Reality Gets a Makeover with AR, VR Technology

In the early fall of 2016, I was gathered with a group of friends playing softball in a local park. The park had the usual suspects: dog walkers, fitness gurus, ecstatic kids and us—goofy guys trying to relive the glory days of homeruns and hullaballoo.   But...

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Feliz Navigate! On Owning a Drone This Holiday Season

Each year, the word aficionados at Merriam-Webster Dictionary spice things up and add new words to our ever-evolving language. Recently, a thousand words were officially added.   Yowza! Yep, that was one of them…only 999 more to go.   Of course, new words...

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The Modern Kitchen Cooks Up Progress

By now you’re making your list and checking it twice. Isn’t it amazing how that list has changed during our lifetimes?   My lists used to be about things that got me out of the house, got my blood pumping and required zero electricity to bring to a boil—bikes and...

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Apps and Wearables Take Parenting to  New Levels

The level of creativity and technological sophistication of emerging adults boggles the imagination. There’s no frontier that isn’t being reshaped by the innovative and intriguing implementation of new apps and devices. To call it a revolution would be an...

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No-Phone Zones:   Reclaiming Your Sacred Personal Spaces

In the past decade, our collective living and work spaces have become more interesting than ever before. HGTV, the sustainable products movement, the tiny house trend, shared workspace and so many other compelling changes have launched a very different way of being in...

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E-Readers Let You Carry the World in Your Bag

This summer the iPhone reached a milestone birthday. Ten years old! Perhaps the most important Sponge Bob cake that was ever baked, but who knows what the wish was before the candles were blown out, so let’s just brace ourselves! Back when the bouncing baby pocket...

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Easy, Breezy Vacations Start at the Bank

If you're like me, it didn't take long for your social media timeline to start bursting at the seams with summer vacation pics. Some folks are on routine romps in the great outdoors. Others have taken on international extravaganzas, bubbling with old world charm and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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