Tag: games + gaming

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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Make a splash with these 6 must-see geeky-cool pool floats and rafts

When it’s time to unplug the devices and hit the pool, lake, or ocean to cool off, I know my kids love stretching out and relaxing on a comfy pool float or raft while they talk to their friends. And, whoa, they would go nuts for any of these totally cool options we found, that reflect their love of all things tech, gaming, and geekery. Heck, I know plenty of adults who would love these too. So keep reading for six of the coolest geeky pool floats and rafts for our plugged-in kids. Just leave the electronics on dry land, okay? CMP is an...

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Web Coolness: Geeky Father’s Day cards, game developer Barbie, and the best food podcasts for families

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too!   These funny Father’s Day cards, like this one from Wit and Whistle, are cracking us up. Here’s what to do if you spill liquids on your MacBook. Don’t panic! How Siri is changing parenting. If you use Facebook photo sync, you’ll want to back-up your photos stat. Here’s the scoop on Facebook’s suicide prevention tool.   A game developer Barbie! (Here’s hoping she comes in more diverse options soon). A high-tech baby monitor that might just be the biggest thing to happen...

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Nintendo Vans! Our inner gaming geek is freaking out.

I was just in the Vans store last week buying my daughter a new pair for summer, and of course today they launch their new Vans x Nintendo collection. I’m actually afraid to show them to my video-game loving daughter because you guys, these are pretty damn rad. They’ve definitely got a couple of girlier patterns featuring Princess Peach (surprise), but overall they’re pretty gender neutral with something for every Nintendo lover, leaning more heavily towards Super Mario and Mario Kart. And hey, we know plenty of boys who dig Peach, so we’re glad Vans offers these as kids’...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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