Category: Link Roundups

Web Coolness: Adults and LEGO, kids and GPS, Nooks and coffee

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. We love this: 10 reasons you’re never too old to play with LEGO. Want an excuse to try out a Nook Color? Head to B+N this Saturday only, see a demo, then get yourself a free cup of Starbucks coffee. Techlicious shares easy ways to prevent password theft. Here’s a new use for GPS–tracking kids that skip school. (Not your kids. Of course.) Lots of buzz over the new research on how brains react to cell phones. We keep saying it and...

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Web Coolness: 100 greatest toys, Monopoly goes high tech, iPads in education

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. Time Magazine offers up the 100 greatest toys of all time, from the high tech to the very low. (Yay Slinky! But ugh, did they have to include Bratz?) Really fun article. A new Monopoly game run by a computer The end of stealing $500s from the bank: Is tht good or bad? Fun tip at Parenthacks for a DIY cell phone charm. On Gear Diary, a thoughtful post on the pros and cons of iPads in education. Living in tight quarters?...

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Web Coolness: Valentine’s day, Ken + Barbie get social, iPad mini rumors

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. We love this Valentine’s day gift idea from Parent Hacks: making a Valentines Day soundtrack from your MP3s. Photographer Jason Lee turns his kids into angry birds. Awesome! (via Gwen Bell, laughing squid) Ken and Barbie discover Twitter. And uh, Foursquare evidently. Inspired by an 8-year-old who racked up $1400 in Smurf’s Village charges, Parents protest in-app purchases in mobile games. Everyone’s buzzing about the AOL-Huffington Post merger, and we like this take at Salon from Scott Rosenberg. From the rumor mill:...

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5 picks you might have missed this week

Here are some¬†picks you might have missed this week in the tech world. 1. The 35mm camera is back, better than ever, and cute as a bug. And pink! 2. These Twitter rings put the tweet in sweet. Can you limit yourself to 140 engraved characters? 3. Looking for sheets for the geeky kid in your life? We found them. Super sweet, and they go with everything. 4. The only thing sweeter than honey for some PC users is a look at the new Android 3.0 Honeycomb. We’ve got the buzz. (Get it? Yeah, we know we’re not the...

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Web Coolness: Star Wars and Angry Birds hit the Super Bowl, top tech sites for moms, and more

Here are some thing we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. This Volkswagen Sar Wars commercial for the Superbowl is making moms (and Jedi Knights) giggle. Also keep an eye out for an Angry Birds announcement in a Super Bowl commercial on Sunday. Why are we not surprised? Moms with Apps covers their favorite tech sites for moms. Happy to have made the cut! Researchers prove girls benefit from playing video games with their parents. Who knew. Our co-founder Kristen goes off on a littlerant about FourSquare on her personal blog, Motherhood Uncensored....

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5 picks you might have missed this week

The way we see it, why buy something in plain black if you can buy it in ninja robot? In case you missed them recently, these CMT picks have cute-cool covered. 1. Need a place to store spare wires, connectors, rings, and sushi-shaped jump drives? How about inside a handy, handmade ninja robot? 2. These e-reader covers are about the coolest we’ve seen. Cute meets cool meets old school meets new school. 3. A magical tech device that can actually get your kids to start turning off lights and lower your utility bills? Totally. 4. We love this free...

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Web Coolness: iPads in the classroom, Facebook sponsored stories, and parents text the darnedest things

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. Textbooks replaced with iPads in Singapore: is your kid’s school next? Everyone is talking about the new Facebook “sponsored stories”, which can turn your status updates into unpaid ads for brands. Hm. We love Apartment Therapy’s take on stylish speakers for small spaces. Like the stepsibling of Sh*t My Dad Says, it’s Crazy Things Parents Text. Are they all true? Well… Obama proposes wireless broadband for everyone. We can get behind that. Fantastic thoughts at Huffington Post on getting children ready for...

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Web Coolness: Mobile lattes, ending distracted driving, and kids say the darndest things

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. Attention latte addicts: You can now pay for your Starbucks with your mobile phone. Blackberry owners, you’re in too. At Techlicious, great tips for taking better photos with your phone. What happens when children are asked to make sense of “old” technology like floppy disks and 8-track tapes? This hilarious video. (We love that they call a 45 “an old CD.”) T-Mobile announces a service that may put an end to distracted driving, and other carriers are soon to follow On Geek...

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Web Coolness: Moms + tech, kids + robots, iPhones + solar power

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. 4G service coming to the Bay Area. (Finally!) With thoughts from our own technologist, Beth, at the Wall Street Journal Unplggd offers 8 kid-friendly diy tech projects like this cool solar robot. Washington Post describes an entire event combining moms and tech at CES. Does technology make us lonelier? A response to the Time article and beginning of a good discussion from The Online Mom. Techlicious is talking about tips and gadgets to help you save energy around the house. Solar powered...

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Web Coolness: Tips for tech owners, Nooks for kids, FourSquare for Snooki fans

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. If you want to know what’s going on at CES this week, follow our own Beth Blecherman on Twitter at @techmama. She seems to be everywhere at once! Smart tips at Real Simple for extending the life of your tech gear, from iPods to printers. A real book for kids growing up in an age of Kindles and Nooks. Provocative post on BlogHer: Should a 6 year-old have a Nook? The top selling kids tech toys of 2010 on Unplggd. (Most of...

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