Category: Tech CMP-Style

Pool safety: 11 top tips for keeping kids safe this summer

We are always looking for products that help keep our kids safe at the pool, whether it’s a big community pool or something smaller in our friends’ backyards. Last year one of the coolest safety products we discovered was iSwimband, an excellent wearable drowning detection system that Jeana called a poolside essential for parents because it literally can saves lives. So we are beyond thrilled to welcome them as our newest sponsor. (Welcome!) – Don’t miss an exclusive, limited time discount for CMP readers below –  This is not an alarmist thing for us in the least; pool safety is serious, serious business — iSwimband was in...

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Our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech

Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech.   1. We think you’ll love these 21 unexpected ways to display your photos beyond frames. 2. We put together 15 Instagram tips we think every user should know. Helpful! 3. A new app that might be the safer alternative to Facebook you’ve been looking for. 4. With all the selfie stick bans, we’ve rounded-up 5 smart selfie stick alternatives. 5. We found a cool, geeky baby book with a sense of humor....

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Sponsored Message: The Minecraft Gameband now at select Microsoft Stores. Cue the squealing from your kids.

This is a sponsored message from Gameband + Minecraft    If you’ve got a Minecraft lover in your house, it’s now easier than ever to get your hands on the wildly popular Gameband + Minecraft. Literally. Because now it’s as close as your local Microsoft store, making it a smart way to see just how awesome the Gameband is in person before taking the plunge on an awesome gift for your kids. One of the few officially licensed Minecraft products available, the Gameband + Minecraft gives kids the chance to bring their painstakingly created worlds with them, and play in them on any computer, no matter where,...

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The Blender Girl Smoothies app: Healthy eating inspiration right on your phone.

A peek into our food archive shows that we’re big into smoothies. But no matter how many awesome smoothie recipes we track down for you, nothing will compare to having a constantly updated collection in your back pocket from the smoothie master herself, Tess Masters of The Blender Girl. Her new The Blender Girl Smoothies app is making that one delicious reality. My kids and I are smoothie junkies. I love creating them, finding new recipes for them and we all love drinking them, so this app was meant for me. That said, I’m picky about apps, and don’t stick with them if the nav is frustrating and if...

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12 cool STEM gifts for girls. (And hey, for boys too.)

With a STEM-loving daughter (and STEAM as it’s now being called by some, because yay Arts too!), you can bet I’m always on the hunt for cool STEM gifts for girls. And, while we’ve come a long way in the last few years, I still find that great ones can be tough to find. Just take a look at the racks at clothing stores and toy shops. Eep. I know I’m not the only one who sees awesome science or computer tees filed under “boys” and thinks, hey-0 my daughter would love that! So on behalf of our sponsor GoldieBlox, who launched three...

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14 of the very best kids’ Halloween apps: Perfect distraction while you sneak into the candy stash

You know what’s hard to find? Awesome Halloween apps for kids. So we’ve spent a good deal of time on Cool Mom Tech tracking down some of the very best ones apps you and your little ones, whether they prefer silly or spooky fun. Click over today and you’ll find 6 fun Halloween apps for kids, mostly for little ones, all of them really beautiful. No vector-art monsters here, just the good stuff. You should also check out our post on 8 awesome Halloween apps for kids of all ages, including my favorite for older kids–Figaro Pho Fear Factory which is like Cut the...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. Impressed at what this designer does to old luggage. 2. If you take lots of photos with your smartphones (isn’t that all of us?), this gadget is for you. 3. Go get your tablet! We rounded up the 10 best apps for new moms and dads. 4. Wondering which streaming device is right for your family? You’ll want to read this smackdown comparing Apple TV, Roku and the Amazon Fire TV. 5. We love this hilarious baby gift....

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. You will not believe what this gorgeous clutch can do. 2. We love that Google and Code School are teaming up to get more women coding with free classes. Check our post for details on how to get your own. 3. Skip the baby book guilt and try this easy digital baby journal instead. 4 A helpful comparison of comparison of two of the top tablets if you’re in the market. 5. Ugly outlets no more,...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. When you see what this amazing 3-D printer cando, you will understand why it’s blowing up Kickstarter. 2.  9 Tips for redecorating or remodeling from virtual reality apps to the coolest new smart appliances. 3. Calling all Instagram addicts: These awesome photography apps will take your photos to the next level. 4. A smartphone decal that’s cracking us up. 5. This could be the new must-have gadget for summer, if you like your music to...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. Such fun jewelry for social media lovers. Great prices, too. 2. One of the coolest ways to turn your Instagram photos into gifts. 3. Everything you need to know about the new Kindle Fire TV. One word: Awesome. 4. These funny pet apps are cracking us up and your kids will love them. 5. Did any of these hilarious tech April Fool’s Day jokes get...

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