A new patent application filed by the tech giant would give parents ultimate, absolute control over their children's smartphones and tablets.
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charlie currently works as a journalist and photographer -- with the occasional design piece -- and writes for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has particular interests in social media, IP law, social engineering and security.
Does wearable technology have a place in future classrooms?
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Google attempts to inspire the next generation of technology innovators by offering grants targeting STEM studies.
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Wearable technology goes beyond Google Glass and rumors of an 'iWatch.'
There's designer protection available out there for your favorite gadgets.
Let's all make it easier on ourselves and change our names when we reach 18 years of age, shall we?
The OFT is taking a deeper look at free applications aimed at children, which include in-app purchases with the potential to give parents a monthly heart attack.
Students in New York City are being taught how to hack -- in a "white hat" manner, of course.