Sep 242017

How we view and use media of any type has changed so much over the years. I’m reminded of that every time my daughter is confused by older technology or shocked by the lack of tech in my childhood (“wait, you didn’t watch videos on the computer when you were a kid? why is that TV a big box, I thought they were all flat?”).

Just say " show my photos " and Alexa will display your Prime Photos on your Amazon Fire TV

Everything is significantly easier to use now. Entertainment is portable, cameras fit in our pockets and don’t require film, and your phone can act as a TV. Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post and stepping up my tech game with cool products and services.
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Dec 222016

How much do you love Minecraft?  If I were to ask my daughter that question the answer would be her hands spread wide paired with an ear-to-ear grin as she exclaimed “this much!”.

Fun and unexpected Minecraft gifts to give this year, like the stop-motion movie maker or Xbox One S bundle

Minecraft is all about the blocks – creating entire worlds and all their contents out of cubes made from a variety of material types.  She plays in creative mode only so she gets an unlimited supply of building supplies.  She has created a number of seriously impressive buildings, including an entire zoo and a world full of huge dinosaur statues. Continue reading »

Dec 092016

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic

Let’s be honest, teens are sometimes hard to shop for.  They’re too old for “toys” and unless you really know their style, clothes can be a dicey call.

Gift giving made easy - hot tech for teens including the Microsoft Surface Pro

It’s hard to go wrong with tech gifts though.  Whether for play, social, study, or work, something that plugs in or comes with a charger is sure to please. Continue reading »

Oct 192016

I remember when a modem was pretty much all you needed to connect to the internet.  Well, a modem and possibly some earplugs so that the static-y screech of it connecting didn’t drive you crazy.

Here are 4 reasons you'll want the new Linksys WRT3200ACM Wi-Fi Router (especially if you love Netflix!)The reviewer has received the Linksys WRT3200ACM for free.

Now, though, internet connectivity is a little more complex as you’re likely using your ‘net for more than hoping to hear the “You’ve Got Mail” sound bite or dialing into a BBS.  (Yes, I just went way old school on you.) Continue reading »

Jul 052016

Home and work computers were just coming on the scene when I was a kid.  My Dad had to take a computer class when I was five or six, and because of that we ended up with one of the popular home computers from the early 80s.

STEM learning is fun for preschoolers with the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-PillarViews From the ‘Ville has received the Code-a-Pillar for free in order to review.

He had a book on coding, and I remember he let me read through it and play around with the computer.  I was really young, but I had such a good time making the screen change colors or play music or other things.  It set the stage for a love of computers and coding that I still have now. Continue reading »