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So What Is a Retina Display?

You’ve seen and heard Apple talking about the iMac with 5K Retina display, the MacBook Pro with Retina display, and so on. But what is a Retina display, and why should you care? Retina displays are high-resolution screens on which graphics are extra sharp and text is super crisp. The LCD screens used in Apple’s displays use a […]

Customize Your Mac Laptop with Skins from RedBubble

I just found out about RedBubble, which sells artist-designed objects including: “skins” for laptops laptop sleeves iPhone cases t-shirts and other clothing home accessories like pillows and mugs stationery items like notebooks and greeting cards I just bought a “skin” for my 11” MacBook Air — it’s a piece of printed plastic that adheres to the top […]

Foldable Electric Bike from WhizzyRide

I was in Miami recently and saw these foldable electric bikes from a company called WhizzyRide. Might be a great item for NYC because it does fold up small enough to wheel it into an elevator (at the office or at home). Distance you can ride before recharging is about 20 miles. It does weigh […]

Gadgets I like: SanDisk Ultra Fit 128 GB USB 3.0 thumb drive

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3D Scanner That’s Portable and Attractive

We went to the 3D Print Show over the weekend — one of the best items we saw was this Matter and Form 3D scanner that folds up for storage, and it’s only $600. Why would you want a 3D scanner? Well maybe you have a broken part to a mechanical object, so you want […]

5 Unusual 3D Printers

At the 3D print fair last weekend we saw 5 unusual 3D printers. Here they are, along with what’s interesting about each. Unique One from This printer is very large (so it can print big objects) with an unusual design. The computer goes on your network, so you can print directly from your smartphone. […]

My New M3D Micro 3D Printer

The M3D Micro 3D printer that I Kickstarted about a year ago just showed up! It’s about 8” square so it’s much smaller than a standard 3D printer. This means you can only print items that are under 4-1/2” high. Cost is currently $350 — so it’s much cheaper than a standard 3D printer as […]

Apple Watch Sizing Guide from Exact Fitness

Exact Fitness, a company that makes iOS apps for exercise, activity tracking, and fitness tracking, has just created an Apple Watch Sizing Guide. Print out the PDF at 100% size, then cut out the watch size and watchband model you want to try on. Wrap it around your wrist. Get a sense of whether you […]

iPhone Keyboard of the Future?

A new portable keyboard, to be used with the iPhone, iPad, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device, has just been announced. It has a totally new design from anything we’ve seen before. It’s called the TextBlade. It’s made of 3 pieces, which fold together into a case (and the case doubles as an iPhone stand). Folded […]

Best of CES Roundups

The Consumer Electronics Show just finished up in Las Vegas — that’s where all the ideas for new technology tend to be shown off for the first time. Here is a roundup of cool stuff from CES, from different publications. Engadget includes among their coolest items: Wireless headphones by a company called “Bragi’s The Dash” 3D printing […]

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