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Marbotics Smart Letters for iPad: As easy as ABC?

Marbotics Smart Letters for iPad: As easy as ABC?

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In an age of digital devices, worrying whether your young kids are getting enough physical play can be a concern. It's all too easy to thrust the iPad at a child and leave them to it. French company Marbotic is trying to solve this dilemma by merging... >>

iOS 9.3 will be an essential update for families, here's why

iOS 9.3 will be an essential update for families, here's why

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Apple is expected to release a major iOS update this spring, for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices. It will bring several new features, including CarPlay enhancements, and we're particularly excited that iOS 9.3 will introduce tweaks that will be perfect... >>

Five parental control apps for Android devices

Five parental control apps for Android devices

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The internet is a fantastic source of information. Whether you use it for social media, researching or cheating on the pub quiz, you can discover nearly anything you need to know these days. But while you might be happy to have unlimited access to all... >>

We went through a tech detox by playing an iOS game, can you?

We went through a tech detox by playing an iOS game, can you?

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Distractions are a problem in modern family life. It’s all too easy to let the weekend slip away spending more time staring at a screen rather than engaging with your children. For kids too there are ever more shiny things vying for their attention.... >>

Lego Education WeDo 2.0 brings Lego robots to the classroom

Lego Education WeDo 2.0 brings Lego robots to the classroom

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Your kids could be about to start playing with Lego at school after the company has launched an educational toy box that encourages robotic code learning. Best seen as a more approachable version of Lego Mindstorms, Lego Education WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on,... >>

Meccano Meccanoids multiply, now come in various shapes and sizes

Meccano Meccanoids multiply, now come in various shapes and sizes

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Meccano has expanded on its Meccano robot launched in 2015, with a range of Meccanoids for 2016. Revealed at CES in Las Vegas, the range will feature three pot sized robots, a giant T-Rex dinosaur and two child sized droids that you have to build yourself.... >>

Code-A-Pillar: The pre-school coding caterpillar
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Code-A-Pillar: The pre-school coding caterpillar

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When's it too early to learn to code? When you're three perhaps? Well according to Fisher Price, that's exactly the time you should be encouraging your children to start. The toy company has created a new coding toy aimed at the class of 2035 that starts... >>

Battle worn BB-8 revealed alongside new Force Band to control it

Battle worn BB-8 revealed alongside new Force Band to control it

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Sphero has announced it will be launching a "battle worn" version of BB-8 later in the year for those who want a more Star Wars: The Force Awakens experience over the shiny clean one already available. The Droid, which is identical in all aspects apart... >>

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

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Amazon's Kindle has established itself as a leading reading device and where you have reading, you hopefully have eager children.  Although real books, on paper, as well as using public libraries, should be something that all children experience, there's... >>

Battle of the smart toy racers: Anki Overdrive vs Scalextric Arc vs Real FX Racing

Battle of the smart toy racers: Anki Overdrive vs Scalextric Arc vs Real FX Racing

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Gadget toys can be like buses, nothing new for years then along come three at once. This year has seen the resurgence of slot-car racing, while a new twist on these car-track combos has added AI steering to do away with the slots all together. Anki is... >>