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UPDATED: You could win a Twenty Bluetooth Amplifier! Connect

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Chris K, and thanks to everyone else that entered! Stay tuned for another big giveaway next week! Winter NAMM is just a day away, but we can’t wait to get our first giveaway started! We’re giving away the new Twenty, our updated digital audio amplifier! The new Twenty works with digital […]

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Dust off that fitness tracker! Fitness / Life / Tech

The picture isn’t a pretty one.  In a recently released survey by strategic consulting firm Endeavour Partners, one third of fitness tracker owners report that they stopped using their tracker entirely within six months of getting it. Maybe you’re one of this third?  Or maybe your on your way?  We’ve all been there. It is easy to […]

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The Best Apps for Health? The Ones You’ll Use. Apps / Fitness / Life / Tech

The folder on the last page of my Home Screen tells a story of hope and disappointment, of love and hate, of promises made and promises broken. Its the folder called Unused. There lie the apps that didn’t live up to their reviews, that couldn’t perform as I wanted them to, that tried so hard and […]

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The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 4 Life / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

We’re back with the 4th and final installment of our Best of 2014 album roundup! Read on to learn about our final fifteen picks for 2014’s best releases, and check out our Spotify playlist of a few of our favorite tracks, embedded below. Jamie Cullum, Interlude (Island, 2014) I did not want to like Jamie Cullum. I failed […]

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Turning Screen Time Into Family Time Connect / Fun / Kids

“We gaaaaather to-ge-ther to staaaare at our touchscreens…” From illustrator Chris Ware’s now-prescient “Unmasked” New Yorker cover, to the family room full of downturned faces,  your holiday gathering of friends, family and other loved ones may be looking like a long weekend of parallel solitude once the roast beast is consumed and the football drags into […]

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Five easy online gifts and gift cards you can email Life

Uh-oh. It’s the Tuesday before Christmas and it’s too late to get those last-minute gifts shipped before the 25th. We’ve all been there. Frazzled and panicked. Running to the nearest store to find something so your loved ones won’t be empty handed come Christmas morning. And we all know that the corner store’s shelves don’t really […]

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Teacher Tech Wish List Community / Education

At Griffin, helping teachers with technology in the classroom is a top priority. With the holidays upon us, we were curious what gifts – both tech and non-tech – teachers were pining for this year. So we surveyed a group of our teacher-partners to find out, and we got some great – and creative – […]

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How Do I Take Decent Christmas Tree Photos? Apps / Life / Photography / Tech / Tips & Tricks

O, tannenbaum, o tannenbaum, how washed-out are thy highlights. But they don’t have to be. You’ll want to remember your Christmas in photos. And what’s more visually iconic of your Christmas than your Christmas tree? A Christmas tree — whether it’s a confection of tinsel and lights and lush greenery, or spindly bare branches with lots […]

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Slow TV Helps Us Dial It Back Life / Stuff We Love

The last few weeks of the year are busy for us and, at times, tensions can run high. As an antidote to the mile-a-minute conversations, meetings about meetings and hourly deadlines, we’ve been hopping on the Slow TV bandwagon. Slow TV has been described as “watching paint dry on TV,” and that’s a pretty apt description. It’s a […]

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Griffin cases help iPads survive in the classroom Education / Products

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with LaKrystal McKnight, an Autism Special Education teacher at Lansing Elementary in Lansing, KS. Ms. McKnight’s class serves K-5 students who have some level of Autism Spectrum Disorder with varying needs. Her class typically serves up to 12 students with moderate to severe levels of Autism throughout […]