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While we wait on Reading Rainbow for Android, consider this Kickstarter campaign

While we wait on Reading Rainbow for Android, consider this Kickstarter campaign

We interrupt your daily deluge of Android news and reviews for this special, semi-Android-related announcement. Unless you've been living under a rock today, you'll have noticed that LeVar Burton — yes, the LeVar Burton — and and his next-generation Reading Rainbow crew (yes, I went there) have...
Galaxy S5 baby monitor

Samsung Galaxy S5 baby monitor mode revealed

'Baby crying detector' beams notifications to your Gear smartwatch Samsung smartphones are all about the features, but one unique capability we didn't hear about at the Galaxy S5's Barcelona launch event is its apparent ability function as a baby monitor. Tracked down by Malaysian site...
Dropdot Apps World Summer Wu photo

Dropdot lets kids connect the dots on Android

At Apps World last week, we met both veteran and inexperienced game developers alike. Some creators were preparing to publish their first games. That counts fort Summer Wu, whose first title Dropdot has just gone live exclusively on Android. Dropdot is a connect-the-dots game for young children...
Kurio 7x

KD Interactive and Techno Source announce the Kurio 7x tablet

Kid friendly tablet with user profiles for the whole family Recently we have seen an influx of  tablets being made for kids, and today KD Interactive and Techno Source have announced the Kurio 7x, a kids tablet that will be available on Verizon Wireless. The Kurio 7x will be a 7 inch Android...
Android Central

'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' served up for Android devices

Back at the Samsung Developers Conference in late October we had a chat with Loud Crow Interactive and got a sneak peek at its latest title. And now, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is available for Android — and it's more immersive than ever.  You've got the dialog, music and sound effects from...
Galaxy Tab Kids

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids coming to the U.S. November 10

Pre-orders start November 1, priced at $229.99 Samsung has announced that the chunky, bright-colored Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be headed to the U.S. from Nov. 10, priced at $229.99. The 7-inch tablet is essentially a Galaxy Tab 3 wrapped in a colorful exterior, with the option to switch into a...
Tabeo e2

Toys R Us announces the Tabeo e2 child-focused 8-inch Android tablet

Pre-loaded with educational apps and resistant bumps and drops Toys R Us announced today that it will be selling a follow-up in its kid-focused lineup of tablets, the Tabeo e2, with improved specs and features. The 8-inch tablet has a capacitive multi-touch display with 1024x768 resolution, dual...
Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Basic tablet with bright colors, chunky case and big handle Samsung clearly wants to get users hooked on Galaxy devices at an early age, and so today brings the launch of the Galaxy Tab 3 kids — a child-friendly tablet with a range of pre-loaded educational apps. The hardware itself isn't...
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Some of your kids' favorite shows move from Netflix to Amazon

Viacom deal brings Dora, other kid TV along with the more adult Tosh.0 to Amazon Prime Video Amazon this morning announced that it has scooped up Viacom's suite of children's shows, bringing some of your kids' favorite episodes to Amazon Prime Video. Previously available on Netflix, you'll now...
Android Central

Teaching kids with Big Bird, smartphones and augmented reality

I'll admit it -- I've rolled my eyes and filled up my e-mail's trash can and the hundreds and hundreds of mentions of "augmented reality" -- that technology that uses your phone's camera and puts cool things on the screen, on top of real life. But maybe I've been looking at it all wrong. It's not...

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