Jennifer Jolly

Emmy award-winning consumer tech journalist, Jennifer Jolly, is your BFF for advice on all those digital doodads, techy tools, and cyber services that are supposed to make your life easier, more organized, and just plain better. Jennifer hosts the digital lifestyle video series; Tech’s Appeal for Chip Chick, the girlfriend’s guide to gadgets.

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    5 Reasons It’s Time For A Tech Upgrade

    If you can turn on your computer, get up, brew a pot of coffee, and come back before your computer has booted up, you’re probably still running Windows 98. Please get a new computer. For most of us, the problem is less extreme. Still, even those with a four-year-old computer are losing valuable time—about 13 […]

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    Invisible Braces, an iPhone Inhaler + 6 Health Gadgets for Back to School

    As kids head back class, many families are bracing for the bevvy of colds, earaches, and other bugs that come with the start of the school year. There’s also the stuff kids are teased about related to their health, from childhood obesity to asthma, and even wearing braces. While tech is often blamed for some […]

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    I Rode the Vanhawks Valour Smart Bicycle and I Liked it

    You can have a conversation with your iPhone, your car can give you directions to the nearest sushi joint, and your fridge can send tweets — so why is your bike still stuck in the dark ages? In this world of smart everything, where everyone is racing to get every gadget, appliance, and vehicle connected […]

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    I Smell Bacon! Oscar Mayer Brings Smell-O-Vision to Your iPhone

      No, it’s not April Fools day yet, but this new iOS device wakes you up with the scents — and sounds — of sizzling bacon. Wake Up and Smell the Bacon is a project from Oscar Mayer. Specifically, it’s the lovechild of the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon, which is an […]

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    3 Simple Email Organization Tips to Keep your Inbox SANE

    In there’s-a-week-for-everything news today, it’s National Clean Out Your Inbox Week. And yes, this is an actual sanctioned “week,” not something someone just made up. The issue of email overload deserves all the fuss, because the average person gets around 10,000 emails a year. Sifting, sorting, and managing all that cyber clutter takes up tons […]

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    Hyundai Genesis App Will Remind You When You’re Late For Dinner

    At CES, Hyundai is announcing some new smart car features, adding on to their existing Blue Link infotainment system and introducing the Genesis app, a smartphone companion designed to streamline core smart car features. The Blue Link system is still at the core of Hyundai’s smart car technology. We first saw Blue Link in 2011, […]

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    How to Set Up Your Windows 8 Device with

    So you just got a new shiny Windows 8 device for the holidays, and you’re setting it up for the first time? Your device will prompt you to sign in with an email account. We recommend using a free account to sign in. Here’s why. 1. An account works best with the Windows […]

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    6 Things You’ll Love About the Microsoft Surface 2 [Video]

    Microsoft has released the Surface 2, a new and improved version of the original Surface, that is faster, a bit thinner and lighter. But there are a lot of Windows 8 tablets to choose from these days, so why choose the Surface 2? Here are 6 things that you’ll love about the Microsoft Surface 2. […]

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    Hands-on with the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina [Video]

    Apple has announced their latest iPads, and pretty much all the rumors turned out to be true… well, everything except the rumor going around that there would be colored iPads a la the iPhone 5c. Oh, and there is no fingerprint sensor either, but no one seems to care that much. But wait, no Kardashian […]

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    All You Need to Know About the iPhone 5S and 5C [Video]

    For the first time ever, Apple has announced not one, but two new smartphones, the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. The 5C is cute, colorful and cheap. The new 5S is speedy, sophisticated, and super secure. Here’s everything you need to know: Candy-coated colors The new iPhone 5C It has the same guts as the current […]