Gear

5 ways adults can untether from their smartphone

smartphonesI’m kicking my kids off devices daily like a 21st-century technological bouncer, but do I do the same for myself? Not so much. Would it be a good idea? Probably, she winced.

Common Sense Media has five tips on how to wrest the phone from your not-cold, very-much-alive hand. When perusing I found this:

That feeling you get when you think you felt your phone vibrate? And you pick it up and there’s no message but you decide to check Facebook since you’re already looking at your phone? It’s called “phantom vibration mode,” and one theory is it afflicts people who rely on their phones to regulate their emotional states.

Holy crap, that’s a thing? Yikes. Anyway, really good tips and suggestions, were you so inclined, here.

 

25 May 2016

Aquabot: The Most Fun Water Bottle You’ve Ever Seen

Do you need another water bottle? No. Do you need the Aquabot so you can spray your unsuspecting kids? Yes. The Aquabot top turns a water bottle into a mister or, even better, a water gun you can use to nail the kids from 25 feet. And you can, you know, get a drink, too. You can buy the top and a bottle, or just the top, which fits Nalgene, Camelbak, and other wide-mouth bottles.

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11 May 2016