11/19/2013, Communicating with kids can be quite a daunting task, especially since some can be particularly active and refuse to listen. Sending kids text messages or emails won’t necessarily work either, so how about sending them voice messages that can be delivered in a fun medium that kids might respond to? That’s pretty much the premise of Toymail, a Kickstarter project founded by Gauri Nanda and Audry Hill, the former who […]
07/18/2013, We think it’s safe to say the smartwatch revolution is currently upon us as a number of tech’s biggest consumer electronic companies have either released their own device or plan to in the coming months. But considering all smartwatches have been designed for adults to do adult things such as read important emails or pay their taxes, you don’t see companies design smartwatches for children. That ends today.
04/26/2013, Reading your child a bedtime story is an experience most parents probably enjoy more than their children do as it allows them to be creative in how they deliver the story to their child. Changing your voice to simulate what they believe the character would sound like is one way to be creative, but another, more tech-friendly method would be to put these Smart PJs on your child. The Smart […]
07/18/2012, Tablets for children is not a new concept, and this is a busier market that one may expect. That said, in most cases, those tablets are extremely limited when it comes to processing power, and therefore application accessibility. It’s fair to say that having a fast tablet enables running more interactive applications, but at the same time, many parents don’t want to give a $499 to young kids who may […]
05/17/2012, Two days ago, NTT DoCoMo, predominant Japanese mobile phone operator, revealed its 19 new mobile devices that will be launching sometime in June. DoCoMo also announced that it will be launching an Android-powered mobile phone for kids. The said kid’s phone goes by the code name HW-01D and it will come in three different colors – blue, pink and yellow. According to the company, the Android-powered phone for kids will […]
03/30/2012, A group of experts on child welfare were speaking at a panel regarding how parents needed to monitor how often their children are using their tablets. This is a comparatively new field of study since the inception of the tablet two years ago. Even then, Warren Buckleitner, who is the editor of Children’s Technology Review said, you can’t pull it from their hands. Another speaker Rosemarie Truglio from the children’s […]
11/17/2011, Kids these days seem to have access to a variety of learning tools that make our educational toys back in the day seem downright boring and prehistoric. PBS Kids has recently launched another educational app for children entitled “Fetch! Lunch Rush”, and the interesting thing about this app is that it utilizes augmented reality to help educate your kids.
10/21/2011, Parents out there are probably worried about letting their children answer the door, especially since it could be anyone, from your friendly neighbor to a criminal. However with the placement of the peephole being way too high up for most kids, combine that with a child’s natural curiosity and you’ve got yourself a potentially dangerous situation.
10/13/2011, After dropping hundreds of dollars on a brand new iPhone or iPod touch, the last thing you want is your child to get too excited playing Angry Birds and dropping your shiny new device on the floor, right? Either that or if you love plushies, Griffin has unveiled the new edition of the Woogie, the (rather uninspired) Woogie 2!
08/01/2011, We’re not sure why exactly parents would want to buy a tablet for their toddler, but if you have $389 to spare then perhaps Rullingnet’s Vinci tablet which made its debut in January could be a tablet worth considering for your child.
07/18/2011, When it comes to giving technology to their kids, we’re thinking that most parents would pause at the thought of handing over a $500 piece of technology, which could very well break in the next minute, to a 5 year old child. While Takara Tomy’s “First Digital Camera” is nowhere near the $500 tablet/smartphone range, it will put into your child’s hands, the technology to snap photos rather intuitively.
07/14/2011, If you’re a minor and you’re thinking of posting up that picture of you with a beer bottle or a cigarette in hand on Facebook for cred points among your peers – you might want to think twice. According to a recent survey of 2,000 internet users in the UK done by BullGuard (an internet security company), 55% of parents “keep an eye” on their children by checking their social […]
05/11/2011, It looks like children won’t have to face annoying ads in their free apps anymore – at least as long as the app developer uses iAds. It’s been reported that Apple has decided to stop providing iAds for children-targeted apps. The reason for this? Advertisers preferred their ads not to appear in those children apps because the ads aren’t targeted at that demographic in the first place. This has caused […]
04/27/2011, A product design student, Andrew Little, recently came up with the idea of making the Etch a Sketch work with more than one user. Called Connect A Sketch, he managed to hack together a couple of Etch A Sketches in order to make them work together. But for the final version, he plans to create a wireless version of the device. The idea behind Connect A Sketch is for users […]