Taylor Swift’s website an example of poor privacy practices for children

For the 12-and-under online 'Swifties' that log-in to TaylorSwift.com, there's plenty of opportunity to dish out their personal information, but no apparent recourse to "shake it off" and delete that data, according to

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

In conversation with a start-up: Jay Kapadia from Kiddology

Over the past number of years, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of startups. Some have become clients. I've also become a fan of a number of them. However,

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji

5 times social media led to real social change

By Ilan Nass, Fueled In recent years, social media has played a key role in the spread of revolutionary ideas. It was the catalyst behind the Occupy Wall Street movement, where organizers across

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Fueled

GPS watch to keep tabs on kids, seniors could hit Canada by autumn

Do you know where your children are? If you remember that line from a public service announcement airing onU.S. TV, you're no spring chicken. The spots started airing on the ABCaffiliate in Buffalo,

Published on: July 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

New Android app transforms smartphone into toddler toy

A Toronto-based mobile startup wants to transform your high-powered Android handset into a toddler's play toy.Kytephone is betting that parents with youngsters will want the new app to transform older Android handsets into

Published on: June 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mozilla’s Mark Surman: train kids as ‘hackers’

When Mark Surman was growing up, he connected to the Web using a dial-up modem that squeaked and buzzed its way to a modest connection. The Web he used was simple, and hardly

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Tech startups help parents teach kids, award gold stars

Ottawa resident and PhD holder in optics and photonics Dan Yang decided to leave her career in networking technology to invent a toddler-friendly tablet because she was concerned for her own baby’s safety.It’s

Published on: August 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Use your kids as the excuse to buy an iPad

Have you ever seen a 4-year-old play with an iPhone? It's actually kind of shocking. Kids take to the iPhone's multitouch user interface like they do trucks or dolls. They instinctively know that

Published on: March 8th, 2010 Mike Elgan

Smart play stations liven up learning for Toronto pre-schoolers

Pre-schoolers at a Toronto daycare clamour for a turn with a large, colourful, plastic play station. They quickly overwhelm the small plastic bench and start tumbling to the floor, as a supervisor shouts

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Tips and tools to clear computer clutter and boost performance

Technology was supposed to make our lives easier - so why does it seem to do the opposite? If living in a perpetual state of tech overload has you frazzled, we have some

Published on: May 27th, 2009 Adam Pash

Child’s play: How to work from home and take care of the kids

Whether your boss finally gave you the green light to telecommute or you're setting out to do business on your own, congratulations--and welcome to the wonderful world of working at home. Good-bye, rush-hour

Published on: April 7th, 2009 Rick Broida

Canadian parents “involved” in kids’ digital lives

Most Canadian parents have at some time talked to their kids about online threats, and are way ahead of parents in other parts of the world, in this respect, a recent report indicates.As

Published on: March 18th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Toronto’s Webkinz brings fantasy world to real global market

Webkinz has become a household name in North America by appealing to children with its brand of cuddly, plush animals that come with a key that grants access to a virtual world.Now the

Published on: August 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian school district serves up lessons on the power of Linux

Windows may boast the lion's share of the desktop education market, but the economic and technical benefits of open source software has seen many schools and education institutions implement various flavors of Linux

Published on: April 7th, 2008 Andrew Hendrey