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10 Best Wearable Tracking Devices To Keep Kids Safe

Have you ever thought about a tracking device for your kids?  When it comes to crowded events, theme parks, or simply giving our children the independence to venture out in the world alone, wearable technology with GPS tracking capabilities may prove to be a compelling tool to help protect our children.  It gives children the freedom to roam and parents the security of knowing where they are roaming. If you are considering a wearable device for your family, here are 10 of the best child tracking devices on the market

Stream & Drive With Netflix Watch & Google Self-Driving Cars

On the eve of the Apple Watch going into preorders April 10th, starting as early as 3:01 a.m. ET -- not to be outdone -- Netflix released some surprising news regarding its own timepiece. With an appropriate dose of tongue-and-cheek, in an advance promo, the Netflix Watch is said to be coming soon, providing gadget-lovers the world-over to “experience total freedom.”

Emtec DUO Flash Drives Mix USB Type-C, Type-A Connectors

Reversible Type-C USB ports are increasingly showing up on new devices – the neo-MacBook, for one – and Emtec's double-headed thumb drive is here to take advantage, all while remaining compatible with older gadgets.

Dash, Stereo-Quality Headphones Now Available In Wireless Earbuds

The Dash: The latest in stereo headphones meets the latest in Bluetooth speaker technology to create the ultimate wireless ear buds. With embedded 4GB Mp3 player and multiple fitness-tracking features, it's perfect for athletes, music lovers and fans of audio books.

Facebook’s Parce Minces Things, Not Words

Two short years ago when Facebook was in a buying frenzy acquiring any new software service with a pulse, it purchased Parse for the paltry sum of $85 million. This was an historic move as this mobile app development platform has now officially entered the Facebook into a race for the goose that lays the golden eggs, namely the Internet of Things (IoT).

I Can See Your Boobs; X-Ray Glasses Become a Reality

There they are, positioned in a little square right next to the Charles Atlas ad with the kid getting sand kicked in his face: X-ray glasses.  What kid didn't want to see though walls, clothes, and... I dunno, whatever else?  Well, at considerable expense, you can now do this--sort'a.

Thanko Air Bath Pillow Smartphone Holder Lets You Facebook While Bathing

An essential for any respectable smartphone user. Thanko's latest invention lets you rest your arms in the bathwater by cradling your smartphone for you - and doubles as a pillow in or out of the bath for good measure.

10+ Gadget Gifts For Older Dads And Grandpas

There are so many new gadgets out this year that Dads and Grandpas would love. They cover the gamut from low tech to high tech, while all being user-intuitive. In looking for the best gift ideas out there for older dads and grandpas, I searched for gadgets that are not the usual boring ideas. My picks are for some of the most effective and best rated gadgets on the market. Perfect for Father's Day and just in time to use this summer!

 

7 Best Pet Fountains To Give Fresh Water To Your Dogs and Cats

Fresh running water does have great appeal, even to pets.  And when you think about it, who wants to drink out of a bowl or a glass of water that's been sitting there for a day or more?  Perhaps that's why best way to give your pets water is not the 'pet bowl,' it's the 'pet fountain,' where water flows constantly, or on demand. There are many fresh water pet fountains on the market, but I thought these 7 stood out as the best in terms of quality and design...

 

CogniToys Has Made The World's Smartest Dino Using IBM Watson

Kids ask a lot of questions. They want to know why and how. And just when you think you have satisfied their curiosity, they come up with another question. As a parent, this is both thrilling and exacerbating. We want our children to be excited about learning, but sometimes we don’t have the answers or—let’s be honest—the time to figure out what owls eat, where they live, and how fast they can fly; all questions my daughter asked in the span of 10 seconds. But CogniToys are speech enabled, internet connected toys which have both the time and age-appropriate answers to feed and fuel our children’s desire to learn.