All posts tagged: technology

Amazon Launches a STEM Club

Amazon has launched a new monthly subscription program for kids. This program includes highly curated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) toys that will encourage kids to learn through play. What’s in a box? Amazon editors work closely with smart brands to handpick the best STEM toys. From programmable robots to crystal kits and chemistry sets. How much does it cost? A STEM Club Toy Subscription costs $19.99/month plus applicable taxes. You can cancel your subscription at any time. For more details go to the site.

The Future of Wearable Tech

With so much happening in the wearable technology space, it’s hard not to take notice. Technology giants, from Samsung to Apple, to smaller start-ups are getting in on the wearable gadgets industry.  Making these gadgets actually wearable by the masses can be challenging, so fashion houses have partnered with tech companies to create functional, yet fashionable gadgets.  These gadgets are quickly becoming an extension to our tech-driven world. From Rebecca Minkoff’s “notification” bracelet to the many other smart wristbands and watches, these gadgets are here to stay.  With your wrist wearables, you get notifications, emails, messages, or Facebook and Twitter mentions. And it doesn’t end there, they can provide directions and answer calls, monitor your heartbeat, log your daily footsteps and track your sleeping pattern. While wristbands and smart watches dominate the wearable tech industry today, technology is also being etched into shoes, rings, jewelry clothes and eye gears. For example, Lechal GPS Shoes is a pair of Bluetooth-connected shoes that use haptic feedback technology to notify users about the direction they must take. Then there’s the Ringly – the …

The HereO Watch

HereO has made a cool gadget to keep tabs on your kids. This GPS watch device connects with a mobile and web app to allow parents to keep track of where their children are at all times. The watch retails for $149, and is available in June 2015 (sold out at the moment). The GPS tracking service used by the app is paid on subscription basis, $5/month.

Coding for Kids: Hopscotch

Hopscotch , is a cool new iPad app for kids. It offers a fun, interactive way to teach kids to code. This app is geared to kids 8-12, and teaches how to program and code in a visual way. It’s available as a free app on iTunes. It joins Tynker , a great website to learn the basics of coding, and Hello Ruby, a picture book to get girls excited about programming.