Tag: robots

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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Web Coolness: Tech holiday gifts, 10 most popular emoji, and the West World soundtrack

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   15 of the coolest custom photo gifts for the holidays. Wait, marshmallows? Amazon is about to revolutionize grocery shopping. A very handy website for book lovers. Here are 5 women who are changing the virtual reality scene. Here’s how these robotic utensils are changing the lives of people with disabilities. This Google Earth timelapse shows how much the world has changed.   A subscription box gift for kids that can teach them how to make their own...

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12 of the coolest educational tech toys for kids | 2016 Tech Gift Guide

Yay! We’re so happy to be back with our annual Cool Mom Tech Holiday Tech Gift Guide, all fresh and new for 2016. And to kick it off, we’ve got the coolest educational tech toys for kids of all ages. Whether you’re shopping for a curious preschooler or a teen who loves STEM, we’ve got 12 ideas that will keep your favorite kids busy, happy, and learning. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Cool Mom Tech guide without a fab giveaway. This year’s fantastic prize: A brand new iPad Air 2 and designer case! Because with so many awesome tech toys for the kids here,...

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Cubetto: A robot that teaches kids to code, even before they can read. No screens required.

You know how much we love to find a cool, innovative STEM toys for kids at Cool Mom Tech. Well, we think the brand new Cubetto robot by Primo Toys definitely belongs on wish lists this holiday season, especially if you’re shopping for preschoolers. Get this: Your young kids can learn programming with Cubetto before they even learn to read. How cool is that? Cubetto is a boxy wooden robot on wheels with a cute little smile. By using the coding blocks on the control board, kids direct Cubetto’s movements forward, right or left. Of course, these are very basic coding principles, but learning them early will let...

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Can you teach coding to preschoolers? Here are three toys that will try

Coding is certainly one of the new buzzwords in education, along with STEM, STEAM, and now, believe it or not, STREAM. And while a lot of learn-to-code apps toys, and games, like Robot School, Dash Robot, and Code Master, are targeted primarily to grade-school kids, we’ve seen several new toys that are hoping to lay the foundation of coding principles in our youngest learners. So we’ve taken a look at three new toys for kids as young as three to see how they may get kids thinking about coding without needing to know how to read, write, or do complicated computations....

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Eep opp ork, ah-ah, that means I love you.

Today we’re wishing all our favorite techie parents a very happy Valentine’s day with the help of some Jetson’s lyrics, and a collection of super cool handmade punk felt heart robots courtesy of Utah crafter, Ginny Penny who makes what she calls “messy little robots.” Aren’t they the best? They’re longer lasting than flowers, less caloric than champagne truffles, and would look pretty fab propped up on top of my laptop monitor, which is also something I can’t say for either flowers or truffles. Related: Romantic tech gifts all under $75   I am absolutely bookmarking this shop for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s...

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The Thimble STEM subscription box brings cool projects to your doorstep every month

I’m amazed at the quantity and quality of  STEM toys and projects for kids that keep coming out. Anything that parents view as educational and kids view as entertainment gets a thumbs up in my book, which is why I’m excited about a new STEM subscription box service that just blew up  Kickstarter. And for good reason.  Related: Editor’s Picks: 11 coolest new tech toys of the year Thimble aims to send lucky kids STEM subscription boxes on a monthly basis, each featuring projects using electronics components that transform into something cool. For the most part, everything is provided for you and laid out with step-by-step instructions, perfect...

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Sponsored Message: Dot and Dash robots from Wonder Workshop just got a whole lot cooler

This is a sponsored message from Wonder Workshop With so many parents looking for STEM toys for their kids this holiday, it’s worth checking out Wonder Workshop, makers of the awesome Dot and Dash robots that teach kids some fantastic skills and let them get really creative. You may have seen some of Cool Mom Picks’ favorite coding projects that kids can do with the Dot and Dash robots recently, and your own kids could probably come up with a dozen more. And now the Wonder Workshop is broadening kids’ options with their launch of the new Launcher accessory pack. It attaches to the Dash robot and actually transforms it into...

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Web Coolness: Facebook Reactions, a laundry-folding robot, and the world’s first smart menstrual cup.

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   Calling all Star Wars fans. Now this is one Halloween lawn decoration you need. Great news! HBO NOW is now on Roku. Whoo! Instead of the highly-anticipated dislike button, Facebook is going to give us emoji instead. A very good reason not to share photos of your boarding pass online. Did you catch Kristen on The Today Show on Friday? She shared one of our all-time favorite ways to manage screen time for kids.   Leaving this here without...

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