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Technology Journalist
Covers:  consumer technology, lifestyle
Doesn't Cover: business, funding

Technology journalist, consultant, spokesperson and explainer of all things social. Lover of gadgets and white wine.

This Mom Melted the Hearts of Fellow Travelers — Posted: There are two things sure to bring a frown to the face of an airline traveler; notice of a flight delay and a passenger with a baby heading towards your row.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids — By K.T. Bradford and Andrea Smith Looking for tech and gadget gifts for kids as young as 2 and as old as 16? Surprise them with these games, toys, and robots.

Q&A with Jessica Lawrence, NY Tech Meetup Executive Director — Have you been to a tech meetup? It's a popular way for coders, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in working in tech to meet and share ideas. The NY Tech Meetup, for instance, was founded in 2004 and is now one of the largest meetup groups in the world.

How to Add Experience In DevOps To Your Resume — What are DevOps & Continuous Deployment? The DevOps mindset helps developers and IT operations remove barriers that keep them from collaborating in optimal ways. This helps DevOps-focused teams quickly find and fix bugs and make improvements to software as part of a repeatable process called continuous deployment.

Beyond Email: 3 Innovative Communication Tools for Your Team — The way we communicate at work is changing as workplaces are evolving. With many companies using remote or off-site employees, it's important to have a reliable way for everyone to communicate. Emails and phone calls just don't cut it anymore.

Win Big By Training for the Coming Boom in SDN/Virtualized Networking — SDN will boom; prepare to win big It's important to have training and experience in Software-Defined Networking (SDN, also known as virtualized networking) because it is going to be everywhere soon.

Hands on with Fitbit Charge, Charge HR & Surge — Fitbit showed off three new activity trackers this week; two fitness bands, the Charge and Charge HR, and one smart fitness watch with built-in GPS, the Surge. I got a hands-on look at the new devices before the launch and it's evident that Fitbit is stepping up its tech game and gearing up to woo athletes away from the competition.

7 Cases That Do More Than Protect Your iPhone — You already know you need a case to protect your phone from accidental drops and bumps, but did you know the right case can do so much more? Whether you want your case to perform double duty as a wallet or help keep your precious photos private, we've rounded up seven cases that go above and beyond protection.

Ashton Kutcher Designed a Tablet That Turns a Wall into an Instant Home Theater — New Android tablets seem to be about as prevalent as KitKat bars at Halloween, but Lenovo's YOGA Tablet 2 Pro distinguishes itself with some very innovative, new features. It has a built-in Pico projector, a cylinder shaped bottom that makes it comfortable to hold, and a first-of-its-kind, built-in subwoofer delivering rich, immersive sound.

Inside ZocDoc: 'Your First 20 Hires Will Make or Break Your Company' — If you've ever tried to make a doctor appointment and found you can't get seen for a week or more, you understand the frustration that brought about ZocDoc. Founded in 2007, ZocDoc is a service that lets you instantly book an appointment with a nearby doctor in your insurance network; either online or using an app.
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Nov 26, 2014

Doing some pre- #BlackFriday shopping. Good deals on @amazon Kindle Paperwhite for $99 and Kindle for $49. On sale all weekend.

Nov 26, 2014

That moment when you put your carefully measured ingredients in a food processor bowl and realize you forgot to add the blade on the bottom

Nov 26, 2014

Snow starting to stick much earlier than we expected. So glad I did my #Thanksgiving shopping over the…

Nov 26, 2014

Great deal: 50% off @tyltproducts Fri thru Mon plus free shipping w/code ‘CYBER2014’

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