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. Last week, I dug around the tech archives here looking for a laptop to use Continue Reading

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, specs, cleverness, or bling than function. And when I say function, I don’t mean speed Continue Reading

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 asked me to test the Pebble 2. Obviously, I made a series of disgusted faces, Continue Reading

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 the fridge, and save it for cooking. If it’s amazing, dig deep and finish it Continue Reading