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When Your Internet is Too Reliable – FIOS Comes to Boston

When Your Internet is Too Reliable – FIOS Comes to Boston

The evening after Verizon FIOS asked me to help spread the word about the arrival of FIOS in Boston, our Verizon FIOS Internet service at home went out. I kid you not. I was trying to wrap up some work for the night when the Internet stopped responding. I rebooted my router. Nothing. Not much… [more]

Disney Infinity 3.0 Calls Star Wars Out to Play

Disney Infinity 3.0 Calls Star Wars Out to Play

It is what we were hoping for… the next iteration of Disney Infinity will bring the Star Wars universe into the mix. Currently due out for the holiday season (2015), you’ll find most of your new and old faves… Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, Chewbacca, Obi… [more]

Lenovo Y50 Gaming Laptop Review

  I have been using the Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop for the past few weeks [I am a Lenovo INsider and received the Y50 for review purposes]. While I don’t necessarily play the most hardcore of games, I do enjoy a lot of titles that tax your average laptop. A good gaming laptop requires a… [more]

Mega LeapFrog Giveaway

Mega LeapFrog Giveaway

So. I’ve talked about the LeapFrog LeapBand, which encourages kids to be active. And I’ve talked about LeapFrog LeapTV, which also pairs activity with education via a console gaming system. I have not yet shared with you the LeapFrog LeapPad 3, but it is the latest iteration of LeapFrog’s handheld gaming units. It’s a bit… [more]

#GiftSmart with Radio Shack and Some Great STEM Toys

#GiftSmart with Radio Shack and Some Great STEM Toys

I have always thought of Radio Shack as the place to go for random electrical parts, and the occasional gadget. It was never the place I thought to go for my Christmas shopping. So when I got the invite to “Gift Smart” with Radio Shack, I was intrigued. It turns out that Radio Shack has… [more]

Droid Turbo–Super-Spy Hands-Free Controls

Droid Turbo–Super-Spy Hands-Free Controls

Me: “How now, brown cow? What’s my schedule this week?” Droid Turbo (spoken): “Here are the events you requested. First up, you have a calendar event tomorrow at 4:10pm. The title is ‘Kids’ Dentist Appointments’.” [The phone’s screen displays my entire calendar for the week.] [more]