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Review: The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling

For decades, the LEGO Group made plastic blocks that fit together to form buildings, cars, and other creations. With time, they started to introduce smaller parts that allowed for more intricate builds on a smaller scale. As such, it opens LEGO builders to build real world objects at scale and exhibit them in The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling by Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman.

Review: Jabra Halo Smart

Jabra made their bones creating bluetooth headsets for mobile phones. With time, they introduced bluetooth headphones, and their latest are the Halo Smart wireless stereo earphones.

Review: JLab Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds

I’ve tried a lot of different headphones for running. I’ve tried different earbuds, but I have never run with bluetooth earbuds before trying the JLab Epic2 Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds, which was a new experience for me.

Review: Beautiful LEGO Wild!

LEGO has come a far way from the toys when I was a child. Smaller and more unique pieces have allowed for more intricate designs that come closer to the real world than ever before. While nature makes use of these intricacies, LEGO could not until the introduction of these pieces, which makes the creations in Beautiful LEGO Wild! by Mike Doyle possible.

Review: WowWee R.E.V.

I have had the occasion to talk to kids about technology in the recent past, and I like to use different hardware to demonstrate different concepts. Among the technologies I show the children is artificial intelligence, and the best way I have found to demonstrate it is with the Robotic Enhanced Vehicles (R.E.V.) from WowWee toys.

Review: Kobo Glo HD E-Reader

I’ve been spending a lot of time reading on my iPad lately. While it’s great between all the potential apps for reading, there are times where it’s just not the best tool for the job. Although I hadn’t touched an e-reader in a while, I was looking forward to trying out the Kobo Glo HD e-reader after seeing it at an event.

Review: The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

The inevitable zombie apocalypse will be upon us sooner than we think. Many of us think about what weapons we’ll use to battle them when it happens, and sometimes think about where we might hold up to defend ourselves from them, but what happens after that? How will we communicate with other survivors? Where will we get electricity? Luckily Simon Monk thought about these things and put them in The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse for us to have at the ready when the time comes.

Review: Pronto and Peel

With all the devices we have for our televisions, we become inundated with remotes. Our televisions, blu-ray/dvd players, cable boxes, AppleTVs, Rokus, etc. all come with remote controls to interface with each device. The solution is get the One Ring of remotes – one to rule them all. The Pronto and Peel app allows your smartphone to become that universal remote to control those devices.

Review: The LEGO Adventure Book Volume 3

I previously reviewed The LEGO Adventure Book Volume 1 and Volume 2. Both were excellent resources for building and learning how to build original creations with LEGO, so when I was offered The LEGO Adventure Book Volume 3, I had to check it out and see more of Megan Rothrock’s excellent work.

Review: MiPosaur

Two things that kids of all ages seem to love are dinosaurs and robots. Creating a hybrid of the two is just mad science on the level of Mecha Godzilla, but the folks at WowWee have done just that with their MiPosaur.

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