Kris Cain

Kris Cain is a Chicago area mother to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, web designer, and blogger. In her previous life she held positions as a help desk technician, desktop support tech, and network administrator working a 9-5 job for over 15 years. She has experience building and troubleshooting computers both personally and professionally. There is a good reason why jeans are still her favorite thing to wear. That is what you wear when you have to carry dirty computers all day and crawl under desks to plug in cables! Kris is a true geek. She does not just play one on the internet. And now in her company LittleTechGirl Media she focuses on working with companies, brands, and bloggers to use social media to its full advantage. She found a way to turn her addiction into a business. Isn't that everyones dream? :) On her blog, LittleTechGirl.com she writes about her love of gadgets, social media, and anything else that crosses her mind. Kris has been involved in Social Media for around 12 years. She has experience building web communities for moms, manning forums, web site design, blog building and more. Her latest project, ChiTownMoms.net is really taking off and becoming a great resource for Chicago area moms. Kris has been a featured speaker at several conferences including Type-A Parent, Gleek Retreat, Blogalicious, and BlogHer. She has also spoken on other panels sharing her experience with social media. technology, and blogging. She has been featured in several articles both online and in print, been interviewed for 2 books, been interviewed for Ebony Magazine, and had her photo show up in Essence Magazine. She has even been on the cover of a local newspaper for Mother’s Day. She has connected with great companies such as AMD, AT&T, Intel, HP, eBay, Keurig, Chevy, Cisco, MSI, Little Debbie, Kenmore, Sears, Western Digital, Google, CNN, Verizon, and more. Kris figured out a while ago that she was destined to be a busy body really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that. For even more information on me, check out my profile at KrisCain.net.

Questionnaire: BlogHer Session: Making Media On the Go

Anyone involved in social media understands the importance of mobile technology as a tool. At BlogHer  next week, we will be presenting a panel called  "Mobile Multimedia: Making Media on the Go".  To prepare, we wanted to hear from the BlogHer community on what mobile technology they are using for multi-media content creation. So we created some questions that we hope you can take a minute and respond via comments to this post....more
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Apple Opens Mac App Store for Mac OS v10.6 and Later

(image courtesy Apple.com)iPhone and iPad users have gotten used to the great ease with which we can find and download apps for our mobile devices. Apple has brought that same excitement over to the Apple OS for Mac. What is the Mac App Store?...more

Does the RockMelt Integrated Facebook Browser Jeopardize Your Online Security?

For the past few days I have been trying out the new RockMelt Browser. Released one week ago, it is drawing attention for being an integrated social media browser. Right now, RockMelt is in beta and is currently available by invite only. But the neat thing is that if you sign up for an invite, Facebook friends that are already using the browser get a notification that you are in need of an invite and can send you one. ...more

I have no interest in being that connected to Facebook.

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Is the Microsoft Kinect Having Trouble With Black Faces?

About a year ago, we heard reports about the webcam on an HP Touchsmart PC failing to track a black man's face using the state of the art tracking software built into the camera. However, when his white coworker stepped into the picture, the tracking resumed as it should. HP explained the problems as follows: "The technology we use is built on standard algorithms that measure the difference in intensity of contrast between the eyes and the upper cheek and nose," Welch explains. "We believe that the camera might have difficulty 'seeing' contrast in conditions where there is insufficient foreground lighting." ...more

According to today's Seattle Times, this assertion is not ...more

Get the Real Scoop on Technology with Cool Mom Tech

I am a geek, and proud of it. I love to talk technology. So if I come across a great tech related site, I am all over it. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Gumbinner who is half of the dynamic duo behind Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech. She answered a few questions about launching the Cool Mom Tech site. ...more

We're happy that if you had to give your afternoon to someone, it was us.

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