Tag Archive: technogadgetry

May 08 2012

What happens when texting while driving is part of the test

Some clever Belgians decided that the best way to land a message about the dangers of texting while behind the wheel was to require driver’s ed students to compose a text message while maneuvering through an obstacle course. The results are hilarious and scary at the same time. Not to mention kind of brilliant.

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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Aug 18 2011

iPhone App Donates Money to Charity Every Time You Hit the Snooze Button

via gizmodo.com I LOVE this idea…but if I used my iPhone as my alarm clock, I’d be broke after the first week!

May 30 2011

Overdue home office upgrade

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The home office/guestroom/hide-junk-zone of the Penthouse Nordic features a huge IKEA desk that runs almost the length of one wall.  The Swede bought it when she started her PhD, and even though it’s probably big enough to accommodate three people who like each other, we rarely use it at the same time. In fact, the …

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Apr 11 2011

Wherein my love of gadgets, backpacks and green technology collide

via engadget.com The solar panels on this very spendy ($800) Ralph Lauren backpack will supposedly charge my iPhone in 2-3 hours, provided I have “proper sunlight orientation.” If I thought for a minute I could live with the permanent laser-gaze of my spendthrift Swede, I would TOTALLY be ordering the orange one. Because I’M JUST …

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Oct 20 2010

Forget the iPad…I want a “baby” MacBook Air!!!

Despite my status as a full-fledged member of the Cult of Mac, I've had a pretty easy time resisting the urge to own an Apple iPad. As I blogged back in January, the unfortunately named device doesn't do anything more conveniently or efficiently than my MacBook or my iPhone 3GS. And as much as I …

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Sep 02 2010

iOS4 + Skype Call Forwarding = Sleepless in Sweden

I am an enthusiastic user of Apple’s latest operating system for the iPhone. It has made my barely 1-year-old 3GS feel like a brand new gadget…something that has helped to control my occasionally overwhelming desire to go out and pay cash for an iPhone 4 (current mobile network contract be damned!). The feature I am …

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