The 2017 Holiday Tech Gift Guide is Here! Let's Shop!

 

From stylish techcessories to the hottest games, practical gadgets and so much more, check out our editors’ picks for the coolest holiday tech gifts for everyone on your list!

Speakers that are music to a mom’s ears

My son is really into music and I can usually hear it blasting from his room, but the other day I was screaming and screaming...I mean requesting that he make his presence known.No response. I swung open his door and there he was, rocking out with his iPod, headphones...

A math app for ninjas

After hours of coaxing without success, I gave up begging my 7 year-old sons to practice math drills on a worksheet and I headed to my iPad. I knew there must be a math app that played like a video game to keep him engaged. And wouldn't you know it, I found it. Math...

Bring your laptop. Leave your charger.

I am almost ashamed to admit the number laptop cords I've gone through over the last few years, but suffice it to say I'm on the lookout for better options. What's really cool is those cords may be obsolete sometime soon. Especially with innovations like solar laptop...

7 of the best shopping sites go mobile

Ever tried to go clothes shopping for yourself with kid(s) in tow? Between toting a toddler while carrying unwieldy hangers, and then attempting to catch a mannequin in mid-air because your little one has pulled its skirt down therefore making it fall over (yes, it...

The stylish stylus

Having always been a gadget girl, I remember experiencing sheer joy in getting my first business-oriented electronic device - a Palm Pilot. The black and white pixilated screen, the cradle you'd rest it in every night to sync, and who could forget the stylus pen. It...

The cat in the app

For the past few months, my kids have been obsessed with an app that has them yelling, singing and -- yes -- screaming at a cat who then repeats everything back to them in his own weird voice. Harmless fun but no redeeming educational value. Or so I thought.Then, at...

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Portable North Pole app is back with new, better-than-ever features. It’s magical.

The Portable North Pole app and website is hands-down our favorite way for kids to get a chance to talk with Santa. And this year, it's back with new features that make it better than ever. For kids who are clever, curious (and maybe a little doubtful) the elaborate...

Why the new Local app could make you delete Yelp for good.

I admit, Yelp drives me crazy for a number of reasons. And now, just in time for the holiday shopping and travel, comes a truly viable app alternative. Let's say you live in Silverlake, you like comedy shows and galleries, and four of your friends have recently...

The new hi-tech paper planner that’s blowing our minds

Even though I've become a strictly digital planner kind of person, but I do find myself missing paper planners. Well, Moleskine, who's my long-time personal favorite source for old-school paper journals, has a brilliant new solution that's exciting both the geek and...

This app freezes kids’ phones until they answer your texts. Awesome or intrusive?

Does this situation sound familiar, parents? You're trying to get in touch with your tween or teen, but they're ignoring your texts because they're busy playing games on their phone, which also happens to be set on silent. Well, that's what was happening with dad Nick...

TripIt’s new feature makes air travel so much less stressful. We’ll take it!

If you've ever tried dragging a bunch of tired kids and all of their luggage around an airport while searching for a charging port, a snack, or a bathroom -- let alone the gate for the next leg of your flight that boards in five minutes -- you'll know why I'm so happy...

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An app to help you remember whats-his-name

I know all the tricks that are supposed to help you remember people's names: Say it within 10 seconds of meeting someone, come up with a mnemonic, or what I most often resort to, never, ever use their name in conversation.Well here's one more trick: A new iPhone app...

Avoiding homework excuses with a cool lap desk

Not sure if it is procrastination or truth, but my tween son says he can hear his younger brothers' voices through the walls. Their bedrooms do share a wall, so I tend to think he has a point. To eliminate this loud distraction--or at minimum the excuse--while he...

Geek? Chic.

Halloween is just barely behind us which means at Cool Mom Tech, we're already on the lookout for the most fabulous holiday gifts for the tech-inclined. Of course we're not limiting the search to the electronics department of major stores; not when there are so many...

7 Tips and Tricks for a High-Tech Halloween

Yesterday, our Editor-in-Chief Liz Gumbinner, along with GeekDad editor Ken Denmead, shared some fabulous ways to make your Halloween high tech with ABCNews.com.Unfortunately, we're not talking about a mechanical arm to give out your candy, or a way to suck all the...

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