kids

  • Review: Good Nite Lite

    Review: Good Nite Lite

    If you have kids or roommates who are younger than three, you’ll quickly learn that toddlers can’t read clocks and, as a result, will wake your ass up at 5am. The Good Nite Lite is designed to keep the younguns asleep – or at least in bed – until you’re at least done listening to Morning Edition. Read More

  • Video: WowWee's FlyTech Bladestar Flyer now shipping

    Available now for $50 from retailers like Toys R Us, Amazon, Target, and WowWee. I wonder if I have one in the office. Read More

  • Tweegee: Ya know, for the kids. No, really. It’s a kid thing.

    Tweegee: Ya know, for the kids. No, really. It’s a kid thing.

    Showing off their new website at TC50 is Tweegee, a social network and portal for kids age 8-14. Bright colors and graphics are designed to grab the attention of tweens. Beyond social networking, kids have the ability to share content and interact with other kids. A series of multiplayer games are also incorporated, giving the kids something to actually do. Additionally, kids can create their… Read More

  • Charge your kids for making you drive them around

    Charge your kids for making you drive them around

    Do you have no-good, bratty, whiney kids who think the world revolves around them and make you drive them to all the cool hangouts around town just so they can avoid having to sit by themselves in the cafeteria even though all that stuff won’t matter by the time they’re 30 and actually realize how ridiculously unimportant their lives were when they were in middle school? Me… Read More

  • Google Earth: Throw a party in someone else’s pool

    Google Earth: Throw a party in someone else’s pool

    Some no-good kids in the UK have been harnessing the power of Google Earth to find houses with nice pools. Once a suitable house has been found, the kids use Facebook to send out some sort of “Crash This Pool” app or whatever the hell it is that you kids do on Facebook these days. Everyone shows up at the pool, beer and cigarettes in tow, and starts doing “the bump”… Read More

  • Video: G4's Adam Sessler is a little tired of all the name-calling, racism found on Xbox Live

    http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/26397 Do you guys know Adam Sessler, the host of G4’s X-Play? He has a problem with all the swearing, racism and general malfeasance found on Xbox Live and other forms of online gaming. And with good reason: a lot of the “trash talk” on XBL is non-sensical bunk. But, is telling 10-year-olds to lay off the swearing really going to work? They’re… Read More

  • ‘Barbie Girls’ site finally adds a V.I.P option

    ‘Barbie Girls’ site finally adds a V.I.P option

    Geez, it’s about time. Mattel has finally added a $6-per-month premium account option for the Barbie Girls web site. GigaOM wonders if $72 per year is worth it for parents “so their little girls can enjoy playing with Barbies that don’t in the strictest sense, exist?” I don’t know about parents, but I make my own money and can spend it on whatever I want. So I… Read More

  • iTunes is now a phishing target thanks to dumb kids

    iTunes is now a phishing target thanks to dumb kids

    Careful with that next e-mail you get from the iTunes music store — it might be a ruse. A cunning attempt to trick you, as it were. According to Computerworld, People began receiving spammed messages yesterday telling them that they must correct a problem with their iTunes account, said Andrew Lochart, an executive at e-mail security vendor Proofpoint Inc. A link in the spam leads to a… Read More

  • UK man upset that 'Wii Fit' called step-daughter fat

    UK man upset that 'Wii Fit' called step-daughter fat

    A girl in the UK who weighs around 85 pounds was told by Wii Fit that she was fat, despite being “a perfectly healthy, 4ft 9in tall 10-year old who swims [and] dances…She is solidly built but not fat. She was devastated to be called fat and we had to work hard to convince her she isn’t,” according to the girl’s stepfather, in an interview with the Daily Mail. Part… Read More

  • Hilarity: Google StreetView of kid falling off his bike

    Hilarity: Google StreetView of kid falling off his bike

    This is definitely one of the funnier things I’ve seen on the entire internet. Hop on over to Google Maps and enjoy a shot-by-shot account of a kid falling off of his bike. It almost seems like the StreetView car scared the hell out of him as it drove by. I hope the kid’s okay and I’d like to thank him for being hilarious. Google StreetView via Switched Read More

  • Wall-E trailer from Pixar

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/x4oqpf I’m sure you’ve all seen trailers for this movie, but this is the final one before the movie is to be released in late June and I thought I’d share. The HD version can be found here. via TechAmok Read More

  • The perfect gift for the budding Entomologist

    The perfect gift for the budding Entomologist

    Growing up I had a plastic jar with a screw top magnifying lid. The Venus Fly Trap is infinitely better than what I had. Darn kids have cooler toys these days. A motion activated sensor traps stupid bugs when they’ve ventured too far into the trap for your viewing pleasure. This is really cool. It’s only $20 from the Discovery store. Product Page Read More

  • First look: The Spiderwick Chronicles for Xbox 360

    First look: The Spiderwick Chronicles for Xbox 360

    I have yet to encounter a game based on a movie that’s actually fun to play. Sierra’s The Spiderwick Chronicles is no different. Of course, it’s meant for the kids so I might be too harsh on it, but I’m not sure that kids would even like it. For those not in the know, “The Spiderwick Chronicles” is a movie…forget it. Just watch the trailer and… Read More

  • A 3-year-old recaps Star Wars

    My own little Jawa is currently in a stage where he tells all kinds of tall tales, adding and embellishing here and there for effect. This kind of reminds me of him except that this wee bairn actually makes a lot of sense. I suspect she might be brought on to handle continuity for the final three episodes. Read More

  • Paramount hooks up with Habbo, plans online content based on its awesome movies

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    WORD LIFE Do you know what Habbo is? I sure as hell don’t, but it’s apparently very popular with the kids. These kids, so Paramount hopes, have plenty of money to throw around—recession be damned—which explains the deal it struck with the kiddie social networking site. In the deal, of which no financial terms have been… Read More

  • Legos can make things besides spaceships

    Legos can make things besides spaceships

    Not to sound like an old fart, but back when I was a kid we had to figure out how to build guns out or Legos ourselves, using rubber bands and gearing them for torque and speed. But today’s lazy youth can actually buy a book of blueprints on how to make guns, catapults, cannons, and laser rifles, with step-by-step instructions. Where will that leave the youth of today when the class… Read More

  • TXT MSG is 15 today

    saRAH STFU ALL OF UZZ….IM REALY CONFUSEDDDDD RYT NAW SUM OF U SAY VAGUR IZ GOOD ND SUM SAY IPHONE ROCKZ….OMGG!!!! FUK U IM GTN IPHONE! This is a perfect example of how a pubescent teen spells these days. Hell, saRAH is probably a 20-something. What are you even trying to say? I’m so confused. Sure, this sort of exchange is fine over SMS, but when it crosses into the classroom… Read More

  • Tech toys are now kids toys, for better or worse

    Tech toys are now kids toys, for better or worse

    Now young children are becoming tech geeks, worrying some doctors in the process. Go ahead and check Amazon’s top toy list and see how many are tech-related. You’ll find Barbie MP3 players, some tech’d-out Rubiks cube and a Fisher Price virtual bicycle. It’s a trend that industry watchers say isn’t going away any time soon, and toy companies, smelling dollars… Read More

  • Wire tap your kids

    Wire tap your kids

    I guarantee that my mom would have used one of these kits had she been more tech savvy and if this had actually been around when I was growing up. Parents do crazy things these days because the technology is there. It’s way too Big Brother for me and I don’t like it. The teddy bears with video cameras is enough, but tapping your kid’s phones is down right insane. Of course… Read More

  • CrunchGear posts at an elementary school reading level

    CrunchGear posts at an elementary school reading level

    Using the Blog Readability Test tool shows that the articles contained herein are accessible to people with at least an elementary school reading level. Go ahead and plug in your own blog and some of the sites you read on a regular basis. It’s strangely addictive. I was hard-pressed to find another site that was written at the same level as ours. Most of the ones I plugged in were at… Read More