Category: Link Roundups

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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Web Coolness: Holiday app help, celebrity moms on video, 10 worst toys for kids

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too.Great apps for organizing Christmas shopping right here, thanks to a smart reader question. Wooden Dreidels are so 1.0. We found a dreidel app that takes the game high tech. The Dreidel + R2D2 = Droidel! See this post on the Star Wars website and laugh. (h/t Naomi) CrunchGear rounds up their 10 worst children’s toys of the season. (We kind of agree.)  8 steps to a Geekier Chanukah: Fun post by Geek Dad. The women of Women 2.0 created five awesome new...

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Web Coolness: Do-gooding gifts, family friendlier Androids, and how the TSA rules impact children

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. The Cool Hunting for Gap pop-up store looks…frankly, cool. Tech Crunch launches a lovely initiative to help build a children’s hospital. Can you help? A nice-roundup of do-gooding gifts at Geek Mom including some Cool Mom Picks favorites. Facebook gets a trademark for the word Face. You should see what our editor’s face™ looks like right now. Speaking of Facebook, this incredible Phillip Maisel exhibit shows whole Facebook photo albums taken through one long-exposure shot. Incredible. (via Gizmodo – thanks Nate!) Androids...

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Web Coolness: Holiday help, turkey tech, and a Beatles bonanza

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. First, have you checked out the 2010 Cool Mom Picks holiday gift guide yet? With more than 120 gift ideas, nearly all available online, checking off that holiday list is easier than ever. We love Unplggd’s round-up of tech to help on Thanksgiving Hulu drops their monthly fee. Are you more likely to subscribe now? At long last, we can download Beatles music through iTunes! We hope AC/DC isn’t far behind. Can Twitter boost student participation in school? Super interesting post at...

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Web Coolness: Cheerleaders for science, iPhones for photography, and green labels for TVs

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. Mashable has a very cool piece on 10 tips for taking perfect iPhone pictures, each from professional photographers. On Time, the 50 Best Inventions of 2010. Number one is no surprise at all. The new Energy Guide Labels help TVs get greener. Nice move. Today is National Gaming Day at libraries around the country and beyond. See if yours is participating – then don’t plan on going there to get any reading done. (via Geek Dad) Cheerleaders for science and not football?...

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Web Coolness: Martha goes high tech and LEGO goes holiday

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. On Cool Mom Picks, we introduce Martha Stewart’s first app. It’s awesome – provided you like cookies. (Who doesn’t like cookies!) On Rookie Moms, great tips for photoshopping your baby pics. No, not changing the shapes of their nose. Skype introduces Skype group video calling for Mac users. Now you can have the family arguments about who’s making the stuffing in full vivid video! We adore these holiday LEGO ornaments at Gizmodo. Should the Supreme Court ban the sale of violent video...

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Web Coolness: Angry Birds costumes, toddler + iPhones, and a new app that really is scary

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. The hottest get-up for Halloween this year? Either Snooki…or Angry Birds costume. The NY Times talks about toddlers and iphones. This one brings out some strong opinions! Unplgged has smart tips for decluttering your technology. FourSquare’s voting badge is here. For those who just don’t feel the same sense of accomplishment from a Starbucks badge. On Mashable, the average number of texts a teen sends each month might blow you away. Do you use public Wi-Fi, or do you have a school-aged...

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