Turn Your Lights On from Anywhere

WeMo Switch by Belkin Photo from Engaget.com

This is awesome!  Turn your lights, TV, or any other device right from your phone via wifi!  This is the modern version of the light timer we all used when we went on vacation.  Perfect if you have a pet at  home or you want the outside light on before it gets dark.

Click here to purchase yours.


Nemo 2013

Nemo 2013

Amazing sight to see this morning in New England!  It’s always nice to have a snow storm that makes everyone realize the necessities.  Staple food supply, flash lights, warmest socks you can find and of course a good book.  I believe in Massachusetts the total was 22-28 inches of snow accumulation.  Great sledding conditions, bad driving conditions and lots of hot cocoa.

Waiter in Houston Making National News

Milo Castillo
Houston, TX

This is a great story that proves that we can impact our communities  everyday and potentially make a HUGE difference.  A waiter in Houston, Texas refused to serve a family who said that a boy with down syndrome should be special somewhere else.  They did not want to be seated near the 5 year-old boy  with down syndrome and his mother.  Now the waiters actions have made national news with an overwhelming support for a job well done!

Click here to check out the article and an interview with the waiter and the the mother of the 5 year-old boy.

Tablet Device designed for Disabled Children

Access4Kids Device

Access4Kds is a device that is engineered for disabled children who have a difficult time with movements, such as touch.  Utilizing the touch screen has been nearly impossible for those individuals, and this input device has changed that! This device that is wrapped around the forearm measures pressure by movements such as pinches and swipes, and converts them into fine motor gestures.

Take a look at the video and the full article on Engadget’s website.

College Courses for Free!

Free Online Courses for Credit
Article from http://www.engadget.com

Student loans have been overwhelming for those of us who have graduated from college and a mere six months later we hope to be employed when the re-payment cycle kicks-in.  With the past few years of a challenging job market, this is exactly what is going to encourage people to further thehir education..when it’s free!!!!

I’m not sure what type of online courses they are referring to, but any college courses being offered at no cost and for credit is amazing!

Read the article on Engadget’s website!

Martin Luther King Day: 1/21/2013

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY!  I hope all of you are enjoying this day off (for many of us) and are inspired by a man who fought to bring equality to our nation.  Yes, it was nice to sleep in and have a long weekend (of course).  Then there’s what you do with your day off…I suggest all of us try to do one thing this week in his honor that you normally wouldn’t do.  An act of generosity and kindness.  You know the small things each of us can do, but a lot of us (myself included) just don’t on a daily basis.  This week even if you just think of something nice you could do for someone who is homeless, elderly or anyone in your life that you can do something for … it could make their day or yours, too!