Archive for the Gadgets Category

16 Student Tech Tools

Posted in Gadgets with tags , on August 20, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

[via IT Business]

From a simple stand to keep your laptop raised and cool to a pen that records your lecture while you’re taking notes and plays it back to you, here’s some tech tools that make learning a breeze.”

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Nokia 7710 on “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” [Gadgets]

Posted in Gadgets, Movies with tags , on August 11, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

In the movie “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay“, Harold & Kumar borrow a friend’s car, only to find a Nokia 7710 attached to the dashboard.

The Nokia 7710 was originally intended as a smartphone to compete with Apple’s famous iPhone, and runs on Symbian, the open-source operating system for mobile phones. It features a touch-screen color LCD with a resolution of 640×320 pixels and 65,535 colors, 90 MB internal memory, an SD slot to upgrade the memory to 2 GB, a built-in video camera, and supports FM radio and bluetooth capabilities.

Despite competing against one of the largest companies in the mobile arena, the Nokia 7710 received rave reviews upon its discovery. GSM Arena, for example, gave the device an average score of 8.2 out of 10.

Audio Cassettes in “Doonesbury” [Retro Junk]

Posted in Comics, Gadgets with tags , , on July 29, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

June 14, 1979 – Audio cassette
Sheila to Duane, in reference to practicing her California-speak:
“I’ve been working with cassettes.”

Tony Little’s Gazelle in The IT Crowd [Gadgets I never use]

Posted in Gadgets with tags , , on July 29, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

You can see the handle of a clearly unused Tony Little Gazelle (it is folded) on the floor, next to the wall found to the right of Jen’s desk, as she walks past it to greet a visitor to the IT department.

My wife and I purchased this no-impact exercise machine when it was popular 5 years ago, not only so I can build abs like Tony, but also because it was so revolutionary, and the infomercial was very convincing. After all, 30 minutes a day exercise is more than I was getting anyways, so what did I have to lose ? That trend only lasted 3 weeks for me. My wife, on the other hand, loves it, so I set it up for her in the basement in such a way that she can watch Oprah while working out. While she does that, I think I’ll stick to my daily exercise program of getting out of bed.

iPod on Reba [Apple]

Posted in Gadgets, Tech, TV with tags , on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

In the episode of “Reba” where Reba must relax because of high blood pressure, she uses an iPod to listen to relaxing meditation music.