Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too.

4G service coming to the Bay Area. (Finally!) With thoughts from our own technologist, Beth, at the Wall Street Journal

Unplggd offers 8 kid-friendly diy tech projects like this cool solar robot.

Washington Post describes an entire event combining moms and tech at CES.

Does technology make us lonelier? A response to the Time article and beginning of a good discussion from The Online Mom.

Techlicious is talking about tips and gadgets to help you save energy around the house.

Solar powered iPhones, coming your way, says Wired.

Via Swiss Miss, a cool research project that maps happiness

The word of the year: App. (Runner up includes “nom.” Love that.)