Tag: cameras

Best gifts for 8-year-old boys: ideas that will get a big “wow.” Reader Q & A

What are the best gifts for an 8-year-old boy? I’m looking for a big gift, in the $50-$100 range. —CMP reader, via Twitter   Oh, you mean the kind of gift that makes a child pause while unwrapping, shout out with glee, and rush over to give you a big hug? Well, small gifts can do that too, but on the splurgier side, here are some of our favorites according to our own sons — and by the way, according to our daughters, all these cool kids’ gifts would be great for girls, too. Just note we stayed away...

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Say cheese. This fun LEGO Polaroid “camera” has us grinning.

Summertime is serious LEGO time around here. The kids and I are always looking for novel ways to enhance LEGO play. So I’m really digging this new LEGO hack (meaning it’s not an official LEGO product, but it’s officially fun). This groovy “camera” comes from LEGO wizard Chris McVeigh. It takes ninety-nine pieces of brick-building goodness, and some sweet Instagram-y looking decals really seal the deal.  Although the camera doesn’t actually work (well, duh), it’s fantastic for imaginative play. My favorite part? It even has an ejectable photo tile. Who knows? Maybe the next edition will sport some working parts....

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are 5 of our favorite picks from this past week just in case you missed them. 1. The coolest Mother’s Day gifts for camera lovers. Aren’t those necklaces awesome? 2. We bet you’ll love these Mother’s Day tech gifts for under $30. And not just because of the price. 3. These 11 gorgeous gadget cases will make any mom swoon on Mother’s Day. 4. The perfect Mother’s Day gift for the geeky domestic goddess. Just don’t use it to clean your gadgets. 5. Sending gift cards just got a whole lot cooler with this awesome app for both...

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Clocks with hands. Remember those?

As much as I rely on the digital clocks on my appliances and on my smart phone to keep me on schedule, there’s just something about pretty analog clock to make a room seem more homey. I’ve been a long time fan of decoylab, whose beautiful, handcrafted clocks are as much works of art as they are timepieces, this amazing vintage style camera clock. Made from bamboo, this silent clock (that means no ticking!) features a clever leather strap to use as a hanger. What a perfect addition to your home office or a cool accent on a wall...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are five of our favorite picks from this week just in case you missed them. 1. These smart phone cases were hugely popular with our Facebook fans. And they’re for Android and iPhone, hooray! 2. Even if you already have free texting, this new app is truly awesome. And a little addictive. 3. Don’t toss those frayed or damaged cords! Here’s a simple DIY fix for them. 4. We’re loving these geeky DIY party favors that are great for birthdays, baby showers, or just for fun. 5. This handy little gadget will have you taking way better smart...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. The latest Facebook announcement has sent us straight back to our privacy settings. We’ve got the need-to-know scoop on the new Facebook Graph Search. 2. Turn your smartphone into funky camera with this hip mod case. Or check out this crazy new photography gadget, if you’re a little more retro. 3. Feeling iffy about Instagram? Here are some fabulous, free photo apps that will give it a run for its money. 4. We’re beyond excited about this technology for those...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

We’ve been busy at Cool Mom Tech featuring some of the best holiday tech picks around. Here’s what you might have missed on our site this week. 1. Got a pet? You’ve got to see this hilarious gadget made just for them. 2. Got a Kindle Fire? You need this awesome new service from Amazon that’s perfect for parents. 3. Got kids? We strongly suggest taking a look at this scary app for teens and tweens, and talking about it with them, stat. 4. Got a camera? You (or that lucky shutterbug in your life) will love these pretty...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. This free kids’ app is so amazingly simple, which is exactly why we (and our kids) love it. 2. Which app does Angela from The Office use to keep her daughter entertained on the plane? Hint: it’s not a cat calendar. 3. One of our favorite apps goes to the web, finally. Whoo! 4. If you’re already holiday shopping for gadgets, this site is going to save you plenty of money and trouble. 5. Like we needed another reason to...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

What is that pagoda of power in the photo? What’s even better than Pinterest? Where the heck is my iPhone? To answer these questions, we present some of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. If you’re in the market for a kid-friendly Android tablet, we’ve got four new ones you’ll want to check out. Or 5 if you count this new big NOOK! 2. Miss the instant fun of shaking an actual Polaroid picture? Click here and prepare to freak out. 3. What’s like Pinterest and Evernote but… better? It’s Springpad...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

From saving your gadgets to saving your sanity, here are a few of our favorite picks from the past week, just in case you missed them. 1. Our very favorite developer is back with a brilliant new kids’ app that rocks. Literally. 2. If you need a good laugh, we’ve rounded up 7 funny parenting videos that actually are funny. In fact, none of them contains poop jokes or swagger wagons. 3. This fantastic science app will turn any kid into a budding mad scientist. You wanted Alien Monster Eggs in your kitchen, right? 4. This gorgeous camera won’t...

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