Tag: computers

3 inspiring ways your kids can design, create and invent using Tinkercad.

Last week, we introduced you to 3 cool kid inventors who we actually got to meet and chat with on behalf of our sponsor Autodesk. Well, since then, my tween Quinlan, who actually interviewed the inventors on Facebook Live (so fun!), has been learning how to use Tinkercad. She’s been playing around with this free web tool, creating 3D designs the same way those remarkable kids created their own inventions. I’ve been so amazed seeing how my daughter can just take an idea from her own imagination, design it, and use a 3D printer to print and hold it in her hand. And did I mention it’s fun? Take...

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Our favorite cool tech picks this week

Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech. Look what you might have missed!   1. 8 amazing Mother’s Day gifts for photographers. We’ll take all of them, please. 2. A DIY smart phone case that’s so easy even your kids could make it. Awesome Mother’s Day gift idea. 3. Printable paper craft photo frames that will make you go wow. 4. A very cool gift idea for the tech-savvy mom with awesome taste. And tangled cords. 5. And in case you missed it, Minecraft launched their first female character. Cue the screaming!...

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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. This is a genius app your kid’s teacher needs to get stat. 2. If you’ve ever dropped your smart phone then you need this very smart case. 3. Don’t shop online again without these three money-saving browser extensions installed. 4. Looking to purchase a computer for your child? Here’s a helpful shopping guide. 5. A new photo management and storing service that’s blowing us away....

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5 Tech Picks You May Have Missed

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular Cool Mom Tech picks from this week. 1. Looks like you’ll be able to cook dinner with your smartphone soon. 2. If you’ve got a Minecraft fan in your house, you need to see these! 3. Like we needed another reason to love Otterbox cases. 4. Here’s a gadget every family with kids using computers needs to have, stat. 5. Getting fit in 2014 just got so much easier with...

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

Here are 5 of our favorite picks from this week just in case you missed them.   1. A helpful round-up of the safest search engines for kids. 2. Meal planning just got a whole lot more awesome with this free app. 3. Here’s a fabulous, free way to snazz up your laptop or iPad. 4. A new site for finding family-friendly movie recommendations. Check here before you rent or stream anything. 5. Shop tech for much less with this fabulous new service. Join...

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

Here are 5 of our favorite picks from this week just in case you missed them.   1. A budget laptop for kids that the whole family can use. Score! 2. One of our favorite kindie rock stars now has an app and we’re in love. 3. Facebook charges for messages? You’ll want to read this. 4. The best kids’ downloads on Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, all free. Not a member yet? You should be. 5. An entirely waterproof phone. Need we say...

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

We’re starting off the month of May with cool cases, gadgets, and apps galore. Here are some of our favorite Cool Mom Tech picks from the last week, in case you missed them. 1. This awesome iPhone case is so retro it comes with a B-side. Remember those? 2. Here’s why we think this computer is so perfect for busy moms.  3. We found a cool app and website that’s better than Craig’s List for buying and selling all your used goods.  4. Take charge of your smart phone contact list with this smart, handy app. We’re wondering how...

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This week on Cool Mom Tech

In case you were too busy playing with your new iPhone over the holidays, here are some top picks on Cool Mom Tech you might have missed this week– including old things, new things, and really expensive new things that might change the world. 1. Big news about Kindle eReaders – your books can now be loaned! 2. There’s a cool new way to use that old typewriter. It’s high-tech, it’s smart, and our own guest dad blogger totally digs it. 3. If you got a new tablet for Christmas, we’ve got some colorful iPad cases you’re going to...

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This week on Cool Mom Tech – cute apps, cuter iPad cases, and a $500 gift card giveaway

Some of the fun stuff happening on our sister site, Cool Mom Tech this week This week is your final chance to enter to win one of 2 $500 gift cards to Best Buy. Good luck! We found a cute app to help your kids make snowmen indoors–great if you’ve got too much snow outdoors. Or none at all! What do you do with your old cell phones? Here’s one great idea. Gorgeous new cases for iPhones and iPads (should Santa have brought you some techy goodness for the holidays). Looking for a new tablet? How about this tablet...

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Editors Best of 2010: The coolest technology and apps

With how integrated tech is becoming in our lives these days as parents, it’s getting harder to narrow down our favorite apps, software, hardware, and other 21st century picks. Here are a few of our favorites of the year, including some picks from our sister site, Cool Mom Tech. Tech Uh, the iPad? Helloooo… –Liz + Kristen Toshiba scored major parent points with their new Toshiba Kids PC. It’s comes preloaded with safety features and a kid-friendly browser, and the wipeable keyboard is truly magical. -Kristen Tech Accessories If smartphones are the brag book of the new century, the...

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Big news! We proudly introduce the launch of Cool Mom Tech

Well after months of work, we can finally let you know the big news that’s been keeping us all busy lately: The official launch of Cool Mom Tech! Whoo! Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a so-called techie to feel at home over there. You’re online right now mama, and that’s all the techie you need to be. Check in daily and you’ll find the coolest picks to keep us stylish, keep us organized, save us money, and keep our kids smart, safe, and entertained. Not necessarily in that order. To see the kinds of things we love,...

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If an amazing storybook married a computer this would be their love child

I know a lot of parents aren’t into letting their kids play on the computer when they’re younger, but I have to confess I believe using computers is an incredibly effective way to teach children everything from colors to calculus. For better, or worse, our kids live in a electronics culture, and if you choose wisely your kids can really benefit from the range of products out there.  Made In Me was founded by a Dad to both educate and to help his children think creatively. I recently downloaded the free software and was blown away by what I...

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Technology is getting smaller; your chance of winning some, kind of big.

In case you missed it, you’ve still got until tomorrow, Sunday, to enter to win the super fabulous new HP Mini 210 netbook and the utterly adorable HP V5040u Camcorder. No, seriously. You can win both of them. Would we kid? (Well, maybe. But not about this.) For all the details, check our original post. And don’t forget, if you’re a Blogher conference goer this weekend, you’ve got one extra chance to...

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One thing that gets smaller on a mom – her technology

I love small things. I do. Crazy about little things. So when HP offered up the new HP Mini 210 and the utterly adorable HP V5040u Camcorder to review, we leaped at the chance to see if they were as fabulous as they looked. The answer: Yes! The purse-sized HP Mini 210 is drool-worthy in colors including Preppy Pink and Pacific Blue.  This is the perfect PC for moms on the go like me, small enough that you can pop it into an average sized purse or even your diaper bag. (Just keep away from leaky sippy cups!)  It...

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The digital clutch is the new designer purse

I am a pretty practical mom who would rather carry my stuff in a classic black handbag over my shoulder that I can use for years, but that doesn’t stop me from adoring the stylish digital clutch netbooks that are starting to crop up in the tech world. Designer Vivienne Tam partnered with HP to bring a little high fashion to high tech with the HP Mini Vivienne Tam edition Notebook that is so gorgeous, it was literally introduced on the runways. It enables me to stay connected on the go, not miss a moment of drama on my...

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Practicing safe electronics

My beloved new MacBook is now as much a part of my kitchen table as the napkin stand but, in such a high-traffic spot, my laptop is in constant danger of a small person dribbling a juice box over the keys. Instead of constantly playing defense, I now use protection with iSkin.    Despite its brand name — second only to the iPad in its unfortunate mental imagery — iSkin makes a smart ProTouch Keyboard Protector that should make computer-loving moms jump for joy. This thin silicone covering lays across a laptop’s keys, with raised key for easier typing and...

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