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Roundup: Smart technology is for babies

 ▪  Over the past few weeks we’ve seen some interesting developments in smart technology being applied to products for babies (note that these products are not on the market yet): Teddy the Guardian – a plush teddy bear with an ulterior…

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Break away from the charging cord with wireless charging mats

 ▪  Mobile devices are increasingly becoming a huge part of our lives, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet, Wiimote, or other wireless controller. Each of these devices has a battery that needs consistent charging to ensure you don’t get cut off in…

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4 simple ways to extend your smartphone battery life

 ▪  In this ever-connected world, in which your smartphone is the remote control to your entire life, there’s nothing worse than finding your battery is out of juice. Unlike traditional cellphones, smartphones have a host of features they must power even when…

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Good Morning America: Dropcam foils home burglar!

 ▪  A little scary, but ultimately cool: here’s a great story about a couple who got a wireless camera to watch their dogs, but managed to catch a burglar in the act while they were on vacation! Amazing stuff…

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Tech news: Comic-Con in full swing

 ▪  Comic-Con 2013 is in full swing. Clevver Movies gives you a great roundup of what you may have missed. Veronica Mars movie gives us a big kickstarter.com thank you and a sneak peek: http://youtu.be/LVJhjV3EOY4 Wired & team build giant robot.…

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Traditional versus electronic toys – what’s a parent to do?

 ▪  So I was recently reading an interesting bit of research about traditional toys versus electronic toys*, and emerging habits & trends among parents and children. Besides the usual opinions about parenting in general, people’s attitudes towards how and where they…

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Tech news: ComicCon starts tomorrow

 ▪  Get ready for the fun in the sun starring ComicCon 2013 in sunny San Diego, California. Heroes, heartthrobs, vampires, zombies and robots all play a major part in bringing to light the latest in Sci-Fi, adventure and fantasy games, film,…

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Do you need security cameras at home?

 ▪  We live in what most would consider a “nice neighborhood” – modest suburban homes with little yards and good schools – nothing super fancy, and some of our neighbors were definitely impacted by the recession, but not “the hood” by…

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Cuteness fix: here’s a dog enjoying the pool!

 ▪  We wanted to share one of our favorite viral videos. The story (maybe urban legend, maybe true) is that a family kept coming home to find their pool area a mess. They thought it was neighborhood kids crashing their backyard…

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Netflix Max: your personal Netflix butler?

 ▪  One of the biggest changes in how we view movies & TV in a world full of on-demand choices, DVRs and the like, is that you kind of have to know what you want to watch, rather than just channel-surfing…

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