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GPS Trackers: Keeping Track of Your Loved Ones

Do you know where your loved ones are? Location devices have evolved into smart high-tech monitoring systems with the simplicity of using a phone app. Keeping track of loved ones is serious business these days. Unlike the old days when we grew up with neighbors and friends watching over us, today is very different with safety becoming a real concern. We’ve all heard the stories of missing children, abductions, wandering elders, and lost travelers. We may not be able to have a watchful eye over our loved ones 24/7 but there is a way to check on their whereabouts. GPS tracking enables parents to locate children and elderly loved ones. It’s a great tool for grandparents who watch the grandkids while mom and dad are at work or when the kids come over for summer vacation. It’s perfect for keeping family or friends informed when traveling or going on a big adventure. For families, the wonders of technology have been put to good use with advances in tracking devices, GPS systems, communications, and phone apps. Quality Matters When safety is

Father’s Day 2019: The Coolest Gifts To Blow His Mind

Happy Father’s Day to one and all! I have some unique gift ideas that most dads will be thankful for.  Let’s see if any spark your interest! BEN & JERRY’S PINT LOCK We need to start with the ultimate “fun” gift for anyone and everyone. Yes, we are talking about the Ben & Jerry’s pint lock. As it says on the Ben & Jerry’s website, “they can steal your heart, but don’t let them steal a single scoop . . . ” It’s only $9.99 if you buy it directly from their website. EX OFFICIO UNDERWEAR A few years ago, I went on the greatest trip of my life – an African safari!  It seemed like I had to buy a new wardrobe because you are only allowed to bring a small duffel bag that will easily fit on the little airplanes that take you from one camp to another! I read an article that had mentioned this special travel underwear whose slogan is “17 countries. 6 wees. One pair of award-winning underwear. (OK, maybe two).” Several years later, my

Venus ET Fleur: Eternity Roses

I love flowers. Who doesn’t? I especially love receiving them, but again, who doesn’t? Sending them is a whole other topic. That takes effort, at least more effort than answering the front door. So, let’s leave that aside for the moment. Even when we’re blessed to be receiving flowers, a big problem is they die. Once removed from their natural life source, all living organisms begin their death march, of course, including flowers. But in most cases, flowers die much too quickly. We barely have time to enjoy quality time with them, share some memories, say our goodbyes, make burial arrangements, etc. Too often, I’ve received flowers that have gone from fresh, vibrant and fragrant when I first open the box, to fading, to dead, in a matter of hours – a day or two at the most. Disappointment and frustration are not the emotions the gift-giver had intended to trigger, I’m certain. There’s another problem with flowers, this time on the purchasing side of the ledger – the good ones are expensive, especially given their relatively short lives. Who

Lush: It’s a Scentsational Bomb

What Happens in Vegas … If you’ve never been, Las Vegas is an incredible place. I’ve heard it called ‘a Disney World for adults,’ and I have no real argument with the reference. Contrary to the oft-advised, ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,’ I must admit to the world what I experienced there recently. I took my first bath with a Lush. There, I said it. That’ll take a little ‘splaining,’ especially if my wife happens by this article. So, let’s move on and tell the story before I get in any deeper. I was visiting Vegas with one of my daughters for a few days of great food and music. One of the highlights was the Carlos Santana concert at The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, a very cool venue to see a show. Especially Carlos and his band, who are still fabulous musicians and an electrifying live act. In our excitement, we’d arrived at Mandalay Bay much too early and needed to kill some time. Around the corner from The House of Blues, we noticed an

Genius Pack: Smart Carry-On for Smart Travelers

No ordinary luggage, this carry-on redefines functionality for the modern traveler. I know, I know, everybody has their own opinion about everything.  But when I see competitors agreeing about a new gizmo or gadget or whatever, I tend to look a bit closer.  And, according to Travel & Leisure and Fodor’s Travel, the Genius Pack G4 is the best carry-on luggage you can find. And, from what I have learned, I couldn’t agree more! One thing that most of us have in common is that we will do just about anything to avoid those annoying, ridiculous, and costly luggage fees charged by virtually every airline company.  Of course, some of these airlines have already changed their policies so that they can assess you for your carry-on, but it’s usually a bit less, and certainly easier to deal with, than checking in your luggage. Carry-On Dream Come True The Genius Pack Carry-On is way ahead of the curve.  Now that the company has released the fourth generation, it seems that they have thought of everything!  Before you watch the video, allow me to

Smart Nora: The Revolutionary Snoring Solution

At last, an anti-snoring device that lets you sleep in comfort, contact-free. What was once an occasional nudge has suddenly become an elbow in the gut, a reminder that, yet again, I must be snoring.  You may be aware that approximately 50% of all people have a snoring issue at one time or another, and 25% are habitual snorers.  In addition to being annoying to others, snoring can be a sign, or cause, of serious health issues, most notably, sleep apnea. You may have guessed that, given the statistics, a “snoring industry” has developed over the years designed to stop the noise and to increase the air flow for those who chronically snore.  Like me, many of you have probably changed your sleeping positions and/or purchased that latest and greatest pillow time and time again to try to find a solution. In most cases, we find that these solutions may work temporarily at best. Finally, A Real Solution One of the most unique solutions to enter the marketplace is called Smart Nora, a device that adjusts your pillow when it detects

Dynafocals: Intelligent Opticals For Eyeglass Wearers

New affordable breakthrough eliminates annoyances like switching glasses, head tilting, and blurred vision for nearsighted eyeglass wearers. Over the years, our vision changes. This is known as presbyopia, which is the gradual loss of our ability to focus on nearby objects that occurs with age. Nearly a billion of us already have this condition. More and more of us are, or will be, wearing eyeglasses full-time, while others resort to using reading glasses for close-up activities. You can buy reading glasses anywhere, using whatever level of magnification you see fit. In fact, many people buy several pairs of reading glasses, and switch them up depending on distance, print size, and lighting conditions. Nevertheless, our vision is not a constant — it changes over time, and we typically replace our eyeglasses every few years. A New Era for Eyesight Given the popularity of reading glasses, it was just a matter of time until somebody figured out how to combine the world of high-tech with reading glasses, effectively creating smart glasses with a mini computer inside.  Think about the potential impact —


NIXPLAY – THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL FRAMES

A picture may be a thousand words, but this is so much better! I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for affordable yet classy housewarming gifts when visiting others, something a little different than the typical bottle of wine or box of chocolates.  And, I’m proud to share my secret with you —digital frames.  Now, not just any digital frame of course, but the very best for my friends and family. My kids have told me that I’m technologically incompetent and, well, they’re absolutely correct, but all that means is that I have no idea how to get things working.  Once working, I happen to be really good at keeping my hands in my pockets and allowing others to remain in control.   And that’s the story with the award-winning Nixplay WiFi Cloud Frames, which are absolutely brilliant! The Gift That Keeps Giving Everyone is familiar with those digital frames that sit on your desk or nightstand and displays pre-loaded photos that change every few seconds.  That’s cool, but these are different.  So, what makes them unique? First, Nixplay

Aibo: Fetch Robot, Good Robot

Irresistibly cute, Aibo is more life-like than ever before and is sure to capture the hearts of its owners. Nearly two decades ago, there was a particular four-legged prototype. It had a particular effect that took our hearts at the dawn of the millennium. Then the prototype became a beloved robotic dog by Sony.  After a leave of absence, it found its way back home.  But, before there was an artificially intelligent dog, there was Sony. Then there was a team. Then finally, there was Aibo. A New Era In 1995, a group of Sony executives sat at a conference table waiting for the speech from the newly appointed president of the company, Toshitada Doi. As soon as he arrived, Doi announced the company’s new motto, “Digital Dream Kids,” and the era of Sony’s exploration began. The “digital dream kids” prototype for Aibo was announced in 1998, and the first consumer model was finally introduced in 1999. Subsequently, a new model was released every year after that until 2006. Due to financial issues and economic downturns, production halted in 2006. They