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The Best Tech Gadgets at CES 2016

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 02.02.2017 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

When I returned from the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, everyone wanted to know what was hot this year. I get that same question every year following CES and once again I rattled off the usual hot categories of virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and drones.

The Writers Workbench: Small Sound

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.30.2014 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

This month, we look at the smallest of the world of portable speakers, and try to see what the trade-offs are among them.

The Writers Workbench: Alternate Tablets

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

This month we have two very different tablets from Lenovo, which has been developing some interesting devices. I wanted to see if 8" Windows tablets were as valuable as their bigger brothers are, and also their intriguingly-shaped Android product.

Review: myFC Powertrekk Handheld Fuel Cell Charger For Gadgets

Chris Rauschnot | Posted 05.26.2013 | Technology
Chris Rauschnot

Want to unplug from the grid and go exploring, but don't want to leave the tech behind? Now it's possible with myFC's PowerTrekk, a water-powered fuel cell charger, that's actually portable.

Tech Companies Are Betting Big on Pink at CES 2013

Cassie Slane | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
Cassie Slane

I'm not sure when the "pinkifying" of technology started, but I first noticed it a few years ago when QVC sold an Asus netbook in two color choices, hot pink and copper. It must have done well, because soon girly netbooks were airing daily.

The Writers Workbench: Home Office

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.20.2012 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

Creating a home office is pretty standard for writers these days, and for a large part of the workforce, as well. This month we look specifically at some of the details (large and even the small) that help fill out that home office space.

It's No iPad 2, But This Garfield Phone Is Pretty Great

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Comedian Brandy Barber spotted this amazingly earnest review of the Telemania Garfield Phone on and we just had to share it. Its hard to...

Amazon Kindle Review: It'll Make You Smarter and Richer, Kind Of, But Not Really

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Burdick

I could hand this to my friends or my parents and feel confident that they could read with it -- it might be easier to use than an iPod (but, importantly, it's not easier to use than a book).