Tag: games + gaming

Web Coolness: a Nintendo-themed game room, LED eyelashes, how to make your own smart speaker, and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Hands up: how many of you wish you had this Nintendo-themed game room in your home? This manufacturer will only sell electric cars starting in 2019. Here’s how to stock your vacation rental kitchen so you can enjoy unplugging for a bit. Or maybe you’ve banned screen time altogether like Kristen? Crank up your iPod and use The Hamilton instrumentals to put on a show. Hooray! One in four Google employees in leadership roles are women. Who...

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The top-rated gaming headsets for teens in price ranges to suit every allowance

Forget Snapchat, Facebook, or even Instagram. Teens these days are often connecting with friends online by gaming together on their Xboxes and I find the key to good communication for them is a great gaming headset for teens. So my almost-teen son has spent a ton of time shopping and saving and shopping some more for the perfect, top-rated gaming headset — within his budget. (With summer here, I’m sure there will be a little more gaming time in our near future. I’m okay with that.) His main requirements: The headset has to be comfortable, the mic can’t lag, and...

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Web Coolness: Sleep goggles for insomniacs, Star Wars fidget spinners, and more fun tech links

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Here’s where women in science are making a name for themselves. {Photo via Emily Calandrelli} This Back to the Future fan got a ticket after hitting 88 mph in his DeLorean. Darth Vader fidget spinners and Stormtrooper fidget spinners exist. Yes, they do! Here’s to moms who don’t make life perfect on Instagram This study says fitness trackers aren’t accurate at counting calories. Mark your calendars now! Sana’s smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018....

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Where to find a Nintendo Switch in stock.

If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to track down the Nintendo Switch since it was released last week, and well, let’s just say it’s been no easy feat. Unfortunately, my search has been pretty unsuccessful as of yet, but in the process, I’ve discovered a bunch of websites, resources, and tricks to help me keep track of who has the Nintendo Switch back in stock, even if it’s only for a few minutes. Here’s hoping they help you actually score a Nintendo Switch. Just save me one, okay? Where to find a Nintendo Switch Store Websites So, the weekend the...

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24 of the coolest geeky gifts for kids and teens to keep the holidays nerdy and bright | Holiday Tech Guide

Next up in our Cool Mom Tech Holiday Tech Gift Guide, we’ve got two dozen ideas for great geeky gifts for a kid in your life. From little babies just cutting their teeth on Nintendo (literally — you’ll see) to big kids and kids at heart who like their holiday goodies splattered with zombie blood, you’ll find cool geeky gifts to wear, gifts to play with, and gifts to hang on the tree. For educational gifts, you’ll definitely want to visit our post on the coolest educational tech toys for kids. This? Is just the random fun stuff we love. Don’t miss our...

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NES nerds, this chart’s for you.

If you were hoping to gift that amazing mini NES Classic Edition that everyone’s drooling over and won’t get it in time for the holidays, here’s a fun idea: wrap this super cool Nebula of NES Games poster as preview of what’s to come in a few months when these consoles become available again. Created by Pop Chart Labs (we love these guys), this amazing poster features all the NES games released between 1984 and 1993 — that’s over 700, by the way — in an awesome visual. They’re broken down based on release date and genre, with over 100...

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Web Coolness: The mini NES Classic, Instagram Live, and the best Alexa hack ever

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too.   Okay, this new mini NES classic console is the best holiday gift ever. We are loving the new mannequin challenge. This one takes the cake! Would you have recognized this man’s voice if he was your uber driver? So cool! This man hacked Alexa into a wall-mounted singing fish and it’s the best thing ever. Someone hacked the Google Pixel in 60 seconds. Oops.   Very cool new emojis are on the way. (Image via emojipedia) Will Instagram be adding...

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Web Coolness: Pizza delivery by drones, the Toasteroid, and tattoos that are actually wearable controllers

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   These tattoos are actually wearable controllers. Hello, future. Pizza delivery by drones! Do you read Terms of Service contracts? You’ve got to see this experiment. Big privacy concerns with upcoming changes to WhatsApp. Why yes, there is an app controlled smart image toaster. And it’s called Toasteroid.   You can now play Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe right in Google. So many llama laptop covers and iPhone cases we can’t pick a favorite. A new gadget that...

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Cool gifts designed by your kids’ favorite gamers and YouTubers at Maker Shop.

My kids are obsessed with Aphmau, the hugely  popular YouTuber, Vlogger, designer — and mom, by the way — who creates the Minecraft roleplay videos they devour like I used to watch, oh, Captain Caveman. I happened to click on the Aphmau Maker Shop link from her Twitter profile while my kids were over my shoulder, and that was the end of that. They are now obsessed with her kitty backpacks — and the knowledge that Maker Shop has tons of items designed by popular gamers and vloggers. And by popular, I mean you may not recognize their names and characters, but your tweens and teens...

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Everything you need to know about Pokemon Go: The good, the funny, and the very scary

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard something about Pokemon Go, the new, free app that’s blowing up the Internet. In fact, it’s about to take over Twitter in user activity. Seriously. We’ve been getting lots of questions about Pokemon Go here at Cool Mom Tech, from what it’s all about to whether it’s safe for kids. And with a bunch of Pokemon lovers in our homes, you can bet we were very curious to get more information. So to help you (and us) decide whether you want to download the app and try it out...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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