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Piquing Our Geek: Amazon’s bad gift exchange system

Piquing Our Geek: Amazon’s bad gift exchange system

This morning we read about the new bad gift exchange system patented by Amazon, and we had to ask ourselves: Best idea ever? Or the end of graciousness as we know it?CNN described it as "the nuclear option for gifts" - a kind of system that would allows you to flag...

Reduce, reuse, resell your old cell phones with ReCellular

Reduce, reuse, resell your old cell phones with ReCellular

I have always been a gadget girl. When I got my Motorola Razr more than a decade ago, the "it" phone of the early 2000s mind you, I thought I was pretty hot stuff. But as with everything else, technology advances, and the once cutting-edge Razr is now the cell phone...

Cool new cases for your cool new iPad and iPhone

Cool new cases for your cool new iPad and iPhone

If the holidays were super-good to you and you're a proud new owner of an iPad or iPhone, chances are that you're probably looking for a sleek new case to protect your sacred new tech toy. Well look no further--we've found a few gorgeous ones, and the brand just may...

Merry Christmas to you!

Merry Christmas to you!

From Liz, Kristen, Beth, Christina, and everyone at Cool Mom Tech, we wish you a peaceful, happy, wonderful day, filled with good family, good food, and hopefully not too many plastic clamshell packs to have to pry open. And thanks to all of you for helping to make...

Board games go 2.0 with Winter Land

Board games go 2.0 with Winter Land

Before the kids go to bed and Santa's elves get busy wrapping gifts, we spend Christmas Eve drinking egg nog, playing games, and watching movies with the kids. But now that we have the iPad, we'll probably add a round or two of a digital board game into the mix. The...

Piquing Our Geek: Custom Headphones for Lyric Freaks

Piquing Our Geek: Custom Headphones for Lyric Freaks

I know people that I can describe as a man or woman of their word, but that's being taken to a whole new level when words become a style of personalization for gadgets.  A pair of The Street Headphones are a holy, major, unabashed splurge at $1,100, but what...

Turn the teaching around and get your parents up-to-speed

Turn the teaching around and get your parents up-to-speed

In addition to being a mom, wife, career woman, sister, daughter, and more lately, I've found myself serving as tech support for the litany of tech-related questions my parents have been asking me. Of all the mini projects I've helped them out with, I think setting up...

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No glove, no love

No glove, no love

It's freezing outside, and you want to use your Smartphone to tweet about how incredibly freezing it is outside, but to do that you'd need to remove your warm gloves. Drat. If only there were a way to keep your hands warm and use a touch screen device. Ta da!! Check...

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I admit that I've been completely sucked into the Angry Birds craze, as has my entire family. So much s,  that my kids know exactly what level we're stuck on.Level 16 on Angry Birds Seasons, if you're curious. So I have to admit that my interest was piqued when I...

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Best Buy Wish List: eReaders and Tablets (Oooooh!)

Best Buy Wish List is a sponsored series in which we feature the things we're coveting at Best Buy--and then give away gift cards so you can buy them yourself.  Whee!If you're like us, then you've got a tablet or e-readers high on your holiday wish list (hear...

Best Buy Wish List: 2010 Holiday Gift Guide

Best Buy Wish List: 2010 Holiday Gift Guide

We're having such a great time working with Best Buy here on Cool Mom Tech over the last week. (You have been entering our gift card giveaways, right?) In fact, a few days ago, our co-founder Kristen headed out to her local Best Buy to chat with one of their helpful...

Nook vs. Kindle – An e-reader smackdown

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Whether you've got an e-readers at the top of your holiday list, or you're shopping for one as a gift for someone else like I am, with so many to choose from it can be...well, hard to choose. So we decided to compare two of the hottest e-readers - the Nook and the...

Music to your ears

Music to your ears

It's very rare in the car with my kids to be able to listen to a song I like the whole way through without interruptions. Whether there are relentless questions like, "Mommy, what's this song called?" or "Mommy, what is the name of the person who sings this?" or...

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Best Buy Wish List: Gaming (whoo!)

Best Buy Wish List is a sponsored series in which we feature the things we're coveting at Best Buy--and then give away gift cards so you can buy them yourself.  Whee!It's no secret that we have a thing for gaming around here. Must be all those years of dropping...

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Custom videos from Santa that make me a believer too

This weekend on Cool Mom Picks, we uncovered an awesome custom video from Santa, and our readers are going nuts for it.  As are our own children. So much so, it would be gross holiday negligence for me not to share it here so even more children can wake up their...

A digital camera for the littlest shutterbugs

A digital camera for the littlest shutterbugs

Holiday time is of course a photographer's paradise for capturing family memories. I encourage the kids in our family to take pictures, which provides a great "kid's eye view" into own traditions and activities--and the fact that my own favorites aren't necessarily my...

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