Tag: blogging

Web Coolness: Tattoos that turn you into cyborgs, issues with smart TVs, and the dangers of smart toys

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   The perfect shirt for STEM-loving feminists, just in time for International Women’s Day. How text alerts to parents are preventing kids from skipping school. Well, here’s one way to ensure people actually read a post before they comment. Turns out WhatsApp and Signal apps were never insecure or hacked by the CIA. Using crafts to get girls excited about STEM. This is awesome! Too much social media is causing loneliness in young adults. Eep. These tattoos...

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Web Coolness: Does tech have room for breastfeeding moms, Lego Star Wars Force Awakens, and Minecraft valentines

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   Love this: Kids create their own superhero cyborg prosthetics A sneak peek at the upcoming Lego Star Wars Force Awakens game! Interesting piece: Does tech not have room for breastfeeding moms? An argument against not reading nasty comments online.   Printable Minecraft valentines for your geeky kids. A gif button coming to Twitter? Oh man. Facebook and Neilson are teaming up to roll out their own TV ratings. A dad attaches a GoPro to his toddler during hide...

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Type geeks, your fabulous new font finder is here

I tend to browse lots of places looking for cool fonts that I may never use. (When it comes to typefaces I’m more of a collector than a designer; kind of like having lots of books at home you haven’t yet opened. But I digress.) I’ve just stumbled across a seriously cool site called Discover.Typography by H&Co and I can’t stop playing around with it. You just click on any one of the designs you like, and you’ll automatically see the name of the fonts, with an option to save or instantly download.     The nav can be a...

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A laptop that’s closed on weekends. We can dream, right?

If you spend your work life on your computer or know someone who does, this clever Closed Weekends laptop case is the perfect gift especially since Father’s Day is only about a month away. (Yeah, we can’t believe it either). Or hey, maybe putting it on your own laptop is a great gift for the dad in your life? This padded canvas 15-inch laptop case will keep that precious computer safe and protected on its days off, or if you’re like me, more like in transit while you work. And while actually putting away my own laptop for an entire weekend might...

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11 Instagram accounts to follow that start your day off happy

I recently learned a tip: Waking up and beginning your day looking at Facebook and Twitter can start you off on the wrong foot. Between the political fighting, the depressing news, the spam and the trolling…yeah. Not necessarily the first thing you want to see in the morning. Instagram, however, can be a joyous respite from all that. If you’re following the right people, there are feeds that can make you happy in an instant. Just know that I’m kind of old school with my IG. I tend to favor people who share their own photographs–at least most of the time–and don’t muck up their...

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3 funny Valentine’s Day cards for tech lovers. Welcome to the 21st century.

I’m much more of a silly card kind of girl than sentimental, which is why I’m digging these funny Valentine’s Day cards that are made just for tech lovers, social media users, or well, anybody who owns a smartphone. Isn’t that everyone these days?   I discovered the witty cards at Sapling Press over the holidays, so it’s no surprise that I’m loving their collection of Valentine’s Day cards too, like their “We Go Together Like” line. Show your favorite blogger a little love with this Blogs and comments card and then blow her-or his– mind and leave a comment on that person’s actual blog. Sorry, Facebook comments...

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Atlas Obscura: if this doesn’t make you want to travel the world, nothing will

When I’m in a new city, I want to see the good stuff. Monuments and museums can be interesting, but what really fascinates me are the sights that not everybody has seen. Or even knows about. Which is why this amazing website is my new tourist guidebook. Even if I go nowhere at all. Founded by a science journalist and a travel filmmaker, Atlas Obscura is packed with curious discoveries from around the world. From the world’s largest sundial in Jaipur, India, to a Victorian…uh, hair art museum in Missouri, to a secret subway exit in Brooklyn (shhh!), Atlas...

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Web Coolness: The Darth Vader Tumblr, the 6 types of Pinterest moms and iPhone 5 rumors we hope are true

Here are a few links we’ve enjoyed reading around the web this week. We hope you like them too! Ha! Love this Tumblr series on having Darth Vader as your dad. [via @blurb] Whoa, check out this high-tech coffee shop. Do you follow these do’s and don’ts for being a good Facebook friend? Good iPhone 5S launch rumor: a new color choice. 6 Types of Moms on Pinterest–any seem familiar? Soul Pancake’s Snap Your Joy campaign using this giant sidewalk camera makes us smile. Are babies too young for apps? We think so, and it looks like we’re not...

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8 of the best Google Reader alternatives for RSS feeds at your command

July 1st is right around the corner, which to us tech-minded folks means the day that Google Reader officially dies. Pause for silence. Sad day for many who have long-relied on this handy platform to keep up with their favorite blogs and news feeds; but fear not! We have plenty of other worthy options that will soon take its place. A couple months ago, we covered a handful of Google Reader alternatives.You can find full detail about these top 5 on our recent post. Feedly:   Newsy:   Pulse:   Flipboard: Newsblur: Now, we have a few more free...

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#besomebody: Turning inspiration into action

The first time I met Kash Shaikh, he was an enthusiastic PR guru with GoPro and I was his guest, gratefully shivering in the early hours of an Alaska morning to see the Northern Lights. After helping GoPro skyrocket into even greater popularity, he’s decided to go out on his own and follow his passion: An inspiring social movement that we could all use a huge dose of in our lives. His then personal blog #besomebody is now the start of a growing social media movement aimed to encourage people to share their stories, connect on a positive level...

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