Posts Tagged 'Roundup'

10 Tasks Your Smartphone Can Do Around the House (Or One Day Will)

020513_rg_ThingsSmartphonesDo_01.jpgSmartphones are ubiquitous these days, and there aren’t many people who don’t have one vibrating in their pockets. They’ve also proven to be increasingly useful for tasks beyond making calls, reading emails, or browsing the internet. Here are a few common tasks where a smartphone and an app can help out beyond launching perturbed feathered friends…

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My Tech Top 10: Range

122712_rg_MyTechTop10_01.jpgMany things changed for me in 2012: I’ve become tech bilingual, continued working with Apple devices, while still firmly using PC at home. I’ve become smarter about upgrading tech, ensuring the upgrade cycle doesn’t cost too much, while continuing to optimize my daily workflow so that I’m more productive each day…

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Dehumidifiers For Basement Rooms & Damp Apartments

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Most of our readers are probably suffering from the adverse effects of winter’s cold and dry air right now (see our humidifier roundup). But conversely, there’s one thing that anyone living in a humid environment will appreciate: a good dehumidifier. It’s always surprising to discover the amount of moisture that can be extracted from ambient air, and these machines will keep your basements and apartments smelling clean.

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Modern Microwaves for the 21st Century

121112_rg_SpaceMicrowave_01.jpgThere are some pieces of kitchen technology that don’t seem to evolve quickly. For example, microwaves from 20 years ago still basically look like the microwaves of today. However, there are new models equipped with updated technology to help you cook better than ever before in an instant…

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4 Stylish IKEA Besta Media Console Hacks

051812_rg_StylishBestaHacks_01.jpgFinding the right media console isn’t always easy, especially when you need it to accommodate a large screen. While getting something custom-made is always an option, we prefer to think of more thrifty ways of furnishing our place. Here are some of the smart ways you can make your own IKEA Besta personalized.

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Affordable Everyday Backpacks Ready for Back to School

090211_rg_AffordableBackpacks_01.jpgIf you’re a student laden with textbooks, a laptop, DAP, and whatever else you haul around from class to class, a good backpack is standard equipment. But this doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot of money, as there are a variety of well made and featured backpacks that won’t break the bank. Here are some of our favorites that we’ve found and used…

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Naturally Beautiful Wood USB Flash Drives

071211_rg_WoodUSBFlashDrives_01.jpgLooks like Joel and I had similar thoughts today! USB flash drives are seen almost everywhere these days, and like Joel’s roundup of wood finish tech, I think using a natural material instead of plastic creates a beautiful contrast between the natural finish and the tech inside. Here’s some of my fav flash drives with a wood finish…

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Set Your Place Apart with These Uniquely Shaped Speakers

While many people are using headphones to listen to their movies and music, it’s a safe bet that almost everyone needs a decent pair of speakers, either for their home theater systems, their computers, or their digital music players. A lot of us are content with cheap speakers, that manage to do the job well, but if you listen to a lot of music, you’ll be surprised at how much better the sound is coming from some decent speakers.

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Technology To Help Get Through a Rainy Day

051611_rg_RainTech_00.jpgIt’s spring time and that means the occasional (or more than occasional) rainstorm. We’ve been battling the rain on and off for about two weeks now, and although it looks like there’s hope on the horizon, we’re still proponents of being ready for foul, wet weather. There are many things that you can do to take advantage of the rain, and it doesn’t need to dampen your day if you come prepared…

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5 Reasons to Return to Using an Alarm Clock

050311_rg_AlarmClockCellPhones_01.jpgEven though most people have turned to their cell phones to act as their main alarm clocks, in our opinion, there is still room on your bedside table for an alarm clock. The trouble is that you need something that has quite a few features and that will perform well compared to a cell phone, alongside the issue of price. You don’t want to spend too much on a one-function device.

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