I gave my mother an Aura digital photo frame for Mother's Day (hopefully she's not reading this post). Before I shipped it to her, I set it up so it would be preloaded with family photos. It's a 9.7-inch HD display mounted in an attractive frame. It has a sensor so you can wave your hand and scroll through the photos. The cool thing about it is that I can add photos to the frame remotely through the Aura app. I also invited my sister to add photos to the frame, too. The app has face recognition and you can configure it to automatically send certain people to the frame. Overall, it was brainless to set up and I didn't have any connection problems like I often do with Internet of Things stuff (I'm looking at you, SkyBell). Surprisingly, there are no subscription fees.
More mobile devices are requiring USB-C charging, and this Aukey car charger has one, along with a normal USB port. It barely sticks out of a car’s 9-volt charging port, to the point that some people on Amazon have complained that it’s not easy to remove. You can get it at a discounted price by […]
I always travel with a pack of Sugru, because it is great for repairing things like broken zippers, frayed cables, and cracked plastic parts. It’s like silly putty that dries into hard rubber. Amazon has the black-colored Sugru on sale today.
Hangnails bother me so much that when I get one, I can’t think of anything else until I get rid of it. I will even bite it off if I am without clippers (this doesn’t work well and usually results in blood being drawn). The Tweezerman hangnail clipper was designed to cleanly cut off a […]
Raspberry Pi is one of the world’s most versatile open-source computers. Alexa is a home automation hub with limitless potential. Together, they’re a dream team for ambitious makers, opening the door to everything from automatic lights to voice-controlled robots. Learning Raspberry Pi is meant to be relatively easy for newbies, but its applications with Alexa […]
Heads up: The clock is winding down on a free-entry contest to win not only one of the best smartphones on the market but a handy pair of earbuds. A simple sign-up is all you need to be eligible to win a 256 GB iPhone XS Max, along with AirPods. And while “free” is tough […]
Kudos to those of us who have chosen a less wasteful third option to “paper or plastic” at the supermarket or club stores. Tote bags are reusable, but they can be a pain to tote around. Here’s an upgrade to that planet-saving measure. The Club Cart Lotus Trolley Bag is that rare tote you’ll want […]