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

Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Jacob Haas

How It Started ARTICLE – Back in March of 2020 when Central Pennsylvania closed schools for two weeks in a “Stop the Spread” initiative, I wasn’t sure how long I’d have to work from home. I set up my own personal laptop — an aging 11” MacBook Air — and downloaded Adobe Creative Cloud and …

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Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Kathleen Chapman

ARTICLE – My work-from-home setup is fairly simple. I work at the bar area in my home (first photo above) since my husband needs the space in our den/home office area (last photo above). I use a Lenovo Yoga 730 13″ laptop, a Logitech M585 Multi-device wireless mouse, Jaybird Tarah Pro earbuds for Zoom meetings, …

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Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Brooke Miller Hall

ARTICLE – When my family started our work-from-home/school-from-home adventure, our set-up was loosey-goosey. My husband started in the already-established basement office but quickly found it too dark and depressing. So he moved to the sunroom. However, lounging on the couch with his laptop was awkward and uncomfortable. My boys mostly hid in their rooms. And …

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Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Theresa Villeneuve

ARTICLE – I’m a teacher.  When the pandemic hit and the campus locked down, we were given three days to take whatever we needed to complete the semester from home and we haven’t been allowed back on campus since.  I’ve always taught a few classes online, so I knew what I needed to make my …

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Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Kevin Judson

ARTICLE – Desktop setups are usually personal, and mine is no exception. The driving undercurrent for my layout is threefold. Multiple monitors: I started using them at work, and now have it ingrained into my DNA. Left and Right screens, with the third screen of the laptop available as a tertiary workspace if needed. I …

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Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Garry Kolb

ARTICLE – Julie asked us all to do a write-up of our work-from-home tech setup. I don’t work.  My wife doesn’t work. Well, we did, but we retired, so we don’t really have a work from home setup.  But, writing for The Gadgeteer does require some tech, and my wife and I use laptops, so …

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Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Dave Rees

ARTICLE – A couple of weeks ago, after we posted our team series on our mobile home screens, Dave Rees suggested that we have another team series on the upgrades/updates we’ve done to our work from home (WFH) setups due to COVID-19. So without further ado, Dave will start us off with his. Enjoy!   …

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Gadgeteer team: Our 2021 mobile home screen setups (part 2)

ARTICLE – Last week we posted part 1 of a Gadgeteer team group article where we show our phone home screens and talk about the layout we’ve chosen. Now it’s time for part 2. Enjoy! Bill Henderson I try to organize my home screen so I know where everything is. The problem arises when anything …

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Lightsaber chopsticks earn glowing reviews

ARTICLE – My family of four toasted New Years in our own special way this year: With sushi from our favorite restaurant and glowing lightsaber chopsticks by Chomp Sabers. As a parent, it’s hard to find bright spots in this dark winter, as our kids are missing their friends and extended family (I am, too!). …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2020 (part 3)

ARTICLE – Here’s part 3 of the Gadgeteer team’s favorite gear from 2020. Check out part 1 and part 2. Matt Sailors BESTEK M-Care Sonic Electric Toothbrush (MRB402D) and Electric Toothbrush Disinfection Box (MRB402D-H) Combo review The M-Care Sonic Electric Toothbrush and its accompanying charger/disinfection box has been a great performer for the past 6 …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2020 (part 2)

ARTICLE – Here’s part 2 of the Gadgeteer team’s favorite gear from 2020. Check out part 1 and part 3 too! Dave Moore SleepPhones Bluetooth Headphones review SleepPhones have rapidly become one of my favorite gadgets of 2020. I use them nightly to assist in blocking out little noises that would have otherwise distracted me …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2020 (part 1)

ARTICLE – A few weeks ago I asked everyone on the Gadgeteer team to send me a list of their favorite products of 2020. 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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So what was the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction?

ARTICLE – On 12/21/2020 we witnessed the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter.  What really happened? As I have mentioned in the past, they told me I should have been an astronaut as I was just taking up space in school, so let’s talk about space, specifically, last night’s Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. Last night, about an hour …

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