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Here is the latest in the world of gadgets and gizmos:

I can never recall so much attention paid to bedding in both the media and in advertising but it is now almost universally acknowledged the poor sleep is tied into both poor health and job performance and that a lot of us are not sleeping as well as we should be.

Needless to say almost everyone has seen those ubiquitous My Pillow ads on television. Another company, Dreampad (dreampadsleep.com), is making thick pillows that pipe in soothing music and other white noise through bluetooth technology, that purport to help folks get faster and deeper sleep.

With flu season approaching everyone is on guard about germs and viruses. AirTamer’s A310 Personal Air Purifier (airtamer.com) is a tiny device that you wear around your neck that releases ions that the company claims will keep germs, viruses, and other malicious airborne itinerants out of your breathing space.

If you need to charge your phone but still want to talk to someone and are not near an outlet that can pose a major problem. PowerCore is a single-use rectangular recharging tab that attaches right into your phone and allows you to have up to four hours of hands-free, unencumbered charging (powercorestore.ca)

Last week I wrote about Roku Ultra a device that allows you to watch streaming services over your television set. I mentioned that it is perfect for smart televisions but I neglected to say that it works fine with older television sets as long as they have HDMI ports.

Speaking of streaming services, Hulu, is showing a fascinating 90-minute documentary, “Too Funny To Fail,” that looks at why Dana Carvey’s 1996 ABC sitcom was canceled after seven episodes in spite of having such cast and writing talent as Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Robert Smigel, Louis CK, Spike Feresten, and Carvey himself, who was red hot after having been a high profile cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” for years.

Carvey’s show followed the very popular Tim Allen sitcom, “Home Improvement,” whose audience skewed older and conservative. As Carvey himself admits in this documentary, he and his team were trying to make a counterculture sketch show in prime time.

To say that the two shows did not complement each other is a gross understatement. It didn’t endear Carvey and his guys to ABC executives such as then Entertainment Division president Ted Harbert, they made fun of their sponsors.

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