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LG Slim Portable External DVD Writer – Review

When my external CD player for my Toshiba Portege R205 laptop broke down, I had to find a replacement.  After looking around, the only other small external drive was the LG Slim Portable Double-layer DVD reader/Writer.  I found it on ...

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Microsoft Surface Surfaces at Rio Las Vegas

While the World Series of Poker 2008 is going on at the Rio, Microsoft has put their Surface OS tables in the lounges there.  This video shows some “applications” for the Surface, iPhone-like operating system, like games and ways to ...

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Hands Free by July 1st or Jail

If you live in California, you should be aware that as of July 1, 2008, if you drive and talk on your cell phone without a hands-free device, you can get a ticket.  I’ve pretty much ignored this law change ...

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Tivo 30 Second Skip

While watching Cranky Geeks on my Tivo, I noticed Dvorak complaining how his Tivo didn’t skip commercials like his cable DVR.  Huh?  Hasn’t he seen the tons of websites that explain how to “hack” your Tivo (e.g. BigMarv)? Just in case ...

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Vizio VO47L LCD HDTV Review

It’s still a year away from analog TV going to digital next year, but my little TV in my bedroom broke.  There’s no way I was going to put one more dime into a CRT, not even a tiny one.  ...

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iPod Vending Machine

The Glendale Galleria has a vending machine that’s similar to the Proactiv one in Century City.  My friend Sam took this picture with his cell phone and you can see that it’s basically the same robot vending machine but setup ...

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High Tech High Prices

As the holiday season goes into overdrive, so does gas prices.  It’s such an interesting coincidence that when people have to travel to meet their friends and family, the oil companies jack up the gas prices.  Weird. This is a ...

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Proactiv Robot Vending Machine

Since I don’t do a lot of shopping, I never saw this vending machine before.  Perhaps, it’s all over the place but I’ve never seen it.  I found this at the Westfield Century City Mall, or whatever it’s called now, ...

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Ooma This!

How would you like free long distance phone calls with no monthly fees?  Well, the newest take on broadband VoIP is ooma, which they say will be available next month. It’s similar to the other VoIP services like Vonage, but ...

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