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Posts about a variety of topics which are not news and are not reviews.

My 7 favorite minimalist EDC wallets – Julie’s gadget diary

ARTICLE – Today I posted episode #7 of the Gadgeteer Video Podcast and to go with lucky number 7, the topic of the podcast was my 7 favorite minimalist wallets. Let’s check them out. 1. IDENTITY Card wallet The IDENTITY Card wallet was my favorite for a very long time because it has the smallest …

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The gear I am (was) taking with me on vacation – Julie’s Gadget Diary

ARTICLE – This year we were very much looking forward to finally getting away for a real vacation by flying to Sanibel Island Florida (our favorite place on the planet). We usually go every fall but we haven’t been there since 2018 because in 2019 we were remodeling our house and had moved into an …

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I just posted episode #1 of The Gadgeteer video podcast – Julie’s gadget diary

ARTICLE – When I retired from my day job with Cummins Inc. after 34 years this past March, I made a list of all the new things, changes, and updates that I wanted to do with The Gadgeteer. One of the things on that list was to create a video podcast. It’s amazing that in …

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5 gadgets you need for storm and hurricane preparedness

NEWS – The 2022 hurricane season for the US is in full swing right now with all of Florida currently bracing for Tropical Storm Ian. Luckily for me, I live in Indiana and don’t need to worry about hurricanes. But just like other areas in the US and worldwide, we have our fair share of …

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Necrobotics – Yep, it’s a thing

ARTICLE – Don’t laugh (or cringe?), but I recently came across a really interesting article about using dead spiders as ready-to-use actuators (a mechanical device for moving or controlling something -Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Some researchers at Rice University noticed that the natural state of a dead spider has its legs curled up, so why not use …

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5 signal boosters that will keep you connected while you’re home and on the go

SPONSORED ARTICLE – Who has never had trouble getting a good signal on their smartphone? A weak signal can cause problems with 4G navigation, calls, and SMS. It can be difficult to find the network in some areas, or even in the garage, basement, or one of the rooms of your house. One possible solution …

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8 organizers that will keep your favorite EDC gear neat and tidy

ARTICLE – When you’re a user (and collector) of EDC gear, there’s the issue of where to store your favorite items for easy access. Today I am going to show you 8 storage products that you can use to organize your EDC items so they are ready to grab for your next adventure. Orbitkey Nest …

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5 mini EDC pens that need to be in your pocket right now!

ARTICLE – I’m on a mini EDC kick since writing the 5 Super tiny pocket tools post several days ago. That post included a pen which got me thinking about other pocket-sized pens worthy enough to add to your EDC. So that’s what today’s post is about – mini EDC pens! Let me know about …

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General Motors’ Super Cruise driving assistance tech – Look Ma! No Hands!

ARTICLE/REVIEW – By now, pretty much everyone has heard of Tesla’s Autopilot – their version of driver assistance.  It’s been in the news a lot with crashes (not necessarily the system’s fault), video of sleeping drivers careening down a Los Angeles freeway, and more.  Plus, in its current iteration, the system requires you to have …

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Drone deliveries are becoming a reality for more people

ARTICLE – I recently read a news story about drone deliveries happening near me, right in the DFW area (see the Fox4 News video clip)! The company Wing (a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet) is delivering select health and wellness items from a Walgreens in Little Elm to customers within four miles of the …

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Gadgeteer team – gear we’re using in 2022 (Greg Cleveland)

ARTICLE – Spring is officially here, and in NY we’ve had a few days start to feel warm – which means it’s time to get the bike out of storage and ready for a new riding year. I’ve picked up some new tools and gear over the past year, and wanted to share some staples …

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