How Netgear and EyeFi have angered loyal customers

This past week, I’ve received “wonderful” news from EyeFi and NETGEAR: EyeFi is discontinuing support and service for their Eye-Fi X2 and earlier generation wireless camera cards. Netgear is shutting down the VueZone home wireless video surveillance system. Both companies want to EOL the technology and associated services to put more resources into the newer… Continue reading How Netgear and EyeFi have angered loyal customers

Why your fitness plan may be a losing game

Employers are pushing fitness plans to lower insurance costs. Mine is no exception. Last year, I was invited to “invest in my health” by implementing a plan with a website that set health goals and recorded fitness activity. I did so, and received an $1,000 discount off my family health insurance policy for achieving my goals. This year, I’ve had to… Continue reading Why your fitness plan may be a losing game

Cooking with Gadget Guy

Cooking Prime Rib on Christmas Day.

Two years ago I bought a Big Green Egg and started grilling. My first test was a disaster, but since I’ve gotten really good at burgers. My family now looks forward to my grilling escapades. Even my oldest stepson — who doesn’t like meat — likes my burgers. This Christmas, I threw caution to the… Continue reading Cooking with Gadget Guy

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Cutting cable? Here’s some advice

Roku 3 is my pick for the best streaming box.

My friend Stephen wrote to me asking recommendations for cutting cable. Based on his description of his family’s viewing habits, he seems to be the ideal candidate. You also might be an ideal candidate. Besides viewing habits, location, services and technology are also considerations when deciding to tell the cable company to take a hike… Continue reading Cutting cable? Here’s some advice

Quick impressions of the iPhone 5

I’ve used the device for about three weeks and I am pretty happy. It’s the best iPhone I’ve had yet. On the Verizon network, it rocks. Pros Faster processing and better reception. Recent trips to Mammoth Cave and the Mojave Desert yielded good signal strength. No dropped calls yet. LTE speeds. Zoom. Indy, Yorktown, and… Continue reading Quick impressions of the iPhone 5

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The winds of change are blowing

It’s been a busy several months filled with life changes since I last posted. My soulmate and I bought a new house. Next, we got married in a ceremony in the backyard. I’ve been lax on the blogging, but will have much more to say, especially regarding the new house. Stay tuned. By the way,… Continue reading The winds of change are blowing

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Upcoming reviews

iPad2 Canon Stabilized Binoculars AR Parrot Drone iCade iWow adapter iPad stylus Griffin Beacon Ooma Telo LOREX Video camera system Monorprice Tablet Orion GoScope

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Crazy Amazon packaging

This is probably the largest box I’ve ever received from Amazon. Note Ray peeking around the corner in the lower left. Here’s what was inside it (review to come later):