06/24/2013, LeapFrog is betting that "content is king" and so far. The company says that its LeapPad tablet has access to 800+ apps/books/movies that are especially tailored for kids by a large team of people specialized in this particular field
06/10/2013, Editor’s note: Ajit Jaokar is the co-founder of Feynlabs, an initiative to teach the concepts of programming languages to kids (as opposed to a specific programming language). Muriel Devillers: What is feynabs? Ajit Jaokar: Feynlabs is the first initiative to teach the concepts of programming languages to kids (as opposed to a specific programming language). By abstracting the common elements of programming languages, our aim is to enable learners to […]
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 […]
02/12/2013, DreamWorks has announced a partnership with Netflix to create Turbo:F.A.S.T ( Fast Action Stunt Team) based on the 3D movie “Turbo”. Turbo features the story of a snail, who dreams of competing in a race and accidentally gains super powers due to a freak accident. The show is expected to pick up where the movie left and will showcase the exploits of Turbo in his adventures. The movie is to be released […]
12/04/2012, Fuhu, the company that produces acclaimed Kids tablets like the Nabi 2 ($199) is back at it and has released a $99 tablet called Nabi Jr. The tablet is for kids who may not need the speed of the Tegra 3 processor that Nabi 2 had (Nabi Jr is powered by Tegra 2). It is also smaller and features a 5-inch display (800×480), which makes it officially smaller than smartphones […]
11/12/2012, VINCI Curriculum is the software exclusively running in the VINCI Tab II and the VINCI Tab II M (photo above) , two tablets specifically designed for kids. VINCI curriculum is tailored to help children build learning capabilities. It features 43 monthly themes and topics across 3 levels of learning: The Curious; The Confident; and The Capable. We all know that toddler are in love with user friendly touch screens and tablets, although we […]
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 […]
09/29/2011, If you’re tired of your kid hogging your computer all day playing games, perhaps this rather affordable Toshiba kid-friendly laptop might be something you could take into consideration.
07/21/2011, If you were a MeeGo developer and you just got your hands on a brand new Nokia N950 developer phone, I’m pretty the last thing most of you would do is give the phone to your kid to tear it open for you. Not the folks over at Ireland’s Technology Blog though because that’s exactly what they did. One of the writers for the blog recently got his hands on […]
07/14/2011, One of the best ways to teach kids about how electronics work is through the use of toys and Plick, robotic building blocks for kids aims to make it as fun and as easy as possible. Plick is an interactive building toy that can be used to create a functional robot, depending on how the parts are connected. Depending on how you attach a Plick piece to an adjoining piece, […]
07/13/2011, Collectibles don’t always have to make sense, since collectors probably go for the name and what it represents, rather than worrying about its practicality and functionality.
07/05/2011, Most kids spend choose to spend time in front of their computers nowadays, connecting with their friends through their computers (i.e. in video games or social networks) instead of meeting up in person at a playground or a park – like in the good old days. Because of that, a designer has come up with an idea to get kids out of the house – with the Moosh watch. The […]
06/24/2011, Every year since 1993 in the US, there’s a massive hacker convention called DEFCON. It is an event that hackers from all over the world attend to hang out, participate in activities and increase their knowledge on the subject of hacking. It is usually filled with adults; many of whom are computer security professionals, journalists, crackers, cyber-criminals, security researchers, and of course, hackers.
06/23/2011, 3D movies are all the rage right now – pretty much every movie that involves a cartoon character is optimized for the 3D experience. While cinemas have 3D glasses in adult sizes that are designed to be “one size fits all”, it’s usually not the case with children. Most kids, especially really young ones have much smaller faces than other people. And smaller faces mean glasses that don’t fit properly, […]