Remember when a giant cardboard box was a magical playhouse? When folding box tops became windows or doors, and sheets over furniture extended your own little cardboard domain? In this electronic gadget and computer world, one may wonder how much this manual form of play and imagination still goes … Continue reading the story "‘My Space’ Cardboard Playhouse & Cardboard Memories"
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Nothing like a good book. An expression that holds true for so many of us, and probably has since written language first developed. And certainly since the printing press and mass publication of books began reaching the masses. When it comes to books, the last few years have probably seen the biggest change since the … Continue reading the story "A Place for Both Books and E-Books"
Feeling like something a little lighter today? Something fun? How about another essentially ‘free to power’ gadget? Not solar this time, but water. No dam or massive flow of water needed for this one however. Just less than a glass of the stuff and these clever little clocks can run for days, weeks, … Continue reading the story "Have you Watered Your Clock Lately?"
Until we get those new fangled touchscreens, and hopefully other devices someday, that can be powered from our own human generated electrical energy, purchased electricity remains a necessity. Our best bet at reducing costs, economical and environmental, is reducing consumption. As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and that's quite literally true here. … Continue reading the story "Kill-A-Watt to Save Electricity"
I was all excited to write about how the Apple iPad is finally getting released elsewhere in the world. Currently only available in the US, it’s now been announced that it will be available in Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Japan, and the United Kingdom on May 28th 2010, with pre-orders … Continue reading the story "Apple iPad Gets Wider Release But…"
Choice is good. Both in terms of the act of choosing and as a range of options from which to choose. That’s why I’m so glad to see more and more different tablet computers entering the market. Many owe their success and greater notoriety to Apple. Just as they did with the iPhone, they have in many ways become equally synonymous with tablets, or should … Continue reading the story "WePad to Compete with iPad"
As computers advance, it seems we just keep moving smaller. Desktops to laptops to netbooks to tablets. And that’s not even counting the countless phones and PDAs that have teeny keyboards best suited to a newborn size finger or thumb. Greater portability and that ever important cuteness factor are all well and good, and great for typing in a pinch or on the go. But … Continue reading the story "The Indestructible Roll-Up Computer Keyboard"