Category Archives: Tech

Quirky Tech is a place for moms, kids, and families to find the best tech, gadgets, apps and video games.

The Croods Video Game and App Giveaway

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… [more]

Sifteo Cubes Review

The new Sifteo Cubes are out and they are amazing. If you haven’t experienced Sifteo, it’s a bit tricky to explain. It’s a gaming system comprised of individual cubes that talk to each other and have motion sensing and touch screens. You play games by tilting, turning, and rearranging the cubes, creating a wonderful tactile… [more]

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,… [more]

The PS Vita Comes to Quirky-Tech

In February, I introduced you to the PS Vita, Sony PlayStation’s newest handheld gaming device. It was only recently, though, that we got some quality time with one. As a member of the PlayStation Family blogging group, I received a review unit to play with and we’ve all been enjoying our time with it. I… [more]

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… [more]

Plants vs. Zombies Wall Decor

My family loves tower defense games and we have Plants vs. Zombies (from PopCap games) to thank for that. I’ve played through it on a variety of platforms and am actually enjoying it on my Kindle Fire. There’s something cute about a preschooler singing, "There’s a zombie on your lawn…" or declaring, "A zombie ate… [more]