Category: Link Roundups

Web Coolness: Spring cleaning your digital mess, eBook influence, Facebook tips for all

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. How ereaders are changing the publishing industry. Not necessarily for the better. Spring cleaning your digital mess – great tips at techlicious! Good thoughts at Unplggd on keeping your cell phone charged. The ultimate guide to Facebook tips at Gizmodo. These cool drawer pulls would look great in a home office to spruce up an old desk. Hats off to gamers giving back this week including Zynga and Thicket who are donating a whole lot of profits to Japan. Good photo taking...

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5 picks you might have missed this week

Have a question about tech? Whether you need recommendations, a source, or just something utterly splurgetastic to dream about, we’re here for you. As these five posts of the past week demonstrate. 1. Got a question about online safety and privacy? Our readers have shared wonderful tips in spades. That’s a comment section to bookmark forever. 2. Your kids will probably at some point try to put frozen waffles in your DVD-ROM drive. These kids laptop recommendations may help you find an alternative for them. 3. If you’ve got a cross-country mother-in-law begging for more than the professionally posed holiday shots...

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Web Coolness: Spring clean your home office, moms at work, and must-have parenting tools

Here are some things we’ve liked reading on the web this week. We hope you will too. We are so motivated by this home office desk makeover at design*sponge! CNN describes how the internet and blogs have helped stay at home moms become work at home moms. Babble polls some of the top mom bloggers (including our publishers Liz and Kristen) on their one must-have parenting item and guess what wins? Fun science toys for kids using technology. Thousands in Smurfberries later, Apple changes its in-app purchase policy. (ht Erin Nelson) Interesting report: a robot helping kids with autism....

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Web Coolness: iPads and autism, Angry Birds goes intellectual, and a cool new Twitter mama

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. On BlogHer, blogger and mom Shannon des Roches Rosa reveals that the iPad press conference video featuring a child with autism using the iPad was her own son. It’s am amazing story. We love Unplggd’s tips for a healthier Mac or PC. You must read the Angry Birds – Letters from the Front Lines satire at McSweeney’s. (via @aerocles) Big week for public service: Toyota is giving away 100 cars to non-profits on their Facebook page. Also, Samsung announces the 5 finalist...

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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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