Wireless Speakers That’ll Tame a Jungle of a Home

Noise takes over the house on weekdays, particularly mornings. Noise isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Noise can actually inspire. I once learned about a mathematician or composer or writer who solved equations or created concertos or drafted stories while hanging out in busy and noisy airports. Inspiring people to wake up to noise was the…

Dyson Fan Has an Old Dog Performing New Tricks

Soon after moving into my temporary home, a tiny bungalow-style motel room in Malibu, California, I realized a few essential amenities were missing. A bedside lamp was missing a light bulb. There weren’t any buckets to contain the rainwater dripping from the ceiling during the sudden and heavy storm that hit sunny Southern California late…

Cards Against Humanity Against Karaoke

“Speaking of sex and pizza!” The room erupted in laughter. Someone in the group had proclaimed our arrival. Since my girlfriend was carrying the Papa John’s, I’m supposing I was the horizontal refreshment. Or maybe I’m not accurately recalling who was carrying the pizza. In any case, the party was well under way. 20 or…

Magnetic Mats Keep You from Losing Your Screws

I have a few loose screws. Wait… Let me rephrase that. I have a few screws on the loose. That is, they’ve gone missing. There, that’s better (though to be honest, either way is accurate). The reason? I took apart a laptop without keeping better track of all the screws and other tiny parts I…

Chill Its Makes Work Cool(er)

The weather is finally turning in the Tennessee Valley. Though I’ve been told this has been a cool summer, I haven’t noticed. Even when the temperature is in the mere 80s, the humidity makes the outdoors feel like a sauna. Perhaps the reason I’m feeling the heat so much is because I began running this…

Microsoft Management Summit is for “Hardcore Geeks”

Unless you’ve been living off the grid somewhere in Alabama the past few years, you’ve noticed that Microsoft has stepped up its advertising campaign in just about every aspect of digital media. According to Forbes, Microsoft’s advertising budget outpaced its sales in 2011, and though the financial news outlet may have overestimated the amount that…

Smurfs’ Village is Ruining My Life

My life has been taken over by Smurfs. You know, those little blue creatures, the ones they made a movie about a couple of years ago and are now preparing to release a sequel? Well, not only have the geniuses at Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation figured out a way to dredge up and…

Cosplay for Valentine’s Day

Millions of lonely geeks are finding themselves lonely today, though with the image of geeks and nerds being made more lovable with each passing Valentine’s Day by films such as Napoleon Dynamite and television series such as The Big Bang Theory, it’s getting less lonely to be the nerdy type. A great way to celebrate…