'Grinch bots' ruining Christmas for kids asking for high-demand toys

High-tech software is the latest holiday Grinch, making it tougher than ever for parents to find that must-have toy at a regular retail price.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/19/grinch-bots-ruining-christmas-for-kids-asking-for-high-demand-toys.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Hackers breach public school databases, send out threatening texts

Hackers sent out threatening text messages to the parents of students claiming plans for violence at their schools. Although the threats were empty, authorities closed a number of schools just to be safe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/09/hackers-breach-public-school-databases-send-out-threatening-texts.html

Powered by WPeMatico

9 ways Amazon's Alexa can help you in the kitchen

Cooking is a social activity. Parents make food. Kids help in the kitchen. Friends bake together. Families bequeath recipes through the generations. People get together for a potluck and trade cooking tips all evening.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/05/9-ways-amazons-alexa-can-help-in-kitchen.html

Powered by WPeMatico

FBI warns parents about the risks of using Internet-connected toys

Placing emphasis on protecting children, the FBI wants to make sure parents are researching the potential security risks of connecting smart toys to your home’s wireless network or mobile devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/19/fbi-warns-parents-about-risks-using-internet-connected-toys.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Using AI, this wearable camera picks out the best videos of childhood

Benjamin Button is a wearable camera for kids and parents with an AI software that picks out the best moments. The camera, which designers say is kid-freindly, parent-easy, launched today on Kickstarter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/using-ai-this-wearable-camera-picks-out-best-videos-childhood.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Mom horrified when daughter tells her about new Snapchat bullying game – but is left proud by her response

A mom has warned other parents about a disturbing Snapchat bullying game where youngsters compete to see who can say the cruelest thing about a chosen victim.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/07/mom-horrified-when-daughter-tells-her-about-new-snapchat-bullying-game-but-is-left-proud-by-her-response.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Protecting Your Digital Privacy Is Not as Hard as You Might Think

When I was growing up in the 1980s, my parents would occasionally take my brother and me for a special treat: an evening spent browsing for software at a local computer store.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/20/protecting-your-digital-privacy-is-not-as-hard-as-might-think.html

Powered by WPeMatico

4 Things Parents Should Know About Pokemon GO

Since the Pokémon GO mobile game hit phones last week, parents around the country have been struck by the sight of players from tweens to millenials to 50-year-olds roaming parks, church steps, a…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/11/4-things-parents-should-know-about-pokemon-go.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Netflix introduces 5-minute bedtime movies for kids

Heeding the pleas of parents around the globe and across the ages who deal with cries of “Just five more minutes!” on a nightly basis, Netflix has introduced five-minute episodes of the popular kids DreamWorks TV show Dinotrux—cut down drastically from their typical 23 minutes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/09/netflix-introduces-5-minute-bedtime-movies-for-kids.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Parents on a budget turning to certified used iPhones & iPads this back-to-school season

Price-conscious parents looking to equip their kids with smartphones or tablets for the new school year are embracing Gazelle’s new certified pre-used iPhone and iPad stores as an alternative to paying full price for a brand new device, the company says.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4914f796/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A80C180Cparents0Eon0Ea0Ebudget0Eturning0Eto0Ecertified0Eused0Eiphones0Eipads0Ethis0Eback0Eto0Eschool0Eseason/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

The definitive techie gift guide for 2015 grads

Graduation season is upon us. Parents might not understand why their son or daughter has chosen to be a paleontologist or travel to France for a gap year, but there’s good news. Before Johnny or Susie head off to the wild frontier of life, you can at least provide a few gadgets and gizmos to help them. These items are intended to give the new graduate a leg up in the world — or at least have some fun.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/28/definitive-techie-gift-guide-for-2015-grads/

Powered by WPeMatico

Google launches new YouTube Kids app on Apple's iOS

Parents with young children now have a new option for tablet-based entertainment, as Google on Monday officially unveiled YouTube Kids, a new app for the video sharing site focused on enabling children to discover content for themselves.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/43b39ed0/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A20C230Cgoogle0Elaunches0Enew0Eyoutube0Ekids0Eapp0Eon0Eapples0Eios/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids – reports

Google Inc is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2014/08/19/google-considering-youtube-gmail-accounts-for-kids-reports/

Powered by WPeMatico