Keep your Video Gamer Playing Safely

From Fortnite to the latest Call of Duty, there’s a ton of video game options out there, all vying for the attention, time and (of course) money of gamers. While gaming might seem a pretty low-risk pastime on the face of things, there are some risks gamer parents really need to know about. There are…

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How to Reign in Your Phone Use

Smartphones are designed to be small, useful and convenient—and it seems like they can help with almost any daily task. It’s probably not that surprising then that we all seem to be walking around with a smartphone firmly clenched in one hand or, at the very least, somewhere easily within reach. There’s no denying these…

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9 Nerdy Stocking Stuffers Under $35

Written by: Mark Lambert When you think about gifts for nerds, it’s easy to kind of drift into the $100 and above price point. Technology has this irritating tendency of being on the expensive side! But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s quite an art to finding a truly awesome budget nerd gift,…

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Cool Smart Gadget Gifts Under $100

There’s an art to purchasing the perfect nerd gift. A geek gift is easy. Anything with a blue telephone box on it will pretty much do. But a nerd gift? That’s a telephone box of an entirely different color. Sure, you can pick up a gadget on Amazon—grab something that goes beep and bloop and…

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Subscription Boxes – the Art of the Last Minute Online Gift

What if I told you that there is a gift that you can get last minute, which is perfect for anyone on your list, and that will be remembered well past the holidays? Urban legend? Fairytale? Au contraire! They’re called subscription boxes and they are figuratively (but not at all literally) the bee’s knees. So…

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Is Your Kid Ready For Alexa?

Smart home assistants are one of the fastest growing corners of the tech consumer market. In quarter 1 of 2018 alone, over nine million smart speakers were sold in the US. Compare that tidal wave of sales to the comparatively meager 3 million units sold in 2017, and it’s pretty clear these handy, voice-activated devices…

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Insta-Marketing and the Age of Influencers

Chances are, you’ve heard the word “influencer” being bandied about recently. If you’re a bit puzzled why this perfectly harmless verb has suddenly become a slightly ominous noun, this article will hopefully shed some light. In the process, we aim to give you some solid advice on how to spend your money wisely in the…

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Scoring Black Friday Deals from Home

Black Friday is one of those days a lot of folks equally love and hate. On the good side, it’s a day where, with just a bit of luck and planning, you can land a truly frabjous deal. On the less good side, a horde of screaming, orcish consumers who will stampede you if you…

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Introducing The Verizon 5G Experience

Sacramento just leveled up its cellular data service in a big way. Partnering with Verizon, Sacramento is in the process of launching Verizon 5G service across the whole city!! Skeptical that the above statement warrants double exclamation points? That’s totally fair enough, but allow us to take a step back and walk you through why…

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5 Ways to Improve the WiFi in Your Home

When WiFi works, it’s quasi-miraculous. You just connect the Internetty box to the WiFi makery thing and bam! Your home is magically surrounded in a glorious bubble of data goodness.  This is when it works. When WiFi goes bad though, fixing it can seem only slightly less challenging than slapping lycra trousers on a chicken.…

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