Category: Gadgets & Gizmos

The Winbot Window Cleaning Robot

I am waiting for Rosie the robotic maid from the Jetsons to come in and clean my home. So far the only popular cleaning robots are the floor vacuum and cleaners. I was hoping that Ecovac’s Winbot 8 window cleaning robot, but I’m afraid that it is not quite ready for use in my home.

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Why Microsoft Needs Us to Update to Windows 10

Have you ever wondered why Microsoft is trying so hard to get users to move to Windows 10? Here’s part of the answer.

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Samsung Gear S2 Watch — One to Watch


It seems that everyone and his uncle is coming out with a high-tech watch. It is still questionable whether or not wearables like high-tech watches will really take off, but the Samsung Gear S2 make a good stab at being really useful.

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Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

Need more USB Ports? Can you believe it? Someone finally made a good-looking USB hub. And it’s inexpensive to boot. Check it out.

Anker 4-port Hub
Anker 4-port Hub

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New Kindle Reader – $290 Kindle Oasis

Amazon just announced their latest Kindle e-reader. It has a lot going for it.

  • Great easy-read-lighted screen like that is used in the Kindle Paperwhite
  • The new leather case looks luxurious
  • Slightly new design that mimics the spine of a book and makes turning pages easy
  • Lighter than ever and easier to hold
  • Extreme battery life provided by the cover — one charge can last for months

So what’s not to like? Just one thing. The PRICE.

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Multi-functional LED Light Bulbs

If you have recently shopped for a light bulb, you have probably been surprised by the number of choices. We will see many more new light bulbs in the future. Look for bulbs that change color and can be controlled by a smart phones like the Philips Hue line. But wait, there’s even more.

Would you like to have a light bulb that acts as a Wi-Fi repeater or one that plays music? Sengled even has a lightbulb that has an integrated camera, microphone, and speaker.  Two bulbs can produce stereo sound. Available now: $49.99 to $169.99 at the Sengled website.

TV Programming a La Carte

If you are sick of paying for 300 channels of television when you only watch five or ten channels, this is for you Dish Network announced a new way to get TV service. They are calling it Sling TV.  For $20 a month you can get ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, TNT, CNN, TBS, and Cartoon Network. Other channels will be available as add-ons. The service is streamed through selected TVs, Amazon Fire Stick, Xbox One, and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. You can purchase one of these for as little as $35. No cable box, no satellite. Get just what you want. It is available now in selected markets.

My prediction is that this poised to change the way we watch TV.

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