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Review: iHome Zenergy Dream Mini

Light and sound therapy are supposed to make it easier to fall asleep, and have a more restful sleep. The blue light of television and computers are supposed to make sleep more restless, but a more curated light and sound can have a much better effect on sleep. iHome has released the Zenergy Dream Mini […]

Review: 1More Piston Fit BT In-Ear Headphones

With the abundance of in-ear bluetooth headphones out there, the technology becomes wider spread and can be found across a variety of price points. 1More, who are known for their high end in-ear wired headphones with multiple drivers and stylish in-ear bluetooth headphones, have released a new bluetooth headphone with a more affordable price. The […]

Review: William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future!

Creating mashups is an artform. Taking two existing pieces of art and combining them in new and unique ways to create a new piece of art that is unparalleled. When taking an artwork that is 400 years old and combining it with one that is 30 years old, the result is something as interesting as […]

Review: 1More Stylish True Wireless In-Ear Headphones

I was a big fan of the advent of wireless headphones. The ability to toss my headphones in my ears and not have to worry about getting the wires tangled while being active or having it catch on something was a big advantage, but the sound quality was initially lacking. When a company like 1More, […]

Review: 10 LED Projects for Geeks: Build Light-Up Costumes, Sci-Fi Gadgets, and Other Clever Inventions

I am a sucker for things that light up, blink, flash, or otherwise visually grab attention. In the past, I’ve utilized Arduinos and LEDs to spruce up my own projects, so I am naturally attracted to a book on how to do more of them, which is where 10 LED Projects for Geeks: Build Light-Up […]

Review: LEGO Micro Cities: Build Your Own Mini Metropolis!

I’ve reviewed quite a few books about how to build buildings, cities, and architecture, but many of them focus on building them at minifigure scale. While it’s great that the minifigures have places to inhabit, sometimes LEGO builders want to build at a smaller scale. For such cases, there is microscale building. LEGO Micro Cities: […]

Review: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2

In the midst of the heat of summer, thoughts of the holidays dance about as we seek ways to cool down. What better way to celebrate Christmas in July than by building ornaments out of LEGO with The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2?

10 Years of Blogging

On July 1, 2009, I wanted to respond to something I had read on Twitter about technology and social media. From there, I began a series of blogs about technology and social media – missives posted at least weekly about things I wanted to comment on – and now 10 years later, the blog continues (if not quite as regularly).

Review: The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2: Build Your Own City!

Buildings and neighborhoods are a prevalent LEGO builds, often shown in large displays together to create large cities in collaborative exhibits. When showing all the creations together, it’s important to give the buildings variety to make it feel less like carbon copy buildings and have more diversity, like a real city. To help create a more unique city, Brian and Jason Lyles, authors of The LEGO Neighborhood Book, are back with The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2: Build Your Own City!

NYRR Queens 10K 2019

In my attempt to get an entry in the 2020 NYC Half Marathon, I need to run four out of six of the qualifying races – one for each borough and the NYC Half Marathon itself. Having already run the NYC and Brooklyn half marathons already, the next race in the succession was the NYRR Queens 10K, so this past Saturday, I took sneakers to pavement in Queens to continue qualifying.