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Dad creates AngelSense app to keep tabs on children with autism via GPS-tracking & voice-monitoring

Dad creates AngelSense app to keep tabs on children with autism via GPS-tracking & voice-monitoring

Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder can include extensive challenges, running the gamut from behavioral issues to communication difficulties. One of the most worrisome and somewhat common

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First Response unveils world’s first pregnancy test with Bluetooth technology

First Response unveils world’s first pregnancy test with Bluetooth technology

Taking a pregnancy test seems simple enough: unwrap the stick, pee, then wait. But it’s an emotionally charged experience no matter what result you’re hoping for, and during those 180 seconds

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Fisher-Price Code-a-Pillar teaches coding basics to 3 year-olds who should be learning ABCs, not USBs

Fisher-Price Code-a-Pillar teaches coding basics to 3 year-olds who should be learning ABCs, not USBs

While we’ve covered products and initiatives aimed at helping kids learn to code, the new caterpillar-shaped Code-a-Pillar from Fisher-Price aims to reach a crowd that we think should be focusing

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Babypod: a sound system you insert in your vagina so baby can enjoy music in utero

Babypod: a sound system you insert in your vagina so baby can enjoy music in utero

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Bring back tech-free family mealtime: “Distracted dining” leads to overeating & obesity

Bring back tech-free family mealtime: “Distracted dining” leads to overeating & obesity

Drawing comparisons to how distracted driving can be hazardous to safety, researchers at the University of Illinois found that “distracted dining” could potentially lead to health risks

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Kiband is a Bluetooth-enabled smartband that keeps close tabs on your kid

Kiband is a Bluetooth-enabled smartband that keeps close tabs on your kid

Finding the sweet spot between allowing our growing kids some independence and making sure we are keeping an eye on them can be tricky. Kiband, a child-friendly smartband from tech company KiLife that

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PHIRO is a programmable (and LEGO compatible) robot that makes learning code and STEM skills fun

PHIRO is a programmable (and LEGO compatible) robot that makes learning code and STEM skills fun

Having a STEM skill set is growing in importance for this generation of children, and a new Kickstarter project aims to help kids learn how to code creatively by using a robot. PHIRO Unplugged helps teach

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Survey reveals that many children under age 5 are using mobile devices without supervision

Survey reveals that many children under age 5 are using mobile devices without supervision

A recent survey reveals that many young children are using mobile devices without supervision. Against the advice of most pediatric experts, more and more parents are enabling their children to use

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Modoo is the world’s smallest and smartest wearable fetal monitor

Modoo is the world’s smallest and smartest wearable fetal monitor

One of the best parts about being pregnant is listening to your baby’s heartbeat. For most expectant moms, that’s not something that happens very often, since we typically have to rely on a

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Volkswagen’s amazing baby stroller drives itself, brakes by itself

Volkswagen’s amazing baby stroller drives itself, brakes by itself

Volkswagen Stroller from ACHTUNG! on Vimeo. Timo Ros, the Volkswagen Facebook fan featured in the beginning of this video, is a smart man. “Am I crazy, or is a stroller that brakes a really good

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Jewelbots are programmable friendship bracelets that teach girls how to code

Jewelbots are programmable friendship bracelets that teach girls how to code

It can be a tough world out there for girls who are into science, math, engineering, and other stereotypically male-associated subjects. Luckily, some companies are starting to pay attention to the

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Lock-Nesters: A new kind of puzzle that forms a three-dimensional object when comprised

Lock-Nesters: A new kind of puzzle that forms a three-dimensional object when comprised

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Handmade wooden Avakai Dolls use smart technology to communicate with each other

Handmade wooden Avakai Dolls use smart technology to communicate with each other

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Disney’s 3D printer prototype creates soft, cuddly creations out of layered fabric

Disney’s 3D printer prototype creates soft, cuddly creations out of layered fabric

3D printers are all the rage, creating everything from prosthetic arms to 3D versions of your child’s drawings. Leave it to Disney (and their collaborators at Cornell and Carnegie Mellon) to put a

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New wearable pregnancy monitors can help your baby listen to music or track his heartbeat

New wearable pregnancy monitors can help your baby listen to music or track his heartbeat

Maternity fashions and trends are pretty consistent, and it’s pretty safe to say that most expectant mothers enjoy the excuse to go shopping and find ways to show off their growing baby bumps. Most of

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Kids can build and program their own KIBO robot using building blocks instead of computer screens

Kids can build and program their own KIBO robot using building blocks instead of computer screens

Meet KIBO: a robot kit designed specifically for children ages 4–7 years-old. Created to encourage open-ended play, KIBO allows children to program their robot using a building block system, and they

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9 new high-tech gadgets for modern-day parents

9 new high-tech gadgets for modern-day parents

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ZURI is a DIY, Programmable Robot That Kids Can Build with Cardboard

ZURI is a DIY, Programmable Robot That Kids Can Build with Cardboard

Any kid can become a robotics programmer with ZURI—a new do-it-yourself robot kit that lets makers of all levels design their very own movable robot. Best of all, the robot can be built with simple

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