What's the next big idea?

My niece and I were recently having a conversation about the next big entrepreunal idea. She was lamenting the fact that she and I, budding bakers, totally missed out on the cupcake craze (cupcakes in lieu of wedding cakes, remember that?) which apparently is now dwindling down, much to the chagrin of the many who invested their life-savings in cupcakes-only bakery stores....more
@Laine Griffin That is not a bad idea at all. If it's good enough for my dog, would I care any ...more

How to Choose the Right PC for Your Family


Cyber Monday

http://excusemecanitellyousomething.blogspot.com/2011/11/deals-deals-deals.html Links to day's column "Hott Flashes" on Moms of Faith!  Thanks for reading!...more

A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking. Arthur Bloch

It’s one of those days.Days I’m just too tired. I can’t think of what to write, so I’m going to do that thing that I learned to do with kids…I might send them toOne Word and get them thinking about one word and writing about it for sixty seconds.Or how about something more ambitious..Write for Ten is another good short writing place. I have enjoyed taking students there and they enjoy it more than the ancient art of putting pencil to paper....more

How Close Do You Think We Are to Microsoft's World?

I've just spent the last 6.17 mins watching what Microsoft sees as the future. It wasn't until ShesConnected Conference that I really gave any thought of where companies would get their ideas to move forward with new technology. When I got to watch Sheryl Connelly discuss her work in Global Consumer Trends and Futuring for Ford Motor Company, I was finally able to get a proper picture of how companies work on getting that next "good idea" to wow their consumers and make it into the next level of technological advancement....more

Entertain Me NOW... please!

If you read me yesterday, you might remember my saying to keep an eye out for certain companies that are no doubt aiming for the top of the tech list? There's a new leak on an upcoming HTC smartphone that will encase a 1.5GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset. What does this mean in layman's terms? It'll be one fast mo-fo. Your phone is Wile E. Coyote and this new HTC Quad-Core Superphone currently titled as the "Edge", is the Road Runner. ...more

The Haves and Have-Nots

Monday was my regular day off from work. Among the errands I had that day was dropping off a couple bags of books and videos at the Goodwill store in my neighborhood. That same afternoon, I headed down to my wireless carrier and finally got an upgrade for my iPhone. Moving up to the 3GS for free left me feeling pretty good about my choice. I didn't have a compelling reason to invest in the just-released 4S, which came with a hefty price tag and quite a bit more cultural cachet. ...more
@Sofia Michaels Thanks for your comment. I sit here and wring my hands even as I hope retailers ...more

The Golden Wrapper

I'm sure the countdown to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone Launch has begun by now!New smartphone launches are always exciting, 'cause developers are frequently pushed to the edge to create something extraordinary for the latest embodiment of communication devices. And as much as it pains me for how quickly a computer or TV can become "old tech" these days (*cough* only six months before potentially obsolete*cough*), these have nothing on the near non-existent shelf life of smartphones....more

Your Kids and Technology

Now let me be up front from the beginning. I'm not rocking the newest tech by any means. I hardly use my cell phone. In fact I bet you ten bucks (Canadian admittedly), that it isn't even charged right now. I don't own a watch. Our family didn't even get a computer until my first year of university. The idea of ten year olds texting just blows my mind....more

Getting to Grips With QR Codes

Have you spotted how common ...more