Articles By Brian Nadel

Three tough notebooks that can withstand daily abuse

Anybody who has spent any amount of time working on the road has probably witnessed their share of notebook disasters: dropped from a hotel desk, shaken beyond repair in the trunk of a

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Brian Nadel

Twelve great gadgets for information workers on the go

Calling all digital nomads – you may not be wearing a dark suit, a tie and shiny shoes, but you're out there with at least a full day of work to get done.

Published on: July 18th, 2008 Brian Nadel

Build a video surveillance system for as little as $250

Want to keep track of things at home or in the office when you're not there? Rather than spending thousands of dollars to have a professional video security system installed, you can build

Published on: July 7th, 2008 Brian Nadel

Mobile phones that change shapes and clean themselves

Look around at people talking on their cell phones and, almost without exception, they are chatting on familiar-looking small rectangular boxes with glowing screens. However, this cookie-cutter approach to mobile phones will change

Published on: July 2nd, 2008 Brian Nadel

A simple – and cheap – way to breathe new life into your old laptop

My ThinkPad R50 just hit its fifth birthday, and the years haven't been kind to it. When it was new, the notebook was reliable and fast, and it traveled with me to many

Published on: June 20th, 2008 Brian Nadel

Three laptops built to withstand daily abuse

Anybody who has spent any amount of time working on the road has probably witnessed their share of notebook disasters: dropped from a hotel desk, shaken beyond repair in the trunk of a

Published on: May 22nd, 2008 Brian Nadel

Meet Cario, Canova, Saifu – the laptops you’ll work on in 2015

A lot has changed in the 20 years since the first laptop computers appeared, including gigahertz processors, color screens, optical drives and wireless data. However, one thing that has stubbornly stayed the same

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Brian Nadel