Friday, May 26, 2017

KidTech

KidTech

courtesy airingnews.com, Casey Lin, an Industrial Design student, has reinvented the glossy hi-tech speaker by repurposing wood and glass. Lin’s ‘Timbre Speakers‘ utilizes the acoustic properties of wood and glass to create a beautifully simple...

An absurd new app employs sounds and pictures to con babies into snapping their own headshots. Competitive parents: ready, set, selfie. Worried that there aren’t enough dribble shots of your friends’ newborns incessantly leaking out...

As the internet and apps era has taken hold, younger people — often in their early twenties or late teens — have been achieving some incredible things, such as building hit mobile games or...

By Julian Horsey, courtesy Geeky-Gadgets - A new camera kit has been created called the Bigshot that provides everything you need to build your very own camera. The idea behind the Bigshot camera is to help children...

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by Jaime Henry, courtesy White/AP Sleepaway camp isn't all bonfires, smores and crafts anymore. Today's kids are learning the art of coding, creating video games and mastering complex programming skills that aren't taught at school,...

by Steve Kovach, courtesy BusinessInsider I spent this weekend in Cleveland for my little cousin's high school graduation. He's 18. Most of his friends are 17-19 years old.  And when their eyes weren't glued to the...

Sifteo Packs Fun Education Into Tiny Cubes By Lauren Hockenson (courtesy mashable) Big things can come in small packages. San Francisco startup Sifteo's first gaming system, Sifteo Cubes, initially looks like nothing more than a series of...

Randi Zuckerberg, the older sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has written a soon-to-be-released children’s book called “Dot” about a young girl who learns to put down her computer to lead a more fulfilling...

The maker movement is coming to Washington. Inspired by a kid and a marshmallow cannon, the White House is fully embracing DIY with the inaugural Maker Faire later this year. The maker movement is officially...

Tom Hoggins speaks to Disney Interactive's executive producer about the challenge, risk and reward of Disney's ambitious new video game and toy line. The Lone Ranger, played by Armie Hammer in the Disney film Photo: DISNEY <!--...

My heart sinks when I see uncritical thinking in commentaries from Internet safety advocates about the media young people love – thinking that defaults (and contributes to a society-level default) to fear that new...