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Watch the Little League World Series in 3D on ESPN!

Watch the Little League World Series in 3D on ESPN!

For the first time, the Little League World Series will have games broadcast in 3D, becoming the latest major sporting event to follow the trend. ESPN 3D will carry the 22 games played at Lamade Field in Williamsport, Penn., including the 3rd place consolation game Aug. 28. [Read More]

California Bank & Trust rolls out mobile apps for their customers

California Bank & Trust rolls out mobile apps for their customers

Financial institution California Bank & Trust is making banking easier for consumers with a handful of new mobile tools, including applications and a mobile-optimized site. The new mobile options come from the bank seeing a need from consumers to manage their finances [Read More]

Amazon launches ‘back school app’ to help students shop smarter

Amazon launches ‘back school app’ to help students shop smarter

Amazon.com Inc. has debuted a back-to-school application that lets students compare prices, buy and sell textbooks and view exclusive deals. The Amazon Student app also gives college students access to free two-day shipping. The app is available for free download in [Read More]

Do your kids suffer with ‘computer vision syndrome’ – what to do

Do your kids suffer with ‘computer vision syndrome’ – what to do

While technology is great for learning, it’s not always easy on the eyes. Jacob Steitz, 7, tends to focus on his screen for many minutes at a time. Between his changing eyeglass prescriptions and computers, he started seeing double. “So I kept on telling my dad [Read More]

New book app Roxie’s Door puts kids as young as 2 in control

New book app Roxie’s Door puts kids as young as 2 in control

…Surely in such a technological day and age, teaching our young how to find their way around a keyboard is almost as important teaching them how to count? Given my new found enthusiasm for children-inspired computer tools, my attention was stirred when the press [Read More]

Social media’s massive impact on kids – research study

Social media’s massive impact on kids – research study

For years, we have hypothesized about what the long-term impact of the innovation of social media would be on the person, as well as our culture. While the long term impact of online media use is still in the distant future, we are beginning to see the positive and negative [Read More]

Ten year old hacker reveals mobile game loopholes

Ten year old hacker reveals mobile game loopholes

A novel class of security problems have been found lurking in many mobile games by a ten-year old hacker. Going by the handle CyFi, the hacker presented her findings at the DefCon hacker conference held in Las Vegas. She found that advancing the clock on a tablet or phone [Read More]

Who’s scanning QR codes? Young, affluent males, that’s who

Who’s scanning QR codes? Young, affluent males, that’s who

Of the 14 million mobile phone users who scanned QR codes in June 2011, a full 60 percent were male. According to data in a comScore report released today, most QR code-scanning consumers are between the ages of 18 and 34, and around a third are in households making [Read More]

$1.2 trillion in marketing money up for grabs from kid-influenced family purchases

$1.2 trillion in marketing money up for grabs from kid-influenced family purchases

…With the use of new, kid-enchanting technologies, are savvy marketers gaining the upper hand on parents? Are toy marketers such as Ganz, food marketers such as McDonald’s and kid-coddling apparel retailers such as 77kids by American Eagle too eager to target [Read More]

Tulsa virtual schools enrollment up by 400%

Tulsa virtual schools enrollment up by 400%

From promotional radio and TV commercials and direct mailings aimed at parents to newspaper headline-making controversy and explosive enrollment growth, “virtual schools” and “virtual students” are this back-to-school season’s buzz words. A [Read More]

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Cloud computing saves health care industry time and money

Cloud computing saves health care industry time and money

The cloud’s vast computing power is making it easier and less expensive for [Read More]

Internet addiction get closer to being classified as a mental illness

Internet addiction get closer to being classified as a mental illness

Think twice the next time you play a videogame or surf the Net: ‘Internet-use [Read More]

New ‘gamification’ school opens for kids in the classroom

New ‘gamification’ school opens for kids in the classroom

GameDesk, a nonprofit organization that develops game-based learning initiatives, has now [Read More]

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