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I’ve tried a lot of laptop bags. This one is the best.

I am a bag addict. I have bags for every normal purpose. And some that have no real purpose. I buy them. I shop for them. I consider them a hobby. And it is only because of this obsession that I happened by accident upon what I think might be the perfect laptop bag. It stands up when I set…

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Are you living in Zombieland? Here’s how to tell.

In horror movies, the invading threat is usually a monster, human turned evil, or something undead. But, chances are pretty good that — just like the oblivious protagonist in every scary movie – you are living in the midst of horror scenario right now and don’t know it. You – or more accurately your Internet of Things devices in your…

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Six Tricks for Taking Great Underwater Photos with a Cheap Camera

I am a SCUBA diver. Whenever I can find the time and the money, I get under water. There is nothing like it. Most of the time, I go under water just to enjoy it.  But like any tourist with the good luck and technical savvy to visit another planet, I like to bring back a few photos to share…

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Geek Attire with Awesome Pockets: Deal!

This cute trench coat has 18 pockets Pockets. Why are women’s clothes so lacking in them? Women have more gear to carry than men, generally speaking. Yet our clothes are shamefully pocket-less. Laura and Scott Jordan, founders of SCOTTeVEST, get this. Everything they make is loaded with enough pockets to make your purse obsolete. They are having a massive Mom’s…

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Why Aren’t We Going to Space?

I grew up on Star Trek. My Dad was a NASA engineer. This is why I am fascinated by technology. What happened to us? Why did we stop going to space? I am looking forward to this movie, which seems to attempt an answer.

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Social Media Making You Crazy? Remember the Rules.

Here is a guest post, with some basics you can share with with your kids, parents, or anyone in your social networks who might need a reminder, from Scott Steinberg author of the new book, Netiquette Essentials: New Rules for Minding Your Manners in a Digital World. ONLINE ETIQUETTE 101: MIND YOUR MANNERS ON SOCIAL NETWORKS Social networks – self-contained online…

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This Carhartt Vest Is Necessary

I hike somewhere in the hills in the Bay Area every day. I only go for an hour or two so I don’t need a backpack. I just put on hiking boots and go. I do want my phone, a wallet, car keys, sunglasses, and sometimes a bottle of water. But I’m a girl. So athletic clothing makers think I…

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Review: Wacom Bamboo Slate

This is a guest post by synesthete artist, GeekGirlfriend, and bon vivant Brandy Gale. A digital sketchbook that uses real ink and real paper? Yes, please! I am a visual artist. So I when I make notes and drawing studies I prefer real ink and paper to a stylus on a tablet. That’s not very geeky, I know. And it leaves me…

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Tested in the GGF Labs: Plantronics Voyager 5200

Here in the Geek Girlfriends Lab, we have tried many Bluetooth phone headsets. I subject them all to the same rigorous test: How do they hold up to a conversation with my mother. Nobody is happier to hear my voice, but if I don’t sound perfectly clear then she derails the conversation into an interrogation about my well-being. So she…

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The Perfect Tool for Training Kittens

Being a cat person, I have discovered a great upside to living with a family that includes a teenage girl: She brings home kittens. Not all the time, thankfully. Once is enough. But the new family kitten (above) is fun to have around. Unfortunately, he just learned how to jump onto the table and the kitchen counter, which means it’s time…

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