Tag: Kids

Google Duo doesn’t support Family Link accounts, so kids can’t use Duo web

Being a parent in this digital age is a tough affair, so plenty of apps aim to help families manage their children’s smartphone usage and online activities. Google’s Family Link, which is available worldwide, is one such example, but as always, there’s a delicate balance between features and restrictions. Duo is one of the latter. […]

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Apple debuts Swift Playgrounds 3.0 beta, based on upcoming Swift 5

Apple’s homegrown development language Swift has evolved considerably since it debuted in 2014. And with version 5’s public release just around the corner, there’s also a new beta of its “fun” iPad coding tool for students: Swift Playgrounds 3.0. The beta version of 3.0 (via MacRumors) is notable primarily for its […]

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NBA Great Kareem Abdul-Jabar to Sell His Championship Memorabilia to Change Kids Lives

Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) When faced with the choice of keeping all of the mementos from his storied Hall of Fame career against helping children from improvised surroundings live better lives, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar believes there is no choice. “When it comes to choosing between storing a championship […]

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What did we do to deserve dogs?

This is what happiness and best-friends-forever friendship looks like. [source] …? <!– xeni jardin Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing’s in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net. –> […]

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Amazon’s deals for Valentine’s include the cheap $20 Echo Input, $70 2nd gen Echo, and $100 Spot

Just a few days after Google’s “Dump your valentine” discount, Amazon has come up with its own deals, in time for February 14. These offers are more relevant, though, and are worth considering if you’re short of gift ideas. Most of the giant’s connected home devices are on sale, including Echo speakers and smart displays, […]

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Google’s K-2 reading practice app Rivet adds smartphone support

We’ve recently told you about Rivet, a free reading-practice app for kids developed by Area 120, Google’s experimental product division. Since the software is still in beta phase, it’s continuously improving with better features and interface tweaks. The app was initially designed for tablets because they offer a better experience, and couldn’t be installed on […]

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Karen Pence teaches at school that bans LGBTQ kids and staff: Report

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, just started a new job this week. She’s an art teacher at a Christian school that makes job candidates sign a pledge not to engage in homosexual activity. Gay kids, you’re not welcome either. The Pences are nothing if not consistent. Consistently horrible. Huffington Post’s Rebecca Klein […]

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Sky’s the Limit: Foot Locker Invests $3 Million in Kid’s Sneaker Brand Super Heroic

The Land Of Motherhood We’ve been caping for Super Heroic since we first heard about the innovative, kids-focused sneakers last Spring. What’s not to love? The black-helmed brand includes matching capes with each purchase of their ergonomically-correct, high-quality, unisex kicks, meant to encourage children in active, imaginative play. (And like […]

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Children in Virginia’s Trump supporting counties became more abusive

Kids are bigger bullies in counties that voted for the incoherent mobster. NPR reports: After the 2016 presidential election, teachers across the country reported they were seeing increased name-calling and bullying in their classrooms. Now, research shows that those stories — at least in one state — are confirmed by student surveys. Francis Huang of […]

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12 Days of Gifting, Day 7: The ‘Cool Auntie’ Guide

Photo: iStock Fun fact: I am a proud auntie and godmother, as well as a fashion writer. This means the bar is set pretty high for gift-giving each holiday season, much to my chagrin. And admittedly, sometimes, I strike out—like last year, when, at my sister’s request, I gifted my […]

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Hypnotic video of 3D-printed plant forms undulating underwater

Hydrophytes are 3D-printed multimaterial forms that explore the possibilities for engineered plants of the future. Via University of Wellington: Introducing Hydrophytes, 3D printed ‘plants’ that respond to their surroundings in incredibly lifelike ways. These objects are part of unique research into multi-material 4D printing by Master of Design Innovation student Nicole Hone, and they’re drawing […]

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New YouTube Kids tools go live, with parent-approved and ‘Older’ content level settings [APK Download]

Back in April, Google announced that it was readying new features for the YouTube kids app to give parents greater control over the content their children are able to access. The ability to carefully select every channel and video available on the account is now going live, as well as a new experience for ‘Older’ […]

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