The best of CES 2018: Must-see picks for parents!

From cool coding toys for kids to swanky tech accessories, health tech + all the stuff you never knew you needed…until now.

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." - Ericka EI totally...

Bing and your school could win big

Bing and You're Done? Sure, if you just want to search for something. But you can also use Bing to win big bucks for your local K-12 school. Bing Education has introduced Our School Needs, a way for you to land some serious cash for a specific school need, and really,...

How to be undead in less than 5 minutes.

Whether you're into True Blood, Vampire Diaries, or Twilight--and I'll admit I adore all three--it's impossible to escape the world's ongoing fascination with all things dead and fangy. Whether you're a vampire fan, too, or you just want to send freaky Halloween...

IKEA to the media organization rescue!

I blame the current state of our living room on my sigOth's addition to oh, pretty much anything with a controller and an on-off switch. In other words, the gaming addiction is killing us.The Wii controls are different than the PS3 remotes are different than the...

A laptop bag made just for dudes. Or is it?

I am a laptop devotee, and so I carry mine everywhere. And as much as I try to keep my laptop case for my laptop only, as a mom I totally know that other stuff sneaks in there. Next thing you know, I've got a laptop/iPhone cord/board book/green crayon/magazine/water...

You’ve got me feeling emoticons

So I know I can't be the only one who's sent a snarky email or left a cheeky Facebook comment and ended it with a smiley emoticon. I guess it's sort of like starting a sentence with "no offense but... only nicer, right? Well, I can't wait to have some fun with these...

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Carpooling just got way easier, thanks to the Figure8 carpooling app

Managing my kids activities -- and the time it takes me to get them there -- is one of the more complicated parts of parenting for me. Carpooling is the solution that not only saves my sanity, but also helps out the environment. We have been impressed by services like...

BEAM Authentic lets you broadcast your cause, right on your jacket.

Now more than ever, making our voices heard has become a priority for many of us. So when we saw this new, tiny piece of tech called BEAM Authentic, we were immediately intrigued. BEAM is a wearable screen, slightly larger than a poker chip, that displays any message...

How this free app will change the way you make your grocery shopping list.

If you're like me, you scramble to text your partner the items you need as you think of them, which makes for a pretty disorganized shopping list. But since discovering the AnyList app in our Recipe Rescue Facebook group, my grocery shopping list is the most organized...

The easy way to send a free ecard for Valentine’s Day. Make someone’s day!

Whether you forgot to grab a Valentine's Day card for the kids (or to the grandparents "from" the kids?), have a Galentine pal who would love to her from you today, or are thinking about sending a sexy "shape of things to come" message (ahem) to your sweetheart before...

Is MoviePass good for families? We tried it! | Damn you, Facebook Ads series

When I first heard about MoviePass on Facebook, I thought it sounded a little too good to be true. All the movies you could possibly see, for just $9 each month? That's crazy, considering how much it currently costs us to see movies in the theater with four kids (or a...

The Best of the Best Educational Apps

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Jonathan Adler goes wired. Or really, unwired.

We've long since ditched the land line and become a mobile-only household. Overall, I love the savings and consolidation; if not the fact that the stupid 3G network doesn't reach my kitchen for some reasons. The main challenge for me, as with most busy moms, is...

Splish Splash I was taking an app

No techie parent needs convincing that the right app can do a lot more than keep your kid entertained while you wait in a long check out line or try to finish your food at a restaurant. The best ones actually teach your kids.Splish Splash Inn, from Shortstack, is one...

Have a cool flash drive you do?

I admit that I'm not a hard core fan of much by way of pop culture--except Ryan Reynolds that is--but I have heard that there are miiiight be a few major Star Wars fans out there. Some of them are moms. Some of them are kids. Some of them right here on our very...

Perfect for fall – a speck of purple

I'm all for hopping on trends for Fall when it comes to my wardrobe, so I'm just getting used to the idea that I can do it with my personal gadgets too. And let's face it, if you want to get on the purple train right now, a purple argyle iPhone case is a lot cheaper...

Sumo means style. (Not big fat guy in diaper.)

Hey Apple Store, I've got a bone to pick with you. I was browsing through your laptop cases at your 14th Street store and let's just say I, and the two other women staring blankly at the unimpressive display, left empty-handed. If you wouldn't mind stocking a few that...

The Echo Smartpen: smarter than your av-er-age pen

No matter how many gadgets with keyboards are available, we kind of hope that actual writing never goes away. Kids still take notes at school and parents write notes at home or work. However if you don't transcribe your notes to a computer, or organize them all in a...

Welcome to Cool Mom Tech!

Welcome to the official launch of Cool Mom Tech! We are so glad to have you here.Don't worry, you don't have to be a so-called techie to feel at home here. You're online right now mama, and that's all the techie you need to be. Check in daily and you'll find the...

1s + 0s = Love

It doesn't matter whether you can code a webpage in under six minutes flat (is that even possible?) or construct a motherboard with your eyes closed. Cool jewelry is cool jewelry - plain and simple. Or really, super and rad, which is how I might describe these binary...

Made in Me: The love child of a storybook and a computer

Originally posted on Cool Mom PicksFor better, or worse, our kids live in a electronics culture, and I've always believed if you choose wisely, your kids can really benefit from the range of products out there. Well Made in Me was made by a dad (and a team of...

SpeakSake – Like an audio scrapbook of awesomeness

Previously posted on Cool Mom PicksEver been the person in charge of a group gift, and discovered that special circle of purgatory that involves trying to contact large numbers of people and keep track of who's done what and who still needs to contribute? Yeah. Not...

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