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HLN: Are We Addicted to Smartphones?
Mario Armstrong is joined on HLN Evening Express by life coach and radio host Jennifer Keitt and they get into a lively discussion about whether or not we’re addicted to our smartphones, how it’s affecting our kids, and whether or not we need to do something about it.
HLN: The Best Tailgating Apps
There really aren’t too many activities where you don’t get a huge benefit by having the right app available, and tailgating is one. Need help organizing one? Grilling? Just listening to other games?
As they say, there’s an app for that. Check out the suggestions below: Read More
HLN: “Crowdfunding” Your Future
Maybe a stranger will help you pay for college! Mario Armstrong explains how a site called Upstart is connecting learners and loaners.
Talking Google shoes + other SXSW coolness
Coming soon: Shoes that talk to you and computers that react with a wave of your hand. Read more on HLNtv.com
HLN: Wireless Devices for your Smart Home!
Missed me on HLN discussing cool new wireless devices to put in your smart home? No worries, I’ve got the complete list of smart tech I highlighted below:
WeMo Switch = Starting at $49.99 – Available at Belkin.com
· Plug this into your outlet and combined with a free app for your device, this lets you turn any of your electronic devices on or off from inside or outside your home via your phone or tablet.
· Uses your existing Wi-Fi to control your electronics.
· Set schedules for your devices and control them remotely using a mobile internet connection.
· Upgrade to the WeMo Switch Motion and you can control the electronic devices in your home when movement is detected. It detects motion up to 10 feet away. Read More
Parents Beware: Vine App Creates Six Seconds of Looping Porn
There’s a hot new app in the iPhone App Store from Twitter called “Vine” that let’s you create and share 6 seconds of looping video. I’ve been seeing it in my Twitter feed a lot lately, and with Mario’s recent segment on HLN (see video above) I finally understand how the heck people are creating these strange videos. Basically, Vine helps you take and edit short videos into 6 second bursts. The service then loops these videos and allows you to publish them to social media. It’s like animated GIFs taken to a whole new level.
But this is a cautionary tale. As it turns out, some users have already been using the app to make and share hardcore pornography. Yikes!
Despite the fact that the App has been approved by Apple for users 12 and older, it seems that Vine was unprepared for the huge explosion in users and hasn’t been able to police their content to make sure it’s appropriate for all ages.
Worried about your children downloading apps like this? Keep reading to find out how to block the from installing apps like this without your permission. Read More
HLN Video: Smart Cars at CES
One HUGE trend at CES this year is big advancements in car tech, like cars that can talk to each other to prevent accidents and hands-free tech so you can keep your eyes on the road. It’s all about safety, plus convenience and productivity. Watch the video for my interviews about the latest in automotive technology!
HLN Video: The Hot Trends at CES This Year
This morning on HLN, I introduced the hot trends at CES this year, like personal fitness and 4K televisions. The conference may be huge, but we’re just getting started!
HLN: Looking at the new Nintendo Wii U (VIDEO)
When it comes to gift buying for gamers this holiday season there’s only one company putting out a new console. The new Nintendo Wii U stands alone as the single new system on store shelves in 2012.
Thinking about buying the Wii U or another console? Be sure to check out my guide to the hottest deals on gaming consoles for Black Friday by clicking here.
I attended the launch of the new system in New York. What sets the Wii U apart from the XBox and Playstation is a new & innovative controller. The handheld device incorporates joysticks, a microphone, speakers, a camera and even a touchscreen of its own. That ‘second screen’ allows aspects of some games to pop off your TV and into your hands. The gamepad can also be set up as a universal remote, to control your TV and even your cable box, which I’ve tested at home, and works great!