2014 New York Auto Show: More Focus on Evolution over Innovation

2014 NY Auto Show
Anyone attending the 2014 New York Auto Show at the Jacobs Javits Convention Center will be greeted by hundreds of gleaming, exciting, and exquisite looking automobiles. Yet these same attendees will be hard pressed to find any futuristic offerings. Auto manufacturers have opted to feature refinement of exterior styling as well as improving efficiency of the early 20th century technology based gas combustion engine. The auto industry’s emphasis on evolution rather than innovation reflects a pragmatic cost conscious approach to car manufacturing which generally frowns upon risk taking. Even the highly touted new all-electric BMW i3 merely achieves a modest range of 80 to 100 miles. We are witnessing the automotive era of playing it safe.

Captain America becomes the Hero We Need

Captain America

Chris Evans returns to reprise the role of Captain America in the sequel titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a smartly written movie that’s part thriller as well as action flick. Robert Redford joins the cast adding a maturity and gravitas that sets the tone of the story. Gritty, violent, and dark, action fans will…

Kid Conversations #2

kid conversatoins

Things that kids say on any given day.. The following is an excerpt of a conversation at the park.

Review and Giveaway of ThinkFun’s Laser Maze

ThinkFun Laser Maze

Review of Laser Maze by ThinkFun. A beam beam-bending logic based single player game for ages 8 and up.

5 Ways Little Kids are like Hippies

hippie kids

An overview of how little kids are very similar to hippies.

2014 NY Toy Fair Best of Show

2014 NY Toy Fair Best of Show

Our picks for best of show at the 2014 New York Toy Fair.

New LEGO 3296-piece Star Wars Sandcrawler means treading lightly

LEGO Sandcrawler

New LEGO 3296-piece Star Wars Sandcrawler was officially announced. The question remains how will parents avoid the pain of stepping on unseen stray pieces.

Today’s winner of the Internet: The HUVr Hoverboard

Winner of the internet

Every day the internet offers up a hidden gem. Today’s winner is the HUVr hoverboard.

Kid Conversations #1

kid conversatoins

Things that kids say on any given day.. The following is an excerpt of a conversation overheard during breakfast.