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'Jackpot Slots' Turns Your iPhone Into A One-Armed Bandit

Calling all gamers... the Jackpot Slots™ Slot Machine Charge and Sync Dock for iPhone and iPod touch lets you call the shots while you play the slots.

Melissa And Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart Attracts Kids' Interest

Getting kids to do their chores, brush their teeth and even be nice to one another can be a challenge, but with the Melissa and Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart, good behaviour might just stick.

Easidream Uses Sensations Of The Womb To Soothe Babies

With a newborn in the house I am currently quite sleep deprived.  Some days I feel pretty desperate for anyone or anything that could stop the crying and soothe my baby off to sleep.  While researching possible solutions I came across a gadget that claims to do just that.  The Easidream is a system meant to calm your baby and lull him/her into a peaceful sleep by mimicking the motion, sound and light of the womb.

Expanding InLine Skates Make Learning Fun, Functional And Less Frightening

Thanks to the new Grow With Me 1,2,3 InLine Skates from Fisher Price, kids can have fun rolling without the danger of rolling out of control.

Death Star Planetarium Lights Up The Night Ceiling

Star Wars has always been a haven for both science and pseudo-science junkies of all ages, and the Death Star Planetarium kit tries to appeal to both sides.

WobBally Tower Takes Balancing Balls To New Heights

The name of the game is WobBally, and the object is to not be the one that sends the balls tumbling to the table.

Tasty Science - Edible Education For Budding Scientists

Science kits are a dime a dozen, but Tasty Science stands tongue and buds above the rest – help kids learn about science, then eat an experiment or two. Yum!

Go-Pod Makes Baby Activity Centers Portable And Storable

It would be so nice to be able to set up the baby activity center in whatever area of the house you are in and then quickly move it elsewhere if you need a hands-free moment in another room.  The Go-Pod gives parents this freedom with a portable version of the traditional baby activity center. 

Spy Video TRAKR Lets Kids Slip Remotely Into View

Spy gadgets are always a hit with kids, but finding ones that are more form than flash can be difficult. Fortunately, there’s the Spy Video TRAKR from Wild Planet – perfect for getting the goods on anyone in the house.

Could Social Media Currency Replace the Dollar, Euro or Yuan?

When Mark Zuckerberg first launched his Open Graph API at the last Facebook F8 Conference in 2010, it was clear that a paradigm shift was set in motion- one that would revolutionize advertising - but more importantly one that would transform monetary transactions across the Web.  But could it possibly replace the dollar, euro or yuan?