Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2500 chip could help make kid watches mainstream

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 accounts allowing kids under 13 in through Family Link

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.

Republic Wireless builds Relay: an LTE-enabled walkie-talkie

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.

Amazon launches Echo Dot Kids Edition with FreeTime services bundled

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.

Fitbit Ace fitness tracker encourages your kids to be more active while having fun

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.

Amazon FreeTime promises to entertain and educate kids on all Android phones and tablets

Finally, the fun, educational Amazon FreeTime kid-friendly service hits Google’s Play Store to help out more Android-using parents.

The 1Million Project is Sprint’s way to connect underserved kids

High schoolers from low-income households will be getting a new smartphone, tablet, laptop or hotspot with free data, talk and text from Sprint.

LG and Verizon may have two smartwatches for kids(!!!)

“Hello parents! We see that you’ve bought your pre-teen child a smartphone…