Tag: Gadgets

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In my last power bill, Dominion Power reported that “(n)ationally, 6 percent of our residential electricity consumption goes to … ‘phantom loads’ used by devices – such as, VCRs, televisions, […]

Standby Power: Is that Monitor Really Turned Off?
Posted on February 24, 2009
Electrical outlet on a green wall In my last power bill, Dominion Power reported that "(n)ationally, 6 percent of our residential electricity consumption goes to ... 'phantom loads' used by devices - such as, VCRs, televisions, stereos, kitchen appliances - that are turned off and [...]
Sony Cybershot DSC-T777
Posted on January 19, 2009
After taking over 15,000 shots I retired my old Sony digital camera and got this green little number. Love the high res images, long battery life, video mode, and smile detection.
Matrix Group’s Favorite Tech Gifts This Holiday Season
Posted on December 5, 2008
Okay, so it's December 5. I feel like I have tons of time before I celebrate Christmas with my family, but I know that I need to get on the ball with my holiday shopping.  So I asked my staff for their favorite gadget gifts; this is what I got [...]
It’s an HD World
Posted on September 4, 2008
High Definition (HD) is everywhere. The Blu-ray format has won the HD DVD war and I'm seeing a lot more Blu-ray movies at my local video store and retail stores. As I mentioned in a previous post, Apple TV and the PS3 now have HD [...]
Video on Demand from Apple and Sony Not Quite There Yet
Posted on August 6, 2008
Over the past couple of weeks, my family and I had the opportunity to check out the video on demand services from Apple and Sony. We found the services to be easy to use and competitively priced, but there are still a few kinks to work out in the business models.

Apple TV vs. Sony PS3

Let's start with the Apple service.  [...]