According to marketing surveys, the over-40 age group represents the largest proportional population of first world countries and it is the most gadget- endowed portion of the population... probably it's their income level. So the challenge for you this holiday is to find some gadgets that the techies on your list may not have.
2007 was a great year for new and innovative gadgets from camcorders to cell phones. I want to take a look at the most popular and innovative products throughout 2007. With the holidays fast approaching, the gadgets here should surely be put at the top of your wish list. read more »
The new Wi-Fire Wi-Fi signal booster from hField Technologies is a device designed to boost wireless Internet signals to your computer through the use of a powerful antenna device. The Wi-Fire is designed to sit atop a laptop's display or on a flat surface. The Wi-Fire wireless signal booster is capable of boosting Wi-Fi signals up to 3 times farther than a typical wireless Internet adaptor. What this means is that the Wi-Fire is capable of receiving Wi-Fi signals from up to 1000 feet away, which makes the wireless Internet signal stronger and less likely to drop. read more »
Cleaning grimy highway rest stops is a job barely fit for humans, but never fear: the disturbingly cute, talking Lady Bird robot will begin scrubbing Japanese public toilets in 2009! read more »
Online retail giant Amazon.com is set to release their version of the largely unsuccessful Sony Reader, called the Kindle. The Amazon Kindle is an electronic book reader which was thought up by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos who says that the Kindle was born from his interest in e-books, and how they could be improved. read more »
What recycles your newspaper, save trees, helps you warm up you home and saves you money all at the same time? An 8lb gadget called the Newspaper Log Roller. read more »
Now you can play with matches without fear of getting burned. Contemporary lighting concepts seem to know no end in their inherent coolness. I am continually amazed by the novel ideas that are constantly spilling forth from the minds of today's innovative artists. The "Matchlight", designed by Chetan Sorab, is just such a fresh concept in home lighting. read more »
Friday, MTV unveiled an Arabic language music video channel. MTV Arabia now provides Arabic music videos, as well as other MTV programs, to Middle Eastern audiences. read more »
Internet tablet mini PCs are becoming increasingly popular because of their small size and ever-growing capabilities. The Nokia N810 was released this week, and this Internet tablet PC only weighs about 8 ounces and is only 5 inches wide. The small size of an Internet tablet, such as the Nokia N810, make them a better choice for traveling professionals who don’t want to lug a laptop around on business trips. read more »
A device called the MC Square is new to the United States but has been quite popular in Korea. As a matter of fact, over 1.5 million units have sold in Korea. So what does the MC Square do anyway? No, it's not the name of a new rapper or D.J. The MC Square is a device, about the size of an MP3 player, which claims to promote relaxation, improve memory, and improve concentration through visual and audible stimulation. read more »
It seems as though you either love or hate the holiday season, with few people straddling the line in between. I, personally, am one of those apathetic souls that could take it or leave it, depending on day, mood, and my current penchant for blind consumerism. So, in my effort to jump on over to the "loving" side of the holiday fence, I bring to you the first installation of my latest finds in non-traditional seasonal decor that really work for any season. read more »
For the last 3 years, the LA Auto Show Design Challenge has attracted amazing concepts from every major auto manufacturer, 2007 was no different. It gives designers a chance to present their visions without engineering or cost constraints. See if you agree with the judges number 1 pick. read more »
Art? Or furniture? The German designed Lomme bed blurs that distinction, merging technology and sophisticated design to create a unique and enhanced futuristic sleeping environment... read more »
Hip hop legends 2Pac and Biggie can finally have a place of honor in your home, now immortalized as sustainably sourced, wooden furniture. Diddy's in that mix, too, but for now he's just got a bench named after him. Poor Diddy... read more »
A new Bluetooth earpiece from a company by the name of Callpod offers great style and functionality for a relatively small price. The price of this little device is set at $129.95, and you get a decent amount of features for the price. One of the biggest claims that this new Bluetooth earpiece boasts is a maximum range of about 300 feet according the Callpod.
Remember the game of fetch? You threw a ball, your dog chased it, picked it up, and brought it back? Again and again, the game repeated itself until one or the other of you got tired, usually you. You'd be dead tired, slumped in your chair, with smelly, sticky dog drool on your hands.
Now, dog gadgeteers (dogeteers) have invented ball-throwing gadgets that maintain your stamina, keep your hands clean and, perhaps, tire your dog. read more »
So you've replaced all your old incandescent lightbulbs with CFLS. Now you're saving money and saving energy, but there is still the stack of old incandescent lightbulbs waiting to be disposed of. Throwing them away wouldn't be eco-friendly. Right? How about creacycling them instead? read more »
A few weeks ago, a 4 oz sample of Skin MD Natural, a Shielding Lotion for the hands, face and body, was sent to me to test and review. I have used it about 3 to 4 times a week. In particular, I have applied it to my hands, elbows, feet, face and knees. I have also allowed my children to use Skin MD on occasion. Below are the results. read more »