Five years ago, I said this about the Grace Mondo portable internet radio, “After using the Grace Digital Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player and Internet Radio for a few months, I have come to one conclusion: Anyone looking for a portable radio today that does not choose an internet radio is wasting money.” That statement might sound a bit out of date in today’s age of smartphones connected to Bluetooth speakers. Even so, I can still see the appeal of a portable internet radio like the Mondo—notice I said portable. I’ve never been entirely convinced that a larger table-top internet radio is necessary. Grace Digital obviously disagrees and thinks tabletop radio is still relevant [...]
The world seems pretty screwed up right now and you can’t help but get a little depressed when you are reading your news feeds, social media, watching TV news, etc. One remedy is to put down your phone, laptop, and TV, and pick up a ukulele. It’s tough to be sad when you’re strumming one of these tiny 4-stringed instruments and the California Coast series ukes from Fender will put a big smile on your heart.
The California Coast series of ukuleles from Fender include 5 models with sizes from Soprano which is the smallest standard uke, up to the larger Tenor sized instrument. The prices for these instruments start out small at $59.99 for the Venice Soprano and [...]
Living all my life in the southern United States, I grew up eating my mother’s fried chicken, which is so often considered a staple of southern cooking. My mother’s chicken was great – juicy, tender, well-done, and tasty. I didn’t quite inherit my mother’s skills, and I was never able to produce fried chicken as good as hers. I often ended up burning the breading because I was worried the chicken would be undercooked. I always felt that cooking the chicken first would result in a better frying result, but I wasn’t sure how to “pre-cook” it for best results. Instead of finding some new-age type of cooking method, I found an old method that’s just what I needed. Aicok [...]
Action cameras are something that many of us are able to identify with. It not only helps us to capture whatever we see and wherever we go, it is also able to provide a far better narrative than our words alone. After all, I am quite sure that an adrenaline pumping experience such as heading downhill on a mountain bike trail requires all of our concentration without having to spare some attention holding a smartphone in one hand trying to record the journey downwards. This is where action cameras come in handy, and no one does it better than GoPro. GoPro’s brand new entry level HERO camera has just been announced, where it will be the most affordable model to date with an asking [...]