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My crowdfunding experience

Crowdfunding is a great way to help bring ideas and inventions to life. There are probably thousands of inventions that never made it through the funding stages in the past because inventors didn’t have the appropriate skills or experience. Crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter are game changers for inventors and innovators. Anyone can pitch […]

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Garden Gadgets

Gadgets for gardeners

I love nice gardens but do not have the patience for gardening. I know lots of people who love the whole cathartic side of gardening, and friends who are professional garden designers, and a sister-in-law who is a certified master gardener. Computer-assisted Gardening For me, I tend to give too much “love” to my garden […]

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The Panasonic Lumix TZ60 vs my older TZ40

My compact camera of choice has been a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40. It’s a great little camera that has far more power and capability than any phone could provide. When the new TZ60 was released last year, I asked my wife to get it for my birthday. Although on paper the TZ60 is a better camera […]

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My thoughts on the Apple Watch

I’ve been using my Apple Watch every day since it launched in April. People ask me all the time what I think about it and the best response that I can give is that I would purchase another immediately if I lost or broke it today. It seems that the media and blogosphere has been […]

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Quantified meditation

I started meditating at the end of last year. I read a few books that really opened my eyes to power of both mindfulness and meditation and have been meditating daily ever since. Beginner’s mind The problem when you first start to meditate is that it’s hard to gauge the quality of your sessions. I […]

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My first autonomous flight – now it’s a drone

I’ve always considered the term “drone” to be an emotive word.  Most of the devices out there are simply radio-controlled model aircraft with a small camera attached – devices that have been around for decades without any real public or media interest.  For me, in order for something to really become a drone it needs to […]

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First Flight with DJI Phantom Vision+ Drone

Flying cameras – what’s not to love? I recently replaced my Parrot AR Drone with the latest from DJI – a Phantom 2 Vision+. I found that the Parrot Drone has too many flaws and I stopped flying it. Despite claiming an “HD” camera, the photo and video quality of the AR Drone is relatively […]

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