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Family Safety For Kids Online

Jul242015

Family Safety For Kids Online

 

Online SafetyBuffalo, NY (July 23, 2015)—Summertime brings lots of outdoor activities for children but many will spend their time indoors surfing the Internet. Do you know which sites your children visit? Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York reminds parents and caregivers that summertime is the right time for a refresher course in online safety.

"Parents protect their children from all types of real world threats, so it is important to protect them online as well," said Warren Clark, BBB of Upstate New York president. "Simple actions and family decisions can make an important difference for a child's online experience, regardless of their age."

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Tech Review - Buying Gadgets That Don't Exist

Jul242015

Tech Review - Buying Gadgets That Don't Exist

 

TrackR BravoThere is a trend now for technical journalists to write about gadgets that don't actually exist.  Well, technically they do exist, but there is no stock to ship to customers even though it is possible to pre-order them.  The reviews help fledgeling companies raise enough money to pay for the final development and manufacturing of their great idea.  And the folks who put their money down on crowdfunding Web sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo get to be the first to own these terrific gadgets.

It is easy to get caught up in the excitement.  The funding campaigns identify a problem that we all share.  They have videos showing a prototype of their product actually working.  They have different price points for different levels of rewards.  The problem is that few crowdfunded products ship close to the promised time, and many never even make it to shipping.  And while a prototype may do all kinds of amazing things, when you have to deal with the economies of manufacturing the commercial product may or may not live up to the promises in real-world conditions.

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