Book N Tech

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rise from the Ashes: Lena's Story

    A book about a hot girl and Private from the Army fighting their way to near Canada to link up with a group of soldiers preparing to take back the country (piece by piece) in true post apocalyptic fashion is very very enticing. If there was a code word for the book it would be Phoenix (since they rise from the ashes of their earlier ancestor). The book had a unique plot: instead of Chinese, aliens, or Russian attackers Franklin used a terrorist attack from the Taliban in the form of dirty bombs.

     Well being an avid military enthusiast I rapidly assessed the viability of the different situations. It really is hard for me to believe that the Taliban could shutdown the world like that. Still the story itself was amazingly built, with only one minor plot hole. I really enjoyed the quick read compared to some of the uber long books I've been getting. Book comes highly recommend as a nice quick read if you like apocalyptic science fiction with some cool 3-D artwork.

     4/5 Wish the story was more believable. No way possible Taliban could shut down the entire world with some dirty bombs and be running around the world. Still the story was amazing and I can't wait till the next book comes.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

This is the Future: Adroit pet feeder

      Feeding our pets is something we probably forget a LOT. Obviously our pets are very important but with a busy schedule it's easy to forget. So Adroit wants to make sure you never forget with the Adroit pet feeder that works with your smartphone. It is a contestant in the Electrolux contest for their "design lab." Idea looks great and could help save dogs and cats lives and yours too!

The Design
  Since it's obviously a contestant in a design contest the design is very important. I gotta admit I'm used to square and aesthetically white designs but this one beats the atypical modern design with something more round. I really like the design because it's compact and not boring.

The Future

    The future is bright with the innovation we've been seeing. From small fire extinguishers to this if we can focus on small things that can save lives from animals to humans then we can tackle some of the worlds bigger problems. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Jared's Island Review

     A book about a young foster child Jared who is tired of the mainland life and decides to take a boat and head out into the gulf where he finds the eccentric Sam the owner of a private island built by the US government. The book is highly original, inventive, and tells a story that is easy to relate to.

   Wow. I really don't know how I stumbled upon this golden find but I did and I fully enjoyed the storytelling. The book was well written, the story was highly original, and also highly believable/relatable. The book has a lot going for it only thing I wasn't excited about was the formatting (probably a Kindle issue) and the website wasn't the best either. Still Mr. Thayer did a wonderful job portraying Jared.

    5/5 Another one of my glowing reviews but Jared's Island deserves every star it gets. The book was entertaining, original, and well written. I recommend it to all ages which is something I enjoy.

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