Rick Broida

How to Buy a New Windows PC if You Don’t Want Windows 8

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Photo credit: Raysonho Recently a family friend reached out with this conundrum: His six-year-old computer was on its last legs, and he was ready for a new machine. But he’d heard so many bad things about Windows 8, he’d confined his shopping to the smattering of Windows 7 systems available from the likes of Dell […]

Get a Zvox SoundBase 555 Speaker System for $299.99

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Here’s an inconvenient (and sucky) truth: The speakers built into most HDTVs sound like tinny AM-radio throwbacks. They’re awful! So why do people live with them? Probably because of the hassles and expense of buying an AV receiver and cluttering up their living rooms with speakers and wires. But, let’s face it, if you want […]

Trick Out Your iPhone with The XiStera XS Plus Multitool

XiStera XS Plus

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Author Rick BroidaRick Broida

Like any red-blooded American male, my heart beats faster when I hear the word “multitool.” Of course, my iPhone is already the ultimate multitool, good for everything from photography to text messaging to Flappy Birding.  What more could it possibly do? Turns out: a lot. The XiStera XS Plus adds a host of nifty capabilities […]

Get an iZon Home Video Monitor for $79.99

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Here’s everything I know about security cameras. They’re expensive. They’re a pain to install. They require lots of wiring. They’re the opposite of decor-friendly. As Ygritte would say to Jon Snow: “You know nothing.” The iZon 2.0 is a decidedly modern (and modern-looking) home video monitor that requires no wiring, sets up in minutes, and won’t […]

Three Free Web Services You Should Start Using Right Now

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Author Rick BroidaRick Broida

In the schlocky TV show “Once Upon a Time,” which I watch only because my kids make me, there’s a frequent refrain: “Magic always comes with a price.” (If you watch it as well, you know it’s usually followed by a “dearie.”) Here in the real world, there’s plenty of magic powered by technology–and, sometimes, there’s […]

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