nabi 2: Keep your kids off your iPad

Kids’ gadgets often look great, but can offer disappointing results – the kids’ cameras on the market are a prime example – but it looks like the latest tablet designed for the children’s market is taking a leaf out of the books of the people who make devices for the grown-ups. The nabi 2 tablet … Continue reading nabi 2: Keep your kids off your iPad

Proporta’s four ‘Back to School Essentials’ – Essential or superfluous?

Corresponding with the GCSE results day, the British iPad and iPhone accessories specialists, Proporta announced a new range of Back to School products for the iPhone 4 and HTC Sensation. In our gadget-obsessed society, the kids of today have a lot more to worry about than merely being seen with the right pair of trainers. … Continue reading Proporta’s four ‘Back to School Essentials’ – Essential or superfluous?

Three ‘must have’ back to school gadgets

Dare we say it? The summer is drawing to an end and no sooner are we worrying about how to keep the kids entertained for six weeks, we are rushing around buying everything our little darlings may need to prepare them for the new academic year. Whilst the only thing our parents and their parents … Continue reading Three ‘must have’ back to school gadgets

Honestech Claymation Studio 3.0 review

  I have long harboured secret desires to make my own animated movies – I think several visits to the Disney parks in Florida, where you can see behind the scenes helped. And of course I grew up in a world before CGI, where stop-motion animation was the big thing (I’m a big fan of … Continue reading Honestech Claymation Studio 3.0 review

Apps to unlock the voice of autism

Approximately 1.5% of all people have autism. The recorded prevalence of this neural development disorder has risen in recent years and reviews estimate that 1 -2 people per 1000 have autism. For the parents of children diagnosed with autism, the diagnosis is naturally a worrying and confusing time.  Fortunately traditional therapies in treating autism, such … Continue reading Apps to unlock the voice of autism

Hands on with the latest Griffin App Powered Accessories gear

Griffin were kind enough to invite us down to a space-age camper van in Central London to play with their latest and greatest App Powered Accessories range and nibble on a doughnut. How could we say no? Our inner child was delighted to play with the Crayola Colour Studio HD, that leveraged hundreds of pounds … Continue reading Hands on with the latest Griffin App Powered Accessories gear

Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure: Essential education tools or sedentary lifestyle invokers?

Parents of today are faced with a dilemma parents of the past were never faced with… Let your children embrace the digital era and in doing so inadvertently encourage a sedentary lifestyle? Or restrain exposure to today’s technology and inadvertently thwart the educational and technically-minded benefits such technology can bring? If you are a parent … Continue reading Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure: Essential education tools or sedentary lifestyle invokers?

Encyclopaedia Britannica – on your smartphone

Maybe it’s because I’m old, but I still remember when the Encyclopaedia Britannica was sold in huge books, which you would paid for weekly or monthly, and I can remember seeing them all lined up on a stand at the Ideal Home Show I think it was. Then came the pioneering days of the likes … Continue reading Encyclopaedia Britannica – on your smartphone