Category Archives: Quirky Tech

Quirky Tech is a place for moms, kids, and families to find the best tech, gadgets, apps and video games. Watch for the spin-off of!

#GiftSmart with Radio Shack and Some Great STEM Toys


I have always thought of Radio Shack as the place to go for random electrical parts, and the occasional gadget. It was never the place I thought to go for my Christmas shopping. So when I got the invite to “Gift Smart” with Radio Shack, I was intrigued. It turns out that Radio Shack has…

The Carnegie Science Center Drama, Girl Scouts, and Girls in STEM


Last week, there was a big brouhaha over a sign at the Carnegie Science Center that listed their scouting classes. After listing nine STEM-tastic activities for the boys (chemistry, engineering, astronomy, robotics), they list one class for the girls. And it’s called “Science with a Sparkle,” focusing on the science behind health and beauty products….

The Croods Video Game and App Giveaway


When I first saw the ad for The Croods from DreamWorks Animation, I was skeptical. Cave men aren’t really my thing. But having seen the full trailer and read some reviews, I’m kind of excited to take the kids. It looks like a fun movie (it opens on March 22). And what better way to…

Join Me for a #STEMChat About Tweens and Engineering

Those who know me know that I’m a bit geeky. But most don’t know that I fell in love with engineering as a tween. I was already into computers, but when a summer camp through AT&T introduced me to engineering and circuits, I was smitten. My kids may or may not feel the same passion,…

LeapFrog Introduces the Brave Tag Reader Book and Leapster Explorer Cartridge


We took the kids to see Disney Pixar’s Bravea few weeks ago at a movie preview. I had already fallen in love with Merida, who I think is fabulously spunky, but I didn’t know if the kids would enjoy the movie. They did and so they were absolutely delighted to receive a LeapFrog Tag Reader…

Cyberbullying Chat Today on The Motherhood

[This is a cross-post with] I am very passionate about the dangers of cyberbullying and the importance of parents getting involved/being informed. Cyberbullying is different from the in-person bullying many of us grew up with because 1) it follows you to your school, your friend’s house, and your home, 2) it’s psychological more than…

New Sam’s Club App Makes Shopping Easy


While some people enjoy the “excitement” of heading to the mall for holiday shopping, there are those of us who like a more laid-back approach. I, for one, do almost all of my shopping online. It allows me to compare prices, access items I wouldn’t otherwise find, and save on gas. When Sam’s Club invited…

HP TouchSmart 610 Comes Home to Roost


The HP TouchSmart 610 fits right into our techie family!

Dress Up Your iPhone for Halloween… or Just for Kicks


What costume would you chose for your iPhone?

Day 6 – Sandbox Summit Talks Tech, Kids, Fun and Education

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