Tiggly is a toy for kids who might be past the “teethe on your iPad” and just below the “I want to play the birds game” stages of mental development. Designed by a parent, Steve Miller of Cambridge, MA, the system includes three little shapes and a set of apps that allow kids to interact with shapes, colors, and animals on the screen.
In my experience, kids are using iPhones and iPads younger and younger. Our eight month old stares intently at pictures of baby faces on the iPhone and my son and daughter knew how to slide to unlock before they could crawl. This gives them something fun to do on the iPad and, using capacitive touch points, allows them to put shapes right on the on-screen representations in order to win games and interact with characters.
The toy and three apps cost $ 29. The apps are quite simple and include:Tiggly Safari is a fun, immersive app where toddlers are guided to place shapes on the screen to form animals that come to life Target age: 2 to 3 yearsTiggly Draw allows toddlers to use the Tiggly Shapes as stamps and as paint brushes. Target age: 18 months and up
Tiggly Match is a game that teaches kids how to identify shapes. Target age: 18 months to 2 years
Clearly we’re not working on advanced particle physics here, but it definitely looks like something I could get into with the kids. Miller built the toy for his children after realizing that the educational games for the very small on the iPad required a level of interaction that was quite difficult for the wee ones. Miller needs a minimum run of 5,000 pieces to make these fairly cheaply so he’s looking for a Kickstarter pledge of $ 50,000 to start shipping these things. He’s at about $ 10,000 so maybe we’ll have some happy shapes to help smear pureed pears all over our iPads this holiday.Related Posts:
NOTE: Officer drops an f-bomb at 0:17 because it sounds great right before calling someone a stupid idiot (it really does though is the thing).
This is a brief video of a drunk Ghostbuster (presumably Egon) backflipping off the roof of a cop car, OVER an officer, then getting arrested for mischief and being drunk in a public place. Fun fact: I’ve actually been arrested for both of those on several occasions. I’ve even been arrested for being drunk in a PRIVATE place before because I called the cops after cutting myself trying to open a package of hotdogs and told them my hand was trying to kill me. WHICH IT WAS. Now? Now they don’t even bother answering my calls, which really sucks because I think my hand has been plotting something big.
Hit the jump and cross your fingers none of us get arrested tonight.
Apple iPad 1st Generation 16GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7in - Black (MB292LL/A) $167.50 (13 Bids)End Date: Wednesday May-22-2013 5:23:07 PDTBid now | Add to watch list Apple iPad 3rd Generation 16GB, Wi-Fi + 4G UNLOCKED (Verizon), 9.7in - Black $349.99End Date: Friday May-31-2013 0:13:18 PDTBuy It Now for only: $349.99Buy It Now | Add to watch list Apple iPad 2 16GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7in - White (MC979LL/A) (2A) $334.95End Date: Thursday Jun-6-2013 7:57:26 PDTBuy It Now for only: $334.95Buy It Now | Add to watch listRelated Posts:
We knew October would be busy. We had the invitations, the embargoes, and a stockpile of coffee and seltzer. But this past month turned out to more insane and more exciting than almost any month in the past year.There was rarely a moment to rest, and it seems like the internet was always reacting to something, somewhere. Microsoft, Amazon, and Google responded with equal parts panic and determination to the onslaught of Apple’s hype machine. People around the world watched with reverence as Felix Baumgartner successfully completely a historic free-fall from the edge of space. Live, on the internet. Reddit’s insular community reacted when one of its most unsavory characters was outed by the media. Apple attempted to avoid a reaction…
T-Mobile has already made an odd pair of decisions around its approach to the Nexus 4, namely its choices to ask $ 200 on contract and $ 500 up-front for a smartphone that costs $ 349 unlocked. It might be time to add a third quirk to the list, if a forgivable (and not entirely surprising) one. The carrier has confirmed to TmoNews that it won’t be offering WiFi calling through its edition of Google’s flagship; if cost or coverage makes cellular voice a scarce resource, VoIP might be the only viable backup. We weren’t assuming that T-Mobile would suddenly layer the Nexus 4 in custom features when the very point is to run an unspoiled Android 4.2, but the strategy leaves us even less of an incentive to submit to long-term commitments when a virtually identical, unfettered Google Play model beckons. November 13th is looking better every day.
Lego Mindstorms 1.0. Robotics Invention System (9719) $63.00 (18 Bids)End Date: Wednesday May-22-2013 5:36:02 PDTBid now | Add to watch list WIRELESS RC SPIDER ROBOT #18144 ACADEMY SCIENCE MODEL KIT w/IR REMOTE CONTROLLER $47.00End Date: Friday May-24-2013 14:41:20 PDTBuy It Now for only: $47.00Buy It Now | Add to watch list NEW VEX Robotics Design System Transmitter and Receiver Kit - with torn box. $39.99End Date: Sunday Jun-2-2013 5:38:52 PDTBuy It Now for only: $39.99Buy It Now | Add to watch listRelated Posts:
A single iRobot Create robot uses open-loop control to transport the coffee can into a goal region. The positions and orientations of the robot and the coffee can are provided to the transporting robot by a Vicon motion capture system. Video Rating: 0 / 5Related Posts:
4.7'' Android 4.1 Dual-Sim GSM MTK6577 3G Dual-core 1G RAM GPS Smartphone onex $122.50 (61 Bids)End Date: Wednesday May-22-2013 4:58:06 PDTBid now | Add to watch list HTC Droid Incredible Verizon Wireless Wifi 8.0 MP Camera 8GB Android Cell Phone $64.95End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2013 10:07:32 PDTBuy It Now for only: $64.95Buy It Now | Add to watch list New 4.0" Multi-touch Android 4.0 Dual Sim WIFI Smartphone AT&T T-Mobile Unlocked $63.95End Date: Monday May-27-2013 19:22:44 PDTBuy It Now for only: $63.95Buy It Now | Add to watch listRelated Posts:
If you know me, you know two things about me: I love watches and I smell, faintly, of ferret. That’s why I’d like to share my excitement at this review of the new Seiko SRP313K1 “Orange Monster,” one of the nicest and least expensive automatic diving watches you can buy.
I’m a huge fan of the Seiko Orange Monster. It’s a perfect “first watch” for a beginning collector and at about $ 300 it’s not very expensive. It has a solid case and bezel, a very legible face, excellent lume, and the band can last years. In fact, my Dad’s old Seiko diver from the 1970s had a rubber band that finally snapped in 2009. These new models are on par in terms of quality and durability.
The new divers in this series have an improved movement, the 4R36. This movement has a “hacking” seconds hand – that is you can stop it when you pull the crown all the way out, thereby allowing you and your crack commando unit that was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit to synchronize your watches. This model also allows you to hand-wind the movement, a valuable feature if you plan on setting this automatic down for a longer length of time.
The “New Monster” comes in multiple face styles including traditional orange with silver bezel, orange with black bezel, and a weird sunburst style that is a bit jarring to my purist’s sensibilities. I’ve found it for $ 289 online but expect it to be fairly hard to find in the U.S. until Seiko finally realizes that no one wants quartz dress watches that sell for $ 500 at Zales and instead wants these things. Seiko so rarely brings their truly great watches to the U.S. (I would kill to get a Golgo 13 watch, for example) so if you can spot one of these and it’s under $ 300 you should probably pick it up.
You can read the full review of the New “Orange Monster” here but I’ll try to pick one up to talk about for our upcoming gift guide. You know, for science.Related Posts:
Not much is going to make us excited about the BlackBerry world until RIM’s latest devices actually ship, but today’s announcement from Thorsten Heins is certainly good news in that regard. Today, he revealed that BlackBerry 10 units are now in the testing labs of more than 50 carriers, a necessary milestone that suggests the first BlackBerry 10 devices are still on track for a Q1 2013 debut. Naturally, it’s a shame that the company is going to miss the holiday season, but if you have a BlackBerry fan in your life, we suppose there’s always room for an IOU in their stocking. In the meantime, you’ll find the full statement from RIM’s CEO after the break.
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