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Review: Grimm Tales Of Terror Quarterly: HH Holmes

As a society, we are obsessed with serial killers and true crime. The first known serial killer in the United States was H.H. Holmes, who was known to have killed 27 people and was suspected to have killed a couple hundred more. The folks at Zenescope have taken this heinous character from history and retold […]

Review: Wacom One

When creating art or editing images on the computer, the mouse or touchpad isn’t necessarily the best tool for the job. Creating in other mediums is a more natural feel with tools that contour to the hand and have a direct result where the creation is occurring. To bring this to the digital realm, there is the Wacom One.

Review: Natural Language Processing With Python and spaCy

With the advent of voice assistants, chatbots, and automated voice prompts on phones, the need for interfaces that understand human language is growing. In order to learn how to create these relationships between computer and human being, there is Natural Language Processing With Python and spaCy: A Practical Introduction by Yuli Vasiliev.

Review: Web Security for Developers

Black hat hackers inhabit the internet, seeking servers to take over and utilize for their own nefarious purposes. While developers do what they can to secure their code, sometimes they are unaware of holes or potential pitfalls that the hackers may take advantage of that exist in the code. To help educate these programmers, there is Web Security for Developers by Malcolm McDonald.

Review: Python One-Liners

With a title like Python One-Liners, one might think that someone wrote a Henny Youngman-esque nerdy jokebook, but such is not the case. Instead, the book by Christian Mayer is how to “write concise, eloquent python like a professional.”

Review: LEGO Train Projects

When doing large scale displays with I LUG NY (back when that was a thing), often had large cityscapes and environments with trains running through them. The moving trains captured the attention and the wonder of children as the locomotives traveled in large loops across multiple tables. LEGO Train Projects by Charles Pritchett is a […]

Review: iHome Zenergy Aroma Dream

While there are many products on the market for waking an individual up in the morning, going back decades, many of them aren’t aimed at helping them fall asleep as well. The iHome Zenergy Aroma Dream is an alarm clock that aims to help with sleep via sound therapy and aromatherapy. As an alarm clock, […]

Review: Caavo Control Center

We live in a world of expanding devices in the living room. The tv, cable box, smart devices (AppleTV, Roku, etc.), video games, and other gadgets that all vie for the viewing time on our central screen. Each of these devices comes with it’s own remote control, and they grow into an out of control […]

Review: iHome iBTW281 Color Changing Bluetooth Alarm Clock

Alarm clocks are an evergreen device. We all need to wake up in the morning and go to work or school. When other features can be combined in to save space on the nightstand, it becomes more convenient, and the iHome iBTW281 Qi Wireless Fast Charging Color Changing Bluetooth Alarm Clock is one of those […]

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 […]