Category: Fun

The geeky girl’s valentine

I’m pretty sure you’ll never catch me wearing a heart necklace. I know, I know how completely unromantic of me. But I could be swayed with this new find that pays homage to my inner tech geek. (Hear that, dear?) If you’re going Huh? Less than 3? then look at the the Less Than Three silver charm from Metal Smitten sideways. See now? This keyboard heart necklace is handstamped onto sterling silver and hangs from an 18 inch chain. And if necklaces aren’t your (or her) thing, there are earrings and even a ring too. Just don’t do all...

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The Disney Dream Cruise 5 top tech features. (What, you were expecting animatronic presidents?)

Last week, I was thrilled to join a few bloggers and a whole lot of media for the inaugural sailing of the Disney Dream Cruise line from Orlando to the Bahamas. Why yes, I do love my job. Funny you should ask. While my son and I enjoyed outdoor games, swimming, beach snorkeling, and those infamous live shows, geeks that we are, we also had a blast uncovering five of the top tech features that Disney has to offer at sea. Because let me tell you, they have really outdone themselves with this ship. 1. The Disney Oceaneer Kids Club...

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RSS5000 – The holy grail of feed readers

For the last few years, I’ve read my favorite blogs and websites on Bloglines, a free service that organizes all your feeds in one handy place. Since it was taken over and revamped by Merchant Circle, I just haven’t had the time or the energy to re-enter all my blogs. And while many folks love Google Reader, I admit that it completely overwhelms me. Well, I think I just discovered the holy grail of feed readers. (Seriously. After I started using it, I texted Liz twice to say you have to get this!) RSS5000 is a handy, smart iPad...

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Tron Legacy: Not the movie, the designer handbag

I must confess that I was not exactly a fan of the movie Tron when it came out the first time around, but I know that there’s a good number of you out there excited to queue up for Tron Legacy. For your kids. Of course. But a new limited-edition collection of Tron-inspired bags and bracelets from Cool Mom Picks fave Hayden-Harnett has me rethinking my stance on this sci-fi classic. Hayden-Harnett has made a cool limited edition collection of black hobos, clutches, and cuff bracelets that are not too gimmicky or too robotic to wear in the non-virtual...

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Got your inbox down to 0? That deserves a badge.

If you like to let your nerd flag fly proudly (says the girl with a Hello Kitty Boba Fett on her car), then you’re going to love these LOLrific Nerd Merit Badges we just found. Bonus? You don’t have to sell any cookies or build a fire in the rain to get one. Nerd Merit Badges run the gamut from IT accomplishments to mastery of homonyms. From the Inbox 0 badge (that few can boast) to the Family Tech Support Badge for those of you still telling your parents not to forward those emails about Bill Gates sending you...

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Dads Dig This: The typewriter turned computer

Look at what Scott Adler aka “The Dadler” on Babycenter’s blog Momformation (where you can find us too!) thinks is cool. He’s our next guest dad blogger in our Dads Dig This series. As if I thought size equated with cool, I’ve populated my life with collections that compete with my children for space in our small house: record albums, books, and typewriters. And anything I can do to make these old things relevant to my modern life I’ll try; I’ve transferred records into MP3s and I read constantly to my kids. But finding a modern application for the...

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Readeez, now for your mobile viewing pleasure

If you’re not familiar with Readeez, and you have a child who’s starting to read, then you’re in for a treat. This series of adorably-designed videos are paired with songs, poems and written words to help kids associate letters with their accompanying sounds. And we’re so excited to learn that they’re now going mobile, just in time for that long trip bag home from the grandparents’ this holiday.  Readeez creator Michael Rachap, has brought the same lively world for the young reader that serves to both entertain and educate onto a mobile platform. Through the magic of technology, you...

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No glove, no love

It’s freezing outside, and you want to use your Smartphone to tweet about how incredibly freezing it is outside, but to do that you’d need to remove your warm gloves. Drat. If only there were a way to keep your hands warm and use a touch screen device. Ta da!! Check out Agloves, gloves that allow you to do just that. I didn’t pay much attention in science class, but apparently silver is a fabulous conductor and these knit gloves have it woven all through them. But, since the silver threads are coated in nylon, the gloves are soft...

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And a very BetaMaXmas to you too

There was once a magical time. A time when children waited in breathless anticipation for their favorite Christmas Special to play on TV. There was no DVR or Video On Demand; no rewinding or fast-forwarding; no YouTube; no bathroom breaks. You had only one shot to watch it, and the commercials were almost as good as the show. Friends, technology has made those times as dead as the dodo. Or they were. Until now. Tune into the website BetaMaXmas and introduce your little ones to the wonderful world of a grainy TV with rabbit ears. Just like the TVs...

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Get your nerd on

We all know (especially here at Cool Mom Tech) that geek is the new chic. So you’ve gotta love these new nerd life shirts made just for kids. [don’t miss a fun giveaway after the jump!] The Nerd Life T-Shirt by awesome indie designer Robert True incorporates Penne the Penguin, official spokesbird for all things nerd, and the lead of a managerie of adorable characters. Find him on art prints too which would make quite the statement in a kid’s room. The 100% cotton tees are available for ages 2T, 4T and 6T. Hopefully adult sizes will be coming–I...

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