35mm is back. And it’s pink.

35mm is back. And it’s pink.

If you like the idea of a techy Valentine’s day, we’ve been coming across lots of cute red and pink gadgets that will hopefully last a little longer than a box of Teuscher truffles. Not that I don’t also want Teuscher truffles. This old fashioned...
Video for those of us who don’t mind looking old

Video for those of us who don’t mind looking old

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably seen a picture or two shot with one of the retro-inspired apps, like Hipstamatic, which create images reminiscent of a 1970’s Polaroid picture. My favorite thing about those apps is that they...
Adorably ironic camera bags ahoy!

Adorably ironic camera bags ahoy!

Back in the day, there were two choices for your camera bag: black faux leather or the padded canvas cube meant to hold a $5000 pro camera and lenses. I had to nestle my tiny point-and-shoot in a bed of socks to keep it from rattling around next to all the film...
9 video calling options beyond Skype. Very Jetsons!

9 video calling options beyond Skype. Very Jetsons!

Video calling has become pretty much a necessity for those of us traveling moms who want to read the kids bedtime stories from our hotel rooms at a conference, or keep in touch with deployed military spouses or family overseas. Wow, remember when we were kids and...
Turn your photo into an iPhone case

Turn your photo into an iPhone case

I’m always on lookout for creative ways to display photos of my kids, and if took a peek around my house and in my jewelry box, you’d see everything from bags to jewelry and probably everything else in between. So when I saw the custom phone cases with...
Great video cameras for under $500? Reader Q&A

Great video cameras for under $500? Reader Q&A

“Hey Cool Mom Tech! Can you provide a recommendation for easy to use, readily compatible, high quality video cameras for less than $500? We bought one a few years ago but it takes a PhD to figure out how to edit the videos and even how to use it.” –...
Animoto offers video editing a non-techy mother can love

Animoto offers video editing a non-techy mother can love

Not to brag, but for a non-geeky girl I know my way around a computer.  I’m not even afraid to dive into code. But where it comes to video editing, I’m a complete dolt. So when I created my very own free (free!) 30-second video at animoto, I was astonished...

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