Archive for July, 2011

Experts say Tablets Represent the Future of Computing

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

In 2011, the market for computer tablets is expected to see a 255% growth, with almost 60 million units making their way into the hands of consumers. By 2015, tablet sales are expected to grow by 750% compared to projected growth in laptop sales of about 80%. According to technology industry analyst Ben Bajarin, this phenomenal growth indicates that tablets represent the future of computing because they are based on “touch technology” and a more natural user interface than the keyboard and mouse.

Read Bajarin’s complete analysis on the Time Magazine website.

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SodaStream Home Soda Maker

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

SodaStream

If you keep your kitchen stocked with soft drinks, think about how much simpler life would be if you could quickly and easily make your own soft drinks.  The SodaStream home soda maker turns tap water into carbonated water in under 30 seconds.  Add the flavor of your choice (there are more than 30 to choose from) and you’ve just made your own soda. 

SodaStream International recently reported that there are more than 4.5 million homes using SodaStream in 41 countries.

If you’d like to save money while helping the environment by eliminating the bottles and cans from your trash pickup, visit the SodaStream website or look for SodaStream in your local home store.  You can also see the SodaStream in action in this YouTube video.

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Max OS X Lion is Worth the Upgrade

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Mac OS X Lion

Mac OS X Lion, the latest release of Apple’s popular Mac operating system, is now available in the Mac App Store.  At $29.99, reviewers are unanimously agreeing that this upgrade is well worth the money (though users are advised that later updates may be more reliable). The software includes more than 250 new features that Apple promises will “change the way you use a computer.”

Highlights of the Lion release include:

  • Multi-tough gestures
  • Support for full-screen apps
  • Updated versions of standard apps
  • Read more about OS X Lion on the Apple website.

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    Eco Extreme All Terrain Speaker Case

    Thursday, July 07th, 2011

    The Eco Extreme is a rugged speaker case that provides waterproof and shockproof protection for your cellphone and MP3 player.  Now you can take you gadgets to the beach and not worry about sand or water.  There’s also room in the speaker case for credit cards, cash and your car keys. 

    The Eco Extreme works with all types of gadgets, including iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry and Motorola Droid.  A universal headphone jack connects to your MP3 player or phone, allowing your music to play through the case’s speakers.  Eco Extreme is available in a variety of hot colors for summer, including Lime Green, Orange Peel, Lemon Zest, Petal Pink and Cobalt Blue.

    Find out more about the Eco Extreme All Terrain Speaker Case on the Grace Digital Audio website.  If you’d like to take your Kindle to the beach, check out the Case Logic Water Resistant Kindle Sleeve.

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