Cell Phone Alternatives for Kids

Written by: Mark Lambert   Recent studies have shown that 112% of American kids and pre-teens desperately want a smartphone. We’re pretty sure we read that somewhere. It’s probably the most common and all-pervasive bone of contention in a household blessed with children: they won’t stop whining, whining and (just when you thought it was […]

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Wedding Planning Apps

Weddings are a kind of odd cultural phenomenon. On the one hand, they’re meant to be romantic — and to be fair, more often than not they actually, genuinely are. On the other hand, they’re work. None of that gooey romance stuff happens unless you work really hard to get those logistics details, bridesmaid’s “disagreements” […]

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How to De-stress Your Family With Tech

While our modern, technology-filled lives are certainly more convenient, they can also be deeply stressful. The stress hits the whole family, too. Work life seems to seep into every corner of many adult lives but add to that the additional struggles kids face in navigating an increasingly technology-mediated world and you have a cocktail for […]

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Basic Computer Parts Explained

If you’re new to computers, (or even if you’re not and you just don’t have much interest in tech details!) you probably refer to all your computer components collectively, as “a computer.” The screen, the keyboard, the big boxy thing with all its magical techno-innards; they all get lumped into that big general and fuzzy […]

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Windows 7 End Of Life – A Few Things You Should Know

The march of progress can’t be stopped! This is as true of your computer’s operating system (OS) as it is of trouser fashion trends. Things don’t stay the same. In the near future, Windows 7 will reach the end of its product lifecycle. At this point, it’ll no longer be supported by Microsoft; and like […]

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How To Sleep Better with Tech

If you suffer from a chronic lack of sleep, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Health, a full one-third of adults suffer from some form of chronic sleep problem. While most of us are all too aware of that unpleasant “underslept” feeling, fewer of us are aware of how important good sleep […]

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The Nerd’s Guide to Finding Your Valentine

Our culture is an odd place when it comes to “finding a romantic connection” (I always wanted to use that phrase). On the one hand, it’s probably never been easier to find a connection. We’re surrounded with online services specifically designed to help single humans find other compatible single humans — and there’s something for […]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Women

There’s a delicate balance to finding a romantic tech gift. It’s all very well to treat your significant other with a Valentine’s gift that is filled to the brim with awesome features, but if it’s a voice-activated Q-tip dispenser or a solar-powered onion slicer, you might not be hitting that romantic note you were aiming […]

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Guys

The overwhelming majority of guy-nerds seem to have a fascination with tech toys. If it requires batteries, goes beep or has one of those tiny reset buttons you can only reach with a paperclip, your garden-variety nerd will likely be drawn to it, like the proverbial moth to the metaphorical flame. With Valentine’s Day fast […]

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The Ultimate Fitness Tracker Showdown

Once upon a time, fitness for the average home athlete involved a fair bit of guesswork. Sure, you could use a stopwatch to measure your speed — or a pedometer to measure your steps — but you’d probably need professional athletic expertise and equipment to access more meaningful metrics on your health and athletic performance. […]

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