The coolest tech gifts for teens

And they’re all teen-approved! 

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Here are 10 of the coolest tech toys for big kids and tweens. 

Readeez, now for your mobile viewing pleasure

If you're not familiar with Readeez, and you have a child who's starting to read, then you're in for a treat. This series of adorably-designed videos are paired with songs, poems and written words to help kids associate letters with their accompanying sounds. And...

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

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...

5 fun, favorite educational apps for elementary aged kids

Make learning more fun, whether it’s math, science, reading basics, or a second language!

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How the Apple Watch is helping me be more mindful, more fit, and more connected with my kids

The surprising impact of an Apple Watch that we never would have expected. 

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 you're...

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...

Best Buy Wish List: Mobile Accessories

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!Of course one of the big holiday gifts these days is a smart phone, especially with all the cool...

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...

Would you pay to cheat on Angry Birds?

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...

Dads Dig This – BeSpeak iPhone app

Our next Dads Dig This guest blogger is David Wescott, a Durham, NC-based dad who writes about public relations, science communication, and politics at It's Not a Lecture.  I admit that most of the time you can find me in worn jeans and something with a Red Sox logo,...

And a very BetaMaXmas to you too

There was once a magical time. A time when children waited in breathless anticipation for their favorite Christmas Special to play on TV. There was no DVR or Video On Demand; no rewinding or fast-forwarding; no YouTube; no bathroom breaks. You had only one shot to...

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 that,...

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...

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