Category: Technology

Mattress Tech Continues To Evolve

The sleep tech industry will grow to a $27b business by 2025. But the secret to a good night’s sleep could start with a high-tech mattress. Here is a close-up look at the ReST Bed which uses five separate air chambers and controlled by an app.

TV: How To Get The Most $ From Selling Your Phone

Apple introduced iPhone 12 today and now many people are deciding on whether to upgrade to one of the new models (4).  Before buying a new phone you should know some tips on how to sell your current phone for the max amount of dollars.  Plus, don’t forget to erase all your data.

I explain here on FOX26 Morning News (Houston):

VIDEO: Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G, tips to sell your phone for top $, new Xbox and PS5

If it’s on TV and radio it must be true, right?  Here is a some show-and-tell from my appearance this morning on Great Day Houston (KHOU-CBS) where I featured the new Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G smartphone.  This bad boy is a powerful computer (yes, a computer in your hand) with a large, beautiful 6.9″ screen, Gorilla Glass 6 (I dare you to break it), 120hz refresh rate, and 3 rear cameras including a 108 megapixel lens.

We didn’t get around to talking about the white earbuds sticking out of my ears.  Those are the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Live true wireless earbuds.  The bean-like shape fits snugly in your ears and the tone can be controlled through an app.  Active Noise Canceling (ANC) works well and they are an all-around good buy at $169.

 

VIDEO: Where To Sell Your Phone For $

With new smartphones coming out, it may be time to sell your old one. Here are some tips I gave on FOX26 Houston on how and where to get the most $ for your gadgets. Plus a quick overview of the new Samsung Note20 Ultra 5G.


VIDEO: Back-To-School-From-Home Products – Laptops (“Great Day Houston”/CBS)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our lives and processes, parents will be making choices about homeschooling and what products to buy for their kids to fully utilize distance learning.  Here is a recent segment on Great Day Houston (KHOU-TV, CBS) where I did some show-and-tell on laptop choices.

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VIDEO: Back-To-School-From-Home Products – Laptops (KPRC/NBC)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our lives and processes, parents will be making choices about homeschooling and what products to buy for their kids to fully utilize distance learning.  Here is a recent appearance on KPRC-TV News (NBC/Houston) where I did some show-and-tell on laptop choices.

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VIDEO: Back-To-School From Home Products – Laptops (Fox26)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our lives and processes, parents will be making choices about homeschooling and what products to buy for their kids to fully utilize distance learning.  Here is a recent appearance on FOX26 Morning News (Houston) where I did some show-and-tell on laptop choices.

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VIDEO: Keep Flabby Abs Quarantined

From Great Day Houston (CBS): We’re stuck inside our homes which could mean less exercising and activities. Here are some apps to help get you motivated and an interesting device, Stealth Body Fitness, to keep your abs tight. Take a look as I try to melt away the fat and blast away alien invaders.

REVIEW: Accell Power Dot Power Station

I am always in need of plugging things into an electrical outlet.  My home office frequently looks like a wiring fiasco around a Christmas tree with extension cords strewn all over the place.  And now that we are in the midst of the COVID19 quarantine, my kids now need to plug their laptops and phones into outlets to juice up their gadgets.

I recently discovered one smart solution by using the Accell Power Dot Office. It is a round power station that currently handles most all of our family’s power needs in our makeshift office/home school (aka the dining room table).

The Dot Office has four surge-protected AC outlets that can swivel, 3 USB Type-A charging ports and 1 USB Type-C charging port. Total output of the ports is 5V and 24W.

The low-profile device measures 8 x 7 x 2.4″ and has an 8′ ($54.99) or 16′ ($64.99) power cord. The center top can pop off to hold gadgets like an Amazon Dot (hence the name), a Google Home Mini, or other small accessories for a neat work space.

It come in stark white or shiny black and can be ordered on Amazon.com or directly though the Accell website.

 

VIDEO: Slow internet speed? The problem may be as near as your couch. (ABC13)

With so many family members using the internet from your home during this COVID19 quarantine time, internet speeds can seem to slow to a crawl.  Do you blame your ISP?  Are there better times of the day or night to watch streaming videos or download items?

I recently spoke with ABC13 (Houston) about this issue and how to maximize your internet speed as best as possible.