Kevin Hunt - The Electronic Jungle
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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 11, 2014
Of course this is a crazy daydream. I cannot possibly be romping through the Rubicon Trail in the world's most luxurious SUV while listening to Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 through the world's most exotic, standard-equipment car-audio system.
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.
June 13, 2014
Nikon's new entry-level D3300 camera takes a lousy selfie, doesn't fit in your back pocket on the dance floor and can't reserve a table for two at Chez Josephine.
June 10, 2014
Smartphones killed more than the phone booth. Look what they're doing to the navigation-device industry, once ruled by Garmin and TomTom.
June 2, 2014
Today, let's switch on airplane mode and tune out our wireless carriers, their out-there monthly charges and long-term contractual obligations.
May 23, 2014
If still-cool, still-relevant is the post-retirement goal, Yamaha's MCR-N560 micro-component audio system might help.
May 14, 2014
More than 1.7 million subscribers dropped cable television last year, but conscientious objectors who turned to over-the-air TV expecting to eliminate all monthly TV-viewing fees didn't have much choice if they wanted a functional DVR.
May 8, 2014
After weeks of contemplation, I finally decided to take the old ball and chain on a vacation.
February 28, 2014
Music-everywhere systems were going nowhere until Sonos streamlined the technology, Apple style, pushed it upscale and slapped a premium price on it.