Gadgets for the holidays

The holiday season is here, and today is Cyber Monday so it’s time to go searching for deals. There are a ton of gadget gift guides out there, and has a gadget section in their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. The WOWee One Slim Portable Speaker is one of the featured products.

You’ll be amazed when you plug this tiny gadget into your MP3 player or phone and turn on some music. Of all the gadgets we’ve tested recently, the WOWee ONE Slim Portable Speaker is one of our favorites. It’s about the size of a deck of cards and easily plugs into any device with an audio jack. All of a sudden you can have a party. The WOWee turns flat, solid surfaces like tables, counters, bumpers, hoods and truck beds into bass-filled sound systems using patented gel technology. The sound changes depending on the type of surface and you can really feel the base on some surfaces. It’s perfect for events like tailgates as it provides about 10 hours of tunes and can turn your grill/cooler/hood into a high-end sound system for the whole parking lot. It’s also great for impromptu parties as it can fit in your pocket, computer bag or glove compartment. Take it on a trip and have parties in your hotel room or by the pool. The possibilities are endless and kids will love it as well. It seems like everyone listens to music alone these days with their headphones, so the WOWee makes it easier for everyone to share and enjoy music.

There are a ton of gadget gift guides out there, so do your research and you’ll find some great stuff. You can start with the ones from USA Today and CNET.

5 Electronics-Related Tickets You Can Get While Driving

Drivers have so many options to keep themselves entertained when they are on the road: iPods, satellite radios, portable DVD players, instant messaging, email, and even the world wide web. Many of these allow drivers to stay connected to the world while they are on the wheel. However, what some call a means to staying connected, others might call a driving distraction. Since you are hurtling down the road driving 60 miles per hour in a metal machine weighing several hundred pounds, it might be a good idea to limit your distractions to a bare minimum.

And if drivers can’t control themselves, the friendly officers of the law are there to protect them from harming themselves or someone else. While people are aware of the direct relationship between speeding tickets and insurance rates going up, police will gladly give tickets for using electronic devices improperly, which will also cause rates to go up. 

1. Using a Cell Phone

Cell phone use while driving.

In many countries, using a cell phone while driving is illegal and will result in a penalty or even worse. Some places have amended laws to allow cell phone use if the driver is using a hands-free device, such as a headset or Bluetooth, but that’s just mainly for answering calls.

2. Texting While Driving

Texting while driving.

Given that texting requires the driver to focus and type on a tiny screen while actively ignoring the road, texting or emailing are completely illegal.

3. Watching a TV/DVD


It is not uncommon to follow a minivan and see the kids enjoying a cartoon in the back seat while mom or dad drives. It’s also not that uncommon to see a small screen running a DVD in the front seat being watched by the driver.

4. Having a Radar Detector
Even though radar detectors are still easy to buy in most electronics shops or online, many countries and states ban the use of any type of radar detector in the car.

5. Blasting the Radio


Even if you have no one in the car but yourself, you can still find yourself at the receiving end of a ticket if your radio is too loud. Many cities have ordinances specifying a maximum decibel level and/or reasonable distance for your music to reach. Unlike the above-mentioned driving distractions, this one is a little harder to prove or disprove in court.

The List Could Go On and On
Distracted driving includes anything that takes the driver’s attention away from the road or causes them not to be in complete control of the vehicle. Even if you have a completely legal device in your car or are just enjoying a burger and fries and a cup of soda, you can still get a ticket.  
Bottom line: Drive safe and drive smart.

Headphone cords that don’t get tangled

I hate it when my headphones get all tangled up. Here’s a review of new headphones that have fettuccine type no-tangle cords.

Tips for Apple 4S battery issues

Here are some helpful tips for how to get more battery life from your new iPhone. Apple has acknowledged the problem and is working on a software fix.

Bottom line – turn off a lot of the automatic updates and notifications. I have most of mine off and haven’t had much of a battery problem.

Great gadgets holiday gift guide

USA Today has a great gift guide for gadgets, covering cameras, video cameras and more.

Online bingo options

It has never been a more lucrative time for Internet-based bingo, with people increasingly moving online to play the game, rather than going out to the bingo halls. This is because there are a number of benefits of online bingo, such as campaigns and promotions, as well as the opportunity to play when you want.

Online Bingo

Online Bingo offers many more opportunities to win money than the traditional version of the game does and there is the opportunity to play for free.

Free online bingo can dramatically increase your enjoyment from playing the game, because you do not have to invest money but you can still win. For many online bingo sites, these options are only available at certain times of the month, week or day, look for sites that offer frequent free online bingo game and you have the chance to win lots of money.

Advantages of Bingo Online

Another advantage of using the Internet as a medium through which to play bingo is that it allows for expansion as the sites offer more and more of a variety of awards and promotions. You can win not only cash, but a dream car and the opportunity to play another game for free. If more originality and excitement appeals to you as a bingo player, make sure you select a bingo site that offers a wide range of prizes.

Many companies have taken their bingo games online so you can still be dedicated to the original brand of bingo without having to leave your home.

Look Around

Search for them online to see if they have embraced the phenomenon of web bingo.

These brands are often established on the high street and offer the advantage of greater experience in the world of bingo, and may therefore be a useful site to play.

Similarly internet bingo is able to offer a greater variety of pricing and promotions, but also gives providers the opportunity to welcome more creative types of games. With web bingo, each player can choose their individual game, leaving room for many variations of the game and enable suppliers to develop games that appeal to a much wider range of people.

A Sting in the Tail?

Look for sites like these, if you like variety in your game of bingo.

Another important aspect of your chosen site is not asking for too many ties.

When you register, make sure that there are no fixed monthly payments.

To sum it up

It can be difficult to decide exactly which online bingo sites to choose from, but by following these tips, you should be able to make an informed decision and beneficial.

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