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One More For the Road: The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats are back!

Back in 2007, Adam "Apelad" Koford created a marvellous, funny, weird alternate history for the then-viral phenomenon of LOLcats, running-gag memes of cats whose superimposed dialog had many odd grammatical quirks: the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats," a pair of comic-strip hobo cats straight out of the 1930s, who found obscure and clever ways to riff ...

Watch this dad slide all over an icy driveway to rescue his daughter’s new toy

11.16.2018 · Posted in Parenting Articles, Technology Articles

Not even mother nature can come between a child and their new toy.  One dedicated dad in Alaska was forced to brave a formidable sheet of ice on the family's driveway in order to bring his three-year-old a toy kitchen she'd been looking forw... ...

Resourceful dad carries stubborn toddler into house like a duffle bag

11.15.2018 · Posted in Parenting Articles, Technology Articles

This 2-Tyear-old girl has given up on walking, and it's ok because her dad effortlessly came to her rescue. After what must have been a long day at school, Juliette laid on the driveway while her dad unloaded the car. After finishing up in the ca... ...

One year later: kids smart-watches are still a privacy and security dumpster fire

A year ago, the Norwegian Consumer Council commissioned a study into kids' smart watches, finding that they were incredibly negligent when it came to security and incredible greedy when it came to surveillance: a deadly combination that meant that these devices were sucking up tons of sensitive data on kids' lives and then leaving ...

America has an epidemic of workplace miscarriages, caused by pregnancy discrimination

America has some of the weakest anti-pregnancy-discrimination rules in the world (the federal statute says that companies only have to give pregnant people lighter duties if they make similar accommodations for those "similar in their ability or inability to work); and this has produced an epidemic of workplace miscarriages among women who have frequently begged ...

Kickstarting the Makerphone: an open-source hardware phone kit, programmable with python and Scratch

Circuitmess's fully funded Makerphone kickstarter is raising money to produce open source hardware smartphone kits to teach kids (and grownups) everything from soldering to programming.

The Makerphone is a pretty sweet-looking gadget, and it comes ready to be programmed with Scratch and python, providing a good progression from a fully graphic programming environment to a ...