When was the last time someone you know used a phone book? Your Aunt Mable doesn’t count. She’s 90. Seriously though, the Yellow Pages are a total waste of resources. Technology has made these heavy tomes of dead tree matter obsolete, but for some reason they are still being printed. Maybe if you opt out and your friends opt out, someday the Yellow Pages will just disappear.
Two reasons why this tent is better than the moldy one stored in your garage: 1. It’s so easy to set-up you could pitch in the dark with one hand tied behind your back. 2. It’s 100% waterproof. So when the rain starts to fall (as it always does on camping trips) you won’t have to get up in the middle of the night and sleep in the car.
Another tablet? A note tablet. You just jot notes down on it, sketches, whatever. Delete the screen and start over when you want. It’s digital paper; doesn’t browse the web, doesn’t play games. It just takes the scraps of paper out of your loop. Now, think about all the Post-Its and To-Do lists you’ve written and tossed. It’s a lot. Technically, you don’t have to do that anymore.
Over the years, Canon’s family of PowerShot cameras have turned many snapshot shooters into artistes. They are simple cameras that take great pics. The SX230 HS takes another step forward by introducing GPS capabilities, enabling automatic geo-tracking for all photos. Location, date and time on pics is automatically saved. Imagine scoping Google Earth and being able to share all your vacation images with the world. Okay, maybe not all the shots …
From Taxi Driver to Little Fockers. DeNiro. How did it happen? By now, Robert DeNiro has officially shed every micron of self-respect he ever had as an actor. But, before he jumped the shark landing in the murky waters of Holiday blockbuster sequels, he made a few transition films. Ronin was one of them. In his character, there’s a glimmer of the old greatness. There are also some good shoot-outs and a car chase that by itself is worth the price of the rental.
Great ideas have kept Harley going strong for over a hundred years. Their newest one is killer: Build-Your-Own Bike. Choose from a tasty menu of custom parts and design your own factory custom 1200 Sportster on HD’s website. Your custom bike will then be delivered with your exact specs to the local dealer. Wheels, paint, trim & more, just how you want it, before you pick it up. Genius.
This is basically the Chuck Taylor for bad weather. For generations, real men have been wearing Bean boots about three seasons of the year. Dads know. It’s like Ford or Levi’s. American. Bean Boots. Snow, sleet, rain, mud, manure – they keep you dry. Every few years they get cool again and come out in fresh new colors like this denim one. Which looks pretty good to us.
They can’t keep a secret. Images and scuttlebutt about Sony Ericsson’s latest high-tech toy, the Experia Play – what amounts to a Play Station phone – have been floating around the web for months. Now, it’s just a few more days until this Gingerbread-powered HSDPA phone will be reality. Improvements to the Android 2.3 software and app packages make this one snappy toy, er, phone. Get your thumbs ready.