Month Apr 2017

Internet Safety Guide

  Whether we are crossing a street or spelling a word, it seems there are rules for everything. “Look both ways before you cross” or “I before E except after C” are rules that we understand to be useful because…
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Emailese

In email, text messages, online chat rooms, and tweets, people often try to type as fast as they can. Using acronyms or abbreviations helps them keep up their speed. Here’s a quick taste of the language sometimes known as "emailese,"…
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Meccanoid XL 2.0

Standing 4 feet tall, Meccanoid XL 2.0 can look kids in the eye while they program it. Moving the bot’s limbs teaches it anything from dances to secret handshakes; 10 motors in the joints send motions to a computer, where…
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Actev Arrow Smart-Kart

Your car is brainy, so why should your kid’s ride be dumb? The 4-foot Actev Arrow Smart-Kart has proximity sensors that trigger evasive maneuvers if tykes hurtle themselves at obstacles. And though it hits 12 mph, parents can limit range…
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RoboRaptor Blue

The RoboRaptor Blue can’t open doors, but it can find its way around the playroom. Infrared sensors in its head let the 3-foot dinosaur wander freely without crashing into anything. Audio sensors trigger roaring reactions to any sudden noises while…
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