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  • External Hard Drives for Gamers from Western Digital
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 24, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    This post and breakfast was sponsored by Western Digital and Parenting Bytes We are definitely a gaming household. My husband, in particular, is a huge gamer. We have several gaming systems, and even love to play games as a family too. There is a new trend in gaming that is causing a big problem with

  • Philips Put Healthcare in the Spotlight During CES 2020
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 23, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    I mention this every year when I return from CES. There is always a big theme for the year. It is not something that the CES planners come up with, or even plan for. It is just a result of what kind of products are trending. One year it was Alexa integration, another year it

  • Screen Mirroring to a Drawing Pad with the Wacom One
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 8, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    My daughter is actually a pretty phenomenal artist. I honestly don’t know where she gets it from. I can’t even draw a stick figure. Yet, here she is creating stuff like this… So, a while back I got her a Wacom tablet so she could start creating things in Photoshop on the computer, in addition

  • Help Prevent Infant Deaths Using CoPilot Alert System
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 8, 2020 at 4:47 am

    How did we become so busy that we have started to forget about our children who are strapped in a car seat, but here we are. Is it possible to help prevent infant deaths by using a device? I watched this video once, and it literally broke my heart. I swear, I’m not crying, you’re

  • Brilliant Adds Dimmer Switch and Smart Plug
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 7, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    One of my favorite smart home devices this year has now added a few more products to its lineup–a dimmer switch and smart plugs! Many people didn’t want to replace all of their switches with a full panel smart home controller, especially when they were very close to each other, including me. I solved this

  • Introducing Lynq, the People Compass
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 7, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    I live near the mountains in Utah. I’m not sure if you’ve ever been adventuring in the mountains, but cell service is almost non-existent, especially the higher up you go. This is also true at many national parks, including Zion, which we visited this summer. As you go on hikes or camping, sometimes the group

  • Sleep Number Shows Off New Climate Controlled Bed
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 7, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    As someone who lives in Utah, it gets really cold. I am not a fan of the cold. I can usually be found on a snowy day huddled up in my house with my robe and some hot chocolate. If it’s snowing, I’m not going. At least according to the shirt my friend just bought

  • TiVo Announces Streaming Device
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 7, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I had all but written TiVo off as stuck in an ancient business model. Who wants to pay $15/month just to be able to access their antenna shows? Especially if they have to pay this on top of all of the other subscriptions they are using like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. The old model just

  • How to Create New Healthy Habits
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 4, 2020 at 2:35 am

    Creating healthy habits in your life can be made easier using one of these apps.

  • The Best To-Do List Apps of 2020
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 3, 2020 at 4:48 am

    I've literally tried all of the most popular to-do list apps, here are my favorites!

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