Author Archives: Michael Garfield

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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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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