Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Cool Mom Tech is a reward style affiliate. These portable park iPhone cases from Japan are cracking us up! Father’s Day, anyone? You’re not the only one annoyed by the Instagram algorithm. Someone used FaceApp on museum paintings and it’s awesome. A simple way to block calls and texts on your iPhone. Here’s how to find and listen to podcasts on your iPhone. Including our own podcast, Spawned! What should you do with all...Read More
Tag: Father’s Day gifts
We’re coming up end-of-the-year gifts for teachers, grads, and coaches over the next month, plus Father’s Day, which often means lots of group gifts. And as you might have experienced, chasing people down and keeping track of everyone’s money (all year long) can be a huge pain. But this is the 21st century! You can do this all digitally now! Here, 3 group gift websites that might just help you put the joy back into the giving. At least, the kind that involves lots of different people. Related: The best teacher gift ideas, from people who actually know: teachers!...Read More
We love our portable Bluetooth speakers around here, especially as the warm weather creeps in and we aim to take our favorite music (and ahem, favorite podcasts) outside. That’s why we’re smitten with the brand new Beoplay P2 Speaker — and right in time for Mother’s Day, too. (That’s another *ahem* in case you didn’t catch that.) Related: 4 great outdoor speakers for outdoor entertaining this summer These are no ordinary Bluetooth speakers. They promise an impressive 10-hour battery life, splash-resistance that parents pretty much require, and of course fantastic sound, all in a manageable 9.7 ounce package. But what’s...Read More
Well, here’s one way to ensure no one will ever throw away that greeting card you so lovingly wrote out and mailed. These Tine message tags allow you to send photos, video, even audio messages using a special code that you can stick pretty much anywhere. Perfect for when a text, email or video just doesn’t cut it. (And we moms here say that means Mother’s Day). Related: A very cool digital Mother’s Day card from the whole family Simply pop the tag on the card or gift, then use the Tine app to record your message. Then, your lucky recipient...Read More
We love finding swanky, stylish tech gifts for the men in our lives, and this year we’re swooning over this cashmere Bluetooth beanie we spotted at Neiman Marcus. Concealed, wireless headphones are built in to the hat, designed to fit over your ears, so they’ll be warm while you stream your favorite music or podcasts via Bluetooth. Not to mention the gorgeous, imported cashmere that makes it extraordinarily soft, and very upscale. Related: 11 cool audio gifts for men, whatever his style Wondering how it works? The beanie is entirely wireless and the battery lasts 6-8 hours, but it does comes with a charging...Read More
Did June 19 sneak up on you this year? We hear you! If you’re looking for a cool, thoughtful last-minute Father’s Day gift that requires little more than your computer or mobile device and an internet connection, we’ve got you covered. No need to hit the mall or comb through the picked-over racks at the local card store; you don’t even need a printer or ink for these great last-minute gifts for dads. Hope one is perfect for a cool dad in your life. 1. A Multimedia Digital Scrapbook Part online scrapbook, part group card, part multimedia experience Imprint is a new favorite find...Read More
I love the idea of giving the gift of photos, videos, and heart-felt messages for Father’s Day (or any special day, really), but they’re not exactly the easiest things to give. Do you attach a video to an email? Send a sweet text? Print out a photo and mail it? I know, I’m hilarious. That’s why I was so thrilled to discover Imprint, first as our Facebook sponsor and then when my friends gifted one to me for my 40th birthday. After seeing, and yes weeping through, my own Imprint, I was convinced of how cool it was and...Read More
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Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too. We’re very happy about Facebook’s new diverse emoji. How to write emails so they get read. (via Pop Sugar Tech) Here comes the Google cell phone plan. Will you switch? Have you subscribed to our Spawned podcast yet? Last week’s episode was a blast (with two of our favorite actors!) Cool gifts for dads under $25, like these clashist cord tacos. A cool DIY tech teacher gift that you can really DIY. You can now post to Instagram directly from your...Read More
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too. A book vending machine! We love this idea. How tech helped during the UCLA lockdown this past week. With so much guilt about screen time, parents, here’s something that you will make you feel good about it. Here are 11 of the coolest audio Father’s Day gifts for dad. Speaking of Father’s Day gifts, here are some fabulous ideas for turning your favorite photos into awesome Father’s Day gifts. We’re riveted by the Reply All podcast’s “On the Inside”...Read More
With Father’s Day right around the corner, we’ve started thinking about some cool Father’s Day tech gift options — in addition to the kids’ plaster handprints and construction paper ties, of course. The timing of this holiday is perfect because it coincides with the start of summer, which in my opinion, lends itself perfectly to cool audio gifts for Father’s Day options. Regardless of whether the favorite dad in your life is a rugged outdoorsman, a casual biker, a serious binge-watcher, or just a guy who loves his music, here are a handful of booming ideas that will most definitely get their fair share of use...Read More
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