Author Archives: Michael Garfield

VIDEO: Products to monitor your home and your time

With the recent news from Amazon that it allows constant monitoring and “listening” from its Echo devices to help with home security, I discussed this new feature on “Great Day Houston” (KHOU-CBS).  Other products that also help with home monitoring … Read More…

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Sea, Sand, and Golf – Puerta Cortes Offers It All In The Baja Peninsula

La Paz, Mexico – It’s a game I play when I play a round of golf at a new course. I call it, “Guess The Signature Hole.” Golf courses generally have one hole that is the most picturesque – or … Read More…

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Tech Show & Tell on “Great Day Houston”

Killing time in the “dull” months before the Mother’s day, graduation and Father’s Day gift suggestions start to roll in… I stopped by “Great Day Houston” (KHOU – CBS) with a few goodies I had hanging around my office.  Host … Read More…

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Nissan’s AWD Altima Handles Ice Like A Pro

Mont-Tremblant, Canada – If there is one thing I learned from my 28 hours here in the frozen north, it’s that -40 degrees Celsius is the same as -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Though our group did not see that number on … Read More…

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CES 2019 – 12 Minutes of Everything You Missed

My 15th year of covering CES brought a slew of things I never thought I would see.  Let’s start with 5G…because I didn’t see it!  Rumors swirled for weeks that many companies would be touting new 5G services and products … Read More…

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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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