AmberMac Archive: family

#TheFeed: Edutainment, Cooking Up AI, & Coding for Kids

TF109: With September just around the corner, we talk to Matt Hutton from Little 10 Robot about Calcugators and why math edutainment works for kids. We also speak to Dr. Kiki from This Week in Science about this week’s eclipse and why it was a special moment in history. Plus,… Read More

Back-to-School Gadgets & Apps

As much as we might want summer to last forever, we’re only a couple of weeks from the start of a new school year. With that in mind, here are some great gadgets and apps to start your school year right. For Families: Cozi App (free) The Cozi App… Read More

#TheFeed: Back-to-School Tech, Safe Passwords, Lego TV & Healthy Chatbots

TF108: We talk to security expert Ryan Duquette of Hexigent about new password creation rules, and chat with teen entrepreneur Alexandra Philp-Reeves about her new company, Emojihealth, where they’re building a chatbot that helps keep teens healthy. We also speak to Marc Saltzman about the top 5 tech gadgets… Read More

YMC Live: How to Quit Jobs, People, Habits

I wanted to share this fun video I did for the Yummy Mummy Club’s “Moms in the Morning” series in late June. I talk about what it takes to say goodbye to a full-time job and start your own small business, and I share five tools that can help. We’ve embedded… Read More

Best Bets: Summer Travel Gadgets

In the coming months, thousands of families will hit the road for their summer adventures. Whether they’re travelling by plane, train, or automobile, my son Connor (age 8) and I have hand-picked these top tech products to make the trip easier – and a lot more fun. BB-8 Car Charger… Read More

5 Father’s Day Gadgets Under $100

With Father’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share a few of my fav gift ideas for the dads in your life. Tile (4-pack ~$70) If your dad misplaces his keys or phone on a regular basis, give him one of the most useful tech trackers around. Read More

Mother’s Day: Top 5 Tech Gifts Ideas

I recently did a quick search for Mother’s Day tech gifts, and I got the feeling that many of the articles were written by men. Let’s just say there are quite a few laptops, gaming systems, and portable chargers on the lists I found. While these items are all important, there are… Read More

#TheFeed: Amanda Lang’s New Book, Take-Out Help, Toys & FB AR

TF093: On this week’s ep, we talk with Bloomberg’s Amanda Lang on her new book, The Beauty of Discomfort, and she explains why it’s OK to get uncomfortable (in fact, she says it’s good for your business and your life). We also chat with Manish Rathu, CEO of JoyRun, about how… Read More

#TheFeed: “On Second Thought” Creator on Text Regret

TF086: If you’re impulsive then you’ll be happy to know that it’s now possible to take back a text you sent before it gets to the recipient. We chat with On Second Thought app creator Maci Peterson about getting control of your messages. Plus, @Brittlestar joins us to talk about his… Read More

The Feed: LEGO’s Boost is Bringing Coding to Kids

Michael McNally joins us to talk about how the world’s most famous toy company is using programming to bring LEGO to life. Plus, get expert advice from real “Sensay” people while chatting on your favorite messaging app. We also speak with Stream about making a living as a live… Read More