Category Archives: Quirky Tech

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#GiftSmart with Radio Shack and Some Great STEM Toys

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I have always thought of Radio Shack as the place to go for random electrical parts, and the occasional gadget. It was never the place I thought to go for my Christmas shopping. So when I got the invite to “Gift Smart” with Radio Shack, I was intrigued. It turns out that Radio Shack has…

TiVo Streaming Comes to Android

As a TiVo fan and an Android user, it has been an ongoing source of sadness that two of my besties couldn’t play well together. Well, all that has changed! The newest (bigger, better) TiVo Android app now allows you to stream your content to Android devices with a non-Intel chipset and running Android 4.1…

The Carnegie Science Center Drama, Girl Scouts, and Girls in STEM

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Last week, there was a big brouhaha over a sign at the Carnegie Science Center that listed their scouting classes. After listing nine STEM-tastic activities for the boys (chemistry, engineering, astronomy, robotics), they list one class for the girls. And it’s called “Science with a Sparkle,” focusing on the science behind health and beauty products….

Verizon Educational Tools & a Fun Twitter Party

It’s not easy finding educational apps for your kids. The app stores are chock-full of choices, but which ones are quality? Which ones aren’t? Verizon set out to help its customers make choices with Verizon Educational Tools. The app includes reviews on a wide range of educational app and video options, as rated by educators…

Verizon Innovative App Challenge Asks Kids to Dream Big

The Verizon Foundation has just announced the 2015 Innovative App Challenge. Middle and high school students are invited to form teams of 5-7 students with a faculty advisor and to dream up an app concept in one of three areas: Education, Healthcare, or Sustainability. Teams will submit their concepts online via video and essay questions….

5 Free Must-Have Android Apps for House Selling and Buying

As I’ve mentioned, we recently bought a new house. When we bought our last house, 10 years ago, people still weren’t entirely embracing technology as a tool. My real estate agent at the time couldn’t quite grasp that I was doing my own online research before she was sending listings our way. There was no…

Play Nice(r) With Your Phone, Your Xbox, and Xbox SmartGlass

This month I’m testing out the Nokia Lumia 928 phone from Verizon Wireless. It’s a Windows phone, which is a change of pace for me, so I’ve been on the hunt for fun apps to share with all of you. There are lots of great apps out there, but I stumbled across something I wasn’t…

App Review: The Book of Holes

I love a quirky app. Why be boring? The Book of Holes by Poul Lange fits the bill. This interactive e-book from Chocolate Factory Publishing is strange and beautiful and silly and fun.

App Review: The Book of Holes

I love a quirky app. Why be boring? The Book of Holes by Poul Lange fits the bill. This interactive e-book from Chocolate Factory Publishing is strange and beautiful and silly and fun.

The Croods Video Game and App Giveaway

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When I first saw the ad for The Croods from DreamWorks Animation, I was skeptical. Cave men aren’t really my thing. But having seen the full trailer and read some reviews, I’m kind of excited to take the kids. It looks like a fun movie (it opens on March 22). And what better way to…