‘iPotty’ is Pure Crap, Says Child Consumer Group

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The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) has officially selected the ‘iPotty’ (from CTA Digital) as the worst toy of 2013.

In case you’re wondering, the iPotty consists of a basic potty setup, but with the added innovation of a stand for holding an iPad (apparently an aid to toilet training). I’m also assuming that there is an app. There’s always an app.

Once the infant is placed on the potty, the iPad can be rotated 360 degrees around the seat on its stand, meaning that the device can be switched between vertical and horizontal views. The iPotty even has a protective touchscreen for use in case of…Well, you get the idea.

However, that’s not all. You’d think it would be, but it isn’t. The iPotty also has a clip-on cover that converts it into a regular seat, so your child can enjoy a quiet, insular, sedentary activity in the exact same place they just took a dump.

The CCFC’s TOADY (Toys Oppressive and Destructive to Young children) award, a dubious honour that the group bestows upon the worst toy released over a 12-month period, is a rather damning indictment of the iPotty’s usefulness.

Despite being described by its manufacturers as a “comfortable and fun place to learn to use the potty”, the CCFC’s Michelle Salcedo said that, “Children should be aware of the cues in their bodies as they learn. This toy takes this social/emotional focus out of the process and substitutes the hypnotism of a screen,” CCFC voter Alex Reynard added that the iPotty, “not only reinforces unhealthy overuse of digital media, it’s aimed at toddlers. We should NOT be giving them the message that you shouldn’t even take your eyes off a screen long enough to pee.”

He’s got a point.

According to the CCFC, potty training ought to be a time of positive interaction between child and parents. Sigmund Freud also famously suggested that potty training is a vitally important time for the development of a child’s psychology.

The iPotty is available online for about £30, but the iPad itself will need to be sourced separately (they start at about £400, so I’d suggest instructing your child to read a book instead, like the rest of us do).

Evidently, a parent did not design this device, as any parent knows that it is hard enough to get your child to focus on the task at hand in the first place, without throwing a few levels of ‘Angry Birds’ into the mix as well.

Amazingly, were CTA Digital to have marketed this product to a certain variety of adult, I personally believe that it would have been very popular indeed.

Anyway, that’s all from me this year!

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Now, headset that screens movies straight into your eyeballs

Article of the Day………ok so i haven’t got an article each day, but if i get a chance I will post articles I find fascinating. Fortunate enough heres one of those articles that I read and needed to share. Should you enjoy it as much as me, please add one of the special social media likes, you know the one which tells everyone that you enjoyed something, rather then you sat on your arse and watched TV!

Researchers have created a headset due to be released this year, which promises to beam movies, video games or even video calls directly into your eyeballs.

The Glyph headset, from Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Avegant, will create visuals that don’t need a screen-just your retinas and your brain, CNN reported.

A Kickstarter campaign was launched last month and set out to raise 250,000 dollars to bankroll the project. It blew past that mark with ease and, with half a month left, was on the verge of breaking the 1-million-dollar mark Wednesday.

The technology that powers the Glyph centers around a set of 2 million microscopic mirrors — 1 million per eye-that reflect visuals, including 3-D, into the user’s eye.

Avegant says the Glyph that will ship this year will be smaller and lighter than current test versions.

Users will be able to play the video content on their mobile or entertainment device but watch it on the Glyph instead of their device’s screen. The Glyph has a battery life of about three hours.

Glyph looks like a pair of headphones sitting on the user’s head when not in use. In fact, it doubles as a pair of high-end headphones with noise canceling that compares with some of the leading brands on the market, according to Avegant. To add visuals, the user flips down the band over their head, making it an eyepiece.

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Mobile with Mario: eReader Giveaway, Noise-Free Headphones and Scheduling Gmail – Aug 24

Again a new piece i found interesting around the issue of radio earpiece’s, what would you need to do if i didn’t post this ehh? you’d have to look at the initial article, and the chances you found it would be slim, so think yourself fortunate that i have shared this wonderful article with you.

Welcome to our weekly Mobile with Mario column.
Each week we bring you articles from Small Biz Go Mobile’s Mario Armstrong – tech expert, commentator and digital lifestyle expert – featuring hot topics, products and trends in mobility and small business.

Win a Pandigital eReader
Sometimes, gadgets can change your life. Remember sending your first email? Seems like forever ago, doesn’t it? Now you’re checking it every day on your phone, wishing you could get away from it all. Today, it’s time to take things to the next level, and start doing all of your reading on a gorgeous, full-color eReader. That’s why Mario Armstrong and his team are giving away the Pandigital Novel 7″ Color eReader. Whether you want to check up on an email or PDF file before an important meeting, read a full-color children’s book to your kids, or even just listen to some tunes, the Pandigital eReader is the perfect way to get it all done.

Work Better in a Noise Free Environment
If you’re anything like us, you’re just as likely to be working from home as you are at the airport or the coffee shop. But none of these places are ideal work environments, are they? Maybe you’re dealing with screaming kids, people talking loudly on their phones, or even just the background noise. When you’re trying to get important work done on-the-go, you need to create a productive atmosphere and reduce distractions. That’s why this week we’re taking a look at a small investment that could make a big impact on your mobile office life: noise canceling headphones.

Boomerang Gmail Plugin Adds a Mobile Client: Schedule Your Emails from Anywhere
One of the coolest things to come out in the past few years was the Boomerang plugin for Gmail. It let users of the Firefox and Chrome web browsers ‘schedule’ their emails to run at a later date. Up too late at the office working unpaid overtime on a project but don’t want your boss to know? Schedule that crucial email to him for 8am instead of sending it now at 4am. Have something that you can’t talk about until next Tuesday, but you’ve written the email now? Schedule it to send later. Needless to say, Boomerang is one of those great products that completely revolutionized how we use email. Now, they’re announcing an exciting new product: a mobile application that lets you schedule your emails while on-the-go straight from your phone.

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The Sony Ericsson W600 offers impressive sound quality

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The Sony Ericsson W600 offers impressive sound quality.

The audio quality is similar to what you’d get from a low-cost alarm clock radio. The carrier introduced the Sony Ericsson W600, flip phone that features a WalkMan Media Player with 256 MB of memory and a 1.3-megapixel camera The W600 handles multiple file formats including MP3 and AAC.
Using PC software from Sony Connect, downloaded songs and songs copied from CD’s can be transferred to the W600. 

The Sony Ericsson W600  is the second Walkman mobile phone. This unique, all-in-one device supports multiple music file formats, a 1.3 MegaPixel still and video camera with 4x digital zoom, mobile Java™ 3D gaming and an HTML browser. The W600 Walkman phone comes packaged with Disc2Phone  PC software for quick and convenient music transfer, as well as supporting Bluetooth, Infrared and USB system connectivity.

Storage capacity is plentiful with 256MB memory, storing between 80 and 120 songs depending on bit rate. Sony Ericsson 262k color, 176×220 pixel TFT display, with Java MIDP 2.0 support and Java 3D game engine with cutting edge graphics facilitate high-quality multimedia and entertainment.

Active is the cool and sporty option for the active flip Mobile user. Using elastics to retract the bottom and the top together, it results in a perfect fit when open as well as closed. Sony Ericsson W600 Headsets section contains both traditional wired headsets and the latest cutting edge wireless Bluetooth headsets.

Headsets are often referred to as “Hands-Free” kits
The Sony Ericsson W600 cell phone was designed with MP3 playback. We were equally impressed with the call quality of the speakerphone. Please Purchase Online website Impressive of the world: Sony Ericsson W600