Erin Kane

Recent Posts By Erin Kane

Getting the Right Speed for Your Home Office

It’s hard to believe I’ve been working out of a home office (off and on) for almost five years. At times I am incredibly grateful for my situation. I can work in my pajamas (although I rarely do), listen to NPR all day, throw in a load of laundry every couple of hours, and never have to worry I’ll find my boss standing at my door. I even work at night after the kids are in bed, my creativity appropriately fueled by a tasty glass of red or white wine.

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Laptop Skins are Checkpoint Friendly

On a business trip last week I decided it was time to finally get rid of the bulky laptop bag I’ve been lugging on my shoulder for over four years now. It’s time to trade it in for a checkpoint friendly laptop sleeve. I am really admiring this Skooba Skin for $29.95. If I tuck this on top of my […]

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Gmail Introduces Undo Send

How many times have you sent an email and wished you could take it back? According to a recent survey, as many as 87 percent of executives say they have either mistakenly sent or received an email or electronic message. We’ve all done it. Maybe you notice an inexcusable typo right as you press send. Or you’ve "replied all" when […]

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Tracking Your Child

No doubt you’ve seen the Duracell battery commercial featuring the BrickHouse Child Locator. Mom is enjoying a beautiful day at the park with her baby and her preschooler Kevin when he suddenly wanders off. Mom screams his name and then quickly activates the locator. Within seconds Mom and son are reunited. This commercial was the topic of conversation over the […]

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Ten Newspapers Predicted to Fold or Go Digital

There’s been a lot of buzz this week among my circle of colleagues about a list of ten newspapers predicted to fold or go digital next. As my co-host Kristin noted in an earlier post about magazines going digital, there’s something missing for me when I read my favorite newspaper or magazine exclusively online. Don’t get me wrong, I am […]

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Tracking Your Flight On the Fly

Imagine this scenario: You’ve just wrapped up a 10-day Florida vacation with your family. You’ve packed every corner of your suitcase with souvenirs and trinkets and swapped the swimsuits for the fleece jackets. You barely slept last night, afraid you wouldn’t hear the alarm go off at 6am (which feels like 5am because of daylight savings time) and you’re wearing […]

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Review: T-Mobile G1 Phone

While most of us have the ability to surf the Web from our mobile phones and hand-held devices, it’s believed that only a fraction of us actually do. The way I’ve always seen it: painfully slow loading times + tiny screens = why bother? But after a week of testing the T-Mobile G1 with Google, I’ve reversed my position. iPhone […]

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From Our President: Turn Off the TV

As the mother of two little boys who would love nothing more than to play video games all day, I suppose I shouldn’t be entirely surprised by the data presented in a new free report "Kids, Media and Values" published by KidsMediaMatters.org and public broadcaster WGBH. Some of the findings have been widely reported before: two-thirds of all U.S. infants […]

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