Electric Imp, gadgets, general, programming

Our iPhone Powered Coffee Pot

Last year my co-worker and I ordered Electric Imp developer boards and came up with an iPhone powered Coffee Pot.  We setup a website showcasing our little project and got quite a bit of feedback and even some interviews to be in some online articles about what we’ve done. I recently discovered that we were mentioned in a case study…

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The best keyboard I’ve ever had

I saw a sale on slickdeals today for the keyboard that I have loved and used for years now, the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000.  At the time of this posting, Amazon is selling this keyboard for $25, which is a great deal!  If you are a programmer or use your computer all day as part of your job like I…

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.net, gadgets, programming

The Microsoft Kinect SDK has arrived!

The official Microsoft Kinect SDK beta is now out and available for download! Covered by Channel Nine Live Media, Microsoft Scientist Anoop Gupta made the announcement himself that after the long wait, users may now go to the official SDK website to download the latest software development kit for the Kinect camera. Here are the features that will come with the Kinect…

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gadgets, games, iPad, iPhone

Ipad & iPhone get old school games

Atari has released a new emulator for the iPhone and iPad called Atari’s Greatest Hits [iTunes]. The free universal download comes with Pong and also offers a selection of 100 classic Atari arcade and 2600 console games for in-app purchase. The full list of games can be seen here but include Asteroids, Centipede, Crystal Castles, Gravitar, Star Raiders, Missile Command,…

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ProClip, the BEST iPhone mount you can find!

My 2010 Toyota Prius is a great car!  It’s a geek’s dream with all the hi-tech bells and whistles it has.  For example, I use the Bluetooth integration in the car quite a bit for both talking on the phone and audio (music, podcasts, etc).  With the phone being the main source for audio entertainment, there are many times I…

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gadgets, iPhone, software

My Must Have Jailbroken iPhone Apps

The iPhone 4 is an awesome smartphone.  It truly has started to replace my desktop and laptop computer for many day to day tasks.  While Apple did a good job at making this phone very user friendly and functional, you can really make this tiny little pocket computer even better without much effort.  Jailbreaking your iPhone will really unleash this…

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Don’t buy those expensive HDMI cables!

Stay away from those over-priced HDMI cables that Best Buy pushes (i.e. Monster Cables). Instead, check out Amazon.com or anywhere else on the Internet where you can get a good quality HDMI cable for well under $10. The Mint.com blog said it best with this infographic:

gadgets, running

Dusting off the running shoes

Thanks to a co-worker I’ve been slowly getting back into running lately.  For some reason (maybe having the kids?) I went from running a decent amount a few years ago to not running at all.  Not that having kids is a good reason to stop running and exercising, I guess I just let it become an excuse.  Either way, I’ve…

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gadgets, photography

Got the DSLR, a Cannon EOS Rebel XSi

To follow up on a previous post about evaluating Digital SLR cameras, I picked up one a few weeks ago before Alex and Avery’s 3rd birthday party.  As stated in the title, I ended up going with the Canon EOS Rebel XSi.  I ended up picking up a kit bundled with the standard 18-55mm lens and a telephoto lens (50-250mm).…

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Considering a Digital SLR camera

After years of dealing with crummy point and shoot digital cameras with what seems like 30+ seconds wait time between shots we’re considering purchasing a SLR camera.  And with the latest Consumer Reports doing a rundown on 20+ SLRs it really has me close to making a decision now.  (It’s funny how Consumer Reports always seems to sense things that…

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