Category: Link Roundups

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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Web Coolness: Angry Birds gingerbread house, green tech, email snooping arrest.

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week, to round out 2010. We hope you will too. The Angry Birds GingerbreadHouse by gaming blogger and brand new dad–congrats!– Zero-Lives ( will blow you away, right down to the green apple gumball pigs. Those infuriating, pompous, horrible pigs. (via wal-you, h/t jaden hair) On Momformation, Kristen offers up 5 cool ways to use tech to get organized for the new year. Very smart. A lot of blog readers make the resolution to lurk less, comment more. This Blogher post has great tips on being a better...

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Web Coolness: Holiday travel tips, charitable giving, and getting organized

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. Our Co-Founder Liz Gumbinner offers up car travel tips for families on the CBS Early Show including a smart story app and some great kids CDs for download. Looking for a last minute tax deduction to round-off 2010? See a great roundup at Cool Mom Picks of some of our writers favorite charitable giving gifts. A hilarious dad’s take on being the unofficial IT guy for his parents. Great organizational tips from Geek Sugar. Retro styled electronics may also be the most...

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Web Coolness: iPhone book apps for kids, password help, and XBox preparedness

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. Getting a new gaming system for the holidays? PopSci has tips on setting up your living room for XBox with Kinect. (Via Unplgged) To keep the kids busy on those last minute holiday checkout lines this week, see this Momformation roundup of great iPhone book apps for kids. Speaking of apps, Moms with Apps details a whole bunch of winter and holiday-themed apps for kids just released this weekend. Some of them free. Good question: Should you check your email on vacation?...

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Web Coolness: Tech shopping ideas, an iPhone baby quilt, and intentional acts of kindness

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. Still plowing through the holiday shopping? The Cool Mom Tech Gift Guide has you covered with more than 75 ideas. Don’t miss it! More help at My Life Scoop from our editor Christina, who shares her Top 10 Tech Toys for Toddlers. Nice list. At boingboing, a handmade iPhone baby quilt (shown). Boy that’s commitment.  Imagine having a Nokia 1011 baby quilt in 1992? (Via Becca Sara) Yahoo shared their list Inspiring Acts of 2010 and created a Kindness Project for everyone...

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