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My first drone: I returned it

Tweet My wife nicely got me the Parrott Bebop drone for Christmas. Admittedly, it is a toy that would likely gather dust after the novelty wore off. I never gave it the chance and just returned it to Best Buy. […]

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Verizon Wireless tireless and not always above board in trying to lengthen contracts

Anyone reading my rants knows I've been railing against Verizon Wireless (VzW) phone contracts, and why not? The carrier just keeps giving me more ammunition. Here's two more little

Fitbit pedometer rocks…except when you lose it

Since surgery in late August, I have been doing a lot of walking and hiking. Liking gadgets, I often wondered how far, how many steps

iPhone 5 v. Motorola Droid Razr M

I made the leap to 4G last week on the iPhone 5 and am feeling absolutely, well, ok about it. Not thrilled. Not ecstatic. Just ok and feeling like

Verizon Wireless hassles me, then hassles me some more

Verizon Wireless has permeated my life with the relentlessness and negative energy of a repo man. It seems I am always on the phone with the carrier about

Reviewing Windows 8 reviews – as “exhausting” as using the new OS

My accountant the other day said she's in the market for a new PC and asked if she and her family should upgrade to Windows 8. Having covered

Text replaces voice with twenty somethings

We all know twenty somethings text like mad, but I thought this Verizon Wireless phone bill really drove home the point. Circled in red are my 23-year-old

MotionX-GPS quickly sucks life out of iPhone battery

Short iPhone 4 battery life is a fact of life just running regular apps like mail and browsing. Throw in  a power hungry app and any semblance of

WiFi can make you famous

"Of, so you're John Dodge," the person next to me at lunch said as if he knew me. Well, he did a little even though I had never met

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Verizon’s first 4G smart phone underwhelms

I was worried when I upped for a 3G Verizon Wireless iPhone when it came out in early February. Now that I have had a chance to

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