June issue is available now Jun04

June issue is availa...

Check out our June Issue for travel inspiration!  Bringing you ten of our favorite international destinations and some favorite photos of mine for each location.  We’ve got another article on tech you’ll need when traveling and our grand Dad’s and Grad’s Gift Guide.  Ch read more Please share...

Congested?  TomTom thinks you are Apr02

Congested? TomTom th...

TomTom – makers of my favorite GPS units, have just completed a study on the most congested cities around North America and around the world. Traffic Congestion The good news for the US is that only Los Angeles finished in the top 25 cities with the world’s worst congestion. Looking at the...

TomTom Golfer –...

You pull into a town, you’ve got a few hours before you need to get down to business, and you decide a little golf would be nice.  But where do you go?  And what’s the course going to be like. Wouldn’t it be nice if you knew every hole and hazard first?  Now you can. TomTom Golfer At first...

2015 Buick Regal GS ...

Certain terms stir the souls of technology-minded individuals and Buick has incorporated more of those hot buttons into their new 2015 Regal GS AWD than any other car I’ve ever driven. From always-on Internet hot spots, to assistive driving technologies to entertainment options, the new Buick...

Magellan RoadMate RV...

If you pull a trailer or drive a motorhome, you know your GPS navigation needs are different than the guy in that little sports car.  Magellan knew that too, and they’ve developed a line of GPS units with you in mind. I just tested the Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB and was liking every minute...

Road Trip with the Grandkids – five tips to success Feb02

Road Trip with the Grandkids – five tips to succes...

Spring should be coming soon, (no thanks to Punxsutawney  Phil) and the perfect cure for cabin fever is a road trip.  Finding a place to take the grandkids is easy if you check our Calendar of Events, and here are five tips to make the experience all that much better. Trip length should be age appropriate Younger ones can get bored easily if the drive is too long.  If you need to cover a lot of distance, break it up with multiple stops, even if just to go into a gas station for a bag of chips. Older ones can be happier for longer periods of time if you bring games that everyone can play while you drive. Avoid letting them get buried in...

AARP RealPad – is it...

AARP has entered the computer tablet market with their own version – the AARP RealPad. With a 7.85” HD display and at only about 5/16” thick, this looks and feels like a quality piece of hardware. Designed as an entry level tablet for the tablet neophyte, there is probably a huge market for...

14 for 2014 – Great ...

Today wrapped up the 2014 Outdoor Retailers Show in Salt Lake City, with hundreds of new products showcased and hundreds more with updates and improvements made since last year.  Whether your love is cycling, running, water sports, hiking, camping, or just plain picnicking in the park, we...

TomTom GO 600 GPS su...

When you buy a GPS – you want a smart GPS.  Not one that was smart a year ago. You want one that is smart this minute.  Before you pull out of your drive, wouldn’t it be nice to know about the traffic jam at the north end of your street or that darn backup ¼ mile after you enter the freeway....

What’s hot at ...

Yesterday wrapped up the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show and so we present our last batch of items we think our readers will find interesting and useful. Any questions on the 50 products we’ve featured? Leave them in the comments at the bottom of the article. Vivitek Qumi 5 Projector There’s...

Full featured Nikon D5300 to be available November...

Nikon has announced a camera that I’m quite excited about. For under $800, you can now have the Nikon D5300 DSLR that accepts DX format lenses and comes with Wi-Fi and GPS built-in. With the free apps for iOS and Android, you can review, upload and post pictures to social media right from your camera to your smartphone. You can even use the live view on your smartphone to remotely fire your camera. In a nutshell: DX Format 24.2 Megapixels 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD monitor 39-point high-density autofocus system 5 FPS continuous shooting ISO Range 100 – 12800 (expandable to 25600) Full HD video 1080p at 60/50/30/25/24p with autofocus...

Four great new gadge...

[ Guest post by Kristen Bean] Hammerhead Navigation: Hammerhead World’s first smart and social bike navigation system uses bright LEDs to indicate turn-by-turn directions, and allows you to upload favorite bike routes Compact elegant device affixes to handlebars to conveniently guide bike...