I shared a room with my two sisters when we were growing up, so it’s a given that we spent a lot of time together – either getting along or fighting. And one thing that always made us fight were alarm clocks.
In this day and age, it’s getting increasingly difficult to separate one’s virtual life from the real one. People go online to meet men (or women), message one another on Facebook, set up virtual dates, and decide to meet in real life if things go well.
Back when I was still in college and definitely way more temperamental than I am today, I would bang my alarm clock silent (or throw it all across the dorm room) in order to shut it up and catch a few more minutes of sleep.
I gave up on fabric placemats after having my sister and her young kids over for dinner one evening. While I adore my nieces and nephews, they are the messiest eaters on the planet and my placemats just had to go to the bin after their visit, since the stains were so stubborn and wouldn’t come off, even after several washes.
You often hear various versions of this line in movies and read it in romance novels and love stores: Little girls hope for true love and dream of their wedding day as they pair their Barbies and with their Ken dolls.
If you ask me, the mouse is definitely something I can’t live without. Sure, the touchpad on my laptop is enough for my needs sometimes, but I need my USB mouse to be able to drag and drop things with ease.
There have been moments in my life when all I wanted to do is take a photo of a wonderful scene – but with me in it. I normally don’t bring a tripod around with me, so the perfect photo opportunity goes bye-bye when the place I’m in also happens to be semi-deserted.
So what do you do when your CPU’s fried and you can’t extract any more useful information out of it? Don’t throw it out! Instead, gulp down some creative juices and turn it into a clock, because that’s exactly what the folks behind TECOART did.
I am a fan of the purveyor of oddities known as Quirky. The company has some of the coolest and strangest things you never really need, but want nonetheless. The latest offering from the company is the Mantis.
This cool little portable speaker is named Perch and it will connect to your favorite Bluetooth devices. It will also charge your cell phones.
It even comes with an alarm clock, microphone, and will work well with most smartphones.
Any computer user eventually needs a USB hub for one reason or another. It might be that your machine only had a few USB ports and you are out, or you may just need to get some ports further from your computer and a hub and long cable works well for that.
I’m a messy person. If you ask me to install your home theater, I will do it. I won’t like it though and I will leave a tangled mess of cables behind your entertainment center to remind you every time you look back there to hire someone next time.
I bet that many geeks have the same issues when they travel that I do. The biggest problem is that I tend to travel with as many gadgets as I do clothing. It’s also really hard to keep the things charged up when I am on the road, and stuff always runs out of juice when I want to use it.
Over the last few weeks, I have come to feel that Apple might have designed the antenna on the iPhone just so they can sell more bumper cases. But with all of the negative media hype about the purported reception issues, I have a feeling that Apple’s press conference today is going to announced everyone is getting a free bumper case anyhow.
The latest item to hit the prospective shelves of product crowdsourcer Quirky, the Pivot Power helps you fit all of those weirdly-shaped power bricks into their outlets without the jigsaw-puzzle challenge posed by conventional power strips.