Tag: audio

You hear that? It’s the sound of your inactive SiriusXM radio turned on, free!

Imagine my surprise when I discovered the inactive SiriusXM radio in my car was suddenly blasting Channel 78 Kids Place Live again? Well, it turns out that it wasn’t a fluke. Now through the end of May, SiriusXM has automatically turned on all inactive radios, with no strings attached. Related: Here’s how to listen to podcasts on your iPhone.  That means you can catch up on news, your favorite 90’s songs (not just me, right?), and yes, listen to the segment featuring Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas that was the impetus for their new Wow in the World podcast on...

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10 cool Mother’s Day tech gifts for your favorite mobile mom.

As much as we love flowers and chocolate for Mother’s Day (seriously, bring it on) we’d never say no to a an awesome Mother’s Day tech gift. Especially one that recognizes we are basically insane on-the-go multi-taskers who manage our entire lives –and our family’s, ahem — with the help of our phones, tablets and laptops. From audio accessories, to chic cases, to online subscriptions that make our lives better, here are some fantastic Mother’s Day tech gift ideas for all the mobile moms out there. Which, to be honest, is all of us these days. Related: The most beautiful floral phone cases for mom...

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Why the new Beoplay P2 portable speakers just rose to the top of our tech gift wishlists.

We love our portable Bluetooth speakers around here, especially as the warm weather creeps in and we aim to take our favorite music (and ahem, favorite podcasts) outside. That’s why we’re smitten with the brand new Beoplay P2 Speaker — and right in time for Mother’s Day, too. (That’s another *ahem* in case you didn’t catch that.) Related: 4 great outdoor speakers for outdoor entertaining this summer These are no ordinary Bluetooth speakers. They promise an impressive 10-hour battery life, splash-resistance that parents pretty much require, and of course fantastic sound, all in a manageable 9.7 ounce package.  But what’s...

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Get your tech organization in shape

When it comes to tech organization, sometimes it’s just as simple as a coin pouch transformed into a earbuds holder, which is exactly what these Triangle Coin Pouches from FashionABLE can do. And with style, too. Related: 3 smart tech organizers to help you tackle your cords We’re no stranger to the leather goods at FashionABLE, all of which are made by artisans who craft them by hand and who earn a sustainable income, education, as well as medical care for their families. But we love that their accessories are so fantastic for tech as well. These pouches are the perfect size for...

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Spotify and Chill on Valentine’s Day with Prince to serenade you

Your Valentine’s Day just got a whole lot more romantic thanks to the official news that Prince is now available on Spotify and Apple Music. Whoo! That’s right, all of his albums can be streamed all day, and… all night. Ahem.  Start off with a little Purple Rain, and then, depending on how your evening goes (aka when the kids finally fall asleep after their day long sugar high), Get Off? We’ll let you take it from here. And if you need more romantic ideas for a date night at home, parents, we’ve got them in spades. Or should we...

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5 fabulous Valentine’s Day tech accessories you can get at Nordstrom. Drool.

I’ve been a big Nordstrom fan for years, and not just because I have a little shoe addiction. Their customer service is unrivaled, like the time they sent someone to my home to take off a security tag an associate had forgotten to take off. Nope, I’m not kidding. What you might not know is that they have killer tech accessories, from tech wristlets to iPhone cases, even battery chargers that you won’t believe are battery chargers. Here, 5 fabulous Valentine’s Day tech accessories you can get at Nordstrom right now (though really, hearts are fun all year long). Good luck...

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22 fantastic holiday tech deals to reward you last-minute shoppers | 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

As we get closer to Christmas and Hanukkah (eep!) we thought we’d close out our 2016 Holiday Tech Gift Guide should help you out since it’s all about last minute holiday tech deals and discounts. Yep, those of you procrastinators and busy parents? You’re in luck. Because we’ve found so many phenomenal tech deals from electronic games and STEM toys to small appliances, gifts for photographers of all ages, and lots of cool tech accessories Just be sure to order ASAP! All these shops still offer Christmas delivery, generally with free group shipping. But then most need to be ordered by 12/21...

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Listen to music through your beanie. Congrats on winning winter.

We love finding swanky, stylish tech gifts for the men in our lives, and this year we’re swooning over this cashmere Bluetooth beanie we spotted at Neiman Marcus. Concealed, wireless headphones are built in to the hat, designed to fit over your ears, so they’ll be warm while you stream your favorite music or podcasts via Bluetooth. Not to mention the gorgeous, imported cashmere that makes it extraordinarily soft, and very upscale. Related: 11 cool audio gifts for men, whatever his style Wondering how it works? The beanie is entirely wireless and the battery lasts 6-8 hours, but it does comes with a charging...

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Are earbuds causing hearing loss in kids? 3 things you can do right now to protect your kid’s ears

As a mom of a tween who blasts music through her earbuds on a daily basis, you can bet a new article about earbuds and hearing loss caught my eye. Reportedly, there’s been a 30% increase in hearing loss in adolescents (one out of every five, actually), which they’re attributing to the increase in earbud use. According to the article, phones made in the U.S. can hit up to 115 decibels (dB) with permanent damage occurring with regular exposure at 110 dB (or higher) for longer than one minute. So, considering I often have to wave my hands in front of my daughter’s face or tap...

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Nucleus: A home intercom system that you can use, even if you’re not home.

We just instituted a new family rule at my house: No yelling for mom or dad from another room. Because, enough already. But, that being said, this rule probably needs to start with me. Our solution has been the Nucleus home intercom system, and I’m happy to report, waaaaay less yelling. The Nucleus devices can be placed throughout your home, then set up to connect via video or audio chat. So, along with calling them to dinner, I can use this to quickly check in on my kids while they’re having a sleepover in their room, or even to keep an eye on a baby who’s...

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