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2020 Edition: Must Have Tech For Your Home

The tech industry grows at an exponential rate. Although it is something that was predicted, we didn’t think it would be as advanced as it is now in 2020. With it being a strange year, and mainly stuck at home due to the global pandemic and local lockdown rules, many have found it to be a good time to upgrade their living spaces and start to become a smart home. Although many believe that this is an expensive task, it is now more affordable than ever due to the flooded market and we have summarised some of the best bits of tech for your house.

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Review: Pure Fresh Electric Grinder

This is by far the most affordable and portable coffee grinder that can yield consistent espresso grind.

I’ve been a fan of the Breville Smart Grinder for more than two years and I’ve been rather happy with it. For home use it’s perfect. Being my primary grinder, especially in these times of pandemic, I do get paranoid with the wear and tear. It’s an appliance, for one thing so the parts are proprietary. Don’t get me wrong — the only issues I have had with it was clumping due to the heated burrs. These times of pandemic however — I can live without an espresso machine but not a grinder. Freshly ground beans are way more important than the coffee method.

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All version of All I Need by Jacob Collier (and covers!)

Jacob Collier is the musician’s musician. It’s not because he has four Grammy awards. It’s because he’s this new generation’s gift to music. He’s the musical genius of the 21st century.

Just look at all these versions of Jacob Collier together with Mahalia and Ty Dolla $ign.

This is from June 2020’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert (at home)
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My friend Adel

A short tribute to my dear friend, Adel Gabot, who passed away last March 25, 2020.

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Palm TX: The Return of the WiFi

Author’s Note: This is a review that came out in January 2006. This was an awkward time for Palm. Its success with the m515 followed by the discontinuation of the Tungsten series and the creation of the LifeDrive line would be their slow road to perdition – not just for them but for their loyal users who really wanted to keep within the Palm ecosystem.