Category: gadgets

9 best kitchen gadgets under $20 that you’ll use every day

By iwano@_84

As much as I love my kitchen workhorses — the giant wooden cutting board, measuring cups, microplane and razor-sharp knives — there’s also a special place in my heart for the smaller extras that I don’t strictly need, but that make cooking (and eating!) smooth as butter.

After singing their praises to (aka pushing them on) my family and friends, I thought I’d share info on these cheap, easy-to-clean favorites with you. They’re all products I actually own and use in real life and that are simple to incorporate into your cooking routine. Most of all, they’re versatile tools you can use daily (I do!), which means they’re not just inexpensive, but also high-value. Here are the tools I never want to be without, and how I use them.

Xujia via Amazon

The wide, saucer-shaped bowl, long handle and pleasant weight make these beautiful spoons perfect for almost everything —

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24 weekend deals on cool gadgets, Apple products, and more

By iwano@_84

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If you miss leisurely rounds of window shopping, we’ve got a way for you to scratch the itch. You won’t even have to leave the comfort of your (hopefully ergonomic) computer chair.

Here are 24 great weekend deals, including hair straighteners, power banks, bidet seats, and more. There’s even a great travel deal — you might just want to wait a while to use it.

As of September 27, you can take up to 68% off the items below. Be sure to keep an eye out for promo codes. They might help you save even more.

Deals Under $50

2-in-1 Heated Hair and Beard Straightener

This versatile straightener comb heats up in

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SU project to turn your laptops, smart phones into super gadgets | Rajkot News

By iwano@_84

Rajkot: If things go as planned, your electronic gadgets – computers, laptops, palmtops and projectors – will work 1,000 times faster. And contactless thermometers or temperature guns that are in vogue in Covid times will turn more accurate.
Saurashtra University’s physics department has bagged a project that aims to increase efficiency of electronic gadgets by 1,000 times.
For this futuristic project, the department will work in collaboration with Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC). The Board of Research in Nuclear Science (BRNS) of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has provided Rs 27 lakh fund to SU to develop multi device sensors.
SU has bagged the project after basic research which was presented online before 15 top scientists of DAE.
“The ultra-high technology sensors will change the world of gadgets in future. These sensors will change the speed and accuracy of all electronic gadgets. It will increase computer’s speed by 1,000 times
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The cheapest gadgets to make your TV smart

By iwano@_84

Many South Africans may have an older TV set which still offers a great viewing experience but lacks smart integration.

Other might be stuck with a TV with an older smart operating system that has lost support for certain important applications.

One example of this was Samsung last year announcing that its smart TVs manufactured in 2010 and 2011 would lose access to Netflix.

Having to hook up a laptop or copy files to a USB to watch on your TV every time can be a tedious undertaking, but a smart TV box offers a hassle-free, plug-and-play solution to make a TV with an HDMI input smart.

These devices are effectively compact computers with an operating system (usually Google’s Android TV) that allows for the playback of content via apps or through external media.

Features to consider

There is a wide range of options for cheap smart TV boxes with

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DIY community tech projects helping Londoners make gadgets last longer and cut e-waste

By iwano@_84

Tech giants must do more to help Londoners fix their own computers and phones so gadgets last longer, campaigners urged today.

Thousands of consumers across the capital are seeking expert advice from professionals volunteering free time to can eke out years more life from their beloved gadgets.

But tech eco activists claim manufacturers are making it increasingly challenging to attempt repairs on ever-thinner devices, potentially voiding warranties, and are urging them to clarify customers’ “right to repair”.


London’s not-for-profit Restart Project want the government to back a “repairability rating index” revealing how difficult and expensive gadgets will cost to fix before they buy, and reveal the prices for parts.

They have seen a surge in interest from people eager to learn about repairs, with just 20 per cent of gadgets considered by manufacturers as “obsolete” actually deemed by the Restart Project as “end-of-life”.

Industry experts volunteer their time to show

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Lito Lapid files bill creating second-hand gadgets donation program for Pinoy students

By iwano@_84



Lito Lapid wearing a suit and tie: Sen. Lito Lapid asks Education officials during the Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture hybrid hearing, Thursday, June 25, 2020, about the cost of implementing the basic education learning continuity plan under the new normal. “What would be the cost if all students in public schools will be given tablets? What would be the cost of printing self-learning modules?” Lapid asked. Education officials replied that a committee has already been formed to study the matter. (Screen grab/Senate PRIB)


© Screen grab/Senate PRIB
Sen. Lito Lapid asks Education officials during the Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture hybrid hearing, Thursday, June 25, 2020, about the cost of implementing the basic education learning continuity plan under the new normal. “What would be the cost if all students in public schools will be given tablets? What would be the cost of printing self-learning modules?” Lapid asked. Education officials replied that a committee has already been formed to study the matter. (Screen grab/Senate PRIB)

Senator Manuel “Lito” Lapid has filed a bill seeking to establish an electronics donation and recycling program in the Philippines to manage e-waste and bridge the digital divide among Filipino students amid the shift to distance learning.

Senate Bill No. 1846 or the Electronics Donation Recycling Act requires all manufacturers and retailers of electronic gadgets to set up donation and recycling booths in their sales outlets, stores,

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Lapid bats for donation, recycling system for electronic gadgets

By iwano@_84

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill seeking to establish a program where manufacturers and retailers of electronic gadgets will be mandated to set up donation and recycling booths in their outlets and service centers.

In filing Senate Bill No. 1846, Lapid said the booths will be set up for electronic gadgets such as laptops and mobile phones for donation or recycling. 

He explained that users frequently dispose of their old gadgets as they buy brand-new units, which in turn, contribute to the waste problem in the country. 

“Hindi natin masisisi ang ating mga kababayan kung gugustuhin nilang palitan ng bago ang kanilang mga gadget kahit hindi pa ito sira, lalo kung may pambili naman sila. Pero kung tutuusin ang mga lumang gadget gaya ng mobile phones at laptop, hindi naman kailangan itapon,” Lapid said in a statement on Friday.

(We cannot blame our countrymen if they

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Best home tips and gadgets for the over 60s

By iwano@_84



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Amazon adds spherical Echo speakers to its lineup of voice-controlled gadgets

By iwano@_84

Adds details of new product features

Sept 24 (Reuters)Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O on Thursday announced the latest additions to its lineup of voice-controlled gadgets, including Echo and Echo dot speakers with a new spherical design.

Amazon also announced upgrades such as a more natural tone for its voice assistant Alexa and an improved ability to discern whether speech is directed at Alexa or at others in a household.

The world’s largest online retailer has worked for years to popularize speakers, televisions and other devices that customers activate through speech. A goal has been to draw shoppers to more services from the company, whether Amazon Music played on its suite of Echo speakers or products ordered by voice from Amazon.com.

The company has adopted a strategy of marketing different devices for different functions, including voice-controlled ear buds and eyewear. Amazon announced a fitness band last month that tracks health

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Can K9 keep porn off your kid’s iPad or …

By iwano@_84

If the schools that my kids attend are anything to go by, it seems that high on Santa’s list this Xmas just gone was an iTouch, iPhone or iPad depending how well off the parents were. That’s understandable, they are just as attractive as gadgets for kids as they are to adults. But along with the never ending supply of free games, educational apps and the like comes the small problem of unfettered access to the Internet and all that brings with it. While adults may well have the family PC protected by parental control software to filter unsuitable content from their kids screens, the same is unlikely to be the case with a smartphone or tablet device. So how can parents keep porn, and other unsuitable online content, off the iPhone and iPad? One solution is provided by the same company, Blue Coat, that has been supplying a free

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