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Your Smartphone and Your Kids

Techstination feature for Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Your smartphone...and your kids. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. It's amazing how kids, even toddlers, seem to gravitate towards the latest tech toys. Put a smartphone in the hands of a five year old....and he or she won't want to let go. Now a company called Inquisitive Minds is out with an app for Android phones... that will let kids play...without endangering everything else on the phone. It's a version of their computer interface called Zoodles. CEO and co-founder Mark Williamson...

"My daughters have both made phone calls on my phone before, emailed people, moved around meetings on my calendar by accident. And what we believe parents want to be able to do is to hand these phones to their children and relax. And know that the children will not only have fun playing education games, but also that the phone will come back in the same condition that they handed it to the child in."

The basic version of Zoodles is free. A version for Apple devices is in the works. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Computers | Video Games | Mobile Devices