Posts tagged kids
The longest, most intense Kids Talk Tech … ‘evah! Listen to Olivia as she discusses history, video games, spelling bees, spelling apps (look out for the big SBC!), and more!
- Superbowl weekend coming up, and there’s lots of ways for us cord cutters to watch …
- Don’t brick that iPhone!
- Bernie’s Tinder supporter crowd is getting left-swiped right out of the election!
- Windows 8 support ending
Cool sites of the Week
- Frontier Heroes – Awesome history-based game for both iOS and Android!
- ColorHexa – Trying to figure out that web color? Need the complementary for design? Check it out!
- Bootply – If you’re working with the bootstrap framework, or designing web or mobile apps at all, you’ll want to check this out – it’s a great place to play and test code without fear of breaking anything!
Podcast Only Song of the Week
A special song just for Olivia: “Monopoly Loser” by Alice on The Roof!
TOPIC: Mike almost loses control railing against the evils of the aggressively ignorant anti-vaxxers Jenny McCarthy and Rob Schneider, but somehow manages to bring it back down to earth and talk about Google glass, “OK Google” for chrome, and why everyone needs a little Kimchi with their turkey, or Kalbe in their burrito this season!
Jay Garmon give us his usual phenomenal brain bender, asking:
How many nodes were in the original version of the Internet (ARPANET), which came into being 50 years ago this week?
On “Kids Talk Tech” this week Justin tells us the ins and outs of Clumsy Ninja, and then we close out with the perfect Black Friday, podcast only song of the week “Cheap and Cheerful” by the Kills!
TOPIC: Dave goes out for a charity shuffle/run, leaving Mike to enjoy our special guest Denise Terry from SafetyWeb discussing cyberbullying and sexting; some great ways to manage your kids’ online activity without spying!
Additionally, Jay Garmon provides us not one but two great geek trivia of the day questions
What cult classic tabletop game inspired the “Day of the Ninja” December 5th?
What year did Consolidated Edison Electric Company stop supplying DC power directly to buildings in Manhattan?
We top that off with a couple of great coolsites of the week:
- FiveBooks – Become an instant expert in whatever field you choose – you’ll get the top 5 books recommended by experts!
- Milo – Local shopping tip site tells you the best price you’ll be able to find locally … at home and mobile!
- VoiceBase – record and store recordings of your voice conversations and make them searchable!
And of course no show would be complete without the podcast only song of the week – Skip The Youth by Frightened Rabbit.
TOPIC: This week Parry Aftab of wiredsafety.org, wiredmoms.org and the brand spanking new socialsafety.org returns to TechTalk to tell us about how parents can support responsible behavior from their kids online, point them in the right direction, and keep driving towards safe and responsible use of the Internet in (and out) of the house! As always Parry has a wealth and depth of knowledge on the subject that is unparalleled – and she even gives a scoop or two to share with you!
Jay Garmon has some great trivia for us, and then we even get a chance to nail down some cool sites of the week!
- PDFtoWord – EXACTLY what it says … and this really does a great job – unlike many of the built-in options you have. Can be a little slow sometimes, but the results are awesome – and free!
- Immune Attack – Play as a microbe, learn about biology! Free and cool 3DS.
- Google Safe Browsing Check – Put a site in, see if it’s safe!
- Microsoft Security Suite – Yes, it’s Microsoft, but yes, it’s free – and pretty darn good! Covers your malware and AV detection needs!
And the podcast only song of the week is Cure for the Common Crush by Id Guinness!
In case you can’t write fast enough, here’s just a few more of the really great sites that Parry and Mike mention this week – you’ll find some really great materials and info here, if you’ve got a kid they are or will be on the Internet and these sites are guaranteed to help make that a better and safer experience for both of you!