Tag: women in tech

Web Coolness: a Nintendo-themed game room, LED eyelashes, how to make your own smart speaker, and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Hands up: how many of you wish you had this Nintendo-themed game room in your home? This manufacturer will only sell electric cars starting in 2019. Here’s how to stock your vacation rental kitchen so you can enjoy unplugging for a bit. Or maybe you’ve banned screen time altogether like Kristen? Crank up your iPod and use The Hamilton instrumentals to put on a show. Hooray! One in four Google employees in leadership roles are women. Who...

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Web Coolness: Sleep goggles for insomniacs, Star Wars fidget spinners, and more fun tech links

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Here’s where women in science are making a name for themselves. {Photo via Emily Calandrelli} This Back to the Future fan got a ticket after hitting 88 mph in his DeLorean. Darth Vader fidget spinners and Stormtrooper fidget spinners exist. Yes, they do! Here’s to moms who don’t make life perfect on Instagram This study says fitness trackers aren’t accurate at counting calories. Mark your calendars now! Sana’s smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018....

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How to support women using tech, on International Women’s Day, and every day.

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, and for some, A Day Without Women. However you choose to support women today, whether you know one or are one, there are actually lots of ways you can do so with technology. From using your social media accounts to amplify the diverse voices of women on the Internet, to shopping online to support small women-run businesses (like purchasing prints from artist Rachel Ignotofsky, work above), we’ve put together 11 ways you can celebrate International Women’s Day that will create an impact long after March 8 is over. And we bet you’ve probably got...

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The new SciMoji women of science emoji: Because the past is female, too.

If you caught that awesome GE commercial that ran during the Oscars, asking, what if female scientists were treated like rock stars? then no surprise that they’re extending the campaign in a very 2017 way: With a SciMoji women of science emoji sticker pack. Install the app from the App Store, and you can respond to WHERE R U with a photo of astronaut Joan Higgenbotham suiting up. Having a good day? Text a sticker that reads I’m as positive as a proton!  Or kick off a hot sexting session with your geeky sweetheart, using the sticker of carbon scientist Millie Dresselhaus that declares, we have...

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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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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: 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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Web Coolness: The new Google Pixel Phone, how to get to inbox zero, and the fanciest iPhone cases ever

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   Fun DIY no-carve Pokémon pumpkins! Is your next favorite TV show going to be written by a bot? A new study says women might be better coders but suffer from gender bias. Hmmmm. Is it ever okay to brag about your kids on social media? Here’s a sneak peek of the new Google Pixel phone. You can now charge your phone with poop. Well, sort of.   We found a BB-8 waffle maker! The fanciest iPhone cases ever. Carving...

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Web Coolness: New emojis, laptops under $200, and Instagram Stories

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   Here are all the new emoji coming to iOS 10. Love the diverse families! Speaking of emoji, did you see the big change to one emoji? Shopping for back to school? Here are the best laptops under $200. A DIY device to help rest your arms while you play Pokemon Go. Ha! Target launches a connected nursery with some of our favorite gadgets, including the Kinsa smart thermometer. So cool. Interesting read: Is there a double standard when women CEOs...

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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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