Author Archives: Michael Garfield

VIDEO: Tech Products For Your Home & On The Go

Another appearance on Great Day Houston (CBS) so I had to bring out some gadgets to keep you surfing quickly online, keeping an eye on things with an inexpensive security camera, disinfecting your tech gear, and spotlighting the new Samsung … Read More…

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FIRED UP PODCAST – Drinking and cooking with beer on the FireDisc

Here we go. Latest edition of FIRED UP WITH GARF – the official podcast of FireDisc Cookers. This month we are touring (and sampling) freshly-made beer from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company in Houston. Come along for the ride and also … Read More…

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Auto Review: 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Man it has been a looong time since I was behind the wheel of a Toyota for an auto review.  I haven’t forgotten about Texas-based Toyota USA but maybe they forgot about me.  Either way I was not about to … Read More…

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VIDEO: Summer Outdoor Cooking & Grilling Ideas

Outdoor cooking is the way to go, especially in Texas.  Here are some ideas and items I featured during a recent appearance on Great Day Houston (CBS). Whether it is propane or charcoal, there are many accessories and items that … Read More…

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Auto Review: 2021 Lexus ES 350 F-Sport

It’s been a while since I’ve been in a Lexus and it’s good to be back.  It was also a pleasure to drive the 2021 ES 350 F-Sport for a week as I put it through a few tests, not … Read More…

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Review: Securam Fingerprint Door Lock

One of the simplest gadgets to make a home a smart home is an electronic door lock.  They are quite easy to install (over/under 12 minutes) and allow for a number of security features that can add functionality to your … Read More…

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The Ultimate Enchilada Recipe

Ok, so maybe I using a bit of hyperbole. I am an enchie fan. A big one. Probably my fave comfort food of all time. You can judge a TexMex restaurant by its enchiladas – cheese and onion, please. I … Read More…

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VIDEO: CES tech products (CBS)

I popped on Great Day Houston (CBS) with some products unveiled at CES.  Very first look at the new Samsung Galaxy S21 phones and Buds Pro.  Also a UV-C light sanitizer that doubles as a speaker/alarm clock and a powerful … Read More…

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REVIEW: Maskfone

When life gives you a pandemic, make a mask phone. Yep, Mother Necessity (actually UK- based Binatone) just released the MaskFone, an interesting mashup of both high- and low-tech. No more muffled talking through your mask as there is a … Read More…

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VIDEO: Smartphone, Tablet Gift Ideas (FOX26)

Fresh off an appearance on FOX 26 Morning News (Houston), here are some unique new smartphones and a tablet on the market.  Products courtesy of AT&T. More suggestions and discussions on the next “High-Tech Texan Show” – Saturday 11a CT … Read More…

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