Cover your walls with these inspiring women in STEM

These free posters celebrate lesser-known women in STEM. Let’s make them well-known, shall we?

5 Xbox parental controls you should know about

You might be surprised to know that Xbox has a bunch of solid parental controls to help make video game time a whole lot safer.

iLove the iPig

In my own experience, so many of the cute tech gifts out there that are obviously aimed at tweens and teens don't seem to pack as much punch or power for the price as I believe they should. Basically, you end up paying for the pretty design as opposed to the actual...

Send your holiday greetings 2.0-style this year

The holiday cards are starting to trickle in and it's always such a treat to receive greetings from dear family and friends from near and far. With each one, I'm reminded that we need to get moving on ours as well (as opposed to our Happy New Year card in mid-January...

ArtRage for iPad. Watercolor 2.0

Art projects are one of our family favorites, but cleaning up, not so much. So I was excited to try Artrage for iPad, an application for virtual painting and drawing. And wow, it is simply wonderful. . The app offers different brush techniques such as watercolors and...

Dads Dig This – Amazon Windowshop

So apparently it's not just us moms that are using tech to make our lives easier; the dads we love are too. Who knew! So we're inviting some of our favorite online dads to talk tech with us in our new series,Dads Dig This.First up, C.C. Chapman, Founder of Digital...

Quirky.com: Why didn’t I think of that?

As I was looking around the website Quirky, I kept using words like Genius! and Awesome! This web site helps people develop and produce super interesting product ideas. And better--lets those of us who simply appreciate super interesting product ideas, buy them....

Giving to charity with every purchase

Giving can take many forms this season, and I find it's all rewarding. But I also find that in the rush of the holiday season and the madness to conquer that gift list between Thanksgiving and Christmas, that charitable feeling I love can be overlooked. So I recently...

On the radio

Call me old school but I still love the radio. I could listen to NPR pretty much 24/7--and might--if it weren't for my music-obsessed sigOth and those kids of mine who aren't into Leonard Lopate just yet. If you have a radio junkie on the gift list, here are some...

Why you should be playing video games with your kids

Research shows it’s actually good for you to play video games with your kids. 

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Our most popular podcast episodes of 2018

Is your resolution to listen to more Spawned with Kristen and Liz this year? We love you! And hey, we’ve got some popular episodes to help you know where to start.

It’s good to be a Cool Mom Tech subscriber!

If our receiving our free monthly newsletter that's chock full of exciting features and awesome deals wasn't enough of an incentive to get you to become a subscriber to Cool Mom Tech, we're here to tempt you with an awesome prize package that will make excellent...

Adult Swim junkies, rejoice!

With a sigOth who's pretty much addicted to anything animated, we've made a deal - he doesn't complain about my Real Housewives addiction (shhhh...) and I let him fill up the DVR with Adult Swim episodes. So when I saw that Cartoon Network is offering up the ultimate...

Holiday shopping help from your iPhone – Ask Cool Mom Tech

Just wondering if you have come across any good apps for organizing Christmas shopping. I am an iPhone addict, but this is one place I'm really missing my old paper planner. Ideally it would have the ability to create separate lists for different people, and would be...

An app to help you check for toy recalls before you check out

What's more of a hassle than finding out that the crib you just bought, schlepped home, assembled, and finally got your newborn to fall asleep in has just been recalled by the CPSC? Well, a few things. But that's up on the list for sure.Now there's an easy app to help...

Cyber Monday shopping that gives back

While every day is a cyber shopping day around these parts, we were thinking it would be sort of cool if you search for good deals through sites that give a percentage to charities. There are a ton of sites I love that do just that every day, but here are a few...

A tee shirt that rocks. Literally.

Looking for holiday gifts for the little Keith Richards wannabes in my family can be tough. MP3 player, check. Guitar Hero, check. But now there's one thing I know they don't have. And I may regret having found it. Think Geek has a Electric Rock Guitar shirt that lets...

LevelUp Aperture Gaming Storage Tower

We're Wii fanatics around our house and sadly, it's pretty obvious. We've got games, remotes, and yes, even guitars haphazardly strewn about our basement. But then I got the LevelUp Aperture gaming storage tower, and I shed a little tear of happiness every time I see...

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