training for this for years 😉 Seriously though, even though I don’t mind …

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Jackbox offers quirky, fun games you can play remotely

ARTICLE – I wrote about the Jackbox Party Pack on Feb. 5. Never did I imagine two months later this quirky trivia game package would be a lifeline to friends and family during a pandemic.  But here we are. Longing for some company beyond our four walls, and especially missing our extended family over the …

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Crowdfunding campaign to fund studies on whether far-UVC light can effectively inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19

ARTICLE – I stumbled upon an interesting crowdfunding campaign while researching the germicidal effects of ultraviolet type-C light for my PhoneSoap Go review (review coming soon). The Center for Radiological Research (CRR) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is conducting a campaign to raise money to perform studies that will help determine how effective …

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5 products that will make working from home more comfortable

ARTICLE – To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many companies are asking their employees to leave the office and work from home. This might sound great in theory, because who wouldn’t want to work 8 hours a day in their pajamas while eating Cheerios? But in reality, not everyone’s home or apartment is …

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How to prep your gadgets for daylight savings time

ARTICLE – Daylight Savings Time (DST) is just around the corner, so are your gadgets ready for it? When the time changes in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, March 8, it may throw you off your schedule a bit. But it doesn’t have to. If you’re anything like the average American, you …

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Are smart contact lenses going to be the next big wearable of the future?

ARTICLE – Several years ago (2014), I read an article on Dezeen about how smart contact lenses coated with graphene would allow the wearer to see heat signatures in the dark (using the infrared spectrum). University of Michigan researchers had been working with graphene (a single atom layer of carbon atoms), which is an electrical …

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Use ModernStates.org to test out of a year of college for free!

ARTICLE – Perhaps you’ve heard by now about the student loan debt crisis. According to a Forbes article written in February 2019, about 45 million people owe a total of over $1.5 trillion in student loans here in the United States. That just blows my mind. If you happen to have high school-aged kids or …

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Our favorite EDC multi-tools and knives

ARTICLE – I’ve always loved reading about other people’s favorite EDC items, so I thought all of you might like to know what some of us here at the Gadgeteer use on a regular basis. For this team article, I asked everyone to tell me about their favorite knife or multi-tool. See if you can …

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6 ergonomic gadget cases you won’t know how you lived without

ARTICLE – Ergonomics is related to designing things, so they fit the people who use them, helping individuals get things done more efficiently. Many ergonomic products center on increasing user comfort. These ergonomic gadget cases are ideal if you want to keep enjoying a tech-heavy lifestyle while protecting your gadgets and avoiding bodily strain. 1. …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2019 (part 2)

ARTICLE – A few days ago we posted part one of the Gadgeteer’s favorite gadgets of 2019 and today we’re back with the rest of the team’s favorite gear and gadgets (including mine) from the past year. Enjoy! Julie Strietelmeier Huawei P30 Pro Android Smartphone review I have to say that this has been my …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2019 (part 1)

ARTICLE – A few weeks ago I asked everyone on the Gadgeteer team to send me a list of their favorite products of 2019. I told them that the products that they pick didn’t need to be restricted to the items that they had reviewed this year, but that they could include any products that …

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6 noise-reducing gadgets to help you work or sleep

ARTICLE  – Have you ever been lying in bed unable to fall asleep due to loud traffic or obnoxious neighbors? It turns out that enduring stressful noises like these negatively impacts our well-being. Similarly, sounds in the workplace can disrupt us and influence our productivity, which is where noise-reducing and noise-canceling gadgets come in to save …

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