Having the right tool for the job is an adage that is any good contractor takes to heart. Trying to hammer a nail in with a screwdriver isn’t easy or fun. So, it is always nice when you are able to have a solid swiss army style tool that can handle multiple jobs. In this case Ryobi is using your Smartphone as the glue for up to eight tools. Infrared Thermometer: Measure and record surface temperatures...

Ahh, the excitement of a major new iOS update. It is almost like getting a new phone without having to spend any money. This release, of iOS 8, has some pretty major changes and some awesome hidden new features.  Read on for details of some of the ones we think are coolest. ...

I’m always happy when I get a chance to try out new security cameras.  I use IP cameras for my business and  I currently have a couple of Samsung wireless IP (SNH-1011N) cameras and love the idea of wifi cameras, especially when they have good mobile apps.  Read on for my review of the Swann ADS-445 Wireless IP Camera.

It’s good to see that Roku isn’t letting Google’s Chromecast streaming gadget take over the “simple’ end of the market uncontested.  Roku’s HDMI Streaming Stick claims to provide more streaming options than any other device. Just like the Chromecast, the Roku Streaming Stick uses your TV’s HDMI port and your wireless network for content delivery.  Resolution will be as high as 1080p and US users will have access to more than...

Pyle's Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor and Watch measures heart rate, average speed, distance traveled, number of steps taken, lap speeds and calorie consumption. The data can then be wirelessly transmitted via Bluetooth Smart technology...

Monitoring your health via body trackers and smart scales has become all the rage.  Many of these gadgets are great and continue to improve as the integrated apps evolve.  In other words, your purchase today will get better over time, in theory anyways.  The folks at Pyle Audio...

My musical ears aren't the type that can tune a guitar without any tools/tuners.  Sure there are plenty of guitar tuning tools and even apps for your smartphone.  If you want to speed up the process check out this Kickstarter tool, the Roadie Tuner.  The Roadie Tuner (

A good radar detector (in this case a radar, laser, police, and camera detector) is worth it's weight in gold.  Getting a speeding ticket these days is so expensive it typically costs much more than your radar detector.  And, that radar detector should save you more than just one ticket. I just got back from a 15,000 mile road trip around the USA with the

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Sure… there are plenty of apps that help keep you organized and allow you to keep notes.  In fact, the iPhone comes pre-installed with some of these cool apps.  With that said, sometimes it just feels better to use the good old fashioned pen and paper technique.  Quickly scribbling down notes and crossing them off with a pen when they are completed just feels right.  No need to carry an additional pad of paper… just stick the Paperback sticky notes to the back of your iPhone 5 and never be without a surface to...

If you have Apple TV look for the over-the-air update that will bring some pretty cool new apps including Disney Channel, Disney XD, The Weather Channel, VEVO Music Videos, and Smithsonian.  The one catch, which isn’t anything new, is that you will have to be a cable subscriber to these services in order to watch/record them.  Apple has been busy lately… this update is right on the heals of the last update that included HBO GO, ESPN, and...