Category Tech

Work From Home? There’s an App for That!

The Silicon Valley is such a dynamic and connected place that it’s easy to take what we have for granted sometimes.  I’ve been working in this area since the late 1990s, and I was faced with a relatively significant setback early last year that fundamentally changed the way I was able to work in a typical office environment. I managed to roll with the punches and architect my workplace atmosphere. To

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What the 3D Printer Taught Me

How I imagined a 3-D printer worked before this article: Someone went out and got a fresh new stack of computer papers from Staples Someone sitting at a computer designed some sort of cool object A magical printer took the paper and BAM; made it into said cool object …that’s about it. I realize that’s not saying much for my knowledge of the technology, but I’m willing to put myself

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Quick Pics Get Into Politics

If you don’t have this app, you’ve at least heard of it. It is America’s fastest growing smartphone app and its premises is either devotedly loved or passionately hated by the smartphone population. There is no in between. Snapchat was launched in 2011, and has grown considerably from its 127 users in the first month. As of August 2014 there were 100 million monthly active users involved with the app,

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Texting: Awesome or Tragic?

Ah, cellphones, the latest saying of a woman/man’s best friend. Face it we refuse to leave home without them. We almost always have our cellphones whether they’re in our hands, in our pockets, or in our purses. However, the most common place that you will find a cellphone lately is in an individual’s car. Unfortunately, we will even see a cellphone within the hand of somebody driving. Lately, most teens

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Mother’s Day Gifts For The Techie Mom

Okay, guys, it’s that time of the year again; Mother’s Day! Besides getting stuff for your mom, you also get something special for your wife, right? If you have young ones, they’re not going to be heading out to Neiman Marcus or the Apple store to pick her up a little something for a Mother’s Day gift, but you can. Here in the Silicon Valley, we’re lucky to have some

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