I was not a fan of carpeting before moving into my current home, where the stuff covers two stairwells and the whole second floor. I'm even more of a detractor now that it has caused me to fall three times on the stairs, with the most recent incident, on Monday, drawing some blood.
A rather unfortunate lapse in judgment left me on the stoop of my apartment building last weekend waiting for a locksmith to help me break into my home. I'd just finished a half marathon and all I wanted was a shower and my couch, instead I got three hours on the front stoop and a hefty bill.
A few months ago, I took my youngest to an amusement park with a large group of friends and their moms. As we all gathered at the front entrance with a gaggle of 5 - 7 year olds, I noticed one mom writing her cell number on her child's arm. Brilliant idea! For kids who aren't ready to remember a phone number, it's a simple way to keep an emergency number visible in case she gets lost. Once we started looking, though, we found a number of clever ways to connect your child to your phone number. Read on for our top tips!
Master Lock is calling the DialSpeed Padlock their most advanced padlock ever, and it looks the part. A light up electronic directional interface lets users lock, unlock, and program the anti-shim boron carbide shackle reinforced design for use locking up rooms, lockers, or other valuables indoors (note: not for exterior use). Could be a great back-to-school gift...
Right now, your phone (or tablet, or laptop) is sitting safely next to you at your desk. Or maybe you're using it to read this right now. But someday, sooner than you'd like, you may lose your beloved device. It could be in your house, or in a cab, or at the airport, and losing it will shake you to your screen-addicted core. Here are a few preventative measures you should take right now to make sure your separation from your lost tech is a brief one.
You've probably heard that when dialing 911 from a cell phone, the carrier has to put the call through whether or not you subscribe to their service, but have any of us actually tested or even confirmed it? Don't just take our word for it, hear it straight from the horse's mouth and learn the unique challenges associated with this and how the FCC handles them.
Bad email can happen to good people. Even a careful, tech-savvy person like yourself could unwittingly click on a malicious link or have their one-fits-all password compromised to hackers. So try this one-time 30-second strategy to stay on top of email account spammers (no matter which service you use).
As we swing into summer, nothing welcomes the sunniest season better than a road trip. Whether you're heading to the beach, packing for a camping trip or heading down to your old roommate's wedding, lots us will be loading up the car for a road trip this summer. These days I'm so used to relying on my smartphone for everything from directions to entertainment, but there are a few other non-tech items you should be sure to pack up before you head out.
I'm in the market for new iPhone speakers and a charging dock, but this time around I want function and style. Really, with so many products flooding the market, there's no reason you can't have both. I'm drawn to simple, sleek wooden wares — hopefully they will be as functional as they are pretty. Here's a roundup of products for the iPhone or iPod that fit the bill.