Author: Kristen Chase

5 of our favorite tech Pinterest pins

Not following us on Pinterest yet? Join us! You’ll find all of our coolest picks daily, plus lots more techie goodness, all in one handy place.   1. This app helps you get groceries delivered right to your door with just a few taps. Awesome! 2. Turn your play dough into a science experiment with this tutorial. So fun. 3. This hoodie sweatshirt cracks us up. 4. What a cool way to decorate your kids’ walls with LEGOs. 5. A super smart charging cord that completely eliminates cord...

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What’s the best emergency cell phone for kids? Reader Q&A

When my 11-year old son got stranded in the terrible snowstorm we had here in Atlanta a few weeks ago, I decided that he might need an emergency cell phone for kids. While he does have an iPod Touch, I think he needs something else. Any suggestions? -Laurie   As a former Atlantan, I was horrified seeing some of the photos and stories from my friends and old neighbors. I’m so glad your son was okay, Laurie. When emergencies like this happen (hopefully never again! it is smart to think about cell phone options. And really, we get the...

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Web Coolness: Facebook and WhatsApp, Internet oversharing, and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did. This clock actually writes the time with a marker. So cool! When does binge watching actually become binge watching? Such a fascinating perspective on teens and technology. Worth a read. Here are 10 celebrities you should be following on Instagram. Are you? Does your Netflix seem slower these days? You’re not alone! See what Facebook just acquired for 16 billion dollars. Whoa. A helpful comparison of two popular music streaming services. Pick which one is right for...

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Cuff: Wearable safety tech goes high fashion

We here at Cool Mom Tech have always appreciated stylish tech. And designers have certainly been catching on, if you look back at the Juicy Couture USB bracelet we featured way back when, along with the ever-growing number of top designers like Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenberg making their own tech gadgets and covers. And now there’s one more entry into the world of fashionable tech: Cuff, a cool safety device that launched for pre-orders yesterday. Cuff is a device which syncs with its own iOS app, and allows you to stay safe by sharing your location and medical info...

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A bluetooth keyboard carved just for you

I love the juxtaposition of high and low tech that comes with wood tech accessories and wooden gadget covers. But this wooden bluetooth keyboard takes the cake. Made to order from a single piece of maple or walnut, the Oree Board from Oree Design on Etsy is one of the prettiest tech gadgets I’ve seen. And clearly, the best looking bluetooth keyboard by far. It really is a fully-functional keyboard that works with any tablet, smart phone, or computer that is bluetooth-enabled. Of course, handcrafted wooden tech gadgets custom made just for you in France are not necessarily budget-friendly,...

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An iPhone stand for cars, and other affordable, clever updates for the classic iPhone and iPad stand

With all the juggling I’m doing these days–kids, work, work, kids–I’ve been relying heavily on my mobile devices and accessories. I would have a tough time functioning without my iPhone and my iPad, which is why a wonderful iPhone stand for cars is a great find for me, along with these other cool accessories that make my devices even handier. I’ve had my eye on the iPhone sticky notes from iLoveHandles ever since we featured them here on Cool Mom Tech, but it turns out that shop has a slew of other cool, affordable accessories that I think I...

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5 of our favorite tech pins this week

We’re having so much fun on Pinterest these days. Are you following us? Check out our Cool Mom Tech boards and catch up on what you might have missed this past week on our site, plus lots more techie goodness.   1. This amazing gadget could be a life changer for so many people. 2. A free app that will help you get your finances in order once and for all. 3. Heading on vacation soon? You’ll want to be sure to check this handy website (then bookmark it). 4. Will this be the newest gadget launch from Apple?...

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Staying in for Valentine’s Day? 7 romantic movies ready for streaming

If you’re forgoing the fancy dinner tonight and staying in for Valentine’s Day like us, I rounded up 7 of my top romantic movies that are ready for streaming via Amazon Instant Video, on your various gadgets. (Roku, anyone?) Because as we all know, Valentine’s Day is about making your lady happy. Whether you’re normally a rom-com fan or not. So grab some popcorn–and chocolates of course–snag a cozy warm blanket, and cuddle up on the couch. If you can bear it, turn off your phones too. Crazy I know, but that passes for very very romantic these days....

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Web Coolness: DIY Valentine’s Day tech project, cool last minute Valentine e-cards and more

Here are a few of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   If you’ve got littleBits hanging around your house, here’s a cool robotic Valentine’s Day project to try. For date night inspiration, this app is just $.99 today only. It’s not too late to send these awesome last minute Valentine’s Day e-cards. for even more last minute Valentine’s ecards customized with your own photo, check out all the options from Red Stamp. And for fun, our friends at Red Stamp describe the fascinating history of Valentine’s Day. Wow, dark. Now this typography is...

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The most delicious last minute Valentine’s Day gift for a photographer we could find.

I realize that chocolate for a Valentine’s Day gift might sound a little predictable at first, but when it’s a chocolate camera for your special photographer or Instagram addict, I think it’s pretty brilliant. This vintage camera valentine is handmade by SoCal’s The Frosted Petticoat from fine dark chocolate and hand painted with edible shimmer dust, all wrapped-up and ready for giving with a cute little We Just Click message on the box. Just make sure you get a photo of it before it’s eaten. Oh who am I kidding? Like anyone would need a reminder for that these days. Order...

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