YouTube Kids Goes Worldwide

YouTube Kids Main Screen

Google launched YouTube Kids earlier this year to accommodate parents who want to ensure that little eyes and ears only have access to regulated and curated quality entertainment. Originally only available in the United States, Google has now pushed the service to several other countries including Canada and the UK. Continue reading

Augmented Reality Book Encourages Kids to Read

Time Tub Twins Book Cover

Time spent with tablets, TV, and smartphones can easily outnumber time spent reading, which may only be 30-60 minutes. Augmented Reality book ‘The Adventures of the Time Twins’ aims to engage children using an Android or iOS app in combination with the children’s book. Margara Padilla, co-founder and CEO at Dara Technologies, answers some of our questions. Continue reading

Record Anywhere With the iRig Mic Studio

irig mic studio

As a longtime podcaster, I imagine I think a lot more about microphones than, say, your average man on the street. I’m also a bit of a gadget guy, so if something functions better or packs more features into a smaller footprint or, hell, just looks cooler, I’m usually down. Suffice it to say the iRig Mic Studio from IK Multimedia hits all the aforementioned high points. Continue reading

Kickstarter Gadget Heads-up: PUGZ Wireless Headphones

Today I wanted to give all our Kickstarter fanatics, Lord knows I’m one, a heads up on what looks to be a cool gadget. The PUGZ wireless headphones. They’re small, even for wireless headphones, and packed with all the features expected of headphones in today’s world of smartphones. Continue reading

Review: ‘Zombies, Run!’ Brings Dead Fun to Your Runs


Many of us lack the motivation to get out of our desk chair and go for a run. Six to Start just released season four of ‘Zombies, Run!,’ a game for iOS and Android that combines the excitement of a serial zombie show, a mobile game, and running. Continue reading

Two Budget Tablets Worth Your Time

NextBook and Kurio

My dear grandfather, the man who instilled within me a love of technology (and specifically consumer electronics), is fond of telling me that you just can’t skimp on hardware. Frank Zappa, on the other hand, famously declared “If we can’t be free, at least we can be cheap.” Continue reading

Make Your Phone Smarter With Moshi and Boom

moshi zoom

Indispensable. That’s how I describe my iPhone. It’s easily as important to me as my keys and wallet, so I always endeavor to treat it well – to pamper it even. Because of this, I tend to go through a lot of accessories, always looking for something that performs slightly better or adds additional value to an already stellar user experience. Two recent finds, the Moshi SenseCover and Boom’s Bluetooth Urchin, have managed to do just that. Continue reading

10 Things Parents Should Know About the Amazon Fire TV


Amazon has a lot going on of late. Just yesterday they rolled out the Prime Music service, yet another perk for Amazon Prime subscribers, and next week they are poised to unveil another new device – smart money seems to be on it being the long-rumored Amazon phone. Still, before we dive headlong into speculation, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on Amazon’s last big reveal, the Fire TV. Continue reading

Which is Better for Reading? An E-Reader or a Small Tablet?

tablets and e-readers

Only five years ago this wasn’t a question anyone would ask. Pre iPad, the Kindle and Sony Reader were pretty much the only game in town for digital reading devices. The iPad changed things in 2010, but those early tablets were big and expensive. The real competition between traditional E Ink e-readers and and tablets for consuming the “printed” word didn’t happen until Android tablets went to 7-inches to do an end run around Apple’s domination. Suddenly tablets were roughly the same size as e-readers and not a whole lot more expensive. That resulted in predictions that tablets would doom the the dedicated e-reader the same way smartphones were killing the point-and-shoot pocket camera. The e-reader isn’t dead yet, but should it be? Which is better for digital reading, an e-reader or a small tablet? Continue reading