Tag: LEGO

Web Coolness: Uplifting news, a Netflix phishing scam, and how kids are making money selling slime

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   Loving these science prints by John W. Golden on Etsy (affiliate) Watching movies and TV shows across all your Apple devices just got a whole lot easier. A cool way to breathe life into your kid’s LEGO creations. Whoa, this Netflix phishing scam is pretty sneaky. Kids are making a lot of money selling slime on Instagram. Here’s how to share your location on Google Maps. A 14-year old Latina girl is leading her team to the World...

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Web Coolness: Instagram albums, women in STEM art prints, and why you should skip email in the morning

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   We are loving these awesome women in STEM art prints. Room service robots! Why you should skip reading email in the morning. (But oof, tough habit to break for some of us) In case you missed the Women of NASA LEGO set that’s been blowing up the Internet. This adorable 3rd grader is in the National Google Doodle competition, and he wants your vote. If your favorite kitchen gadget is the Instant Pot, you’ll want...

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The Women of NASA LEGO set is coming! #Shero!

Looks like it’s shaping up to be a very LEGO day at Cool Mom HQ. First we find the awesome Hamilton Musical LEGO set concept that you can vote for right now on the community site and now… (drumroll) at long last, the company has approved production of the community-generated The Women of NASA LEGO set! Related: The one scene in Hidden Figures all parents should be talking about Just announced today for production later in the year, the set was the brainchild of Maia Weinstock (@20tauri) who is perhaps deserving of her own LEGO minifig likeness one day. For now, I’m just excited to look...

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What parents need to know about the new LEGO Life social media app for kids

This week, LEGO launched a new social media-style app for kids called LEGO Life (iOS and Android), a free app that’s designed for kids ages 7-12 to share their LEGO creations and get ideas and inspiration for new projects to build. As much as we love LEGO, we always have reservations about anything “social media-y” for kids that young. So, we took a closer look to see exactly how it works and if it’s something you should look into for your kids. Related: Easy Internet safety tips that parents can start using right now Related: KidGuard helps parents track their kid’s online...

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Web Coolness: Free Minecraft coding tutorials, Twitter cracks down on harassment, and an app to teach kids empathy

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   10 fantastic online resources for curious kids, all of them free! Even cooler stuff you can do with Tripit: rate your flight right from their mobile app! Fun: Free Minecraft coding tutorials created for Hour of Code. Twitter finally rolls out their anti-harassment tools. The world’s largest Lego store just opened and whoa. This fantastic app for kids teaches them empathy and self-reflection.   It’s here! The new Star Trek clothing line from Think Geek and Her Universe....

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Flybrix kits let kids build their own LEGO drones. Then crash them. Then build them again.

Of all the STEM toys out there for kids these days, LEGOs are my hands-down favorite. Except when I step on them, that is. Over the years, we’ve seen so many companies incorporate them in their learning toys and no surprise, considering how popular they are. That’s why we’re so intrigued by Flybrix, which teaches kids to build their own LEGO drones. As in, real, flying drones. Related: Rebrickable helps breathe new life into your kids’ old LEGO sets Last week, Flybrix launched their kid-made drone kits, which include LEGO bricks to build your drone, along with 8 propellers, a pre-programmed Flybrix flightboard, and all...

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Web Coolness: Teach kids coding with Legos, smart air conditioners, and email tracking is here

Here are some of our favorite tech links from this week. We hope you enjoy them too. 16 essential skill kids learn from playing with Legos. Offline Netflix, coming soon! What happened when this person disconnected from social media for a month. The end of an age: Blackberry discontinues their original cell phone keyboard.   Smart air conditioners? Yes! Pop Sugar Moms shares the challenges of video-chatting with kids. Hilarious. You can now edit your snaps and reshare them on Snapchat. So much for the “disappears in 15 seconds” thing. A man tries to close a pop-up ad on...

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Web Coolness: Lego Dad, Instagram feed changes, and device rules for parents

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too.   Our new favorite Facebook page: Lego Dad Get ready, Instagram is about to change in a major way. 8 ways your smartphone could be messing with your life. The 30 most influential people on the Internet in 2016 according to Time. A 15-minute trick to get your home office organized. Over at Cupcakes and Cashmere, a new massage app that caught our eye.   For your Crossy Road fans, there’s a Disney version now! How to make a Star Wars Easter...

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Web Coolness: Apple’s message to customers, how teens are using messaging apps, and Monopoly goes cashless

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   Easy, clever ways to clean-up, store, and display Legos. Sock over the vacuum hose?! On creating a computer voice that people will actually like. (Kristen says, Why don’t they just hire Ryan Reynolds? Done.) Wait, all Monopoly games are going cashless? A must read: Apple’s message to customers about data security. One of the coolest uses for Legos we’ve seen: A prosthetic arm for kids.   Wow, gorgeous new accessories coming for the FitBit Alta. (via PopSugar Tech) Want your old Twitter...

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Web Coolness: Does tech have room for breastfeeding moms, Lego Star Wars Force Awakens, and Minecraft valentines

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   Love this: Kids create their own superhero cyborg prosthetics A sneak peek at the upcoming Lego Star Wars Force Awakens game! Interesting piece: Does tech not have room for breastfeeding moms? An argument against not reading nasty comments online.   Printable Minecraft valentines for your geeky kids. A gif button coming to Twitter? Oh man. Facebook and Neilson are teaming up to roll out their own TV ratings. A dad attaches a GoPro to his toddler during hide...

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