Research + News | Topic: Tech Gadgets
Mar 17, 2017
Google Accounts For Kids: 5 Things To Know About Family Link
Google just lifted the ban on accounts for kids 12 and younger. And with it, a new tool called Family Link is available, which lets parents monitor and control the way their kids use their Android phones and tablets.
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Jan 25, 2017
90% Of Parents Put Time Limit On Child Use Of Internet-Connected Devices
Most parents allow their children to take their Internet-connected devices to bed, but most also put a limit on how much time their children can spend using those devices per day. Read the article here.
Oct 26, 2016
This Is Nintendo’s Next Gaming Console, The Nintendo Switch
As rumored, the system appears to be something of a home console/portable console hybrid. Read the report here.
Aug 4, 2016
The Anti-Cellphone Tech Used by Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., and Guns N’ Roses
A company called Graham Dugoni has created a small case that locks phones away, preventing audience members from taking pictures and videos at concerts and performances. Read the article here.
May 27, 2016
For Global Kids, Screens Are as Much a Part of Childhood as Playgrounds
Kids are spending more time with screens than playing outdoors—and while they have countless entertainment options on their devices, parents wield a quiet influence. Read the article here.
Feb 10, 2016
Tech Toys and Child Protection – The Internet of Toys
As connected devices gain traction and enter the world of children’s toys and gadgets, privacy concerns should addressed by manufacturers and parents alike. Read the article here.
Jan 19, 2016
Digital Eye Strain Worse For Multitaskers, Survey Finds
It used to be that staring at a computer screen all day was bad for your eyes. Now we interrupt that staring to look at our smartphones, smartwatches, tablets and e-readers, all while keeping an eye on the TV. And that, it seems, is especially bad.
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Jan 19, 2016
Your Paper Brain And Your Kindle Brain Aren’t The Same Thing
It turns out that our brains process digital reading very differently than reading on paper. Read the article here.
Jan 6, 2016
What did one techie’s unplugged Christmas look like? Read the article here.
Dec 4, 2015
5 Questions to Consider Before Buying Tech for Your Kid
Common Sense Media offers parents 5 questions to consider before buying a new device for your kid.
View the video here.