mHealth and Technology in Action: 3 Apps to Improve Your Health

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My favorite thing about technology is that is makes things easier. Smartphone apps can be a huge help by creating healthy habit through a convenient and motivating source. Here are 3 FREE mHealth Apps that will help make getting and staying health easier:

Get Smart About Your Heating and Cooling with the Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat

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When I attended CES I had the privilege to meet up with the Honeywell folks. They make some amazing products, one of which I was ask to review: The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. I’ve had the amazing little thermostat for a few weeks and have had a great time with it so far.

Educating Kids through Interactive Learning Programs

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Kids of today are growing up in a tech-savvy environment, which presents an ideal opportunity for parents to leverage interactive content for their learning, development and social skills. University of Washington researchers conducted several studies and found out that interactive reading played an important role in development of literacy skills. Also, it was important for expanding vocabularies and understanding of printed words among preschoolers and toddlers.

AfterShokz BLuez: Open Ear Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones Review

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Of course, we already knew how awesome the Aftershokz line is. We reviewed the wired bone conduction headphones last year and concluded that this new technology should be must more healthy for your ears than any other headphones. We also think we are much more comfortable, specially if you have tiny ears.

There are many things about the AfterShokz headphones that are a complete upgrade from many other headphones that I’ve used before. Many of these features existed in the wired model as well, but there upgrades noted in the wireless model, namely the bluetooth functionality. We also can tell a difference in the audio quality and comfort.

Nintendo 2DS Versus iOS7 Controllers

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I say that if you own an iPhone, then you should just throw out the Nintendo Gameboy all together and wait for anyone of these amazing new iOS 7 MiFi controllers to be released. Don’t get me wrong I think the Nintendo 2DS is cool but in order for me to justify carrying around another device for mobile gaming the price is gonna have to come a down a bit more then 129.99. I already carry my phone everywhere I go and see no immediate need to replace it or add any extra bulk to my person.

Top 10 Turkey Tech

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But seriously, we here at The Nerdy Nurse are geeks ourselves and we love gadgets whether they are in our pockets or our kitchen. Because we know that you no doubt love kitchen gadgets (and feasting on a delicious holiday meal) as much as us we’ve taken to time to compile a list of turkey tech and food prep gadgets that will surely elevate your holiday gathering to epic classification.

Google Chromecast Review: Small Price – Big Value

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Admittedly, I am not as gushing as many of the Apple fan girls and boys, but I totally dig my iPhone, iPad, and even my Apple TV. But these are just a few examples of how much we full on Nerdgasm over all things Apple. So when a product is released that throws a beat down on one our Apple products we figured we owe it to you to let you know. For this very reason, and well, because it’s awesome and CHEAP, we wanted to provide you with a Google Chromecast review take some time to tell you why Chromecast may be a better option than Apple TV.

Keep Your Devices Alive with the Griffin PowerDock 5

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When you have a family that is addicted to devices like we are getting power back into each one is important to keep the peace. There’s nothing worse than a 4 year who wants to play Minecraft but has 0% battery life on his iPad. That would usually be the point where he picks up his foam Minecraft sword and wants to act out the game with me in real life… and oh yea, I’m a creeper. But since we’ve have our Griffin PowerDock 5 centrally located, and at an accessible height, he just plugs it right in on his own and I no longer have to be bludgeoned.

Griffin Survivor+Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 5 Case Review

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Let’s focus on the bathtubable part for a moment. Sometimes I like to soak in a warm bath and find it hard to be separated from my phone. Perhaps I’m in the process of reading an eBook or completely unable to tear myself away from a show on Netflix. Now, thanks to this case, taking a bath will no longer impair my iPhone enjoyment.

ATT Next: The Next Big Thing or Money Pit?

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If you are anything like me then you just must have to newest, fastest, and coolest phone as soon as it comes out. Then you, my friend, are most certainly in luck. AT&T has a new plan just for us tech junkies. This gets us one step closer to being able to inject that sweet sweet technology directly into our veins. This new plan dubbed AT&T Next will allow you to get a new phone about once a year instead of two years with out having to make a new down payment. The cost of the down payment will be offset by added fees each month details can be found on IGN.