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Join Microsoft #ImagineCup 2015 World Championship LIVE Today at 3 pm ET / Noon PT
2015-07-31 11:00 UTC by Leticia

Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 Winners Cup

Today is the day where the top technology projects in Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship categories battle it out for the glory of being the Imagine Cup 2015 World Champion. Join in via the live webcast to see the three top teams battle it out before a panel of judges that includes Thomas Middleditch, star of the hit HBO show “Silicon...

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An Inside Look at the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup #ImagineCup #MSFTImagine
2015-07-30 11:00 UTC by Leticia

An Inside Look at the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup

As Plato said, “Necessity is the mother of invention” and yesterday Emily and I got to see amazing inventions during the first day of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition where 122 students on 33 teams from around the world presented their ideas in the fields of GamesInnovation, and World Citizenship. As they competed for the top spot in...

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Kidde RemoteLync Monitor Listens for Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Alerts You Via Text & Email (w. giveaway)
2015-07-30 09:00 UTC by Jim

 

Kiddie RemoteLync Listens for Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Alerts You Via Text & Email. Details on TechSavvyMama.com

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Many people have a house full of smoke alarms, one on each floor, one near each bedroom, etc. These devices were likely installed by you or your home builder many years ago. Some companies would like you to replace all of them with expensive WiFi enabled detectors, but Kidde RemoteLync Monitor does the trick without...

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Adventures with Books Provide #SummerReading Motivation (w. giveaway)
2015-07-29 11:00 UTC by Leticia

Adventures with Books Provide Summer Reading Motivation. More info on #SummerReading and motivating your children to prevent summer brain drain on TechSavvyMama.com

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Every summer we like a little external motivation and one of our favorite programs is the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. For the past 9 years, this free online reading program has encouraged kids to read throughout the summer months when school is out to avoid the dreaded summer slide.

This year’s challenge theme is...

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Go On a Summer Adventure with Netflix #StreamTeam
2015-07-28 13:55 UTC by Leticia

Go on a Summer Adventure with Netflix. Movies for all ages on TechSavvyMama.com

Summer is the perfect time for adventures but sometimes it gets too hot for outdoor adventures. Continue the fun inside with adventures inspired by Netflix that inspire the imagination as you discover fictional lands filled with fun characters.

Adventures for the Youngest Ages

Go on a Summer Adventure with Netflix. Movies for the youngest ages on TechSavvyMama.com

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Seattle Bound for the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup Global Competition #ImagineCup #MSFTImagine
2015-07-28 11:00 UTC by Leticia

Seattle Bound for the Microsoft Imagine Cup Global Competition #ImagineCup #MSFTImagine

Do you have a technological advancement that can help solve the world’s problems? This week 33 teams from around the world are converging at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington to showcase their original projects that have brought them to the Imagine Cup World Championship.

Up until this point, these teams of four students, ages 16 and up,...

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The Importance of Light and Why I Need Your Help to #ElectrifyAfrica #LightforLight
2015-07-27 11:00 UTC by Leticia

Wherever I happen to be, I notice light. I see the morning sun as it streams through the windows in our home, waking me up as a new day begins. I observe how it looks at different times of day, reflecting off a surface, casting shadows, or illuminating objects that happen to be in its path.

A brilliant blue sky and warm sun illuminate the grounds of the White House on a rare warm winter day © 2014, Leticia Barr All Rights Reserved

I catch a final glimpse of it in the evenings as it dips...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-07-26
2015-07-26 04:00 UTC

  1. Traveling to NYC? Why Your Family Should Stay at Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square (w giveaway)
  2. Join Me to Talk Smart Apps for Busy Moms #BTSTech Twitter Party with French Toast (7/23 at 8 pm)
  3. GoPro HERO4 Session: Why the Newest GoPro is Perfect for Adventurers, Families, and Dogs (video)
  4. Important Conversations to...

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Traveling to NYC? Why Your Family Should Stay at Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square (w giveaway)
2015-07-24 11:00 UTC by Leticia

Traveling to NYC? Why Your Family Should Stay at Homewood Suites New YorkMidtown Manhattan Times Square. Review on TechSavvyMama.com

What do you look for in a hotel when you’re traveling as a family? I love luxury but when my husband and I travel with the kids we tend to be more practical preferring space, location, amenities, convenience, and overall value for the price of each night’s stay.

Last weekend Emily and I enjoyed another girls’ weekend and this time our travels...

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Why KidzVuz is Perfect for Kids Wanting to Make Their Own Videos & #KidzVuzBTS Recap
2015-07-23 12:00 UTC by Leticia

 

Why KidzVuz is Perfect for Kids Wanting to Make Their Own Videos and a #KidzVuzBTS recap on TechSavvyMama.com

This year has been the summer of girls’ trips with Emily and I won’t lie, having one on one time with my tween has been a treat. Emily is eleven and starting middle school in the fall. She’s at that age when parents can be very uncool at the drop of a hat but luckily that’s something that I haven’t encountered quite yet because she...

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GoPro HERO4 Session: Why the Newest GoPro is Perfect for Adventurers, Families, and Dogs (video)
2015-07-22 11:00 UTC by Leticia

GoPro HERO4 Session Why the Newest GoPro is Perfect for Adventurers, Families, and Dogs with video on TechSavvyMama.com

Earlier this month GoPro sent me a HERO4 Session Welcome Kit that contained an incredible array of accessories and instructions to just go out and have fun creating content. I’ve been a fan of GoPro for quite some time because of the endless possibilities to be had with these tiny cameras but the brand new HERO4 Session ($399.99) is the smallest...

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