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New Lego Collections Blend AR and Traditional Building

Source: www.chipchick.com Lego remains one of the best loved and best selling kids toys. And they’re no slouch when it comes to advances in technology either. Products like Lego Mindstorms and Lego Universe pushed the Lego envelope by melding real land virtual play. The newest high touch meets high tech collection is Lego Fusion — a […]

No More Stumbling Around in the Dark

Source: www.chipchick.com You know the drill. The baby cries. You run to answer the call, only to stub your toe on the toy truck parked by your bed. Or you’re a night owl who’s partner goes apoplectic when you turn the lights grab that middle of the night snack. Here’s a high tech twist on the […]

My Very Own Mini-Me from Shapify

Source: www.chipchick.com It was a rainy day in NY so I wore my “schmatta” dress  and ran downtown to take a quick stroll through the 3D Print show. By the end of my visit I’d been body-scanned, and sent off my like-ness to become reality at the 3D printing factory. A few days and $79 (ouch) […]

Google Glass: $1500 Dollars Later and All I Got Was This Lousy Photo

Source: www.chipchick.com Some people indulge their midlife crises with botox, others with convertible cars or travel. Mine, true to form, was plunking down enough money for Amex to put a stop on my card, and join the elite ranks of augmented reality wearing Google Glass-ers . (Yes, Glassholes to many).Within two minutes of my personal fitting […]

Coding School: When Your School Project Lands You the Job

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com As good ole fashioned jobs dry up faster than plants in the summer, there’s a gold rush to get the 21st century skills you need to marketable. That message has not been lost on a crop of new “how to learn programming in a hurry” schools. In New York City, where I live, schools […]

Time for the Maker Movement to Grow Up

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com The idea of making things and creating things, especially in the digital realm, has captured the imagination of many digital pioneers. Just head to the New York Maker Faire in New York City this fall and you’ll see miles of aisles of do-it-yourselfers and tinkerers who embody the spirit of creation. Now, contrast the […]

Raising Kids in a Digital World

Source:  www.huffingtonpost.com After watching kids and technology metamorphose for the past 30 years, I’ve come to some big picture thoughts for any parent who’s made technology an integral part of their family life. First: There are no rules You are writing the rules for a guidebook that’s never been written. How much screen time is […]

The Summer of Living Dangerously

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Winter has its icy roads, but summer, when we’re on the go and active outdoors, has its own dangers. Not saying you should lock yourself in a closet this summer, but new technologies have created some rather effective solutions for common summer problems. Drowning Yes, the best defense is learning to swim, but according […]

Geeks Make Strange Bedfellows

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com They say that politics makes strange bedfellows, but geeks do it better. For decades, few wanted much to do with those nocturnal-toiling, suit-less, pizza-inhaling species. But fast forward to today, when the khaki/untucked shirt look is decidedly in and so are the big brands looking for geek love. The race is on to see […]