Author Archives: Michael Garfield

NASCAR Champ Joey Logano Takes A Victory Lap in Houston

2018 NASCAR Champion Joey Logano stopped in Houston recently during his tour to thank sponsors and share stories of his success.  Logano’s local pitstop was at Shell’s headquarters on the west side of town.  He spent a few hours taking … Read More…

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

So I missed the Hanukkah deadline but that’s OK.  I got a rock.  Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen to you as there are some pretty cool gadgets, tool and gear to be had this holiday season.  Here is a … Read More…

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Start With A Thermostat When Making A Smart Home

Our annual holiday gift guide continues as we roll through Houston.  A recent appearance on “Houston Life” (NBC) found us discussing some of the benefits of having a smart thermostat and other smart home products. TriEagle Energy (a partner of … Read More…

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A Gift He Will Definitely Use Daily

I love me some subscription boxes.  From beer-of-the-month clubs to food services like Blue Apron, it is pretty cool to receive packages on a regular basis with things you need and sometimes don’t need. Deodorant is something that falls into … Read More…

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Safety Is Job 1 at Shell and Team Penske

6,000 ft above the Gulf of Mexico – Flying aboard a 16-person helicopter back to New Orleans I was still questioning why I spent an entire day sitting in a classroom and being dunked in a pool.  Upside down.  Harnessed … Read More…

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An Alternative Speaker To Amazon’s Devices

Alexa is everywhere and most everyone assumes that to utilize that voice-enabled assistant one would need an Amazon Echo or Dot.  Not so fast.  There are other devices on the market that utilize the Alexa operating system while also giving … Read More…

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Sipping and talking Tinkerman’s Gin

Tinkerman’s Gin Master Distiller Brian Prewitt joined me recently to sway my tastes towards gin.  Everyone knows I’m a bourbon guy but, I must say, I was pleasantly surprised with the refreshing concoctions made with Tinkerman’s.  Take a listen below:

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It’s a water bottle with a Bluetooth speaker!

Aquio is releasing a water bottle with a twist.  Literally. The 16oz double-walled stainless-steel bottle houses a modular 5-watt Bluetooth speaker that can either twist off or be used right on the bottle.  Aquio partnered with audio company iHome to … Read More…

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VIDEO: Summer Tech/Travel Gadgets

Summer is halfway over but you may still be packing up to hit the road.  Here are some smart and sharp products to help you with packing, monitoring your home, sharing your memories, and helping you sleep in those noisy … Read More…

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Living The Dream, Costa Rican Style – A Visit To Reserva Conchal Beach Resort, Golf & Spa

It’s 9:45 in the morning and I’m already starting to sweat. Maybe because the temperature is creeping towards 90 degrees and the humidity is approaching that same number. Or it could be that I’m staring at a small flag 178 … Read More…

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