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Amazon Dash Replenishment Service means you’ll never run out of coffee again

The Amazon Dash service has come a long way since we first featured it two years ago when it was just a cool gadget that connected you to your Amazon shopping cart via WIFI. Since then, Amazon added Dash Button, which are little gadgets that live on your washing machine or dishwasher, and allow you to order supplies like laundry detergent with just one click. But most recently, they’ve launched Amazon Dash Replenishment Service (DRS), which is a fully integrated system connecting your smart gadgets to Amazon, so when you run out of something, it automatically orders it for you. No...

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Sponsored Message: Dot and Dash robots from Wonder Workshop just got a whole lot cooler

This is a sponsored message from Wonder Workshop With so many parents looking for STEM toys for their kids this holiday, it’s worth checking out Wonder Workshop, makers of the awesome Dot and Dash robots that teach kids some fantastic skills and let them get really creative. You may have seen some of Cool Mom Picks’ favorite coding projects that kids can do with the Dot and Dash robots recently, and your own kids could probably come up with a dozen more. And now the Wonder Workshop is broadening kids’ options with their launch of the new Launcher accessory pack. It attaches to the Dash robot and actually transforms it into...

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Wonder Workshop Dot and Dash Robots: 1 tech toy. 4 kids. 3 project ideas. And no fighting, mostly.

With four kids in the house ranging in age from five up to 11, it’s no small feat to find a tech toy that they can all play with, especially when it’s something educational. Darn those age limits. But as I recently learned, that’s not the case at all with the Dot and Dash robots from our sponsor Wonder Workshop, who happens to be launching their very cool new Wonder app today, making that five total free apps for kids to use with the bots. This is a toy we’ve all been super excited about, singing its praises since we...

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9 awesomely cool coding projects for kids using the Dot and Dash robots from Wonder Workshop

Recently, I wrote about how totally in love I am with the Dot and Dash Robots from Wonder Workshop. So it makes me extra happy that they have joined us as as our newest Cool Mom Tech sponsor because, well, we all adore them! (Also, so does every kid who comes over and begs to play with “those cool blue robot things” that have a permanent home in our living room.) What’s even better is that the free Blockly app (iOS and Android) that pairs with the robots has a new update every single week, meaning it’s constantly packed with tons of new puzzles and playful projects that are actually...

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Dot and Dash robots: The best of what coding toys for kids can be

Walking through the crowded, cacophonic aisles of International CES 2015 earlier this year, we were instantly drawn to one booth featuring adorable little robots gliding around the rug, and beeping and booping at our feet. It turned out to be the Dash Robot from Wonder Workshop, which is everything that’s right about tech toys for kids. Considering most coding toys tend to be strong in either the platform or the look of the toy (and generally the former), it’s so refreshing that Wonder Works has approached both as if they’re equally important; the apps are beautiful and intuitive, and the robot is just cute, with...

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The new Amazon Dash takes shopping to a whole new level

The new Amazon Dash is the closest thing to a real magic wand that I’ve ever seen. If you haven’t seen it yet, prepare to be amazed at its brilliance. It’s the size of a Wii remote (hey, something else we love!) and connects to your Amazon shopping cart via wifi. Hold down the microphone button and tell it what you want to add to your grocery list, or scan the bar code on whatever item you’ve just emptied, like a carton of milk or a bag of chocolate chips. Then check your cart on the Amazon website or...

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The Star Wars ride-on that will blow up kids’ holiday wish lists. Parents…get ready.

If you…oh. I mean, if your kid (ahem) ever wished they could zip around on Luke Skywalker’s Star Wars X-34 Landspeeder, that wish is about to be granted. Thanks to the help of Radio Flyer, Lucasfilm, 12v rechargeable battery power — and of course, some incredibly generous parents or grandparents. Related: The coolest Star Wars gifts for kids, teens and fans of all ages The ultimate dream, Galactic Civil War-era ride-on in convenient toy form is available now for preorder, for a September 5 launch date (oh hai, early holiday shopping!). And I’d say do it. Because I think...

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Do you know these 3 handy iPhone email tricks?

We’re not huge fans of sending emails on the fly, even with the “Sent from our iPhone and talk-to-text hates us” warning at the bottom. But if we do, there are 3 handy iPhone email tricks we use to make them look as buttoned up as they when we’re sitting at our laptop, well other than deleting that tag line at the end. Related: 2 quick iPhone tricks for sharing texts and voice mails 1. How to insert a photo into iPhone email You don’t have to email someone from a photo. You can insert photos and videos very easily...

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Web Coolness: Star Wars Origami, the Nokia 3310 is back?, and where to stream the Oscar-nominated Best Picture films

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   This Japanese artist Tadashi Mori shares the coolest origami tutorials. Star Wars, anyone? (via TadashiOrigami on Instagram) This monk is spreading Buddhist philosophy using Twitter. How very 2017. Here’s why Microsoft is one of the most innovative companies of 2017. Where you can stream all the Oscar nominated Best Picture films. How to make your very own stop motion Lego movie. Why you need to a have social media policy for your babysitter.   (Photo via...

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8 cool gadgets to make your smart homes even smarter | CES 2017

We saw a ton of new smart home products launch last year, with offerings from Nest, WeMo, smart doorbells and much more. But wow, after walking the floors at the CES conference last week, it’s clear that 2017 will bring even more integration between products, along with smarter functions, remote access, and voice recognition. Let’s just say Alexa, the voice and software behind Amazon Echo, ruled. Here, 8 of the coolest (and craziest) smart home products I saw at the show that I think you will want to have on your radar, parents. Related: A smart WiFi Thermostat: Crazy or cool? LG Smart InstaView Fridge Bring on the...

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