Archive for the 'Reviews' Category

Tech Gadgets that Work (for Me)

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

I’m a bit of a gadget lover.  Okay, a full-fledged gadget lover.  I tend to pick up the new toys and play with them, and generally try to integrate them into my life.  I’m not a professional reviewer or sponsored by anyone, which makes what I say here perhaps a little more trustworthy than what […]

Mio C310s GPS

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

I picked up a Mio C310s GPS just before Christmas, and tried it out during our trip to the family’s place in Southern Ontario. It’s an impressive little device. I’d never heard of Mio, but Staples was selling the C310S and had it on sale for $229.  For a small colour GPS, $229 is an […]


Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

I’ve always been into cool lighting.  I wired my old apartment for X10, and had a wireless key fob that I’d use to turn all the lights off as I was leaving; cool and useful. X10 is a protocol developed in 1975 for controlling devices via the power line.  The Wikipedia entry for X10 covers it […]

Backup to DVD

Friday, January 6th, 2006

One of my “new years resolutions” is to make regular backups, so to do this I went looking for some software.  Nero’s BackItUp seemed like a good choice since my old copy of Nero has been a rock solid tool, but it just wasn’t to be.  I found a product called Handy Backup that did […]

Bill McCoy: Web Browsers and the Future of eReading

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

Bill McCoy (an Adobe Blogger) mentions Zinio, a company I’d never heard of. They let you subscribe to traditional magazines and receive PDF versions of those magazines. Cool service. The Zinio Reader is the first eBook reader that understands that I want to see the pages close-up. When you’re reading a magazine with it, you […]

Face Matching in Photoshop Elements 4.0

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

The new Photoshop Elements is out, and one of the new features is face matching. I try to tag my photos with who is in them, so this is a great feature for me. Whenever I import a batch of pictures, it offers a window with closeups of the faces of all the people in […]

In-Car Navigation System

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

I posted a review of the MacVision MN2607 Automotive Navigation System that Canadian Tire is selling for $399 Canadian. Seems like good hardware for the price – includes a 30 gig hard disk that you can play MP3s from.

Google Reader Review

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Here’s a short Review of Google Reader.

Serenity Review

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

I saw Serenity last night. Very good movie. I’ve never seen the TV show, but it felt like a TV to Movie Adaptation. There was a lot of stuff shown in the first few scenes with no explanation, and the crew had a familiarity with it that you wouldn’t get in most movies. But I […]