Ever shoot a video with your iPhone only to have the audio disappear into mush?  A new mini boom mic that fits atop your iPhone 3GS, 4 and4S  phone will change all that.  This little mic plugs into your earphone jack and delivers professional sound and has a near and far setting so you can capture an interview with a musician and also capture the musician’s performance on stage without […]

UPDATE: The winner of the documentary contest is from Salt Lake City.  Her whirlwind tour  took her from the snows of Salt Lake City to San Francisco, where the fog decided to give her a break, allowing her to walk barefoot on the beach and sip California wine.  Next stop was London then off to  Lisbon for some instruction is surfing (yes, you can surf there) and what fabulous food.  […]

When I was just a kid I asked my mother for a Dymo label maker for my birthday.  I just thought it was the coolest thing and started making labels for everything in  wood grain, black , and red peel-off tape with embossed lettering in white.  Such a simple device but I had to figure out how exactly it worked so I took it apart.  BOING! The trigger spring jumped […]

  China’s leading app store solution provider is teaming up with one of the country’s top mobile security technology providers to tackle security issues associated with mobile apps. ASC (“App Store Connect”), the leading provider of mobile app store solutions in China, today announced its strategic partnership with Tencent Mobile Security Lab, one of the leading providers of mobile security solutions in China. App Store Connect will use Tencent’s app […]

Sometimes we get so entrenched in our traveling habits that it takes an event for travel press like the recent  Connected Traveler Technology Showcase to open our eyes to some serious technology as well as gadgets and devices that make traveling more efficient and enjoyable.  Here are some of them.  My next post will look at the apps and other software at the event. Every so often someone comes up […]

Maybe this is exactly what the Cosmopolitan was going for — a 21 to 30 year-old stiletto-heeled and testosterone pumped crowd. While very average-looking tourists milled around the ground floor of the 100,000 square foot casino space, their numbers grew thinner with every floor as we rose up in glass elevators and escalators. Right above their heads were tight-dressed girls leaning over the balcony on upper floors, gazing through walls […]

Ask me my opinion in a survey and I’ll usually decline, knowing that there’s some sales pitch attached, or my name and personal information will go into some deep repository to receive never-ending spam.  But there was something about the two freshly scrubbed kids in the Senado Square in Macao that made me stop, and willingly submit to their interviews. This was not a solitary incident.  My husband Russ and […]

Unless he’s one of those Arnold Schwarzenegger-dubbed “girlie men”, no guy in his right mind will carry around this netbook himself, but he sure might consider giving it to his Sweetie.  Spotted on Shanzai.com, this rhinestone sweetheart netbook comes from China, created by the very independent Shanzai developers who keep surprising us with unusual mobile products. At the heart of this, uh, heart-motif netbook beats either a VIA C7 or Intel […]

One of the irritations that goes along with owning an iPhone is the perpetual need to clean its surface.   It looks oh so pretty when you firest take it out of the box – and after that, it’s a perpetual battle to keep it clean.  Seems I was constantly grabbing a sleeve, a tissue or an eyeglass cloth from the optometrist to wipe the fingerprints off.  And nothing seemed to work until I tried the 3M microfiber […]

Ever wonder how Dad could answer all your questions?  And then you grew up and got smarter.  Now you can give him a Father’s Day gift that fits in a shirt pocket and help him reclaim his place as the smartest guy on earth:  The WikiReader is a small handheld device powered by two AAA batteries and displays more than three million Wikipedia articles on an easy-to-use touchscreen.  And what’s best, […]