kids

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Colorful Asus Eee models due early next year

    The tiny Asus Eee will be available in multiple colors early next year, according to Jenn over at pocketables.net (who is very nice, by the way). It’s thought that these color options will be available on the base-level $299 “2G Surf” model which has no webcam and half the RAM and storage of its now-available $399 big brother (available in black or white). I’ll go out… Read More

  • Boy hires hit-man to kill mom over grounding


    I don’t really want to write this story simply because it isn’t really about tech — it’s about a crazy kid rebelling against his parents in a perverse way — but apparently Cory Ryder, a 16-year-old from Maryland, attempted to hire an undercover police officer to put two bullets into his mom for grounding him. I’m waiting patiently for the talk radio and… Read More

  • Release your inner child with Pixar's short films

    Just thought I’d let everyone know that Pixar has released Volume 1 (2004) of its short film collection, which includes favorites from Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and Toy Story. Tell the wife you’re getting it for the kids when in reality you’re getting it for yourself. Product Page [via Kottke] Read More

  • Will Facebook's older users drive away all the young kids?

    Now that old people have discovered Facebook, will The Kids still like it? An important question to be sure, especially now that companies like Microsoft are prepared to throw $lots Zuckerberg’s way for that hoard of information. What was once the exclusive domain of college kids poking each other back and forth has seen an uptick in… how shall I put this… old and… Read More

  • Funny: 'Mr. C's 7 Signs That Your Kid May Be A Hacker'

    Parents, does your child display any of the traits from the following sequence of amusing cartoon drawings? If so, he or she might be a hacker. Nothing wrong with being a hacker, per se. Let’s just use those powers for good, not evil. The bigger issue here might be the patchy chin-beard consisting of two lone strands of hair. Shave ‘em off, my man. Mr. C’s 7 Signs That Your… Read More

  • Kids Review The OLPC: They Like It

    Real life kids have been getting their hands on the highly anticipated (?) OLPC. And you know what? For all the nay-sayers out there, the kids like it. According to one twelve-year-old who writes better than pretty much all of us here It was cleverly designed, imaginative, straightforward, easy to understand (I was given no instructions on how to use it. It was just, “Here. Figure it… Read More

  • Baby Ninjas Rule

    Don’t beat up kids, especially the baby ninjas. Read More

  • Awesome Pair Of Night Lights

    Hey, your kid needs gadget advice too! Check out these awesome nightlights from Fred Flare. For $12 you get a pair of lights that will make any kid more excited than Pixi Stix. One bulb glows purple and has plasma rays like those balls you see at Spencer’s Gifts. Very exciting. The other bulb resembles a wacky hairdo and is made from a blue light and fiber-optic cables. It also looks… Read More