Author: Cool Mom Staff

Web Coolness: a Nintendo-themed game room, LED eyelashes, how to make your own smart speaker, and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Hands up: how many of you wish you had this Nintendo-themed game room in your home? This manufacturer will only sell electric cars starting in 2019. Here’s how to stock your vacation rental kitchen so you can enjoy unplugging for a bit. Or maybe you’ve banned screen time altogether like Kristen? Crank up your iPod and use The Hamilton instrumentals to put on a show. Hooray! One in four Google employees in leadership roles are women. Who...

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Web coolness: grilling apps for the Fourth, automatic LEGO sorting and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Learn the science behind fireworks before you watch the fun. Grilling apps to get your ready for your Fourth of July BBQ. Is this new screen-free gaming system worth the price? This refugee pilot is flying around the world to promote women in STEM. Is the Apple Watch essential to someone used to relying on it? A techy solution to LEGO clutter. Believe it or not: this bed makes itself and has programmable temperature zones. A weed-slashing...

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Web coolness: Custom emoji are coming, moms defending screentime, incredible tech-created artwork and more.

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Hooray! Custom emoji are coming – and hopefully we’ll get to use of these feminist emojis too. (That PMS cramps emoji is kind of genius.) Free Apple Camp sessions for kids this summer! But hurry! The dark side of putting your family on YouTube. Yikes. The kids who lost their Harvard acceptance letters because of social media posts. Video of a  toddler Star Wars fan you have to see. (Yes, a toddler.) A mom defends children using tech devices...

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Happy Father’s Day, cool geeky dads!

Even with all the awesome technology and myriad ways to use social media to honor that special dad in your life, there’s just something about a simple handwritten note that goes a very long way, especially these days. Now if only we could find a pen. Here’s to all the cool dads (and granddads) out there! We hope you have a wonderful day, filled with all your favorite geeky activities. Enjoy having that video game controller all to yourself. – Team Cool Mom Tech card via Fluid Ink Letter...

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Web Coolness: Apps for dads, brain hacking, and the perfect emoji

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Do your uber-tech-savvy kids know what a vinyl record is? This little girl can’t understand why her dad would want a record for Father’s Day, and we can’t stop laughing at her despair. (Top photo: screenshot from Katie Stauffer’s Instagram video) Need more gift inspiration? Here are some quick Father’s Day gifts you can make online, and other ideas for easy last-minute presents. We’ve got plenty of tech gifts for Father’s Day for you fast shoppers. Or,...

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Cool last-minute Father’s Day gifts you can make online.

We realize that you still have a few days to score a Father’s Day gift for the cool dad in your life, and we have lots of cool ideas, from DIY gifts from the kids to tasty food gifts, that you have plenty of time to get (or make). But we also have a bunch of Father’s Day gift ideas you can easily make online, all of which we bet he’d love. And you don’t have to be super tech savvy to make them. From a sweet group gift (like Imprint, above) to a funny (or sentimental) video, you’ll find...

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Web Coolness: a cardboard snowspeeder, how QR codes impact China + more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. This father went above and beyond, with this Star Wars snowspeeder he made for his daughter to take to school. Top Photo by John Stoddard. Whatever issues Uber has had, kudos to them for offering free rides to the UK polls for voters with mobility issues. What happens to websites created only for short-term viral fads? Looking for Father’s Day gifts? We’ve got tech gift ideas for any type of dad. Some people think Apple’s new HomePod speaker looks like...

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Web Coolness: Sleep goggles for insomniacs, Star Wars fidget spinners, and more fun tech links

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Here’s where women in science are making a name for themselves. {Photo via Emily Calandrelli} This Back to the Future fan got a ticket after hitting 88 mph in his DeLorean. Darth Vader fidget spinners and Stormtrooper fidget spinners exist. Yes, they do! Here’s to moms who don’t make life perfect on Instagram This study says fitness trackers aren’t accurate at counting calories. Mark your calendars now! Sana’s smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018....

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How tech can help keep kids safer with crowds and separation

When we saw the reports coming out of Manchester last night, we were completely devastated. And, we found ourselves thinking about what we would have done if our children (some of whom are tweens, and Ariana Grandé fans, by the way) had been separated from us like so many were. So with that in mind, we’re sharing tips for parents on how to talk with your kids about crowds and separation over on Cool Mom Picks today. From teaching kids what to say if they’re dialing 911 from a cell phone, to how they can use social media (even...

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Web Coolness: The annoying Instagram algorithm, how to listen to podcasts, and lots more.

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Cool Mom Tech is a reward style affiliate.   These portable park iPhone cases from Japan are cracking us up! Father’s Day, anyone? You’re not the only one annoyed by the Instagram algorithm. Someone used FaceApp on museum paintings and it’s awesome. A simple way to block calls and texts on your iPhone. Here’s how to find and listen to podcasts on your iPhone. Including our own podcast, Spawned!     What should you do with all...

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