Gear Diary

Gear diary entries from the-gadgeteer v2

What is the perfect computer for Grandma?

Even 10 yrs after it was originally posted, I continue to receive emails and comments about my review of the Mailstation email appliance. For example, the other day I received this email: Hi Julie, My mom just turned 95 and is sharper than I. She has a mymailstation for emailing, which is a larger portion …

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10 reasons why I’m upgrading to another desktop instead of a laptop

I recently posted a short article talking about my problem with trying to decide between buying a desktop or laptop as an upgrade my currently failing 24″ iMac. A lot of you offered me many convincing comments to that post that advised me to go with a laptop (thanks to everyone that shared their opinions). …

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MvixUSA celebrates their 4th anniversary by giving you a gift

To celebrate MvixUSA’s 4th Anniversary, they are giving away a free retractable Ethernet cable to the first 1000 claims! No need to purchase anything, simply go to their site and fill up the form and the Ethernet cable will be on its way to your home. This cable allows you to connect a HTPC like …

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Shortcovers iPhone eBook reader app v2.0 just added to app store

I just received word that version 2.0 of the Shortcovers iPhone eBook reader application has been added to the app store. I’ve not had the opportunity to try this particular reader and have only just recently heard about it. The news that they have released a new version caused me to go to the app …

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Video of the Day – Nissan unveils its latest electric car prototype

I picked this video to show you today because I think one of the charging methods that they show is pretty interesting. That and the iPhone app that lets you check the status of the batteries. This particular car won’t be available until 2010. How many of you think you might be purchasing an electric …

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Win a copy of Tunebite Premium DRM Removal and Media Conversion Software

Last week Andy Repp reviewed Tunebite. It’s a Windows based software package that can remove DRM and convert different media types. The folks at RS Audials are offering 3 free copies of Tunebite Premium to give away here on The Gadgeteer. If you would like to win one, respond to this post. I’ll pick three …

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