Is This The Beginning Of The End For Phone Batteries?

As exciting as advances in battery technology have been lately–not least because of the efforts of Elon Musk, his Powerwall, and the Gigafactory in Nevada–a new glass created by MIT spinoff Ubiquitous Energy promises (threatens?) to turn current power-storage paradigms of their head. The key here is the special organic coating of that absorbs light […]

The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

More and more people are choosing to cut down on their coffee intake in favor of switching to tea as their hot beverage of choice. Whether you prefer Oolong, Black, Green, or White tea, you often hear reports that tea is healthier for you than coffee, and the latter certainly can cause jitters if you […]

Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700

We are all spending a lot less time than we used to in front of desktop computers, at single desk. Spending so much time online means that laptops and other portable solutions are much more popular than they’ve ever been before, and for this reason there is a critical need for better solutions to sitting […]

LG Portable Super Multi Drive GP08

While we are making increasing use of online software and file distribution via the cloud, CDs and DVDs are not yet a thing of the past. Until they are we still need a single device that can play just about every single disc format that you throw at it-DVD-RW – DVD+RW – CD-ROM – CD-RW- […]

T.Z. Case Aluminum Briefcase, 18″ Hard-Sided Laptop Case

If you normally transport your laptop computer in a soft backpack you’ve probably experienced that moment when you set it down too abruptly or bump it into a wall a little too hard. Each time you berate yourself silently, hoping you didn’t damage any of the functionality of your machine, but one way to avoid […]

Streamlight 74301 Strion LED Flashlight

Every home needs at least one totally reliable flashlight for those times when the power goes out unexpectedly, or perhaps for the glove compartment of your car, for emergencies. Granted, you may not actually need a high-end Strion LED Flashlight, but if you want the ultimate in flashlight reliability it’s hard to imagine getting much […]

Philips Hf3485 Wake-up Light Plus

Sleeping problems seem generally to be on the rise for many people nowadays unfortunately, especially those of us who work with computers for most of the day. One way to combat any problems you might be having getting some shut-eye is to purchase this wake-up light by Philips. It may not make it easier to […]

Geek Snacks-Panda Blueberry Licorice Chews

Licorice: you most likely either love it or you hate it, but if you are in that special minority that does enjoy it take a look at these exotic Panda Blueberry Licorice Chews, which will enable you to indulge your licorice hankering on the cheap by buying in bulk. Chances are that if you are […]

Balloon Bonanza 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

If you’re like me, some of your best memories of childhood are of sitting around the dining room table doing 1000-piece puzzles with your family for hours on end. There’s a certain meditative state one gets into doing puzzles, and this huge jigsaw puzzle entitled “Balloon Bonaza” might be a great gift to your family […]

Liven Up Your Next Party: A Radio Controlled Flying Shark!

If you or your kids are fans of big sharks or radio controlled devices, or both, you’ll definitely want to check out this amazing radio controlled flying shark from air swimmers. You may have seen these advertised but take a closer look at the video below: the shark is made from nylon and filled with […]

Magnetic Rare Earth Magnet Puzzle-Magnet Balls

Whether you are a fan of puzzles and brain teasers or you simply enjoy having interesting-looking functional art objects on your desk, you should take a look at these multicolored Magnet Balls as a gift or for yourself. Made from rare earth magnets, the myriad shapes one could use them to create are virtually infinite, […]

Digital Media Minute Vs Google–Who Won?

As painful as it was for me to see after putting so much time into this site, I’ll admit it has also been morbidly interesting to watch the death of traffic to Digitalmediaminute.com in the last 3 1/2 years. You can see the basic idea in the screenshot, but suffice it to say that site […]

A Better Voice Activated Software For OS X: Enhanced Dictation

As far as I’m concerned the voice activated typing software I’ve used for typing blog posts, e-mails, and anything else that required more than a couple lines of text has been replaced. For years MacSpeech Dictate was my tool of choice to quickly get a few hundred words typed up, without risking repetitive strain injury […]

Top 12 Ruby on Rails Tutorials

A former student asked me a few days ago how I learned Ruby on Rails. The answer was that I simply read alot of great tutorials. So in the spirit of sharing, here are the 12 tutorials that I found most useful: Rolling with Ruby on Rails – Curtis Hibbs of ONLamp.com offers his first […]