Category Archives: gadgets

Our Dreams of a la Carte TV May Come True

Technologizer reports that Roku’s first cable channel, WealthTV, has been launched. For $2.99 a month you can watch WealthTV just as you would on cable. Continue reading

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Communal iPhone?

Can the iPhone be communal? Only with contstant oversight. Continue reading

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Roku Anyone?

After at least a year of the kids gathered around the laptop watching episodes of Hannah Montana we have finally done the smartest thing ever. Bought a Roku. Continue reading

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Extended family calendar goes on-line

Exploring on-line calendars for the extended family. Continue reading

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Motivated to Save

Because digital gadgets are so expensive, my purchase of them is limited to birthdays and Christmas. What that means is that my kids have become quite adept at saving up for things they want. Let me say that another way: my oldest has become adept at getting his siblings to join in saving for things he’s got his eye on but thinks they’ll enjoy too. Continue reading

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Thank you, iTunes

Amassing music digitally makes it so much easier to get your current favorites. Can’t you remember making a four-hour long tape recording of America’s Top 40? And how about 45s — Lucky Star by Madonna, anyone? Cassette singles? Don’t Worry, Be Happy? Yikes! Continue reading

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How many gadgets?

How many gadgets does it take for a family of five to fly for four hours? Here’s my packing list: 1. Three iPod Shuffles loaded with playlists ranging from The Backyardagins to Taylor Swift to 3 Doors Down 2. One … Continue reading

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