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Web Coolness: Aristotle, France’s new after-hour email rule, and a shower you can pre-heat from your smart phone!

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   Coming soon from Mattel, an Amazon Echo type gadget for kids called Aristotle. A geeky engagement announcement for Serena Williams and Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian, of course. The best advice 11 inspiring women in tech would give to their college selves. A worthy Nobel Prize for an amazing female scientist. Interesting piece: If you’re worried about your kid’s screen time, you need to help them with it. These gorgeous 2017 printable calendars are a really good reason...

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Web Coolness: STEM Halloween costume ideas, a new Instagram feature that could help save lives, and lots more

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too.   Need some Halloween costume ideas? How about cool women in STEM! A crib that puts the baby to sleep? We’re intrigued. This new Instagram feature could help save lives. A very cool way to teach kids data visualization. Here’s a first look at the newest gaming system: Nintendo Switch. If your kids use earbuds, you’ll definitely want to read this. Whoa.   Oh, pretty. Misfit just launched Phase, their first smart watch. Wow, AT&T insurance will start covering cracked screens. Check...

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Web Coolness: Instagram Stories tips, restaurants with no cell connection, and the best make-up tutorial we’ve seen

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   Star Wars socks for back to school. So cool! 11 Instagram Stories tips you might not know. Cool tongue-in-cheek posters imagine quirky Olympic game ideas. 10 funny tweets that totally explain how kids relate to technology today. Smart light bulbs that might actually help you keep your home safer. A really great reason to stock up on printer ink: These awesome back to school printables! On this week’s Spawned podcast, a cool app we’ve loved, now with awesome...

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Web Coolness: Geeky Father’s Day Card, SPAWNED with Kristen and Liz on Spotify, and free unlimited storage you might not know you have

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   Father’s Day is Sunday, in case you might have forgotten. Here’s a cool DIY printable card for geeky dads. Exciting news: Our SPAWNED with Kristen and Liz podcast is on Spotify! Thinking about selling your iPhone? Here’s what you need to delete before you do. A very helpful new Google Maps feature we’re really excited about.   Our new favorite Instagram account: A dad creates cool eye patches for his daughter who has to wear one...

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Web Coolness: David Beckham on Instagram, cool online camps, and our own big news!

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   A very cool art exhibit where iconic Star Wars scenes are cut from a single sheet of paper. Wow. The in-app purchase struggle is real, even for Jack Black. Worth the watch. A funny printable Mother’s Day card that’s very 2015. A popular anonymous social sharing app that was criticized for facilitating cyberbullying is shutting down. Leave it to David Beckham to break an Instagram record.   Speaking of Instagram, did you see our big news?! Google releases...

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A printable Star Wars coloring book made free: Kindness that gives the world a new hope.

Bless the big-hearted Star Wars fans of this world, for on May the Fourth Be With You Day, they are always an extra-giving bunch. Like Jason Yang, the designer and illustrator behind Invisible Element, who just offered up this wonderful free printable Star Wars coloring book. It’s got 8 pages of cleverly illustrated fan art from his “Far Far Away Series,” featuring the top characters from Episode IV. Which I still think of as “the first Star Wars” because I’m old that way. You’ll find Luke, Han, Chewie, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi and more. And yes, Leia is there too. Which is not always something I get to...

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Printable papercraft photo frames that make us go, wow.

No sooner did we round up some cool Mother’s Day gifts for photographers, that I stumble upon this very cool idea: printable papercraft camera frames. As in, printables that you cut and fold and when you’re through, they look like cool vintage cameras. All you need is some card stock, and probably a good sharp X-Acto blade to put them together. While they’re kind of neat on their own, I love that they are designed to display a favorite photo. If the wonderful colors and designs in the shop seem a wee bit different than the ubiquitous mint green chevron (Etsy’s unofficial color of 2014),...

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Pixelate this.

With 8 bit making a comeback (thanks, Minecraft) and pixels starting to appear everywhere as a “new” art technique, it’s not surprising to see them make their way from our desktops to our countertops and beyond. I’m seeing them on all sorts of housewares and decor lately, I especially love them in bright colors that add some modern pop to your home decor. Here are a few favorites from a little pixel fun to a serious decor commitment.     At the MoMA store, I noticed this awesome looking tempered glass Pixel cutting board which can help expand counter space if...

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Web Coolness: Doctor Who Lego sets, new annoying Instagram feature, and printable Minecraft valentines

Here are a bunch of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   Calling all Whovians! Doctor Who LEGO sets are coming. (via cnet) Hop on Lumoid’s waiting list starting February 10th and you can try out the new Apple Watch at home before you buy it. Smart! In honor of Blue Note Records’ 75 year anniversary, Sonos is launching a very cool, very pretty limited edition PLAY:1. A new Instagram video feature we’re not too excited about. Whoa! This artist creates portraits using emoji. Check out all his...

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9 of the best printable Valentines cards for lovers of Minecraft, tech, and all things geeky.

My kids love to give and receive Valentine’s Day cards from their friends and classmates, but they’d prefer to skip the mushy-gushy sentimental cards and stick with printable Minecraft Valentines cards, or others that reflect their love of gaming, tech, and cool science stuff. So for fellow geeks-in-training, I’ve rounded up six cool printable Valentine’s Day cards for the classroom that plenty of boys and girls like my kids will love.   1. Printable Minecraft Valentine’s Cards We shared a bunch of printable Minecraft Valentine cards last year, but my kids can never get enough of this world. I love this collection of Minecraft printable cards from Legendary...

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