My youngest daughter has severe peanut allergies. And because of this, she has to always carry a pair of epinephrine injectors with her. In the past, she carried EPIPEN JR’s and then EPIPENs, but because of the recent price hikes, we have elected to switch to generic epinephrine injectors. Regardless, these injectors are life-saving should someone start having an anaphylactic reaction due to an allergy (e.g., food, bee sting, insect bite). It does not stop the reaction but does extend the time (by minutes) prior to emergency response to arrive and take over. EPIPENs and these injectors become a part of the daily life of someone with these allergies. And forgetting an EPIPEN or injector can actually be a fatal decision. Luckily, the Veta smart case by Aterica is there to help. And it got some pretty critical tech driving it. (*Disclosure below.)Read More
A few weeks ago, Microsoft released an update for the Mac version of OneDrive that included their new On-Demand service. For me, and probably others who rapidly run out of hard drive space over time, this is a big deal! In essence, it’s using one of the core attributes of cloud computing, that of expanding or contracting storage on-demand, to basically make your hard drive larger than it actually is. And, when you couple the new On-Demand feature with the already existing selective sync feature, you have a pretty powerful combination of on- and off-line capabilities that can definitely add some space to your precious hard drive.Read More
While I normally write (and sometime film) about technology products, sometime “real life” issues hit and I need to do a little pivot. This past week, the front headlight of my 2013 Hyundai Elantra burnt out. So, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to film and write about the process of replacing the burnt out headlight bulb with the goal of hopefully teaching and empowering others to be able to replace the headlight bulbs themselves. (Note: the instructions I provide most likely works for 2011-2016 Hyundai Elantras!)Read More
There is something empowering about doing things yourself as opposed to paying someone to do it for you. You can learn from mistakes, get a better understanding of how things work, and even get some bragging rights in the process. While I have replaced iPhone batteries many times before on all different types of models, as iPhones get more complicated, so does the process of replacing their batteries. My latest How To video provides detailed video instructions on how to replace the Apple iPhone 6S battery.
While I was never a huge LEGO aficionado when I was a child (don’t get me wrong, I built plenty of magical creations with LEGO), I never obsessed over getting those huge sets with thousands of pieces. I had plenty of friend who did though. And I’m going to guess that if they had this job, creating a full-sized Chevrolet Silverado using 334,544 LEGO pieces, that would be their dream job!Read More