Public service announcement of the day: look for cameras. We're not saying it happens all the time (and it's certainly creepy), but apparently it's perfectly within a resident's rights to film whatever and whomever they damn please in their house. Eek!
I've caught the Serial bug, and now I think I'm addicted to podcasts. They're easy to listen to, especially for someone like me with a long commute every day. And it turns out they're a really rich medium for creative people to share their stories and struggles. There are some people out there are doing really brilliant and productive things with podcasting.
Everyone's digital life and needs are different. Consider this a very basic guide on how to do a little digital cleaning and organizing of your computer in a couple of hours so you can have a system that runs a little smoother and so you can find files you need a little easier.
We've got another scrub-free assignment for you: cleaning and organizing your computer files. National Clean Out Your Computer Day was February 9th, so let's work on getting our digital files in order. For this weekend's Apartment Therapy Weekend Project, we're going to be whipping our computer files into shape and setting up a backup schedule. Set aside an hour or so for this task.
Tech is a integral part of our lives at home, but the cords and accessories that come with it—not to mention the devices themselves—can be tough to integrate into our decor. Keeping cables neat and routers hidden away are just a few of the ways we keep our electronics organized. Check out more after the jump:
Everyone knows that sitting is killing us, so for the past few months, Apartment Therapy staffers have watched with interest as Senior Account Executive and office trailblazer Caroline experimented with a standing desk. Being the health conscious furniture-conscious girl that I am, I decided to follow suit and tackle a one day standing desk experiment. You know, for science. Wanna come along?
Using technology to help manage the household can add up to a good amount of time and money saved—not to mention a significant reduction in things (paper calendars and planners) and clutter (all those papers!). Here are the top four apps I'd hate to live without.
In why-don't-we-already-have-this news, a French technology startup, Connected Cycle, has released prototypes of a new kind of bike pedal with GPS included. Now, your bike can alert you via smart phone when it's being moved stolen.
The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show was a lot of the same this year: more huge TVs, more fancy 3D printers and more wireless home monitoring devices. So what was new? The explosion of wearable devices that count our calories, steps, breaths and even our oxygen levels will change how we interact with our bodies and other living things.
Who would have thought that desks would be the big buzzed about item in tech in 2014? On a weekly basis, I got more emails about standing desks than I did about any other category in the industry, save Bluetooth speakers. The truth is that while this trend is an important one for our health, it's also exceptionally expensive with only a few distinct exceptions.