Category Archives: Fave Gadgets

DAY 3 at #CES2014: Wearable tech, GPS tracking for pets, @Romarley interview

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I don’t ever rank CES. Whether or not is was “better” or “worse” than last year seems almost impossible to do. I spend my time thoughtfully looking for tech that inspires, excites and has long-term implications. For 2014, wearable tech dominated a lot of the conversation and it’s one of my favorite things. Check out my day three recap with @CoxComm:

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There are thousands of online contests daily, here are 7 of the best happening right now

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If you’ve ever been the type of person who says, “I’ve never won anything,” then you’re probably not looking hard enough. Okay, maybe that was a little harsh. It’s just that we’re privy to the thousands of online giveaways sponsored by brands, blogs and influencers each and every day. From Instagram photo challenges to Twitter sweepstakes, brands continue to incentivize online interaction by giving their product away.

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Tips to help schools protect their students’ iPads from being stolen

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Police in Chicago, Illinois and suburbs have seen an uptick in the number of criminals targeting school-owned technology, like iPads. While schools should ensure proper security measures for devices stored onsite, there are other ways to protect your tech. Learn best practices from one school district’s iPad specialist.

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The Google Glass App Store is coming in 2014

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Marketing Land reported that Google Glass users are going to have to hold out another calendar year to get an app store. I guess that means the rest of us on the wait list won’t be too out of the loop when we can get our hands (read: head) on a pair. You can currently view a list of all apps available for Glass on this Google Glasware Directory.

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If James Bond had a high tech doorbell, it might be this, the iDoorCam

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It’s no longer for the rich and famous or those with expensive security systems, the ability to turn your doorbell into a door cam is about to reach the masses. Soon the iDoorCam will let you see, hear and speak to whoever is at your door, no matter where you are, from your iOS device (and Android soon).

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HOW TO sell your old electronics online

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Look through your junk drawer, under your bed or in the storage closet; I bet you’ll find an old cell phone or two, a bunch of charge cords and maybe even your outdated laptop. There are a number of reasons we hang onto old electronic devices. No one really knows how to sustainably dispose of them, and there is always the fear that someday in the future you’ll need a back-up cell phone or power cord.

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5 ways to use a tablet device to help your kids learn

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There are specific ways to integrate tablet devices into your home learning curriculum. Instead of thinking about tablets as entertainment or pacifiers, learn how to use them to engage kids and help them get ahead. These expert tips come courtesy of  speech language pathologist, Jessica Benesh, M.S., CCC-SLP for the Clark County School District.

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