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Whoo-hoo! It’s the Homer Etch-a-Sketch!

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Toys

Homer Etch-a-Sketch

Yes, fellow Simpson-ites, an actual Etch-a-Sketch in the form of the great Homer Simpson! Just twist Homey’s eyes to create your masterpiece…and the cool thing is that when you’re done it will look like Homer’s thinking about what you’ve drawn! And that’s precisely why the first thing we’ll draw is a frosted donut. Measure 8.5” x 8.5”, and is available for only $15 USD.

 

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Limit TV Time and Kids Lose Weight

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science, Video Games

Kid Playing Video GamesStudies show that more kids are becoming obese these days due to more emphasis on video games, TVs, and computers, rather than actually exercising. Big Macs only add to the problem. Leonard Epstein of the State University of New York and team came up with a monitoring device that cuts time in half, resulting in overweight kids being forced to do something else that would burn those calories. After 2 years, the study found that kids who were restricted by 17.5 hours a week ended up with lower BMIs. We think this would be a good idea for some of the adults we know.

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Bleeding Edge TV 145: iFrogz Custom iPod Cases

iFrogz says they have the world’s most customized iPod cases. We get a look and demo. Basically, there are three pieces that form the case, and they are available in 34 colors each for the external casing, and then 200 individual pieces for the click wheel cover. You can also upload your own art for the click wheel cover. Compatible with all iPod nano, 4th gen, and 5th gen. You can customize your own case for $29 USD. Even better, though, is the iFrogz Tadpole, which is a holder that is great for kids who want to watch video content in the car.


CES 2007 Video: Loc8tor Homing Device

We were able to check out the Loc8tor device at CES. This is a gadget that lets you home in on things (or people) that you have attached a small homing key to. The plus version even lets you know if a homing key moves out of your range, so you know if a kid is heading towards a street or if someone is trying to jack your gear.


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