Monsters and Lightning and Woogie (Oh my.)

Monsters and Lightning and Woogie (Oh my.) In The News / New / Stuff We Love

A Quick Look at the Week That Was. Seems like every year that goes by, we find ourselves busier and busier as October rolls around.  In case you missed it, here’s what kept us busy last week. MOTO TC Monster Goes Live Our newest addition to the TC family of AppPowered vehicles you control with […]

Our Newest iPhone-controlled Truck is Out Now!

Our Newest iPhone-controlled Truck is Out Now! Fun / Kids / New

Confession time.  I’ve never been particularly good at video gaming.  Even though I’m old enough to have smelled the styrofoamy wonderfulness of an NIB Atari 2600 as my next door neighbor showed it off the morning after Christmas, I’ve never really connected.  Hand/eye coordination?  None.  Patience and willingness to fail over and over in order […]

What We’re Hearing: Menomena’s “Moms”

What We’re Hearing: Menomena’s “Moms” Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

Menomena‘s latest release, Moms, came out just a few days before the first official day of autumn, and if you’re looking for a soundtrack for the fall, Moms is it. The album’s transition from bright, indie pop/rock to somber, MIDI and loop driven lullabies is perfect for the season. This is the first release from […]

My grrrl crush on

My grrrl crush on Fashion / Fun / New / Stuff We Love

Maybe it’s because I recently watched my daughter participate in a moving candlelight ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Maybe it’s because I have a pre-teen daughter and teenaged son who are navigating their most fragile and formative years. Maybe I wish I were a teenager again (only […]

3 Free Ways to Extend Your iPhone 5 Battery Life

3 Free Ways to Extend Your iPhone 5 Battery Life In The News / Tips & Tricks / Tutorial

Like many, I’ve found that while the iPhone 5’s performance and screen are amazing, its battery life felt like it was somewhat less than my trusty iPhone 4.  Scanning the blogs and fora proved to be little help.  Lots of complaining, some generalized grousing about “LTE is a power hog” but little real data. So […]

What We’re Hearing: Ungdomskulen’s “Secrecy”

What We’re Hearing: Ungdomskulen’s “Secrecy” Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

“Modern Drummer”, off 2007’s Cry Baby, was Norway’s Ungdomskulen to a T: Hard hitting weirdo rock, delivered without a lick of self-seriousness, and with musical chops to take to to the bank.  On their fourth (if you count 2011’s 10-songs-in-10-minutes micro-LP Gimme Ten) long-player, Secrecy, the edges are smoother, but the songwriting is more lean. Mostly absent […]