Gadgets Archive

Experiments with devices – Part 5, final thoughts

My Chromebook experiment had more ups than downs. My laptop came back from the repair shop yesterday (I just love AppleCare) and the Thunderbolt ports are working again. I had another inquiry about the pile of equipment in the...
February 4, 2016

Experiments with devices – Part 4, third day of work

I am expecting a Google Cloud Printer later today, and I need it to keep up with my work demands. Right now, I am sending documents to friends to print and I refuse to get a dedicated, directly attached...
January 28, 2016

Experiments with devices – Part 3, second day of work

The first thing I did today was to address my printer problem. In order to fully experience the Chromebook in a corporate environment, I needed to be able to print things. I checked the vintage of the department’s printers...
January 27, 2016

Experiments with devices – Part 2, first day of work

I resisted the temptation to use my laptop instead of the Chromebook for an entire weekend. My next challenge was to get through a week at work. With two full days of e-mail exchanges behind me and already being...
January 26, 2016

Experiments with devices – First weekend with a Chromebook

I have been in love with my Mac since I transitioned from a Linux laptop about five years ago. I didn’t start looking at new devices because I was unhappy. Instead, I studied what the under 21 crowd has...
January 25, 2016

Download Mac OS X El Capitan Today, Find Out What Happened at Google’s Nexus Event, and More in Five for Wednesday

Want to download El Capitan today? Gizmodo has some helpful information, including a list of all compatible Apple hardware. Read about the nine most important announcements from Google’s Nexus event. Speaking of Google, the war for your living room...
September 30, 2015

Will Wrist Taps Help You Stay Safe?

After some hemming and hawing, I decided to order an Apple Watch. The reasons are several; among them is that as a user experience designer with CRT, I’m both interested in and obligated to learn how new technologies impact...
May 5, 2015

6 days with the Apple Watch Sport

I was one of the lucky few to have my Apple Watch Sport ship for release day, and not for the originally promised mid-May time period. (Getting up at 3am to order a watch can pay off, kids!) I...
April 30, 2015

Wink Hub Outage and Fix

As many readers may know, I have a number of smart home products installed in my house. I’ve written in the past about my Nest Learning Thermostat, but I also have WeMo Light Switches, WeMo Switch & Motion, and a Nest...
April 21, 2015

Using Technology for Real Estate Agent Safety

NOTE: In the wake of the tragic death of REALTOR® Beverly Carter, real estate technology training director and writer, Tara Christianson, wrote the post below on her site, Agent Driven Tech. We want to thank Tara for putting such...
October 2, 2014