Kickstarter Spotlight: The $99 Kano DIY Computer Looks Awesome

Have you ever wanted to make your own computer? Maybe you’re like me and you always thought it was far beyond your intellectual capabilities. I mean, my degree was in Literature so I have a feeling my computer engineering skills aren’t top-notch. However, thanks to Kano and Kickstarter, we all might have the chance to feel that moment of accomplishment! You know, that moment where you get to call your little brother and say “I just built a computer! What did you do today?!”


Buying the HP Chromebook 11 at Best Buy Made My Head Hurt

Recently I provided 5 thoughts on the Best Buy customer experience. For the most part, they weren’t kind thoughts. Some readers chided me for expressing my preference for buying online and for “showrooming” at the store. So I decided recently that instead of ordering an HP Chromebook 11 online and waiting seemingly forever to receive it, more »


Google Glass Not Legal in San Diego, Female Driver Gets a Ticket

Who knew that living in a city where geeks are supposed to be tolerated would be so unpleasant? It was very frustrating for Cecilia Abadie who was given a ticket for a hi-tech reason: wearing Google Glass.

NETGEAR Nighthawk Router, Ideal for Gamers and Streaming

NETGEAR has just launched its latest dual-band 802.11ac wireless router geared toward online gaming and video streaming. The Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) provides superior speed and range. The Nighthawk packs a powerful 1Ghz dual core processor along with USB 3.0 for power and connectivity. Combined with the ultra-fast WiFi connection, this router is more »


GadgetTell Review: iTwin Connect Personal VPN

Every other week, one can read articles about the most recent technology-related security risks and how one can suffer from the lack of protection. Some solutions involve adjusting privacy settings. Others suggest having the proper software or hardware coverage installed. But what about all these free wireless networks that are popping up everywhere? We’re not more »


Western Digital My Cloud Provides Personal Secure Storage

Western Digital has introduced its new personal cloud storage geared toward all the consumers using online cloud services. The My Cloud family of personal cloud solutions lets people store and access all their digital content from computers and mobile devices, anywhere. Though convenient and robust, online cloud storage such as Box or Dropbox (to name more »

GadgeTell Review: Second Generation Anker Astro3 12000mAh Battery

These days, it’s hard for the gadget-obsessed to use products without feeling the drain. Tablets, smartphones, wireless headphones, and more can never really keep up with demand. Sure, there are outlets in public places such as coffee joints or libraries, but what about all those other times when you’re not somewhere you can just plug more »

STEM Thrusts Players Closer Toward Full Virtual Immersion

The latest in tracking and gesture-control technology has just hit Kickstarter and is drawing much attention. The STEM system is a wireless motion tracking platform for video games and virtual reality. Upon reading more, I couldn’t help but think of Ernest Cline’s book, Ready Player One. The STEM system lets players interact naturally with the more »

Seagate Now Offers Protection Coverage for Storage Data

Despite the popularity of cloud storage and computing, there have been lingering concerns about privacy and security. We won’t even bring up the far-reaching NSA. It’s those very concerns that have helped grow and expand the personal data storage market. We’ve seen more releases of network attached storage (NAS) devices and portable hard drives over more »


Google Releases New Chrome Apps That Launch From the Desktop

Chrome OS and the Google Chrome ecosystem in general took a step forward today. Google released new Chrome apps that can function independently of the web browser. These apps can be found in a new category in the Chrome Web Store called “For Your Desktop.” This may not seem like a big deal since Windows more »

Haptix Turns Surfaces to Multitouch, Trackpad, or Mouse

Tablets and smartphones have hit the consumer market like a wrecking ball through a glass pane being held by two guys on a sidewalk. Predictably. Unsurprisingly. A significant reason for the lightning-quick adoption of these digital devices is the multitouch feature. It simply feels natural to use hands for selecting, panning, and pinch-zoom. Still, nothing more »

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Pre-Order Soon, Buy September 1st

The LEGO Group has announced that LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, the new award-winning consumer robotics platform, will hit retail shelves on September 1, 2013. They even tease us, adding that select online retailers might have it for pre-order later this month. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 was first previewed at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in January, and more »