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A while back I shared a little travel gadget that I can’t live without (my Monster travel power strip). Today I’ve got to tell you about my new GridIt. I saw it on the news a while back and thought it might be handy so I added it to my wishlist and promptly forgot about it. But today I got it as a gift and I’m so glad I did.  [ Read More ]

Macbook Vending Machine

I just learned that Drexel’s Hagerty Library is not only lending out Macbook Pros to those on campus, but is doing so via a vending machine type interface. Drexel University introduced a 24-hour, self-service vending machine located in the W. W. Hagerty Library that will dispense MacBooks for use by students, faculty and staff. Drexel is the third university on the East Coast to introduce the kiosk, which holds up  [ Read More ]

I want a wireless blender

How cool is this? Magnets can do more than just heat your meals—they can power the rest of your cooking gadgets as well. The Haier Cordless Blender is the first such device to part ways with power outlets. Instead, you install a power transmitter (read: induction coil) in your kitchen counter top and place the blender on that. Via Gizmodo.

This from ZDNet: The bottom line is Windows 8 PC and laptop sales have been slow. So, what, according to Amazon, in this winter of Windows 8 discontent has been the best selling laptop? It’s Samsung’s ARM-powered, Linux-based Chromebook. Now, I don’t have a Chromebook, so I can’t give you a review, but of the 660 reviews on Amazon over 375 are 5 stars! I know a lot of libraries  [ Read More ]

Firefox phone?

I’m a Firefox fan. I try to switch to Chrome once in a while, but I keep coming back to Firefox. I do however love my Android phone and don’t know if I’d switch to a Firefox phone just because I prefer the browser. Yep, you read that right – a Firefox phone! Over a year ago, Mozilla announced its plans to work on its own mobile operating system, dubbed Firefox OS. The company officially made  [ Read More ]

Make friends in airports

Lifehacker has a post that didn’t really tell me anything I didn’t already know, but it’s something I should share with you all in case you didn’t think of it. If you don’t travel as much as I do you might not know that finding outlets in airports can be an art form. If you do travel as much as me, you might know this and just cross your fingers  [ Read More ]

Ebook Rant

My husband and I chose the Nook color as our ebook reader last year. Let me start by saying that we love them! I do however have two policy issues to complain about (and I’m pretty sure that these are not Nook or Barnes & Noble specific). This weekend my husband and I went on vacation. We took nothing but our Nooks with us and spent the weekend on the  [ Read More ]

Generations and their Gadgets

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has a new infographic that shows what gadgets different generations reported having. One little rant from me – can anyone tell me why the age definition of generations keeps changing? Rant over

Nook Color Review

This Christmas I got a Nook Color from my hubby and mother. I’ve been using it for a few days and I think it’s time to share my opinions. First things first, if you have an ebook reader you must download Calibre. Calibre is an open source ebook management application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux (a flavor for everyone). It’s a great way to convert files from one  [ Read More ]

What I learned on the way home

Yesterday I flew home from NZ. I was in 3 countries, 3 states, 4 airplanes and 5 airports in more hours than I can count because of the varied time zones. While in the air I got an email from Ask.com telling me that Bloglines is actually not going away – but just moving to a new host. While I like Bloglines more than Greader I see this as a  [ Read More ]

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