Before Google Glass, there was Star Wars??? Jan09

Before Google Glass,...

There are probably more Google Glass wearers at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week than anywhere else in the world. As people pass by in the crowded aisles and corridors, it’s rare that five minutes goes by without spotting another Glass wearer. With the...

Five things you need...

Here’s a quick round-up of gadgets you’ll probably love for that new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C, plus most will work with any smartphone. TLYT’s phone holder actually even works better with some NFC equipped Android smartphones. Something for everybody. Neptor Portable Battery Pack Now you can...

To Do Tuesday’...

“To Do Tuesdays” – a list of things to do around town and around the world. . New additions this week from Cleveland, OH; Bardstown, KY; Alexandria, VA; Rehoboth Beach, DE; and Benezette, PA  include   Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Expo IngenuityFest – Cleveland Rehoboth Beach Jazz...

These towels really ...

I’ve always been a fan of little things that do a big job. I recently discovered Lightload Towels and they certainly meet the criteria.  Compressed in a waterproof cellophane wrapper, they take up virtually no room when not needed, but open to a fully useable towel when the need arises....

Skip the backpack an...

I’m a big fan of backpacks, having used dozens of different brands over the years. While in the Amazon, with nowhere to use a roller bag, I’ve even used two at a time – one hanging forward on my chest while the bigger one hung on my back. But, I’d never experienced a front pack, dedicated for...

Ridgway, PA – center of all-season outdoor fun Mar02

Ridgway, PA – center...

In February every year, the internationally renowned Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous takes place in Ridgway, Pennsylvania. Since my great grandfather was their town physician around the turn of the 20th century, we decided to go see the Rendevous and also check out Dr. Bardwell’s office on Main...

Getting to know St. Marys, PA Feb28

Getting to know St. ...

In the Pennsylvania Wilds, there’s the pleasant little town of St. Marys, PA. About 120 miles northeast of Pittsburgh and 120 miles due south from Buffalo, NY, you’ll find this city that was home to the first Benedictine convent in the US. Straub Brewery also calls St. Marys home. We spent...

Small town cafe hidden in gift shop Feb28

Small town cafe hidd...

Walking down the street in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, you’d probably walk right by the Village Peddler Country Store if you were looking for a restaurant. Sure, there’s a “Café” sign in the lower left corner of the plate glass window, but your eyes are caught instead by the colorful...

Chainsaw chorus rocks Ridgway, PA Feb27

Chainsaw chorus rock...

RIDGWAY, PA  February 24, 2013  — Rrrmmm, Rrrmmmm, Beezzzzzz Beezz Beezzzzzzzzzz  If you were walking the streets of Ridgway, PA in the past week, you’d be very familiar with these sounds of chainsaws. From the steps of the court house to the banks of the Clarion River, chainsaws were...

The Idea Behind Core...

The primary goal of the development of Core Platform is to deliver a more efficient, more reliable internet. This is best done by understanding and supporting the requirements of all application sectors so that each sector is more efficient in making use of resources and emissions. The...

Six hot new iPad and...

Got a new iPhone, iPad or iTouch for Christmas and now looking for some accessories?  Since CES 2013, there is no shortage of new gadgets and apps that you ought to consider. Here are six of my picks. The Card Ninja is a simple but very effective way to turn any phone into a wallet. Simply...

DVI-I or VGA and Eth...

As I cautioned in this former article, one of the downsides to the Ultrabook series of computers is the lack of ports for USB, VGA, DVI-I, and Ethernet.  These sleek marvels are mini notebook computers but not cheap notebook computers. Their price is usually well above that of a notebook...