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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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Big Sale on Photo Scanning

Years ago I sent a giant box of old photos to ScanMyPhotos.com. I got my photos back and digital copies of all of them within a couple of weeks. I still use those photos in social media, to make greeting…

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Talk to Your Daughter

  Like a lot of people with daughters, I am doing post-election triage. We just elected a man who bragged that he “grabs women’s pussies,” who has been accused multiple times of rape, has joked about dating his own daughter,…

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Dropped your phone in the toilet? Here’s how to rescue a wet phone

“Never put your phone in the back pocket of your jeans,” I told my daughter. (She had her phone in the back pocket of her jeans when I said this.) But she took my warning for what it was: Mourning….

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Groceries Without Going to the Store

I used to make lists. While making lists, I often fantasized – and sometimes tried to technically solve – a world where my lists could take action. My grocery list would communicate directly with the store and get the goods…

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Printing from a Smart Phone is Easy

It’s one of the rules of modern life that the printer will run out of ink only when the thing you are printing is urgent and you don’t have time to get more ink. This just happened to me. As…

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Netflix for Families

I like Netflix better than most other things for my kids TV watching needs. It lets them watch on the device they have, lets me keep an eye on what they watch, and sometimes — when I see one of…

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Facebook and Love

Have relationships gotten more complicated in the era of Facebook? Check out this retro dating advice video created by the folks at Big Fuel. (I posted it originally for Valentine’s 2010 but it’s still just as dated as ever.) You’ll…

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Five Ways a Smart Phone Can Save You Money

My smart phone and I are tight. We are rarely separated for more than a few minutes. And when its battery dies at the end of the day, I plug it in for a charge and a rest and miss…

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Halloween Playlists and Movies

Home for Halloween? Handing out candy? Not willing to brave the weather? Me too. I’m staying in and watching scary movies while wearing mask. But Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. So I plan to enjoy. Here’s how I’ll…

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