Kevin Hunt - The Electronic Jungle
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December 1, 2014
I will not defend a Wi-Fi-connected can opener, doorbell or toaster, but I will defend almost everything about Belkin's Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo, except for its name.
November 24, 2014
November 21, 2014
If this is your first meeting of the Cable Quitters Support Group, welcome.
October 24, 2014
Man's second-best friend, television, gets out of the house more than ever. On a smartphone app or laptop, people watch sports on WatchESPN, movies and original programming on HBO Go or Netflix, and weekly network TV series.
October 14, 2014
If a George Foreman indoor grill had a brain, it might use an optical sensor to detect the thickness of steak and automatically cook to order — rare, medium or well-done — even when the meat is frozen.
October 10, 2014
Gtech's AirRam has helped overcome my fear of cordless vacuum cleaners without seeking major appliance counseling.
October 6, 2014
Whoever has tired of the iPhone 6 frenzy obviously did not order a bendable, buggy iPhone 6. For standpat iPhone owners, any residual excitement can be found in Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 8.
September 29, 2014
If smartphone batteries only lasted longer than a fresh-cut flower deprived of water, it would suck the life out of the external-battery-pack industry.
September 22, 2014
September 8, 2014
For a colorful little music streamer with 17 sides (at last count) and a bust-out Kickstarter funding campaign, the Rocki Play isn't that complicated.
August 8, 2014
Back-to-school season usually doesn't deserve a celebration, except by some parents, but it coincides with two other seasons — football and tailgating — with almost universal appeal.
July 21, 2014
Spy technology has become so widespread and smartphone-ready that sleuthing, like golf, can be played by almost anyone.
July 9, 2014
The Yonanas Frozen Treat Maker earns hosannas from youthful dessert eaters, yet the alpha male isn't convinced this machine can turn slightly thawed fruit into a healthful treat that looks and tastes like soft-serve ice cream.
June 27, 2014
If Watson, IBM's cognitive computer and "Jeopardy!" winner, were taking notes while working with students at Ohio State University this summer or dreaming up another barbecue sauce recipe, it'd probably reach for a Livescribe 3 smartpen.