Research + News | Topic: Tech Gadgets
Aug 2, 2017
Turns Out, Activity Trackers Discourage Teenagers From Exercise
Wearable activity trackers such as FitBit could be doing more harm than good in encouraging young teenagers to exercise, a study suggests. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2017
Teenage Tantrums As Kids Demand Mum And Dad Pick Up The Bill For Their Digital Lives
Despite two thirds of kids owning a smartphone (67% of those aged 8-15), fewer than one in 10 (9%) pay their own phone bill – according to findings from the latest Halifax Pocket Money Survey. Read the press release here.
Jul 27, 2017
Over 1/3 Of Millennials In Relationships Spy On Partners’ Digital Correspondence
Devices—and their contents—are a new path to breakups. Read the report here.
Jul 17, 2017
Former iPod/iPhone Creator: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”
Tony Fadell, one of the minds behind the iPod and the iPhone, mulls design’s unintended consequences. Read the article here.
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.
Read the article here.
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.