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  • Gene Deel - Peek Into the Near Future - Read This Book Now!

    I know many people appreciate the direct approach: If you know who Shel Israel and/or Robert Scoble are, buy this book now. They execute fantastically on the premise of the title, no need to read my review further.

    For the rest of you, the dynamic duo of technology conversations have combined Shel's engaging story-telling approach and Robert's rampant enthusiasm for all-things-tech, to weave a relevant & persuasive tale of a brewing contextual storm.

    The "Age of Context" is a compelling read, relevant to anyone interested in a sneek-peek forward to the near-future, guaranteed to amaze, entertain, and inform. It paints a credible picture of the internet of things, how we are poised on the cusp of contextual-everything as big data, mobility, social media, location-based services, and sensors converge to deliver a better quality of life, and, for better or worse, inter-connectivity for us all.

    I was lucky enough to score a draft of the book to review, and found it so compelling that I read it twice in three sittings! My only complaint was that the hyperlinks weren't active in the draft (although who knows how long it would have taken me to get done if I had been able to chase down the rabbit holes!).

  • Susan M. Tseng - 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, by Esther Gokhale

    This is incredible book, and Esther Gokhale has given us all an incredibly valuable gift with her program. This book is not just for anyone who has ever suffered with any aches and pains, but for anyone who is interested in keeping themselves healthy and functioning far into their old age! Ms. Gokhale has created a program to teach good, healthy posture and this book beautifully outlines and details the program. Using many colorful and artful illustrations, numerous quotations from the medical community and students who are now pain-free, she carefully and gently explains how to sit, stand, lie down and walk without pain. You will learn techniques that are easy to follow and integrate into your everyday life. Her extensive use of photographs to illustrate each step are incredibly useful, and the book can be used long into the future as a reference guide, thanks to the format with photos and recap outlines for each step.
    I have not only read this book, I have taken the accompanying class and after suffering from chronic back pain for several years, I am now able to function pain-free. I also have a much more sophisticated understanding of my back issues and how to take care of myself. I heartily recommend this book to everyone! Read it and feel good again!

  • marckr - Good sound for this price range

    I have been using this device for a day now. Bought it for the kitchen to complete my Airplay setup through the whole home. The sound quality is beyond my expectation given the price (USD109). After reading some of the reviews I had prepared for a painful setup, but it was actually quite easy and I had it up and running in 2 mins.

    In my living room I have my Apple TV 2 connected to my hifi set through a DAC. I use the Airplay as the most common day-to-day source for my music (and only switch back to CD's when audio quality needs to be higher). I have been using Airplay (or Airtunes as it was called before) since 2005. The main problem of the technology has always been the dropping of stream. My Apple TV drops way too frequent (for now I keep my wifi signal responsible), but the Philips device does not drop at all when connected with my iPhone 4 using iOS 5. It does drop a bit when I control the volume when connected with my iPad using iOS 6. To me this seems related to the Apple devices. All devices are connected to the same Wifi AP.

    In short, good:
    - Good sound
    - Easy setup
    - Airplay connection within expectation
    - USB charging and playing from USB works fine
    - Direct analogue input works fine
    In short, not so good:
    - Could not find app to control the equalizer, perhaps does not exist in all App stores
    - External power source is larger than average

  • Roxanne - Streamlined and sturdy

    I'm a professional fruit slicer and over the years I've had the opportunity to use all of Hutzler's mid-range banana slicers: the 320, 460, 570, and now the 571 (and when I was just a kid, my mom's old Hutzler-Barbizon Mark 6000, sigh). I really like the feel of the 571. Even though the angle of the curve is a bit more pronounced in the 571, it feels solid and I'm glad to see that Hutzler's R and D has kept up with the enhancements in bananas now on the market. I have small hands for a professional fruit slicer and the 571 feels like it was made for me. It's significantly more streamlined than the 570 (they dispensed with the useless banana-string storage unit, as you can see from the photo) and is much easier to store in a briefcase, toolbox, or even under a chef's toque. Good that they've gone back to the standard all-yellow color - I've always suspected that the 460, with its brown streaks and spots simulating rottenness, was an allusion to the investment-banking scandals of a decade ago. (Think about it - when was the 460 released? midsummer 2003, am I right?)
    Aside from the aesthetics, the 571 makes clean, uniform cuts. Quality-wise, as far as I can tell from my records, there is very little difference between the slices that come out of the 571 and the old Mark 6000, which goes to show that the Mark 6000 was way ahead of its time. Of course this one is portable, which was a big drawback for the Mark 6000. But I digress - buy the 571, you won't be disappointed. It's a fine addition to your fruit-slicing toolchest, whether you're a professional or an amateur interested in a high-quality, high-performance slicer.