Despite what the name suggests, Qualcomm's all-new Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform is not a true Wear 2100 sequel. But it's still an interesting wearable SoC.
Project Fi is now allowing kids to hop into their parents' accounts while parents keep tabs on their app and data usage through the Family Link app.
The carrier is pushing this device, still in testing, as an antidote to kids' all-screen lives and getting families connected from far away, even at a young age.
It's $79.99, $30 more than an Echo Dot alone, but it comes in an attractive protective case and a year of free access to kids content and services.
At $99.95, the Fitbit Ace wearable unsurprisingly lacks built-in GPS, heart rate monitoring and other high-end features. But your kids probably don't need any of that stuff anyway.
Finally, the fun, educational Amazon FreeTime kid-friendly service hits Google's Play Store to help out more Android-using parents.
High schoolers from low-income households will be getting a new smartphone, tablet, laptop or hotspot with free data, talk and text from Sprint.
“Hello parents! We see that you’ve bought your pre-teen child a smartphone and tablet. Would you like a smartwatch with all that other mobile technology?”
Somehow, Verizon and LG have come together to reach a new frontier in tethering juveniles to the digital ether. As opposed to drowning prepubescent boys and girls with animated pixels, though, it’s primarily a child surveillance tool — depending on how you view it, a good or bad thing.
Evan Blass went to work with a leak of the LG GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget today.