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5 Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day, When Your Child is Still a Baby

5 Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day, When Your Child is Still a Baby

5 Ways To Celebrate Father's Day, When Your Kid is still a Baby

    Father’s Day is just around the corner. Besides taking the kids to the beach or having brunch at a nice restaurant, here are 5 ideas for dads to use web and social technologies to make this day even more memorable.

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    1. Tweet with the kid.
      Whether you are at a Father’s Day barbeque party or at a jazz concert, live-tweet the event and give short updates on what’s going on. You can share photos with your Twitter followers by using third-party services such as Twitpic and Pikchur.
    2. Create a “Dad and Kids” moment on your iPhone.
      You want to form a rock band with your kids and perform on stage? Or take mom and the kids to Mars? Apparently there is an iPhone App called Dad’s Perfect Baby that just does that. It lets you superimpose your face (or your little one’s) onto cute cartoon bodies and share with friends.
    3. Start baby blogging.
      A lot of dads are tech-savvy and already keep personal blogs. However, there are several parents-friendly blogging sites out there that gives you a different experience as a blogger. For example, Baveo lets you create a public page for your baby; Wee Web offers baby-oriented prompts such as “How’s your kid today?”, “What makes your baby giggle?“; Keepaboo lets you create 3D flip book for your babies’ photos. These sites are meant to make your blogging life as a parent fun and easy.
    4. Sing online karaoke with the kid.
      What’s more fun than singing your heart out with the mom and the kid and turn your house into a concert hall? The Karaoke Channel offers a huge selection of songs and let you record yourself (as long as you have a webcam and a microphone). You can share your karaoke recordings via email, or publishing directly to your Facebook or Deli.cio.us accounts.
    5. Feature your family on a magazine cover.
      You have tons of family photos and want to showcase them in a glamorous way? flauntR, an online photo editor, provides a rich collection (20+) of mock magazine covers. You can choose your best photos from your PC or web albums. In just one click, your and your kid would instantly become the cover story!

    How will you celebrate Father’s day with your kids?

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    Last Updated on March 24, 2021

    8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

    8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

    We’ve all done it. We’ve gone out and bought useless gadgets that we don’t really need, just because they seemed really cool at the time. Then, we are stuck with a bunch of junk, and end up tossing it or trying to sell it on Ebay.

    On the other hand, there are some pretty awesome tech inventions that are actually useful. For instance, many of the latest home gadgets do some of your work for you, from adjusting the home thermostat to locking your front door. And, if used as designed, these tools should really help to make your life a lot easier—and that’s not just a claim from some infomercial trying to sell you yet another useless gadget.

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    Take a look at some of the most popular “smart gadgets” on the market:

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    A smart lock lets you lock and unlock your doors by using your smartphone, a special key fob, or biometrics. These locks are keyless, and much more difficult for intruders to break into, making your home a lot safer. You can even use a special app to let people into your home if you are not there to greet them.

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    2. Smart Kitchen Tools

    Wouldn’t you just love to have a pot of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work? What about a “smart pan” that tells you exactly when you need to flip that omelet? From meat thermometers to kitchen scales, you’ll find a variety of “smart” gadgets designed to make culinary geeks salivate.

    3. Mini Home Speaker Play:1

    If you love big sound, but hate how much space big speakers take up, and if you want a stereo system that is no bigger than your fist, check out the Play:1 mini speaker. All you have to do is plug it in, connect, and then you can stream without worrying about any interruptions or interface. You can even add onto it, and have different music playing in different rooms.

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    These are the latest in home security, and they connect to the Wi-Fi in your home. You can use your mobile devices to monitor what is going on in your home at all times, no matter where you are. Options include motion sensors, two-way audio, and different recording options.

    5. Nest Thermostat

    This is a thermostat that lives with you. It can sense seasonal changes, temperature changes, etc., and it will adjust itself automatically. You will never have to fiddle with a thermostat dial or keypad again, because this one basically does all of the work for you. It can also help you to save as much as 12% on heating bills, and 15% on cooling bills.

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    6. Smart Lighting

    Control your home lighting from your remote device. This is great if you are out and want to make sure that there are some lights on. It is designed to be energy efficient, so it will pay for itself over time because you won’t have to spend so much on your monthly energy bills.

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