Whether you think smart glasses are cool or creepy, for most people, they’re not a part of everyday life. However, AR glasses and headsets appear to have found a niche with manufacturing, military simulations, and even the theater.
Amazing Facts About Russia [infographic]
As the world’s biggest country, Russia borders 15 different countries and has the ninth largest population in the world. There are also approximately 10 million more women than men in Russia.
The proximity between the USA and Russia is also much closer than most people think, with the closest point between the countries measuring only 4km long! Another interesting fact includes the distance from Chicago to Moscow which is closer than from Chicago to Rio-de-Janeiro.
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Amazon Introduces Kindle Kids Edition!
If you want to get your kids to read more instead of watching TV, Amazon hasn’t forgotten about you or your kid. Alongside the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet the company announced today, Amazon took the wraps off the Kindle Kids Edition, its first-ever e-reader aimed at children. For an additional $20 over the cost of a normal Kindle, the Kids Edition comes with one of four colorful cases, a two-year worry-free guarantee and one-year of complimentary access to the company’s FreeTime Unlimited service.
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With the two year guarantee, Amazon says it’ll replace the device for free should anything happen to it. FreeTime Unlimited, if you’re not familiar, offers some 20,000 kid-friendly books, videos and apps. It works across multiple devices, so you have a backup when your kid wants to do something else. You can add it to your existing Prime subscription for $2.99 per month. Otherwise, it costs $4.99 per month. Amazon also has prepaid yearly options for families with either one or more children.
Amazon has also added a variety of new software features to keep kids reading. In addition to the Kindle’s built-in dictionary, the Kids Edition includes a feature called Word Wise that will automatically define any difficult words. The e-reader will turn any word a child looks up into a flashcard for later review. There are also achievement badges to earn, as well as more fun wallpapers than the ones that come standard with the company’s other Kindles. It’s also worth mentioning the Kids Edition is based on the Kindle update Amazon announced in March, so it includes an adjustable front light.
At $109.99, the Kindle Kids Edition is more expensive than the $89.99 Kindle but not as pricey as the $129.99 Paperwhite. The Kindle Kids Edition is available to pre-order starting today, and it will ship on October 30th. If you buy two of the e-readers at the same time, Amazon will give you 25 percent off the total price of the two products.
Here’s a full list of the Kindle Kids Edition new software features:
- Achievement Badges: Kids can earn badges like Book Worm and Over Achiever when they make progress toward pre-defined goals.
- Easy Discovery: With enhanced browsing and search, kids can locate titles without the exact spelling. And with smart recommendations, kids can find books related to the genres, authors and characters they like.
- Word Wise: Kids are automatically provided short and simple definitions above difficult words, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions.
- Dictionary: If kids come across a difficult word, they can select the word to look up the definition via the built-in Kindle dictionary.
- Vocabulary Builder: Words looked up in dictionaries are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder and turned into flashcards for future review and learning.
- Kid-friendly Wallpaper: A unique set of lock screen wallpapers designed specifically for kids are included.
Hottest Tech Gift Ideas This Holiday Season
Looking for a simple gift idea that anyone will love and use? Check out these tech gift ideas hot enough to make anyone’s holiday a real techno-blast!
check out this chic smart bracelet from ringly.com that includes activity tracking and mobile alerts. Priced at 125 USD this stylish fashion/function piece would make a great addition to her daily outfits, gym to work, work to dinner.
Need a gift for an active reader? Check out this new kindle,
the Oasis E-Reader. Waterproof, sandproof, bigger and better than ever, this kindle has a 7 inch screen and a built in bluetooth for streaming audible books to a speaker (sold separately.) Give the gift of books anytime anywhere. An avid reader will love this awesome kindle wrapped in Holiday colours.
Here is a simple gift for a photo lover,
the HP Sprocket photo printer that prints straight from your phone or tablet onto sticky-backed paper. Sharing your favorite images has never been easier. Go for a chic white and gold for her or a classic black for him.
Want to keep it simple? Try a collection of the most necessary,
a charging cable, portable battery, USB port, and a nice case to knock it off.
Know someone who is always cold? Yep, there’s tech for that…
A heated jacket… powered by a hidden USB battery pack these jackets will keep that shivering someone comfy and warm, problem solved. Who wouldn’t love a little extra heat in these cold winter months.
We probably all know that person who looses something every time they turn around,
so why not help them out with tile? This little Bluetooth tracker pairs with the tile app to help find anything from your keys, with the keychain tile, to your wallet, with the slim tile.