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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 […]

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, […]