Item Trackers Turn Lost Keys Into Old News

Item Trackers Turn Lost Keys Into Old News

Because I refuse to haul around a Schneider-sized keychain, I routinely find myself ¾—always ¾—of the way to my office door before I have my apoplectic “I could have had a V8” moment and realize that my keys are still in the car.   Arrgh!   It’s genetic. My mom and I...
Facing a Crisis? Crowdfunding Can Help

Facing a Crisis? Crowdfunding Can Help

In a social media age when Hollywood indiscretions and cat videos go viral faster than little Billy’s flu-infused sneeze, it’s sometimes hard to imagine that there’s a very meaningful silver lining in the social media malaise. Not all is lost on the “interwebs!” One...
Imagining a Driverless Future

Imagining a Driverless Future

Austin traffic: it’s dangerous; it’s boring; sometimes it’s even enraging—road rage enraging. Now, what if there was a magical technology that cleared traffic from the road, reduced accidents by 90 percent and eliminated your bumper to bumper commute? Sci-fi and...
Cute Photo?  Think Before  “Sharenting”

Cute Photo? Think Before “Sharenting”

When I was a toddler, I ensured that posterity would be free of any lasting memories of my terrible twos. In one fell swoop, I learned to use scissors, and my mom learned that she had a very mischievous little boy on her hands. She took the scissors, but I graduated...
Don’t Get Burned By That Hot New Device

Don’t Get Burned By That Hot New Device

As many of you know, I have some weaknesses: Samsung phones, Apple Computers, Tesla Cars and Cheetos. Some would call that a lethal combination. I might have to agree. One of them corrodes your arteries. Two ransack your bank account. And one of them may make you…how...
Your Little One Can Use a Little Tech

Your Little One Can Use a Little Tech

It’s a new year. The eggnog is empty. School has rebooted. The piles of gift wrapping and ubiquitous Amazon boxes are stacked by the street. Wait. Is today recycle day or was that  last week? But not everything is back to normal. I’m sure Santa left you with new...
Choose New Tech-gifting Options Big and Small

Choose New Tech-gifting Options Big and Small

Can it really be time to talk holiday gifts? I’m not ready. But for you, our faithful readers, I’m willing to dive in. And there is a lot to talk about! The latest and greatest gadgets are out. Which ones look good? Which ones fit your budget? Which ones do you want...
How Strong Are  Your Passwords?

How Strong Are Your Passwords?

I have an admission. My passwords used to be weak. So says Kim Komando. Komando styles herself “America’s Digital Goddess.” And, with a name like Komando, why wouldn’t she be? Back in June, she wrote about “5 Password Mistakes Far Too Many People Make.” I plead...
Get Your  Tech  In Back-to-School  Shape

Get Your Tech In Back-to-School Shape

If you’re like me, the coolest back-to-school technology that you were ever able to brag about was a Crayola box with a built-in sharpener for first grade, parachute pants in late elementary school and a jam box in middle school. Phew! Times were tough back then....
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