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Typo Keyboard Review for iPhone 5 and 5s

I love my iPhone for many reasons, but the virtual keyboard has never been one of them. So when I heard about Typo Keyboard's new iPhone 5/5s keyboard case, I purchased a couple with high hopes. Why keyboard your iPhone? The Palm Treo was the first phone that truly allowed me to be productive on ...

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Bonavita Immersion Coffee Dripper Review – My New Daily Grind

Updated 140312: A Facebook friend asked about my upside-down inverted Aeropress coffee brewing method, so I made a video and added it below. Just when I published Our Daily Grind Coffee article I got wind of a new coffee maker that gave our previous favourite morning brewing method a run for ...

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First look – MagMod Flash Modifier Preview

For the flash-loving photographer who loves to light, the newly announced MagMod line of strobe modifiers is exciting news. How do they compare to Honl, Rogue, Zootsnoot etc? Here's a quick first-look at the recently announced MagMod flash grid and how it (literally) stacks up against the ...

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How to make Oat Milk from Steel-Cut Oats

Did you know that 90% of Asians are lactose intolerant?  It was a sad day realizing I had to drink my coffee black (most of the time), or not go for that second bowl of cereal (sometimes). In our search to find a healthy dairy alternative for cow's milk, I spent a small fortune buying ...

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My Favourite new Travel Wallet: Chums Surfshorts Wallet Review

Like photo bags, I seem to have a thing for wallets. I've bought two on Kickstarter (though still waiting for the last one to ship) and have an ever-growing collection ranging in price and materials from cool metal shapes to hand-stitched leather. After being pick-pocketed in France years ago, ...

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Dorkfood DSV Review and other sous-vide tools for the home cook

Updated 150325: I'm still a huge fan of the Dorkfood DSV for its bullet-proof design and scalability. But I couldn't resist backing the Anova Precision Cooker on kickstarter.  You can read my review of it here. I'm the first to admit I'm no cook. But nobody who's shared a meal with me can ...

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Natural High-Protein Granola Bars

As wedding photographers we often find ourselves working easily 8 up to 16 hour days at a time.  Anyone who's shot a wedding can testify that the physical and mental demands required to do this well wreaks havoc on the body resulting in something we call "post-wedding hangover", and ...

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The Best Memory Card Transfer System

150922 Update: We've updated our computers which now support USB3 and Thunderbolt drives.  WOOHOO!  So of course we've also updated recommendations below for card readers, hubs and hard drives. 140327 Update: For those with USB2-equipped computers, the USB3 readers may perform slower than ...

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20 Minute Workouts

Full Body 20 Minute Workout Equipment: - 1 to 2 flights of stairs.  If you don't have stairs you can use either a flat/inclined stretch of land, a treadmill, or run on the spot lifting your knees high. - Set of dumbells, your 15 rep max. The Workout: 20 second sprints up stairs ...

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How To Make Your Own Kefir

Have you ever tried kefir?   When I first heard about it I'd keep getting it confused with *kaf*fir, which is a lime leaf used in many South East Asian dishes and I had a hard time imagining why people would be drinking this leaf...  Anyways, once I got my spellings sorted out, I was fascinated ...

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Wrist injury and the Perfect Pushup Review

Warning: Long-winded history of a broken wrist about to begin. You can skip the rambling and hit the Perfect Pushup review below by scrolling down right now :) Consider yourself warned ... The Longwinded Backstory I was never the athletic type in high-school. Yes: strange but true: I ...

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