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New technologies bring a lot of opportunities for kids, but also a few risks. Let's discover the best of both worlds.
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SuperPop Project develops game for children with motor skills impairments, aided by Microsoft\'s Kinect (video)

SuperPop Project develops game for children with motor skills impairments, aided by Microsoft\'s Kinect (video) | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
The tools available to therapists tasked with helping children with motor skills impairments improve their range of motion are definitely helpful. But
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Hulu Plus for Android adds new Kids section, squashes a few bugs

Hulu Plus for Android adds new Kids section, squashes a few bugs | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Hulu Plus for Android received an update today that integrates the company\'s new Hulu Kids section with ad-free, child-friendly content. This new feature
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Access4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video)

Access4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video) | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
The innovation world at large has been crafting ways for handicapped individuals to interact with computers for years on end, but the issue of tablets...
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Make: Lego and Arduino Projects

Make: Lego and Arduino Projects | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Make amazing robots and gadgets with two of today’s hottest DIY technologies. With this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll learn how to build devices with Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 and the Arduino prototyping platform.
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Disney anoints Netflix as its exclusive distributor starting in 2016

Disney anoints Netflix as its exclusive distributor starting in 2016 | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Deal includes new Disney films, Lucasfilm content, and lots of back catalog.
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Fuhu's Nabi Jr. Tegra-powered kiddie tablet keeps the small ones occupied for five minutes

Fuhu's Nabi Jr. Tegra-powered kiddie tablet keeps the small ones occupied for five minutes | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
If your Clarkson-esque toddler screams \"more power!\" at its kiddie tablet, perhaps it's time to upgrade.
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Lexibook kids-tablet coming to the US, makes fifth-graders dream of an Aakash

Lexibook kids-tablet coming to the US, makes fifth-graders dream of an Aakash | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
French educational tech maker Lexibook is bringing its eponymous kiddy-tablet to the US from next month.
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Hulu adds Kids section for little streamers, updates PS3 app with renewed remote support

Hulu adds Kids section for little streamers, updates PS3 app with renewed remote support | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Whether you have streaming-savvy children, or are just a big kid yourself, Hulu has added a new section to its bulging catalogue specifically...
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Toys R Us launches family-friendly internet movie service, plans Tabeo access, HD video and more

Toys R Us launches family-friendly internet movie service, plans Tabeo access, HD video and more | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Like Amazon, Best Buy and Barnes & Noble before it, Toys R Us is following the path of being a retailer distributing its...
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Hands-on: Securing iOS, pwning your kids with Apple Configurator 1.2

Hands-on: Securing iOS, pwning your kids with Apple Configurator 1.2 | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
How I used Apple's mobile device config update for entertainment and vengeance.
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How changes to a kids' privacy law could chill innovation for everyone

How changes to a kids' privacy law could chill innovation for everyone | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
DCoded: New government rules on plugins look like a bad idea.
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Archos MW13 'FamilyPad' opens up to the FCC, bares its 13-inch soul

Archos MW13 'FamilyPad' opens up to the FCC, bares its 13-inch soul | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Archos has already been targeting kids with its Child Pad slate, and now it looks like it's going after mom and pop, too.
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LeapFrog's child-friendly LeapPad 2 goes on sale for $100, is ready for sticky fingers

LeapFrog's child-friendly LeapPad 2 goes on sale for $100, is ready for sticky fingers | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
You might've already checked out our hands-on time with LeapFrog's next-gen LeapPad, but starting today, now you can finally get your own palms...
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9 Great Geeky Tech Gifts For Kids

9 Great Geeky Tech Gifts For Kids | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
If you are still shopping for holiday gifts and need some nerdy inspiration, check out this list of cool geek gifts for the kids in your life.
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FTC: Apple and Google need to improve privacy protection in kids\' apps

FTC: Apple and Google need to improve privacy protection in kids\' apps | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Having investigated 400 randomly chosen apps for kids, the FTC has noted that almost 60 percent of them were transmitting sensitive device information to...
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FTC: disclosures severely lacking in kids' mobile apps—and it's getting worse

FTC: disclosures severely lacking in kids' mobile apps—and it's getting worse | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Report claims "significant discrepancy" between what apps say and what they do.
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Tutorial 14 for Arduino: Holiday Lights and Sounds Spectacular!

More info on my website: http://www.jeremyblum.com/2011/12/25/tutorial-14-for-arduino-holiday-lights-and-sounds/ You can download the parts list, code, and s...
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Amazon Kindle FreeTime Unlimited launches, bundles kid-friendly media, menu for a fee

Amazon Kindle FreeTime Unlimited launches, bundles kid-friendly media, menu for a fee | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
We got a peek at Amazon's Kindle FreeTime during its press conference back in September, but now it's making the family-friendly feature part of a...
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ATOMS Express Toys A Fun Way To Foster Kid Hackers

ATOMS Express Toys A Fun Way To Foster Kid Hackers | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
A startup has launched a fun line of connectable modules, motors and sensors designed to challenge kids who like to build their own toys. In this case, it would be toys that depend on their programming skills.
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Archos Child Pad gets capacitive screen upgrade, minor price hike to $140

Archos Child Pad gets capacitive screen upgrade, minor price hike to $140 | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Parents who've already purchased Archos' 7-inch Child Pad may be feeling somewhat miffed, as its screen's been upgraded from resistive to capacitive...
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Oregon Scientific MEEP! tablet ships for $150, gives kids a safe, exclamation-filled place to play

Oregon Scientific MEEP! tablet ships for $150, gives kids a safe, exclamation-filled place to play | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
For all the enthusiasm Oregon Scientific put into launching (and naming) its MEEP!
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Ematic outs 7-inch FunTab Pro with ICS and a Zoodles mode for kids, available for $150

Ematic outs 7-inch FunTab Pro with ICS and a Zoodles mode for kids, available for $150 | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Even though the market's currently populated with slabs such as Archos' ChildPad or LeapFrog's LeaPad 2, the race to become the go-to child-friendly...
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Toys R Us 7-inch Tabeo kids tablet coming in October for $150

Toys R Us 7-inch Tabeo kids tablet coming in October for $150 | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Toys R Us has posted a listing for a new 7-inch child's Android slate priced at $150 called the Tabeo, saying it will...
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Food Makers Hook Kids on Mobile Games

Food Makers Hook Kids on Mobile Games | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
U.S. snack food companies are reaching children by embedding their products in simple and enticing games for touch-screen phones and tablets, demonstrating how new technology is changing U.S. commerce.
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One Laptop Per Child's XO-4 Touch 'expected' to be released in Q1 2013

One Laptop Per Child's  XO-4 Touch 'expected' to be released in Q1 2013 | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
One Laptop Per Child hasn't exactly been silent about the upcoming release of its XO Touch, but details have thus far been fairly...
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