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5 Digital Distractions for Kids and Their Parents

SOURCE: MashableEntertaining distractions for kids have come a long way since the early days of Concentration and Connect the Dots. That’s especially true if you’re an iPaduser.Take a look at these masterpieces that highlight some game-changing…
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Battle for Your Wrist Estate Intensifies Amid Smartwatch Rumors

SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2013/03/19/battle-for-wrist-estate-smartwatch/ Technology has always been a real estate battle. First it was the battle for your desktop with dueling PCs, then it moved to the living room with game consoles and…
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Use This Technology to Tame Your Child’s Inner Brat

SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2013/03/05/technology-brat/ Over-indulgent parents and an ad-infested childhood can turn even the nicest kid into a big brat. The nag factor can kick in anytime, anywhere. Designer jeans, mobile phones, leveling…
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This Tech Will Help You Grow Old Gracefully

Source: http://mashable.com/2012/11/13/tech-to-help-with-aging/ By the year 2020, 70% of the population will find themselves on the other side of 50. And despite the fact that many optimists call 70 “the new 40," researchers agree that once…
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Lessons From Sandy; Tech Tools for the Next Big Storm

SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2012/11/02/lessons-from-sandy/ Those of you who felt Hurricane Sandy this week were reminded, yet again, of nature’s ferocity. At our home, about 100 miles north of New York City, on the banks of the Hudson River,…
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Follow These 8 Simple Rules of Social Media

SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2012/10/19/rules-social-media/ Is your social media behavior cringe-worthy? Will you look back on your 140 characters today with remorse tomorrow? There’s no one arbiter of good taste on social media. In fact,…
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Learning From Failure in the Digital Health Business

You know the old saying, "You learn more from your failures than your success." But ouch, those failures can smart. At a recent Digital Health Summer Summit in San Francisco, three brave former CEOs from gone, but not forgotten companies,…
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Genealogy: Tips for When You're Stuck in the 19th Century

My story is not different from thousands of yours. Srul Avram Yisroel Kvar (or was it Kwar? or Kfare?) lived in a town called L'Viv (spelled ten ways come Sunday) somewhere in the Ukraine. He married Chaya Sara and while they never saw the…
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Eyewear or Wristwear: Shoot Out at the Wearable Tech Corral

So far, eyewear focuses on augmenting your visual reality, while wristwear serves more as a mobile phone/health fitness monitor on your wrist. Read more about the new craze here!
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Can This Selfie Be Saved?

 Who do we love? Ourselves, methinks. The usage of the word “selfie” has increased over 17,000 percent in the last two years according to the editors of the Oxford Dictionaries. It’s even considered a valid word in Scrabble now (only…
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I Got the Solid State Blues

Solid state drives are all the range, taking the place of traditional mechanical hard drives in laptops, the have become standard in mobile devices and they’ve even been seen in traditional desktop PCs. And for good reason. Solid state drives,…
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Dragon Inspired Outfit Hits the Fashionware Runway Show

CE Week may be over but the fashion will always live on. A one stop shop for NY’s geek-erati, but this year they got treated to a bit of high fashion as well. The runway show combined wearable fitness, one of a kind high tech fashion design,…
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Walking the Runway at the Augmented World Expo

Last month Santa Clara, California played host to AWE (Augmented World Expo) a conference and exhibit that showcased the cutting edge of new augmented reality technology.  Companies like Qualcomm Vuforia, Vuzix, Epson Moverio.  Speakers…
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No More Stumbling Around in the Dark

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.…
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New Lego Collections Blend AR and Traditional Building

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.…
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The Quantified Unborn, We Put At-Home Sonogram Bellabeat to the Baby Test

I live n NYC. My colleague Jill Gilbert is in San Francisco. Still, we just had a bonding moment listening to the beat of her unborn baby’s heart. It tugged at my heart strings to hear the little peapod kerthumping away. Best of all, Jill…

Next Generation High Tech Fashion

What do you get when you combine sensors, LEDs, chips and tremendous new design talent? You get a cornucopia of new fashion based on wearable technology. Some of these are one-offs designed for the runway; others are for sale today. All of them…

Mother's Day for the Those in Denial

I am a mother, and yet every year I fret about whether or not to play along with Mother's Day pomp and circumstance, or just hope it goes away. Even Anna Jarvis, the woman who spearheaded the U.S.' version of Mother's Day, grew so embittered…

Building a Desk Treadmill: A Love Story

It's not every day that high tech, DIY skills and true love intersect, so when I heard this story I had to share. Sarah and Ben Hilmer are newlyweds living in Indianapolis. Ben noticed Sarah eyeing those $1500 plus treadmill desks -- the ones…

Sleep Gives You Something Else to Worry About

Who would have thought that sleep would become the next crisis in our lives? The truth is, we don't get enough of it and we're starting to know that a lack of it leads to poor health. And now, technology is rushing in with a multitude of ways…

Glass Warfare

Google Glass, not the only, but certainly the most popular of the all the wearable headwear technologies available today, has become a lightning rod for the battle of how the next generation of computing power will be used. Source Read more…

Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers

Game makers in search of new audiences are skewing even younger. Companies that traditionally catered to serious game players are making new forays into the K-6 crowd. "Get 'em young and keep 'em playing" is an age-old marketing idea but it's…

My Very Own Mini-Me from Shapify

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.…

Making Good Digital Stuff for Kids Is Magic

For kids being digital is like breathing oxygen -- it's just something that you do. For the makers of quality kids digital media it's like being a grand puppeteer. You're best if you're unnoticed. You want kids to believe in the magic that you…

Finding the Mobile App in the Hay Stack

Millions of apps are served every day! But boy, is it hard to find a good one. Our team scoured the web looking for the new, the exciting and the unexpected. From the practical that turns your phone into a document scanner to the whacked up…

10 Robots to Watch in 2014

Think of it as Fashion Week for robots. As robots continue their journey towards more intelligent, human-like behavior, they show off their individual sense of style. Here are 10 head-turning robots that do everything from entertain, to vacuum,…

Toy Fair Showcases Pint Size Versions of Parent's Favorite Toys

When I was little and we played grownup, we had our faves. There was the doctor kit -- a biggie because we loved giving each other shots -- the vacuum cleaner push toy and the Easy Bake Oven. Kids never tire of coveting grownup things, but at…