Your Personal Cloud Demystified: The Glue that Simplifies Life Online

As our need to be mobile increases, our gadget portfolios grow from a single PC to multiple devices—our data is scattered across all of them. The cloud brings it all together....more
 @All that makes you...  Let me know what which cloud apps are your favorite. I'm sure it won't ... more

You Need Pinterest. I'll Bet You A Bubble Bath On That.

Once upon a time, I abruptly abandoned a ten-year-tradition of reading glossy magazines in the bathtub. Why? Because I loved my laptop more than bubble bath and I fell madly in love with the sites it showed me: Flickr.com and Etsy.com. I loved these sites, spending hours mooning over layouts of backyard gazebos I could stencil by hand with soy ink, doughnuts with sprinkles, and bedazzled lingerie Ithe most frequent use of which would be to snag my best t-shirts while I cleaned house on Saturday mornings). Practical stuff. I used these sites black and blue. I linked them. I linked them again. And then, one day, like the fickle woman I am, I found a new love: Pinterest.com. And lo, it was yummy. ...more
@Natashainoz A Pinterest linky party! What a great idea! So savvy. more

That’s A Wrap! CES 2012, Smart and Connected

In spite of a lack of ground-breaking news, CES 2012 put a stake in the ground for the tech trends we’ll see in the coming year and beyond. Smart this, smart that. Gadgets unveiled at this year’s big dance focused on one thing: connected. We want anywhere, anytime access to our digital lives, in and out of the home, so this year at the International Consumer Electronics Show, everything seemed to be billed as smart and connected....more
@KarenLynnn I know! I can't wait for the prices to come down. The SMART TVs are awesome, too. ... more

That’s A Wrap! CES 2012, Smart and Connected

In spite of a lack of ground-breaking news, CES 2012 put a stake in the ground for the tech trends we’ll see in the coming year and beyond. Smart this, smart that. Gadgets unveiled at this year’s big dance focused on one thing: connected. We want anywhere, anytime access to our digital lives, in and out of the home, so this year at the International Consumer Electronics Show, everything seemed to be billed as smart and connected....more
@Gena Haskett Gena, good point. Sounds like the experience of the device is important to you. ... more

Do We Need the Internet on our TV Screens?

If you are already feeling over-connected, you might not like the fact that at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week most big TV manufacturers weren't really pushing the concept of Internet Protocol TV (IPTV). They have already assumed that we like it, we want it and it's here to say. In fact, at the keynote on Thursday morning, CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro made the prediction that in 2014, "consumers in the U.S. will purchase nearly 30 million Internet-connected televisions." ...more
Great points, Jenna. Indeed, Internet TV is here to stay. In spite of my own addiction to ... more

Goodbye Laptop, Hello Ultrabook

Ultrabooks are the latest thing in portable computers. Lori Cunningham from The Well Connected Mom thinks they might signal the end of the bigger and heavier laptop. Here's what she says, ...more
We'll likely see a gazillion new Ultrabooks at CES next week. more

The Gadget Afterlife: Sell, Donate or Recycle Old Electronics

Give new life to your old devices this holiday season.  Like many families, we have a gadget drawer, which recently morphed into a gadget closet, bursting with random cables and power cords, prehistoric gadgets, archaic mobile phones, old-school PDAs (remember the Palm Pilot?) and obsolete computers the size of baby elephants. So, before we whipped out the wallets this Christmas for our next “gotta have it” gadget, my husband and I agreed that these old devices deserve an afterlife....more
Thanks blogher for highlighting Gadget Afterlife as a featured post! Anyone give old devices an ... more

Which Electronic Gadget Is On Your Holiday "Wish List" This Season?

All of our research studies confirm that the BlogHer community is more digitally savvy than the total online population.  We have the women (and the moms) that find their lives greatly enhanced by laptops, smart phones and tablets.Since BlogHer women are the authorities when it comes to consumer electronics, we want you to tell us which ones you think are the hottest, most coveted items.  What kind of nifty tech gadget would you love to have this holiday season?  Pick from the list below if you see a favorite, or feel free to elaborate by leaving a comment. ...more
@sassymonkey I can NEVER have too many gadgets, and I'm looking forward to the Amazon Fire. more