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Posted on 12. Jun, 2012 by lynette.
As summer nears, the hours logged by kids and families with entertainment such as video games are about to go up. Guest blogger Johner Riehl, founder of Family Friendly Video Games, has some great insight into the trends in video games and provides resources below to help you as you decide which games are best for your family this summer.
Posted on 28. Jan, 2012 by lynette.
In a world where more and more information is created, stored and shared online, and everyone from individual citizens to government organizations is participating in it, maintaining online privacy is an important skill we all have to master.
But protecting your online privacy is not just about knowing how to protect it. It’s also about knowing what you are trying to protect. Anyone who uses and participates in the Internet has and shares information about themselves of all kinds. Some of it you post. Some of it you don’t.
Posted on 23. May, 2011 by lynette.
Online privacy has suddenly become the stage for a huge battle between lawmakers, technology companies, youth and online safety advocates, advertisers, and consumers.
Most U.S. parents probably don’t realize all of this is transpiring at both a national and state level. Breaking down one proposed piece of legislation, SB242 from California State Senator Ellen Corbett, may help identify what is fueling all of the action and reaction and, more importantly, remind us of our role in teaching kids how to protect their online privacy. SB242 focuses on addressing online privacy on social networking sites and its three provisions deserve a closer look.
Posted on 06. Jan, 2011 by lynette.
The idea of using mostly natural physical motions to engage in the games was thrilling (and exhausting when running & jumping were involved). My kids love River Rush (included with the Kinect) which requires you to stand in a raft, roll down rapids, and reach, jump, and duck for coins.
After their first game, however, I was surprised to see the “photo montage” playback at the conclusion of it. The Kinect console captured still & video images of my kids as they played the game, and played them back at the end with cute captions and music playing over the images.
It turns out that for this game to do what it does, it does more than just capture funny pictures while you play. It reads you – your skeletal frame, your face, and even your voice if you want to use voice commands – captures this, and stores it. This is not just information you type in or click on.