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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Upgrade Your Laptop Charger

You think your power cable nightmares are bad, imagine what it’s like in the GeekGirlfriends.com real-world labs? In addition to all the gear that comes through here for review, there are two adults, one college student, and one chaos-spewing teen….

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Why I Love a $200 Laptop

I get a lot of computers in to try here at GeekGirlfriends.com. Expensive ones, cheap ones, innovative ones, pretty ones, and powerful ones. I often get attached to one computer, though, and my reasons have less to do with price,…

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Extreme Shop Test of Noise-Cancelling Headphones

I spend a fair amount of time in a noisy professional wood shop where we use a robotic router, industrial sander, and huge vacuums. The router makes noise, and so does the sander, but it’s the vacuums that are really…

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Don’t Take My Pebble Away!

I’ve always hated wearing a watch. From the time I was a teenager, until well into my first marriage, I carried a pocket watch. Then pagers and then cell phones came out so I stopped carrying a watch altogether. A year ago, Christina…

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Great Deals on Phone Chargers

  I keep a battery phone charger in my purse at all time. In fact, I have a dozen of these things charging all over my house so that I – and everyone else who lives here – can grab…

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War in the Lab

  It started late at night. I was hunkering down after a long day – a long month, really. I heard footsteps. Before I had time to react, my door was kicked open and I was taking fire from a…

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Save the Wine!

For centuries, winemakers have studied the alchemy and chemistry of preserving wine. But what if you can’t — or shouldn’t — finish the bottle you opened? If the wine isn’t very good, stick a cork in it, put it in…

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