Author Archives: Michael Garfield

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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Nissan’s New CUV Kicks You-Know-What

It’s the middle of June and I’m driving south on I-95 headed for Key Largo, Florida.  Temperature 95 degrees with humidity to match.  There may be better times of the year to visit this tropical escape but I’m not feeling … Read More…

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Unboxing: CouchBed

I’ve tried this before with a bed.  Order it online and then a big box shows up at your door.  Carefully open it, stand back and – voila! – a piece of furniture pops out.  To me that is technology … Read More…

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Facebook Knows What???? Google Knows More!

Think Facebook knows a lot about you? Google is worse. From deleted files to location history, these companies know too much about us. Here is a column that sheds more light onto the subject including tips on how to take … Read More…

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REVIEW: 2018 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 Shows Why It Was Top-Selling Passenger Vehicle Last Year That headline most likely took you by surprise. Though the top three spots in U.S. vehicle sales went to pickup trucks in 2017, over 407,000 Toyota RAV4 CUVs were … Read More…

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REVIEW: 2018 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner Handles Road Well But Built For Serious Adventures I love the outdoors – primarily because we have to be outdoors to drive cars and trucks. But when you want to get around the real outdoors for off-roading, climbing … Read More…

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REVIEW: 2018 Toyota Corolla

The Compact Corolla Carries Tech With Comfort Fun fact: The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car ever. It’s fuel efficient, affordable and always reliable thanks to Toyota’s reputation for build quality. Over 43 million Corollas have been sold since 1966 … Read More…

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Everyone is All In on AI at CES 2018

One of my post-CES rituals is whittling down all the products and services I saw to figure out who “won” the trade show. I remember falling in love with thin HDTVs in the early 2000’s, fawning over Blu-Ray and HD-DVD … Read More…

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