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Breathe New Life Into Older Electronic Devices

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

It's time to dust off those old, pre-Bluetooth electronics and introduce them to the 21st Century. Often ignored and relegated to closets and back roo...

Groove to the Music in Every Room Using Play-Fi and AllPlay

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

In the beginning, the Great Technician created the Sonos speaker system. And it was good, as music reverberated around the Earth. But, realizing his new invention would not play well with others, he ordered the creation of Play-Fi and AllPlay and urged them to be fruitful and multiply.

Tech Gadgets for College Students: Back to School Gift Guide

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.24.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

The college students of yesteryear packed their laptop computer and a graphing calculator when they went off to school in late August. Today's tech-fo...

Just Say 'Open Sesame:' There's an IoT Device for That!

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

It's a dark and gloomy night. You walk up a dimly lit path to a door, say "open sesame" and it magically opens. No key. No pass code. Just you and the door. Well, it may not be as simple as that, but the new Kevo Smart Lock from Kwikset ($219) comes pretty close.

Magazines Thrive, Still Surprise

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Can print magazines survive, thrive and surprise, what with all the existing online, digital and mobile fare? Absolutely, say media industry experts, adding that those who have declared magazines' demise are off-track.

Digitally Integrated Skiing and Snowboarding: A How-To Story

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.22.2015 | Sports
Max Gladwell

This is the new reality of skiing and snowboarding. With a smartphone at the center, we have an integrated system of technology that tracks our runs, captures the experience with immersive detail.

Some of My Favorite Tech Gadgets From CES 2015

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

Apple Watch, Apple Watch, Apple Watch. Everyone's talking about the Apple Watch. And I'm just tuning out.

How To Ruin Conference Calls

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Conference calls, web meetings and screen shares. We all love them. We all use them. We also all know that at least 20 percent of all conference calls and virtual meetings are a total waste of time and money. All because the following characters below ruin them.

Fugoo Speaker Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 04.30.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Mostly, the Fugoo sounds great. With six separate drivers -- two tweeters, two mids and two passive radiators for bass -- the speaker offers great separation and a full sound stage.

When It Comes to Pure Sound, Does Size Matter?

Michael L. Berman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

We recently played with three portable Bluetooth speakers ranging in size from "desktop" to "briefcase" and discovered that the smallest of the trio gave us the best sound.

In-Car Tech: Why You're the Problem

Brian Moody | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology
Brian Moody

With cars becoming more and more technologically sophisticated, it's wrong to assume that all tech features work the same. In the same way you would test drive a new or used car, take the technology that a car offers for a test drive too. It could help reduce distraction and make you happier with your car in the long run.

The Plot for Tech to Drive You Crazy

Robin Raskin | Posted 02.15.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

I bought my eighty-something-year-old mom her own iPad this year thinking about how much joy it would give her. First task was to get some music. Do you have any idea how many passwords it takes to get a song off the web?

Three Ways to Replace That Old Hide-A-Key

Michael L. Berman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

We've had a chance to play with three more door latches and deadbolt locks that can make you feel more secure.

Harman/Kardon Esquire Mini Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

If you're looking for an elegant, light-weight, very small speaker and decide that the Esquire Mini isn't for you, the only other choice I know of with premium materials and build quality is the Soundmatters foxL DASH7.

Remembering a Few Things We Forgot

Michael L. Berman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

We dove into our piles of gadgets and discovered we unintentionally left four noteworthy items out of our past blogs. There are probably more, but we haven't yet worked our way down to the deepest depths of the piles of boxes in our office.

These New Wireless Speakers Help Quell Our Music Addiction

Michael L. Berman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Being music addicts, we need access to our tunes in the bedroom, living room, boardroom and dorm room - - - even outdoors, if possible. With that in mind, we took a look at five wireless speaker systems and weren't disappointed.

Review: NudeAudio Super-M and aiia SSSSSpeaker

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Two new Bluetooth speakers offer a great reason to jet on over to Amazon and Kickstarter. The NudeAudio Super-M (now on Amazon) offers...

RCA Fills Niche Market with Internet Music System

Michael L. Berman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Although it's not the audio and television giant it used to be, the company is still around and has been developing products for what has become known as "the niche market."

Too Big to Eat

James Moore | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
James Moore

As the Internet of Things expands and more physical objects are connected to the web, there will also be an even greater demand for manufacturing of those products, and a need to make people more efficient in their creation.

The Internet of Very Dumb Things

Mark Morford | Posted 08.17.2014 | Technology
Mark Morford

The Internet! Not a kid anymore, you know? Got big, hairy muscles. Got attitude and leer. Got bizarre hang-ups, social anxiety, joy and corruption, an...

The Missing Keyboard, the Big Blab, and the Danger of the Wearable Device

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.16.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman & CTO, Ziklag Systems Transitioning from a manual typewriter to an electric was pretty easy. The biggest c...

June 15th Is Reserved for Dads

Michael L. Berman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Father's Day is on Sunday and we know you've probably already bought the annual T-shirt, cap or tie saying "World's Greatest Dad," but are you reaching the inner tech dad?

Divoom Bluetune Bean Review (Bluetooth Speaker)

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Small speaker, short review. The Divoom Bluetune Bean (various colors) is a bargain-priced unit that still manages to appeal. It's a palm-sized u...

NudeAudio Move M Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.26.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Separated at birth? Yes, the NudeAudio Move M Bluetooth speaker (gray/mint) and Avon soap on a rope look almost identical, and they're both more fu...

iLuv MobiAria Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.26.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Bluetooth speakers have been getting cuter and cuter for the last several years, with bricks, cubes, sphere and even turtle-like form factors. Bu...