Tag Archive: gadgets

Jan 10 2012

Guess what? Girls beat guys in gadget-buying

One of my favorite tech blogs, Mashable, is reporting a recent consumer study showing that when it comes to mobile phones, laptops and tablet computers (three of the top four consumer electronics categories), women are more likely than men to be making the purchase. Not only that, but ladies use the gadgets they buy much …

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Jul 22 2010

This looks like WAY too much fun

Yesterday as I was walking home from the train station, I came upon a group of people zipping around Drottningtorget on Segways.   I had seen a flock of Segways on the streets on Malmö once before but assumed it was some kind of specially arranged corporate event…possibly for a company that sells the things. …

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Jul 10 2010

How many trees did your birthday present kill?


Since Dr. Darling and I were out-of-town for both our birthdays (the Swede’s fell during our Midsommer Weekend trip to Norrköping and mine was July 4 when we were attending a real American Independence Day BBQ in Kristianstad), we didn’t get around to opening our gifts to each other until today. Now at this point, …

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Jun 08 2009


Holy crap am I glad my spend-thrift Swede guilted me into waiting to get an iPhone. Better camera, video recording and editing, digital compass, voice control. SO SWEET!!! Now I just have to figure out the fastest way to get my hands on an unlocked one here in Vikingland.

May 30 2009

The Onion nails college cell-phone culture

Police Slog Through 40,000 Insipid Party Pics To Find Cause Of Dorm Fire

Oct 16 2008

Tales from the commute: Last night an iPod saved my life

My recent run of good public transportation luck came to an abrupt halt on my way home from work last night. A major power line got cut between Lund and Malmö around 4:50 p.m., stranding hundreds of commuters for hours at a time in some cases.  I got lucky in that my usual 31 minute …

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