The Biggest Beth Z Giveaway Ever!

Have I told you lately that I love you? My nerdy community is the best. I’m giving away 45 prizes and services worth more than $2021 to thank you for your awesomeness. You read that right… 45 people will win something awesome! Three Awesome Nerdy Surprises from Amazon ($20×3=$60) A Super-Deluxe Nerdy Surprise from Amazon ($103) Five Copies of The …

Three Cool Gadgets

This week we finally installed the circuitry to enable my smart water faucet, so I thought it was a great time to walk around the house and share some of my favorite gadgets. Here are three techy gadgets that I love. One: Pix Backpack When I wear this backpack out and about, people follow me around because it’s animated! The …

Four Ways to Improve an Image

We snap thousands of images a year on our phones, but few of them go anywhere. And the ones that do could use some upgrades to make them more interesting. Here are five tech tools to change your boring image. One: Take out the background You take an Instagram-worthy family portrait in front of a pile of dirty dishes. Time …

Clean Out Your Inbox Week

The last business week in January is Clean Out Your Inbox Week. Here are some special email tools to help: Spike I use the Spike email app daily. The reason I love it is because I don’t know about you but when I am on my phone, it’s hard for me to look at long emails and respond because of …

A Virtual Trip to the Library

As a kid I spent hours and hours exploring the stacks of libraries, getting lost in the shelves and dragging my fingers along the spines. That’s why Open Library’s explore feature delights me so. They’ve arranged scanned-in books on virtual shelves that you can browse and lose yourself in. Check out my 98-second overview, then spend your afternoon in the …

Home Office Tips

It’s a new year and a new feature! Every week we’ll be releasing DailyNerd updates with cool tools you can use the next week. We kick off the series with tips for your home office. Apps and Resources mentioned in the video: Loona NordVPN and ExpressVPN Krisp Zoom Logitech Webcams Blue Ice Snowball Guest Speaker Colette Carlson Website: https://colettecarlson.com/

All the Laughs from 2020

As we end this year, let’s focus on some of the giggles we had. Here is a compilation of a year’s worth of Laughs of the Week from NerdWords, our weekly newsletter. This embedded version is a little small, so you can click here to see the bigger version on your screen.

Family Time Technology

Although the holidays are going to look different this year for most of us, we still want to celebrate our families and be together however we can. These tools will help erase the miles between you and your loved ones until we can be together again. White Elephant Gift Exchange If you bring this Baby Yoda Chia Pet to your …

Best Apps

Best Apps of 2020

Both Google Play and Apple App Store released their best apps lists this week, and it’s not a shock that big props went to several apps that focus on self care. Also not a shock… both companies chose Zoom. Google’s Pick: Loóna: Bedtime Calm & Relax Google Play named a sleep guidance app the Best App of 2020. Loóna (Google …

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Best nerdy devices to snag on Black Friday

I was going to call this post a nerdy gift list, but these items are really gifts you need to give yourself. I mean, come on. Can you imagine the look of disappointment on my nephew’s face if I got him an air purifier for Christmas? Watch for these items or brands like them to show up in Black Friday …

Around.co demo

Around.co: A Different Kind of Video Conference

Every once in a while I find a new tool that makes my toes tingle. That’s what happened when I saw Around.co, a videoconferencing tool that looks and behaves differently from our old favorite, Zoom. What I love about Around.co: Instead of Brady Bunch squares, participants are in circles, floating over your other windows. Around includes face tracking to keep …