Have A Closer Look: The Dark Side of Screen Time


POP QUIZ: Did you know that blue light from your phone and computer screen can strain your eyes, cause headaches and disrupt your sleep cycle? Yup, that’s right… LED, fluorescent and artificial light sources aka screen time negatively impacts your sleep cycle, especially if you've been on your laptops and phones too close to bedtime.

I myself am way too familiar with the tossing and turning in the wee hours of the night trying to get in my zzz. I had to do something about my eye strains and it turns out I needed glasses and something to protect my baby blues. I had my eyes checked and it turns out I have a mild prescription, coming in at a .50 so I was happy that it wasn’t too bad and that I caught the problem.


When it came to finding the perfect glasses, my MO is : It’s not about SEEING, it’s about being SEEN. So I initially thought I would have another problem, expensive and really dorky glasses. Turns out, I found a gem. Shout out to Zenni Optical for having cute and cheap prescription glasses and sunnies that keep my eyes protected.

What I love about Zenni is that their product inventory includes a line of Blue Blockers that not only protect my eyes and reduce my risk of permanent eye damage, but they are stylish without having the [ugly] computer glasses yellow tint (filters are for online, not reality). Zenni’s are virtually clear with a blue blocking polymer.


When you wear an accessory on your face, it’s the first thing people see—so it better look good and feel good. I was surprised by the good quality and fit. Not to mention the low cost. I've wanted prescription sunglasses forever but didn't want to pay $300 if I didn't know if I would even use them. These babies were about $40. There are so cheap you can literally have a pair for every outfit.

Even though I don’t need to wear them all the time (just for screen time and reading), they’re so cute that I can wear these all day instead of just when I’m using the computer, so there’s less hassle with multiple glasses types. Also, I may have worn them all day for the past few weeks (link to IG video).

Zenni’s mild prescription lenses offer major UV protection. Their 1.50 standard index lens contains 85 – 90% UV protection. When you choose the lenses you also receive anti-scratch hard coating (for free) and your glasses will automatically be treated with a clear coating making your lens surface less prone to scratching.

So whether you're coding away to develop the next Uber of X app or connecting with friends on IG, make sure you protect your eyes. Your poor eyes take the largest strain with long hours of constant screen time and exposure to blue light.  

With prices as low as $6.95, you can afford to get everyone a couple of pair of glasses. I already have got some prescription sunglasses and a pair of glasses in purple and blue.



Try these glasses for yourself and let me know what you think.

Look at the types of lenses you can get for only $50



This blog is in partnership with Zenni. 




2018 Father's Day Tech Gadgets | Top Tech Gifts For Dad‎


Father’s Day is just a few days away and by now you already have a gift for dad, right? If you don't -- you're not the only one and you've come to the right place. 

Gadgets and tech are a great place to start so here are some last minute ideas for the special men in your life. Whether he's a savvy IT dad, or not here are gifts he'll love that won't break the bank.

For the green thumb

Technology can’t completely turn your Dad into an expert arborist, but it can increase the odds that his plants will survive and make the yard look at least a little bit better. 

Using real-time local weather data, the Gro 7-Zone Controller automatically tailors in-ground irrigation schedules to your lawn and garden needs. Simply replace the old sprinkler controller with this device to monitor, make scheduling changes or turn your sprinklers on/off from anywhere, anytime through the Gro Connect app. Control through popular voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. MSRP: $149.99.

For the man in your life who is a always on the go

The ASUS NovaGo Always Connected Windows 2-in-1 PC is a productivity device with connectivity that changes everything.

It comes with amazing battery life, instant-on power, and pervasive connectivity:
These are the tantalizing reasons for buying one of the new breed of Always Connected.


For the social media man   

Instead of regular sunglasses that protect your eyes from the sun, the Snapchat Spectacles record snaps of your day and sync them to your Snapchat Memories, which makes it a fun travel accessory, whether you’re playing tourist in your own city or heading overseas.

Spectacles can take photos, in addition to videos, by pressing and holding the capture button for a second. Best of all, everything captured with Spectacles 2.0 is in high-definition by default — no more needing to convert to HD after the fact.

For the forgetful dad

Dad maybe forgetful (but you can't forget his gift!). Give him the gift that keeps on giving and giving- NO KEYS! The Nest and Yale smart lock. It replaces your existing deadbolt and uses 4 standard double a batteries. It’s tamper-proof, key-free deadbolt that you control from your Nest app. All dad needs is his phone and he can unlock and lock my door from anywhere. 

Wedding Tech


FROM 3D-PRINTED CAKE TOPPERS TO CAMERA DRONES, WEDDINGS ARE BECOMING HIGH TECH.  In 2015, the global wedding market was a $300 billion industry. There are approximately 2.5 million weddings every year in the US, and technology is invading that market as well. Let's explore new ways to seamlessly incorporate technology into weddings.

Whether you're just starting your wedding planning adventure or checking off the very last things on your wedding checklist, here are some of my favorite digital tools ( that I also used) for or streamlining the process while still planning the wedding you’ve always wanted.


For beautiful invitations that won't break the bank, look to Minted.

Minted.com helps you create custom luxury wedding paper invitations, programs personalized wedding websites. You can completely custom design what you want online and connects you with emerging artists from around the world.  Minted's Design Associates. works with independent artists and graphic designers to offer chic ready-made invites, save-the-dates, ceremony programs, escort cards, and more. They can match or create any design you’ve dreamed of, drawn, or found on Pinterest. They also do customized place cards, envelopes, and even offer calligraphy style envelope addressing for free!


Whether or not you already checked off the very last things on your wedding checklist, the stress and nerves will be there before the wedding.  Touchpoint is a non-invasive and passive way  to help relieve you of all that wedding planning stress! Because we all know there’s a lot of that. The touchpoint device and app has a “stress hack” that will reduce your stress by up to 71% in only 30 seconds, according to the company and if that doesn’t make you breathe a sigh of relief, I don’t know what will! I’ve been using it to help reduce my stress, make me focus, and even helps me reduce my cravings so I look amazing in my dress! Touchpoint works with you to improve brain activity without having to do anything.

Joy is where design-minded brides go to create their wedding hubs ($35 per month). You can also create an app that is completely customizable to help you go completely paperless with invitations and also communicate with guests. Your guests can also add photos to it for everyone to see, and can even configure privacy settings so that certain things are public and other things aren’t. This tech even allows you to go paperless and record RSVPs and notify guests of any changes.


Mint app: It’s not a secret that planning a wedding is expensive.  Mint is an app  for tracking your spending in life — and of course on the wedding. The free money-management app syncs with your bank account and credit cards so you can monitor your spending and move funds around as needed. (And it probably will be needed.) You can also create a wedding budget and stay on track, thanks to weekly email summaries and text reminders when payments are due.


While your guests might think you love the juice blender, you were probably hoping for a different gift Cue: Zola an online gift registry that also helps you plan your wedding. Guests can easily go in on pricier items together with group gifting, and you also get 10 percent off all items on the site for up to one year after your wedding date.

So what are you using to plan your wedding? Are you incorporating new or interesting technology into it? I have a drone doing aerial photography, bouquets made of cables, and even charging stations at the reception so that guests can snap pictures all night long without worrying about running out of battery!

Cyber MOMDay

6 Mothers Day Gifts With A Tech Spin


To show the woman who raised you some serious love, there’s no better way than with some sweet, sweet tech gadgets. We’ve gathered the ultimate list of techie toys that we guarantee Mom will absolutely love — no matter what your budget might be.

1. Your mom will never have a dead phone battery again with the QBracelet. Fashionable and functional, she'll be the talk of town with how smart this accessory is! She can literally always have a charger on her. 

2. Whether mom has her own Insta or you want to share pics from your personal account, Chatbooks Photo Book is a great way to take your beautiful family pics and publish them in a nifty little book. Plus, at $8 a pop, you could make a whole series!

3. Let mom create memories with the handy dandy Polaroid Pop Cam. Give your mom a little throwback with her gift, and let her experience the old school polaroid prints. With the Polaroid Pop you can take the photo with the camera or use it as a printer for your favorite phone pics.

4. Oh, HiMirror. My mom taught me the importance of good skin. I never leave the house with at least moisturizer and SPF on, so a mirror that helps me track skin health is exactly what I'm looking for. This is the perfect gift for a mom who wants to maintain and improve - something to help the natural beauty regime. (Hot tip: they are having 20% off sale for Mothers Day!) 


5. There's 2 kinds of moms: the one who non-stop calls and the one who always misses your calls. I have a solution for the latter - Ringly. Mix a classic jewelry gift with a tech twist, and she'll be reminded of you every time it blinks! 

6. Nothing like moms home cooking! You had to do the dishes when you were a kid, now you can help in the kitchen again by getting mom a Moen motionsense kitchen faucet!  Be the favorite kid with this gift and make your moms life easier. 

What are you getting your mom this year? Any from our list?


Dolce & Gabbana used drones on the runway


There has been dogs on the runaway at Tods, racecars at Tommy Hilfiger-- but Dolche and Gabana stole all our digital hearts with the debut of drones on the runway.

 Dolche & Gabanna showed off its newest collection of handbags and decided to skip people (read models), using drones to strut the runaway for part of their fashion show. As part of their autumn/ winter 2018 Milan runway show, the luxury fashion house, used drones to model their latest handbag designs.

I wonder who wore it better? 

To start the show, eight drones emerged adorned with an array of colorful and bejeweled handbags. While the drone portion of the show only lasted around three minutes, then human models proceeded to walk the runway. 

But it didn't all go with flying colors. At the beginning of the show, audience members were asked to turn off the Wi-Fi to their phones and  technical difficulties with the drones reportedly caused the show to be delayed by 45 minutes.



You've Got Mail With Postable

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My wedding was a blast this summer, and thanks to charging stations, hashtags, and photography drones, I have it all on camera. 

When it comes to dress shopping, seeing how you would look in different hair and makeup styles, and even picking vendors - there is an app for that!

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But invitations and thank you notes seem to never change. You’re still expected to go through the whole process of selecting, buying, stuffing, addressing and mailing invitations and thank you notes. You got me a gift, let me create customized thank you notes, have them printed, pay for shipping to my house, find a pen, write you a note about how much I adore that rolling pin, seal it, find a stamp and mail it to you. It takes forever!

Instead, I embraced the new millennium with evites, online RSVP trackers, and Postable

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Postable is the new thank you note. 

Postable has the cutest templates and you can create custom designs of thank you notes, add your note, and they mail it off for you. The notes still look handwritten, but bye-bye hand cramps!

Postable carries tons of different designs and they are all 100% real and made from recycled materials. You put in the message, and the people over at Postable will create, print, and mail off your cards for you. 

Most impressive, they use patented smart handwriting fonts! So, if you want your cards to still look handwritten, then heck yes! You can also choose from tons of beautiful typeset fonts.

And, now that the holidays are approaching, what a perfect time to send out those family holiday greeting cards! My promo code for you to get started using Postable is: MRWD9HPH

Going to the post office is so last century. Thanks, Postable!

Closca Bottle + App | Drink Water, Make A Statement

Leveraging design and technology to reduce plastic. A bottle that latches onto you and a mobile app to locate places to refill water.

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If you are like me, you probably have a go-to water bottle but it's typically very bulky, heavy, or even just a regular plastic bottle that we end up throwing away. That being said, none really tailor to a busy lifestyle, especially if you’re someone who drinks a lot of water and carries it around town (remember, 6-8 glasses a day).

Que the Closca Bottle + App project.

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Closca has launched this highly functional water bottle that is easy to clean, easy to attach to your bag or your bike, and comes with an app that shows you where you can refill your bottle for free. The Closca Bottle makes sure you get water wherever and whenever you need, while still maintaining your on-the-go lifestyle and making an impact on both the tech industry and the world! What’s not to LOVE? I totally just backed their Kickstarter.

The Closca Bottle is made it out of borosilicate glass, one of the strongest and toughest glasses on the market, and is 100% BPA free, impact resistant and recyclable. Closca has also used this eco-friendly bottle to develop their own App - the Closca Water App - which enables you to find free water sources around you, while also giving you the ability to rate and leave comments at these locations you use. This lets you communicate with the healthy, plastic-free community that use the Closca Water App, helping both you and other users out!


The main goal when creating this product was to enlighten and inspire consumers to build a healthier world by reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and oceans. On Closca’s Kickstarter page, they even mention that according to National Geographic, 80 billion bottles accumulate in our oceans and landfills, with every bottle taking over 400 years to decompose!  By using this water bottle, you not only look good, but you feel good about giving back to your environment and the world around you! #WaterDifferenceWeCanMake


Style Salute x TechSesh Soft Launch


Want to unleash your inner entrepreneur?

You are cordially invited to celebrate the TechSesh soft launch

 Come join a group of successful female businesswomen and entrepreneurs for a panel discussion and fireside chat to discuss strategies for a successful career change.

Through a series of conversations with women in tech, finance and creative, we will learn the tools we need to make a successful pivot in our careers- and unlock a world of possibilities!

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Purchase your ticketshttp://bit.ly/2z28LAn



7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: check-in and networking

8:00 pm - 8:10 pm: Welcome by Style Salute founder & CEO, Keemia Ferasat

8:15 pm - 9:00 pm: "The Pivot" Panel discussion

9:00 pm - 9:05 pm: Break

9:05 pm - 9:45 pm: Fireside chat

9:45 pm - 10:30 pm: Networking

Wine, beer, and appetizers will be available throughout the evening.


Bita Milanian · SVP, Global Marketing, GENBAND / Kandy.io

Dr. Amy K Hsu · Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Amy K Hsu, MD

Jaclyn Mullen · Instructor, General Assembly; COO, Jaclyn Mullen Media

Jessica Naziri · Tech Expert, founder, TechSesh

Alex Wehrley · Founder at #Empowerista; TV Host, Business Rockstars


Conversation with Farnaz Azmoodeh, Director of Engineering, Snap Inc. Moderated by: Jessica Naziri: TV Host and founder at TechSesh.

Levi's and Google connected smart jacket is in stores and costs $350

This fall, your jacket may be as smart as your phone.

Designed by Levi's and Google ATAP, the interactive trucker jacket uses high-tech conductive fabric to connect to a smartphone. With the brush of a sleeve, users can pause or skip a song or use Google maps without the hassle of getting a phone out.

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The jacket, which uses conductive fabric to transform into a connected device, has officially hit stores at $350 a pop.

The product is called a Commuter Trucker Jacket and is designed for people who are on the move and don't have time to stop and check their phone or watch. The denim piece allows you to start your music, check the time, answer calls, ask for directions, and more.

So, will you be purchasing Levi's smart jacket? Let me know in the comments below!


Apple Watch Series 3: Is it time for an upgrade?

The first generation of people talking to their wrists is here.

The most exciting part? The Apple Watch Series 3 features cellular, so you can literally leave your phone at home all day, and still make calls, get texts, and listen to up to 40 million songs in your playlist (who even has that many songs? Extra AF)

If you don’t want to stay as connected, the Series 3 includes both LTE and non-LTE versions.

Of course, using your watch as a phone is much easier than constantly whipping your phone out and obsessively checking your home screen. But, this comes at an extra $70 cost. Get the noncellular version for $329 and the cellular version for $399.

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Apple Watch Series 3 features:

  • Waterproof for up to 50 meters
  • Can access Siri, so you have a personal assistant on your wrist
  • Connects to Apple music, but not to Spotify
  • Watch uses the same number as your phone
  • 42 in (slightly thicker than series 2)
  • Battery lasts 15-18 hours
  • Charges in 2 hours
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  • Faster processing
  • Siri is included, so you have a personal assistant on-the-go (can order Uber, ask for directions, set a reminder, send a calendar invite, etc)
  • The cellular chip is small so it’s like a computer on your wrist


  • It’s expensive. On top of the price of the watch itself, you have to pay for your wireless plan (a huge hidden cost!)
  • GPS and calling runs your battery out faster
  • Spotify doesn’t connect (only Apple Music)
  • Slightly thicker than the Series 2

If you already have the Series 2, there’s really no point in switching to the 3. But, if this is your first smartwatch, makes sure it’s the Series 3 so you’re getting the up-to-date functionalities and operating system.

So, will you be the new owner of the Apple Watch Series 3? I'd love to know in the comments below!

Why the iPhone 8 is so boring

Let me start out by saying this was the first time I stood in line for- not 5 hours, not 3 hours, not even 1 hour- but, a whole 5 minutes. No need to wake up at 4 am to wait in line for the iPhone 8 Plus!

At first glance the 8 Plus looks exactly like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but if you look closely, it’s actually totally redesigned.


iPhone 8 Plus features:

  • A durable glass back instead of the metal
  • Scratch resistant
  • Dust resistant
  • Water resistant
  • Wireless charging
  • The battery lasts 2 more hours than the 7 Plus, but charges in the same amount of time
  • 12 MP dual rear camera’s. The second telephoto lens allows you to zoom in without losing image quality.
  • Takes video on 4K- meaning 24 photos per second- that’s like movie quality!
  • Portrait lighting, allows you to control the lighting of the picture before taking the photo (but the feature is not available for selfies)
  • The colors in your photos will be more vibrant thanks to improvements in true tone
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Taken on iPhone 8 Plus in Portrait Studio Light 

Some of the Portrait lighting settings for all of you IG queens:

  • Natural light
  • Studio light
  • Contour light
  • Stage light
  • Stage light mono
  • You can make the surroundings in your photo look black or black and white
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Taken on iPhone 8 Plus in Portrait Stage Light


  • One of the best features of the new phone is the A11 Bionic Processor, it’s as if
    6 brains are working in concert together
  • Portrait lighting effects


  • It’s expensive. Costs $799 before tax 
  • Shatters easily on front and back


It’s too similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, so there’s not really a reason for people to make the switch.

If you’re debating between which phone to get, I would say to hold off until the iPhone X hits the shelf in November, unless you have anything below a 6s or older. If you’re debating between the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, I would definitely go for the iPhone 8 Plus!

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Let me know what you’re getting or if you’re thinking about spending all of your money in the comments below!

iPhone 10 year anniversary announcements

It seems like Christmas came early for the tech world and Santa Tim Cook did not disappoint. For those of you who missed the Apple event, fear not, here is everything you need to know about Apple's big announcements! 

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There were 3 new phones announced, the iPhone X, aka the iPhone "10," the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 plus. Talk about a huge step forward for iPhone. Let's get straight into it. 

 iPhone X

  • No home button
  • It's all screen, 5.8-inch super retina screen, OLED screen
  • Face ID to unlock the phone- your face is now your password (chances of tricking face ID is one in a million)
  • Face ID feature authorizes apple pay and also animates emoji's, aka "animoji's"
  • Durable glass on front and back
  • Wireless charging
  • Stereo speakers are 25% louder
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Your photos won't be shaky because of the optical image stabilization on both rear 12-megapixel camera lenses
  • Comes in two colors: space gray and silver. RIP matte black, jet black, and rose gold
  • Selfie upgrade: portrait mode on the front-facing camera with portrait lighting
  • Custom battery lasts up to two hours longer between charges compared to iPhone 7
  • Starts at $999 for 64 GB 
  • 256 GB option costing $1,149 
  • Available November 3rd


iPhone 8

  • All new glass design
  • Comes in two sizes 4.7 and 5.5
  • A11 Bionic chip which is 30% faster than the A10 chip in the iPhone 7
  • Wireless charging
  • Retina HD 3D touch
  • More advanced 12 MP camera
  • New color filter 
  • Starts at $699 for 64 GB
  • Available September 22nd


iPhone 8 Plus (same features as the iPhone 8 + features listed below)

  • Portrait mode: sharper foreground and natural blurred background
  • Portrait lighting (studio quality)
  • Optical zoom and digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos
  • Dual rear 12-megapixel camera lenses
  • Starts at $799 
  • Available September 22nd

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus look like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus but with a glass back. Both phones come in silver, space gray and a rose gold finish. 

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The Airpower mat wirelessly charges all of your devices at the same time. Just set your iPhone, apple watch and airpods anywhere on the mat to charge them wirelessly. 

This is the iPhone we all know and love, and finally, on its 10th anniversary, we get the best version of itself. 

Drop, Smash, or Crack? You need this


I don’t know about you, but aside from my house keys, my phone is the number one thing I must have when I leave the house ( I feel bare without it).

I’m an entrepreneur, so I need to be connected and available and hey-- sometimes I just want to Snapchat a hilarious picture or Instagram my whereabouts. No judgments!

I’m a busy #bosslady and sometimes I accidentally lose track of things. I have shattered not one, but TWO phone screens. Is there any worse feeling than staring at the ground where my beautiful broken iPhone lay in pieces? The answer is NO.

I finally agreed with the Hubs that I needed a phone protector. But not just any case, I need something both functional and fashionable.

ENTER: the InvisibleShield Glass+ Luxe screen protectors. It saves my phone from scratches, impacts, and even smudges. I was able to put it on with no annoying bubbles. It comes in many colors to match anything, but I knew I had to have the sassy rose gold. It’s shiny, beautiful, and rose gold is so on trend right now. #fashiontech

Now that my phone is protected, I can focus on all things tech. iOS11 is coming out soon, and I cannot wait to see what Apple is doing now. I recently was a part of a huge event for NXP autonomous driving (I took over their social media and had my case on my phone), and getting to see the amazing technology and thought leadership in that field has been incredible.  

The Internet of Things (IoT) is definitely the hottest trend right now, and one I am all over. Google Home, Amazon’s Alexa, and things like Nest and all the smartphone-enabled tools in life right now is so amazing. It is absolutely crazy to be watching how fast technology is moving and adapting and integrating into our lives.

Oh! And in case you thought I wouldn’t match, InvisibleShield also has a Glass Luxe rose gold smartwatch screen protector.

Are you as tied to your phone as I am? What is the number one thing you can’t leave the house without?




Doing business the new-fashioned way--anytime and anywhere

 Photo Cred: Alexis Galmin

Photo Cred: Alexis Galmin

Some personal news, I’m married! You can call me Mrs. Jessica Sabet as soon as I fill out all my paperwork to change my last name legally (there must be an app for that). It was a magical weekend and I am so excited to finally be married. Months and months of planning called for a mini-moon and I’m actually sipping my pina colada basking in the Mexican sun while typing this blog. Yes, even when I am out of the country on vacation, a girl still has to hustle (emails don't write themselves)!

When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re never truly disconnected. I don’t like bringing a whole laptop though, and I always imagine I won’t actually work that much while I’m gone, and bringing my tablet really feels a little less like work.

 Photo Cred: Alexis Galmin

Photo Cred: Alexis Galmin

The connection is fab, and luckily I can keep it in my purse, so working on the plane or sending a quick email is made easier by having it close at hand.

I use the ZAGG wireless bluetooth keyboard both as a case and keyboard, because it’s super easy to use. The keys have backlighting, and it’s the first I’ve used that actually feels like I’m typing on a real keyboard and not something flimsy and bendy. I can just pop it open, type quickly, and put it away. Plus, the battery life is pretty amazing, you can use it for up to two years, since it doesn’t drain your tablet’s charge. And conveniently, the keyboard automatically goes into sleep mode to save the battery’s charge after a few minutes of non-use.

I also make sure I have my phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot just in case! You never know if you pay extra for Wi-Fi or if that cute little cafe you’re at will have Wi-Fi, or just really slow or unreliable connections. I also try to have noise-cancelling headphones, so that I can work without distractions.

Do you still do work when you go on vacation? How do you get things done?

This post was made possible in collaboration with ZAGG.

 Photo Cred: Alexis Galmin

Photo Cred: Alexis Galmin

 Photo Cred: Alexis Galmin

Photo Cred: Alexis Galmin

 Photo Cred: Alexis Galmin

Photo Cred: Alexis Galmin

Father's Day gift for the photography loving Dad

Stuck for a Father's Day gift? 

This year, ditch the tie and go with tech that he won’t stick in a drawer.

For the photographer in your life, the ZTE Blade X Max phone will make sure he’ll be getting a lot more than 10 likes on Facebook. With a 6 inch HD display, equipped with 13 megapixels, and a battery good enough to last through an entire day with ease and a little left over for the next morning, this phone is a steal.

This phone has a rear and front facing camera that can help the man in your life record, snap, and share in both landscape and portrait mode . It’s available for only $150 on Cricket Wireless. Such a great gift for your dad who loves taking pictures of everything. Ehem read my Dad.

Check out the video below for more Father’s Day tech ideas that will score you some major points with pops.

This post was made possible in Collaboration with ZTE.

FashionTech is taking it to the next level

Fashion and technology continue to collide, and it is only getting better! Check out these five companies bringing form, function, and fashiontech to the next level right now!

1. Hyperface is a revolutionary camouflage that disrupts and distracts facial recognition software algorithms. It is anti-surveillance face paints and clothing. As groundbreaking and potentially useful facial recognition is, many people are concerned about tracking and intrusion of privacy. Hyperface is created by by Berlin-based artist and technologist Adam Harvey, who is creating guerilla printing patterns for clothing that are capable of confusing the software. The patterns look like facial features, such as eyes, mouths, and more, and are designed to cause AI headaches and confuse the algorithms enough to not be able to specifically identify the wearer. It is set to launch in Spring 2017 and can be seen here.

2. Skinners Technologies have created barefoot running socks that are neither socks nor shoes! They are anti-odor, durable, washable, and ready for any adventure. These ultra-tough socks are made with antibacterial yarn with pure silver in it, have toe protection, a comfortable knit fit, anti-abrasive polymer and waterproof underside, and are double layered. They are very durable and are better for active running than actually being barefoot, providing protection and comfort. Skinners socks are made to be extremely small, so that you can toss them into pockets or bags and have them with you while you’re on the go. Some customers are saying they barely wear shoes anymore! Get them here.


3. AirDye has created a sustainable fabric dying process that doesn’t use water, and is turning traditional dying process on its side. The AirDye process uses air instead of water, resulting in zero water waste and very little pollution, uses significantly less energy that water-dying, and creates some really interesting possibilities. You could print one piece of fabric with a different color on each side, or a color on one side and a print on the other, anything you can think of! With clean water still a luxury in many places in the world, this technology could change the way some countries dye and make clothing. Check out more here.

4. I Am Not A Virgin clothing company is trying to make the world a better place and reverse the planet’s health with how they make clothes. Humans throw away 200 billion plastic bottles a year, that sit in landfills, our oceans, and take on average 450 YEARS to decompose completely. Some types of plastic can take far longer. IANAV clothing recycles plastic bottles with polyester and then blends it with cotton to create eco-friendly and comfortable clothing. They are trying to become even more eco-friendly by creating their own yarn with PET and rice husks instead of cotton! This company is really bringing new technology and a sustainable mission to fashion! See their clothing line here.

5. The Left Shoe Company is a London-based shoe company using amazing technology to make sure your shoes are perfect for you. They use a state of the art 3D scanner to take a perfect picture of each foot, getting the most accurate measurement possible. They then create handmade, made-to-measure shoes perfect for you! Luxurious, unimaginable comfort tailor-made for you. Order a pair here.


Would you buy made to order shoes or wear special barefoot running socks? Do you have any fashiontech now? Tell me about your experience!


Levi’s and Google connected smart jacket will come out this fall and cost around $350

This fall, your jacket may be as smart as your phone.

Designed by Levi's and Google ATAP, the interactive trucker jacket uses high-tech conductive fabric to connect to a smartphone. With the brush of a sleeve, users can pause or skip a song or use Google maps without the hassle of getting a phone out.

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Levi’s global product innovation head Paul Dillinger and ATAP’s Project Jacquard lead Ivan Poupyrev announced the product’s revised release date and price onstage at SXSW over the weekend. The jacket, which uses conductive fabric to transform into a connected device, is set to hit stores this fall at $350 a pop.

The product is called a Commuter Trucker Jacket and is designed for people who are on the move and don't have time to stop and check their phone or watch. The denim piece allows you to start your music, get the time, answer calls, and more.

The product was first announced at the Google I/O developer conference in May last year, writes The Verge.