Automatically delete unwanted email in Gmail

Two things I don't like about email: 1. When publishers keep sending me email, even long after I have unsubscribed from their list. 2. When low-priority email that I want to read later (just not now) clutters my inbox, making it more difficult for higher priority...

Say goodbye to the cable and hello to Xfinity Instant TV

This post is sponsored by Xfinity. All opinions expressed are my own. When Xfinity first introduced their X1 system to the world, I fell in love with the user interface. It was easy to use and it perfectly blended live television with your recorded shows and Xfinity's...

Fitbit Ionic rekindles my Fitbit love

Want to learn more about the Fitbit Ionic? Keep reading for my personal review after using the Fitbit Ionic for 30 days. I've been a bit of an up-and-down fan of Fitbit. In general, I love the idea of counting steps. It's a quick and easy way to gage how much activity...

Great entry-level, basic computer on Amazon for $350!

QUICK VIDEO TIP: Mr. Noobie talks about his discovery of an Acer Aspire Desktop computer on Amazon and why it's perfect for basic computer users who only use their computer to surf the internet, check email and use Microsoft Office products. Link to this computer on...

Hello, my name is Patric, and I have an Amazon problem

I know I order a lot from Amazon but sometimes I forget just how much. Take for example, my recent credit card statement. That's six Amazon purchases in a span of just over 10 days. The scary thing is that the image of my statement above doesn't show two other Amazon...

Take flight with the Parrot Bebop 2 drone

This post is sponsored by Parrot. All opinions expressed are my own. My wife sometimes wonders if I started a tech company just so I can get paid to play with all the latest electronic gadgets. Well, with the Parrot Bebop 2 drone in my hands, I think she may be right!...

Google Pixel 2 XL: So much fun packed into one smartphone!

Let me get straight to the point. Google's Pixel 2 XL is the first smartphone I have tested in recent months that I could see replacing my Samsung Galaxy S8+. It's so much fun to use! The basics Before I jump into the fun stuff though, let me cover a few of the basics...

Have you tried the Amazon Treasure Truck?

Have you heard of the Amazon Treasure Truck? It not, pay attention because I think it's brilliant! The Amazon Treasure Truck is a dressed-up truck that periodically makes its way around a city, stopping at 3-4 specific locations. Loaded on the truck is a sort of...

My $10 gift to you this Christmas

I can't think of an easier way to save money on your holiday shopping than to take advantage of Ebates. I mean, if used correctly, it takes almost zero effort. If you're not familiar with Ebates, they offer you cash back for your online shopping. For example, right...

Shoot video like a cinematic pro with the LG V30

Every smartphone seems to have its "thing" these days - that one feature that makes it stand apart from the others. With the LG V30, that "thing" is video. Cine Video The LG V30 includes the ability to add 15 different cine effect presets while shooting your video (in...

What 3 words describe your location?

Every one of us can recite our home address backwards and forwards. It's the same format for everyone (at least here in the United States). Street name, city, state, zip. But what if someone told you their address was ""? What would you do with...

There are dinosaurs in my living room!

The ASUS Zenfone AR is the first smartphone I've used with integrated Project Tango technology. That's a mouthful of jargon for, "it's got really cool augmented reality apps". If you're not familiar with augmented reality, think of it as a blend between the real world...

When should you stop paying your child’s cell phone plan?

As my kids get older and move through high school, I have started to wonder how long I will continue to pay for their cell phone service. As of now, I don't pay for their smartphones any more. I helped pay for their first one. But each of my sons is on their second...

Audible app update adds “car mode”

You all probably know by now that I love listening to my Audible (Start your free trial of Audible now) books in my car. It's a great way for me to take advantage of my down time while learning a new business strategy or getting wrapped up in a fictional thriller....

Verizon opens new concept store on Mass Ave

I was recently invited to the grand opening of a new concept Verizon Store on Mass Ave in Indianapolis. Admittedly, I didn't know what to expect. I mean how different could it really be? Turns out it is pretty different - and I really liked the change. Here are a...

Using technology at Starbucks… because I can

Sometimes I don't realize how ridiculous I am when it comes to using technology. Like when I'm in the drive-thru at Starbucks and take my phone out to pay for my order with the Starbucks app. And then realize that I don't have enough money left on my Starbucks card to...

Forgotten permission slip? Challenge accepted!

Back when I was a student in high school, if I forgot to have my mom or dad sign a permission slip, there was nothing I could do about it, short of asking the teacher to call my parents (and we all know how desirable that option is to a high schooler). Oh how...

Lofter LED desk lamp adds extra light to your workspace

Sometimes you need a little extra light in your bedroom, office or other workspace. That's where the Lofter LED Desk Lamp comes in handy. It's strong clamp allows you to securely attach the light to a desk, table, shelf, or any other sturdy surface. Lofter LED Desk...

How much do you really know about PayPal?

I use PayPal on a regular basis. In fact, I have one account for personal transactions and another for business transactions. I love how easy it is to send and receive money with really nothing more than an email address. But as much as I use PayPal, I've never really...

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