Among Michael Bay’s many crimes, first and foremost in my mind is “making robots boring”. Even when I learned as a child that robots existed and mostly put together cars, there was still a fascination with them until Bay managed to make “giant robots fighting” into an epic three-part snoozefest. If only someone could make … Continue reading Sphero: Roll with IT
We took a look at the LiveScribe smartpen range over a year ago and I think it’s still one of the most impressive gadgets I’ve had the pleasure of playing with. It’s one thing to innovate with phones, tablets and computers but brining cutting edge technology to something as old and basic as paper was … Continue reading LiveScribe Sky WiFi smartpens: Joined up thinking
It was with some trepidation that I offered up the app The Witch with No Name to my six year old. Anyone with a six-year-old will know why – one minute they are asking to take a bunch of cuddly toys to bed with them, the next they eschew anything that isn’t aimed at teenagers … Continue reading “Witch With No Name” App Review
Teaching kids maths has gone high-tech – and hopefully fun – with the Sifteo Cubes – as long as you have a couple of hundred quid to splash out. Unlike most games offerings for children, the Cubes don’t feature touchscreens – instead the players move the blocks around and touch them against each other to create … Continue reading Sifteo: Can you beat the cubes?
If you’re loath to fill your house with a load of plastic tat that either gets broken or ignored come Boxing Day, or want to win brownie points with parents, chose a gift that has some educational value. Here are a few to choose from… LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer This appears on just about must-have toy … Continue reading Fun and Educational Gadgets
Okay, so we have long had it drummed into us that French chefs are the best in the world and British cuisine is utterly comical – especially our gravy. But really, a kitchen that teaches you French? Is this going just a step too far? Don’t worry chaps, it’s not some subtle Gallic ploy to convert … Continue reading The kitchen that teaches you French
From apps that can turn your iPhone into a stethoscope so that you can listen to your own heartbeat, to an app that encourages you to lick the screen to curb pangs of hunger, there’s an app for just about anything these days, although the latest app press release to arrive in the LG inbox … Continue reading The Wild Jam Maker App: Possibly the most ‘fruitful’ app in existence
Technology can often be useful in furthering the cause of education (and ignorance if you casually glance over oh I don’t know most comment threads on the internet) and its always interesting to look at new gadgets, developments and applications that help broaden the mind – we were quite fond of the iMinds app here … Continue reading British Library Treasures smartphone and tablet app