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What is Circle with Disney, how can it moderate kids' internet usage and how do you set it up?
What is Circle with Disney, how can it moderate kids' internet usage and how do you set it up? By Andy Robertson

No matter how responsible or communicative your children are, ensuring their online activity is safe and healthy is no easy matter. For parents this is a challenge on many levels. What content is children accessing? Which devices are they using to go... Read more

Disney's new Star Wars app lets you take selfies dressed as a Jedi or other characters
Disney's new Star Wars app lets you take selfies dressed as a Jedi or other characters By Elyse Betters

Disney and Lucasfilm are taking selfies to a whole new level. Or should we say "a galaxy far, far away..."?They've launched the official Star Wars app on Android (on Google Play now) and iOS (which should be available very soon), with the purpose of giving... Read more

Disney wants you to ditch the selfie stick before visiting its theme parks
Disney wants you to ditch the selfie stick before visiting its theme parks By Elyse Betters

If you plan to visit one of Disney's theme parks soon, don't expect to snap selfies with friends or family. While you're allowed to still take them, you won't be able to get any nice angles or group shots with assistance from a selfie stick.The company... Read more

What would you have an intelligent robot do? Well, if 'draw in the sand' was your answer...
What would you have an intelligent robot do? Well, if 'draw in the sand' was your answer... By Rik Henderson

Co-developed by Disney Research and a student team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Beachbot is an autonomous robot with a rather special talent; it can draw massive pictures in sand.That's just about it really, but the end results... Read more

Disney 3D printed teddy bears are coming
Disney 3D printed teddy bears are coming By Luke Edwards

Disney is pioneering 3D printed teddy bears that could leave Build A Bear in a spot of bother.Researchers at Carnegie Melon University have worked with Disney Research to create a 3D printer that is capable of 3D knitting.The woollen 3D printer is capable... Read more

All-new characters arrive for Disney Infinity: Execs hint at even more to come
All-new characters arrive for Disney Infinity: Execs hint at even more to come By Stuart Miles

Disney Infinity is continuing its march into bedrooms and living rooms across the world. Following the initial launch sets of toys that included Captain Jack Sparrow and Mr Incredible, Disney has rolled out a host of new characters for kids and grown-ups... Read more

Could DisneyVision retro TV set be the best toy you'll never own?
Could DisneyVision retro TV set be the best toy you'll never own? By Rik Henderson

Disney has introduced several new toys this autumn that are exclusively available through its Disney Parks around the world, but none is quite so unique and, well, bizarre as the DisneyVision.It comes in the shape of a retro television that is around... Read more

Learn to draw Marvel Super Heroes: Marvel Creativity Studio stylus launches with app
Learn to draw Marvel Super Heroes: Marvel Creativity Studio stylus launches with app By Elyse Betters

Want to learn how to draw a comic book character from Marvel? Well, you're in luck: Marvel has launched the Marvel Creativity Studio stylus alongside the Marvel Creativity Studio app.Created by eKids exclusively for Apple's iPad, the stylus works with... Read more

Disney Research Hub creates mic that lets you transmit recordings to an ear via touch alone
Disney Research Hub creates mic that lets you transmit recordings to an ear via touch alone By Luke Edwards

The Disney Research Hub has been coming up with whacky inventions for a while now, but this has got to be one of its best so far: a mic that lets you transmit a message simply by touching another person's ear.Before we start thinking about the why, here's... Read more

Disney Applingz for iPhone and iPod touch, interactive Mickey and Minnie Mouse pictures and hands-on
Disney Applingz for iPhone and iPod touch, interactive Mickey and Minnie Mouse pictures and hands-on By Rik Henderson

AppToyz, the company behind the famed AR toy AppBlaster for iPhone and Android (through AppBlaster v2), has branched out from its own smartphone and tablet gaming accessories into licensed products.A partnership with Disney will bring several new products... Read more

Disney Comics app makes iPad kid-friendly
Disney Comics app makes iPad kid-friendly By Paul Lamkin

Disney has officially announced the arrival of its Disney Comics App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch into the App Store.The apps will be a welcome addition for techy parents, whose kids just love getting their hands all over their mobile gadgets.There... Read more