Tag: cameras

The new Polaroid Snap Touch with LCD: Is this insta-digital hybrid camera worth it?

After spending some time playing around with the new Polaroid Snaptouch ($179.99 from our affiliate Amazon) that we were sent for review, I think it’s a fun little camera for a family — especially with road trips, summer camp, and more outdoor time ahead. That said, there are a few caveats I want to offer. It didn’t take too long for my 9 year old to figure out how to use the touch screen to take, save or trash a photo; then play around with digital effects like borders, type, and a few sticker options before printing. And showing off...

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Web Coolness: BB-8 Halloween pumpkin, a hot instant camera, and saving drafts on Instagram. Whoo!

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   A BB-8 Halloween pumpkin! These Note7 stories are freaking us out. This one blew up a MacBook. Cool jewelry for geeky kids. Here’s the low down on Allo, the new Google messaging app. The new Grammar Snob app that’s exciting grammar police everywhere.   We’ve never seen an instant camera like this! And just a few days left to get in on their Kickstarter campaign. A very cool gadget that fries your food without the oil....

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Apps parents should know about: Collection feature on VSCO

Editor: This article has been updated with more current information since publication If you keep tabs on your teen on apps like Instagram and SnapChat, you’re going to want to add another one to your list, parents. VSCO (pronounced vis-ko), which was originally launched as a photography app (that we love, by the way), now has a huge social network feature, and a fast growing one, with over 40 million users and counting. Given it’s popularity with young girls and the lack of privacy settings, well, let’s just say you’ll want to have this on your radar. Related: What parents need to...

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Check out these 15 brilliant smartphone camera hacks that will totally simplify your life

When I shared 8 ways I use my smartphone camera to make my life easier awhile back, I had no idea how much it would resonate with other parents! But I get it — anything to preserve a few extra brain cells, right? So, we’ve expanded this list of ways to use your smartphone camera with clever hacks that can help you get through your days as a busy parent. Or hey, busy days if you’re not a parent at all! All you need is a smartphone (and free space on your camera roll), and you’ll find these tips can definitely help make your life easier, more organized,...

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Web Coolness: Facebook emoticons, big Uber delivery news, and a cure for information overload.

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   This geeky Valentine’s Day card from Bettie Confetti is cracking us up. Watch out for this annoying prank that can crash your device. Boo. We love what this Apple Store employee did with this little boy with autism. Facebook emoticons are coming but they’re not what we expected. Uber will now deliver flowers. And your Nordstrom order!   Our newest Instagram obsession: Paperboyo. He magically combines photography and paper cutouts.  (via Pop Sugar Tech) If you’re suffering from information overload thanks...

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The 15 coolest new tech gadgets of the year: Editors’ Best Tech of 2015

We’re always excited to try out all the new gadgets each year and wow, what a long way we’ve come since Cool Mom Tech launched five years ago. Technology like pressure touch screens, the overwhelming adoption of streaming music and media, the desire for portable everything, and items that have gotten both very very small (Polaroid Cube) and very very large (iPhone 6S Plus) are really changing the game. So we hope you enjoy our picks for the very coolest new gadgets of 2015 And psst…if you’re looking for cool tech toys? They’re coming up in their very own post.   -Liz +...

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DxO One connected camera: The tiny device that turns your iPhone into a pro DSLR camera.

I’ve taken hundreds of photos of my kids just in the last couple months. And almost every single one was taken with my phone. Even though I have a nice DSLR camera, it’s so heavy, it’s just not practical to lug it with me everywhere. Especially considering I’m just an avid amateur who likes getting great shots of her kids. So I’m really excited about the cool innovations of the DxO One camera that’s making it possible for me to take DSLR-quality photos with my phone. When I first heard about this, I was pretty intrigued and was thrilled we received a review unit to try out. Now,...

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Sponsored Message: 3 holiday tech gifts from TomTom for the fitness lovers in your life

This is a sponsored message on behalf of TomTom Whether you find your loved ones on the golf course, in the gym, or outside burning off calories through any sport at all, TomTom has all active people on your list covered with three tech gadgets that will make them very happy this holiday season. – Leave a comment below to enter an exclusive giveaway for CMT readers for your own free TomTom device! –   For the Fitness Buff (or someone who wants to get buff in 2016) With the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS fitness watch, you’ll get a fitness tracker and music player,...

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Cool tech gifts for men and women under $25: 2015 Tech Gift Guide

For our final installment of our 2015 Tech Gift Guide, we’ve got lots and lots of cool tech gifts for men and women under $25. Yes, you read that correctly. And no, we’re not talking about stocking stuffers, folks. These are awesome gifts that would be most appreciated at any price range, by anyone with a smartphone or tablet, not just self-proclaimed geeks. We’re so thrilled to share this guide with you on behalf of our sponsor, Tile Bluetooth tracker, a holiday gift that just so happens to be under $25 too. But if you’ve ever lost your keys, your handbag,...

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Cool gifts for photographers: 2015 Tech Gift Guide

Next up in our 2015 Holiday Tech Gift Guide series, we’ve put together some of the coolest, gotta-have gifts for photographers. We’re talking cameras, gadgets, accessories — everything a photog would be happy to snap up. (Ha!) Even a few surprises. Whether the shutterbug in your life is a polished iPhonographer or an eager enthusiast getting deeper into dSLR territory, there’s something for everyone to help make the holidays merry and bright #nofilter. And we’re doubly pleased to present our guide on behalf of our sponsor, Tile Bluetooth tracker. If you have ever been like, “Why isn’t there a clapper for my camera...

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