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Holiday Shopping Guide

♦ There’s a set of Three’s Company commemorative plaques I’m dying to buy but there are no reviews yet. They feature Terri vs. Chrissy, so this might be a bad investment. How important are online reviews in helping me make purchasing decisions?

♦ It happened. My ColecoVision console finally bit the dust. Any recommendations on something new for this avid gamer?

♦ My cell phone needs some new swag. Whatcha got for me?

♦ I run a small business that bills hourly. Is there a better way to keep time other than having my employees count one Mississippi, two Mississippi?

♦ I saw something about the Consumer Electronics Show in the news last week and wondered what got your propellers spinning. Anything exciting this year?

2017

♦ Halloween? Thanksgiving? Meh. Let’s talk Christmas! What’s new and cool for this year?

♦ I’ve started ordering household goods from Amazon because it’s more convenient than going to the store, but it’s still a hassle having to login, click around, confirm my address, etc. Can’t they streamline this a little more?

♦ I told my teenage son we are living in the future, with all the new inventions and devices. He rebutted, “The Jetsons are living in the future; we are living in a cul-de-sac.”

♦ I’m thinking of ditching my Android phone and buying my first iPhone. What will I love and hate about the iPhone if I make the switch?

♦ It’s getting tougher and tougher for me to manage my CD playlist while driving. Any tips?

♦ I have a bunch of old USB drives collecting dust. It seems a shame. Anything cool I can do with them?

♦ The older I get, the more uncomfortable it is to sit at a desk for hours on end. Do you have any recommendations for comfortable office chairs?

♦ My buddy just ordered a smartphone endoscope. Really! Don’t you think we may have gone too far?

♦ All my phones and washing machines have, as the kids say, “done blown up.” So now I’m looking to buy some new gadgets with all my Christmas money, but where do I start?

2016

♦ Since the holidays keep creeping earlier into the year, aren’t you a bit behind on your Christmas recommendations?

♦ Someone told me I was walking around with a ticking time bomb in my pocket. Any clue what they’re talking about?

♦ I’ve started ordering household goods from Amazon because it’s more convenient than going to the store, but it’s still a hassle having to login, click around, confirm my address, etc. Can’t they streamline this a little more?

♦ I don’t know if I am as informed on current events as I should be. I haven’t watched the evening news recently, or really ever. How do people get their news these days?

♦ My husband just told me he was going outside to take a squirtle. My kids went with him!!! Does this sound right to you?

♦ I saw a recent headline about a driverless car that had an accident. When did this become mainstream?

♦ My son spends all day and night playing video games with his friends online. I blame this waste of time and productivity on you!

♦ I was driving down the road yesterday and my phone, without any prompting, showed the message “5 minutes to Starbucks” on my screen. How did it know where I was going?

♦ Its summer! And it’s time for some traveling. Which apps will help me when I’m getting away from it all?

♦ My 6 year old was apparently born with a propeller and loves all things tech. What’s out there besides tablets and computers for her to play with?

♦ My dog keeps getting loose and while he eventually comes back, I’d like to be able find him on demand. What tech can help me?

♦ My 21-year-old nephew called me a dinosaur when I used my new-fangled chip credit card to pay for coffee. What’s up?


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