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Web Coolness: Star Wars Moleskines, the solar eclipse, and the downside of tech

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. As we get ready for back-to-school season, Star Wars Moleskines? Yes, please! Some say smartphones have destroyed a generation, while this scientist claims kids are going to be okay. But truthfully, we are a little worried about how tech-supported FOMO impacts our kids. Here are some strategies to tackle FOMO. Can social media assist our own self-discovery? Inclusion in tech is a hot topic this week. How moms are ruining Facebook. Your brain processes reading a paper...

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Web Coolness: Super Mario cosmetics, a hoverboard recall, the first all-electric SUV and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. A great gift for your favorite gamer: Super Mario cosmetics! A young accidental paleontologist makes an important discovery. How to use our favorite kitchen gadgets to help keep the oven off during those hot days. Google Maps now tracks pollution. We wish this app were not necessary. This restaurant is lending diners equipment to better photograph their meals. Star Wars Monopoly adds Rey. Finally! This animal rights activist created a game in hopes of triggering real-life change....

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The Star Wars ride-on that will blow up kids’ holiday wish lists. Parents…get ready.

If you…oh. I mean, if your kid (ahem) ever wished they could zip around on Luke Skywalker’s Star Wars X-34 Landspeeder, that wish is about to be granted. Thanks to the help of Radio Flyer, Lucasfilm, 12v rechargeable battery power — and of course, some incredibly generous parents or grandparents. Related: The coolest Star Wars gifts for kids, teens and fans of all ages The ultimate dream, Galactic Civil War-era ride-on in convenient toy form is available now for preorder, for a September 5 launch date (oh hai, early holiday shopping!). And I’d say do it. Because I think...

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A Star Wars hotel is coming. And it looks like… Westworld?

With the Star Wars lands hitting Disney Parks late next year (or early 2019), we probably shouldn’t be surprised that they’re adding a Star Wars hotel to the mix too. And while we don’t have many details, we have to say it sounds (and looks) a little bit like Westworld. Hold the cowboys and bar maids. Related: DIY Star Wars slime your kids will love According folks that attended the D23 Conference in Los Angeles where it was announced, this new Star Wars hotel will feature various storylines that guests participate in for their entire stay, all while surrounded...

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5 emoji collections we’re dying to see for International Emoji Day

Yes, International Emoji Day is a thing. 21st century, y’all! And while we’ve described that the upcoming addition of custom emojis to your keyboard will lead to some creative options, there are some awesome sets of emojis we’d really like to see as soon as humanly possible. (Hint, hint, Unicode Consortium.) Any of your favorites we missed?   Star Wars Emojis via the official Star Wars App by Lucasfilm, illustrated by Truck Torrence The chibi style Star Wars characters in the app fulfill most of Star Wars emoji needs with these 50 options from across the franchise, even if they don’t...

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Web coolness: grilling apps for the Fourth, automatic LEGO sorting and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Learn the science behind fireworks before you watch the fun. Grilling apps to get your ready for your Fourth of July BBQ. Is this new screen-free gaming system worth the price? This refugee pilot is flying around the world to promote women in STEM. Is the Apple Watch essential to someone used to relying on it? A techy solution to LEGO clutter. Believe it or not: this bed makes itself and has programmable temperature zones. A weed-slashing...

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Web Coolness: a cardboard snowspeeder, how QR codes impact China + more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. This father went above and beyond, with this Star Wars snowspeeder he made for his daughter to take to school. Top Photo by John Stoddard. Whatever issues Uber has had, kudos to them for offering free rides to the UK polls for voters with mobility issues. What happens to websites created only for short-term viral fads? Looking for Father’s Day gifts? We’ve got tech gift ideas for any type of dad. Some people think Apple’s new HomePod speaker looks like...

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Web Coolness: Star Wars umbrella, The Instant Pot, and rogue Twitter accounts galore.

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too.   Oh you know, just a Star Wars light saber umbrella. We hear it slays at the bus stop! You can now address Alexa (Amazon Echo) as “Computer” because Star Trek is real life. How to write emails with military precision. A lovely conversation with our Editor Kristen about how we started Cool Mom Tech and where we hope it’s going. All this hype about The Instant Pot. Do you own one? A YouTube video that’s making us smile. Got iPhone battery issues?...

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These Star Wars bouquets are what we want for Valentine’s Day.

As big time Star Wars geeks, these Star Wars bouquets from Think Geek are the way to our heart for Valentine’s Day. And if you’ve got a special someone who can quote all the lines in The Force Awakens or who’s got a collection of Rogue One t-shirts, then I’m guessing these might just be the Valentine’s Day gift for them too. And bonus: they won’t wilt after a few days, and no water required. May the Force be with you in choosing just...

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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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