Home robots like the Roomba and the Neato have legions of fans, myself included. They truly make vacuuming a snap. So could a window-washing robot that costs $300 do the same – and is it worth the money? The Winbot is coming to market this spring; to find out if it’s worth your hard-earned dollars, I test it out.
- Becky Worley | Upgrade Your Life – Wed, Jan 30, 2013
Home robots like the Roomba and the Neato have legions of fans, myself included. They truly make vacuuming a snap. So could a window-washing robot that costs $300 do the same – and is it worth the money? The Winbot is coming to market this spring; to find out if it’s worth your hard-earned dollars, I test it out.Read More »from Can a Robot Clean Your Windows Better Than You Can?
OMG! How do teenagers text so fast? Well, of course, they get a lot of practice. I even know kids who are experts at typing without looking – apparently an essential skill for messaging in class, holding your phone under the desk, out of sight of the teacher. But even if you’re beyond adolescence, there are still plenty of tricks you can use to speed up your smartphone typing.Read More »from Secrets of Faster iPhone Typing
I love technology, but I don’t always love how people use it. As our interaction with gadgets and the Internet grows, so does the potential number of ways to offend each other. So I present to you the most annoying new tech habits.Read More »from Most Annoying New Tech Habits
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DEAR ABBY: I am being married later this year, and I'm planning my guest list. My cousin "Emily" has five young children who I'm making an exception to invite. She lives across the country, so she's starting to book her plane reservations. Emily just announced that she's being remarried and her fiance has three children he shares joint custody of. Am I obligated to invite three children I have never met? This is causing a lot of grief between me and my fiance because Emily assumes that they are all welcome. Please advise. -- D.C. IN NYC DEAR D.C.: Call Cousin Emily. ...
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