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The Quantified Unborn, We Put At-Home Sonogram Bellabeat to the Baby Test

I live n NYC. My colleague Jill Gilbert is in San Francisco. Still, we just had a bonding moment listening to the beat of her unborn baby’s heart. It tugged at my heart strings to hear the little peapod kerthumping away. Best of all, Jill wasn’t in the doctor’s office lying on some unpleasant exam table, she was in the comfort of her own home using her Bellabeat, the first at-home sonogram that uses a mobile phone or tablet to share the data it collects with your world.

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By |July 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|Tags: |0 Comments

New Lego Collections Blend AR and Traditional Building

Lego remains one of the best loved and best selling kids toys. And they’re no slouch when it comes to advances in technology either. Products like Lego Mindstorms and Lego Universe pushed the Lego envelope by melding real land virtual play. The newest high touch meets high tech collection is Lego Fusion — a mashup of traditional Lego play and augmented reality.
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By |July 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|Tags: |0 Comments

No More Stumbling Around in the Dark

You know the drill. The baby cries. You run to answer the call, only to stub your toe on the toy truck parked by your bed. Or you’re a night owl who’s partner goes apoplectic when you turn the lights grab that middle of the night snack. Here’s a high tech twist on the night light that might be the perfect answer.

 

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By |July 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|Tags: |0 Comments

Mother’s Day for the Those in Denial

I am a mother, and yet every year I fret about whether or not to play along with Mother’s Day pomp and circumstance, or just hope it goes away. Even Anna Jarvis, the woman who spearheaded the U.S.’ version of Mother’s Day, grew so embittered with its commercialization that she tried to take the holiday back.

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By |June 8th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers

Game makers in search of new audiences are skewing even younger. Companies that traditionally catered to serious game players are making new forays into the K-6 crowd. “Get ‘em young and keep ‘em playing” is an age-old marketing idea but it’s also creating some interesting play patterns for the youngest gamers.

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By |June 8th, 2014|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|Tags: |0 Comments

EVERY KID A SPECIAL KID

Now that the price of hardware has come down and are ability to target individual learning styles and preferences has gone up are we about to see a new breed of digital toy that caters to special learning needs?  Find out who’s heading the pack on this special topic.

By |June 6th, 2014|Categories: 2015 Home|Tags: |0 Comments

DECODING KIDS SHOPPING

Do you speak retail?  Online and bricks and mortar?  Experiential and buzzworthy?  Check in with us for as we figure out what makes kid’s shoppers tick.

By |June 6th, 2014|Categories: 2015 Home|Tags: |0 Comments

My Very Own Mini-Me from Shapify

It was a rainy day in NY so I wore my “schmatta” dress and ran downtown to take a quick stroll through the 3D Print show. By the end of my visit I’d been body-scanned, and sent off my like-ness to become reality at the 3D printing factory. A few days and $79 (ouch) later, I held my own 3D replica, 3-inches tall, in my hand.

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By |March 12th, 2014|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|Tags: |0 Comments

Making Good Digital Stuff for Kids Is Magic

For kids being digital is like breathing oxygen — it’s just something that you do. For the makers of quality kids digital media it’s like being a grand puppeteer. You’re best if you’re unnoticed. You want kids to believe in the magic that you create for them.

What’s the recipe for making magic? A sense of whimsy and wonder, a clean user interface, exciting design and age appropriate content are just a few of the ingredients. A respect for children is another. The following products, from high tech playgrounds to an exploration of the human body to collectible figurines, all take the digital medium to new heights.

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By |March 12th, 2014|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|Tags: |0 Comments

Finding the Mobile App in the Hay Stack

Millions of apps are served every day! But boy, is it hard to find a good one. Our team scoured the web looking for the new, the exciting and the unexpected. From the practical that turns your phone into a document scanner to the whacked up that lets you find a pickup street game, these 10 apps will entertain and amaze.

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By |March 12th, 2014|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|Tags: |0 Comments