With a whole new host of “smart” gadgets popping up in the market by the day it can be easy to feel like your head is spinning when you start shopping for the tech-savvy dad in your life. But the bottom line is that as confusing as it can be, you actually have a great selection of products to choose from. If you are shopping for somebody who can never have enough gadgets, then read on to see what we know are some of the top picks this year.
So you’re pregnant… now what?! Pregnancy comes with so many emotions and questions, but in this age of technology we can find some peace of mind in knowing we have unlimited resources at our fingertips. Here are 5 apps great for first time moms, as well as seasoned pro’s, that are great for pregnancy and postpartum!
We have entered the winter months and when the weather outside becomes frightful, our monthly utility bills do the same. We have put together a helpful guide that can help you reduce the amount of money you’re spending each month on your electricity. These strategies include heating, lighting and powering your home more efficiently while cutting down on the cost associated with each.
Here are 5 tips to saving money on your home electricity bill.
It’s hard enough for Mom to cook dinner, keep the house looking tidy and fold your underwear. Your wife is a Goddess and the last thing she needs is for Dad to come home and be a zombie. Even the Mom who gets help at home with grandparents, has hired a nanny, or even has a husband that is into folding laundry is going to be burned out keeping the ship upright – the way she wants.
No matter what hat Mom most frequently wears at home, and there is probably 20 different hats being worn – there is little doubt, especially in the formative first 6 years, that Mom does most of the heavy lifting. The very least the involved Father can do is support her as best as possible. This means being focused at the dinner table.
In recent years plenty of high-tech tools have been brought to the marketplace that help to turn your house into a smart-home. Luckily nowadays, a fully functioning smart home is hardly a science fiction novelty like where the Jetsons lived. If you are ready to start automating your home then you are in luck! There are many options available to you and they don’t all have to break your wallet. In fact, many of them will offer you long term savings. Already own a smartphone? You are in luck. From self programming thermostats to smart locks there are many appliances, devices, and gadgets designed to increase your home’s technology IQ and most of them are controlled directly from your smartphone.
Our cell phone is like an extra appendage. It’s the one thing that can leave you feeling incomplete if you leave the house without it and unconnected from the world if you happen to lose it. While it seems silly to place so much emphasis on a piece of technology, we consistently dish out over a hundred dollars a month on a phone that has all the bells and whistles, to include an always increasing contract. Even though we couldn’t fathom ditching our phones anytime soon, there are a few ways to ditch the high dollar signs.
If you ask most people what they want for Christmas, there is bound to be a techy item or two on their list. Everyone is constantly plugged in one way or another. However, the tech savvy are becoming more aware of how they use technology and want to use it in a more healthy and balanced way. These gifts for the tech savvy person on your list will allow them to control their technology instead of the technology controlling them. Technology should make someone’s life easier and these gifts will help reach that ideal.
Days in the life of a parent can be busy and hectic. You may be going to work, running errands, cleaning or cooking. Regardless of what you are doing you likely have your hands full. Luckily being a modern parent in this day and age definitely has its benefits. Brand new to the parenting market and full of amazing features is the Evoz Smart Parenting Monitor. This revolutionary new monitor that allows you to watch your child from anywhere in the world, is everything that parents could ever want and need in a monitor, plus SO MUCH MORE.
As you’re admiring the breathtaking sunsets and beautiful scenic landscapes while capturing them with your smartphone and sharing them on your social media outlets, the risk that you’re putting yourself and your family at is activated.
Though it’s tempting to share a photo of your son climbing on a historic landscape or frolicking on the beach, it can be an advertisement for burglars saying “I’m not home! So, feel free to stop by and see what cool things you can take from my empty home!”
A recent survey, conducted by Friedland, reveals that 4 out of 5 burglars use Facebook and Twitter to select their victims. They further point out that 78% of burglars search media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare as their means of selecting their targets. 54% percent also go on to say that homeowners updating their status and whereabouts on social media sites is a common mistake.
Here are 6 Social Media Vacation Safety Tips to help decrease your chances of becoming a burglary victim while on vacation.
With just the swipe of your finger, a personal trainer awaits to help get you into tip-top shape! It sounds like a dream for busy moms with maybe too little time or too little extra funds to spend at the gym each day, but thanks to technology, the prospect of having a free personal trainer working with you twenty-four-seven and an at-home gym are now within a thumb’s reach. Read on for a list of the five best FREE fitness apps that range in not only ability, but also flexibility, strength, flavor and endurance.
Are you a budding photographer who loves the look and feel of those vintage photos? Lomography makes all sorts of fun cameras and the Lomo’Instant is the perfect size Instant Camera to take wherever you go. It’s the most creative way to shoot fantastic photos which you can share anywhere and with everyone in an instant- and we are giving one away today!
As busy moms, shuttling kids from activity-to-activity with an ever-growing to-do list, it can be easy to neglect maintenance on your car. The integrity of your tires is arguably one of the most important aspects of keeping you and your family safe on the road. New brakes, suspension upgrades, the latest crumple technology all become trivial when you’re riding on a worn set of tires. Luckily, your car’s tires are one of the easiest parts of your car to monitor and maintain (no need to poke around under your hood or stain your hands with motor oil). Below we’ve got tips on tire safety moms can easily and quickly follow to ensure your family’s safety on the road, as well as some basic tire information you should know.
By now you’ve heard of it and if you have kids over the age of 6, you could quite possibly be living it: MINECRAFT! It’s everywhere and all of the kids are talking about it. It’s by far one of the hottest games right now, available on all platforms from tablets, to the Wii, Playstation, Xbox and on your PC. By February 2014, Minecraft had been downloaded over 35 million times total: that’s a lot of blocks! If you are new to this world, you may be wondering “what is this game??“, “is it ok for my child to play?” or “I don’t get it!!” We have been there and are here to send a little rescue boat made of cubes to help steer you to shore and explain this wild world that your children are OBSESSED with.
Are you searching for a unique gift for the gadget-obsessed child, friend or family member? Today, Daily Mom is bringing you a collection of unique technology gifts sure to delight the techies on your list!
There are nearly 7 billion active mobile subscriptions worldwide right now. This enormous number of cellular devices makes up over 95% of the population across the globe. With rising numbers everyday, it is predicted that soon there will be more active cell phones in the world than there are people. Wrap your brain around that one for a second!