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“AdultSwine” Play Store Malware Shows Pornography in Games for Kids

Researchers at Check Point have discovered new malware hidden in about 60 games and applications on the Google Play Store. It’s dubbed “AdultSwine”, and it displays pornographic advertisements, entices users to install fake security applications, and tries to make users sign up for premium services. The infected apps, which are mostly aimed at children, have been […]

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Mattel’s 3D Printer Will Let Kids Do More Than Play With Toys

Mattel last week announced that it is giving its ThingMaker a high-tech makeover by equipping it with 3D capabilities. Using the original 1960s iteration, children could create small toys, such as dragons and flowers, by pouring liquid plastic into molds, which were heated and cooled. The updated ThingMaker was designed in partnership with Autodesk, which […]

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Microsoft Retools Minecraft to Teach Kids to Code

Microsoft on Monday announced that its Mojang unit’s Minecraft will star in Code.org’s third annual Hour of Code event in December. A 2-D tutorial version of Minecraft will introduce players ages 6 and older to simple coding, encouraging them to mine and craft by using visual programming, Microsoft said. After completing the tutorial, players will […]

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YouTube Kids App Receives a Big Update

Seven months ago we saw Google release a YouTube application catered specifically for kids and family friendly contently. Today, the YouTube team is announcing some interesting new features for the kids version of the application. The update brings features like streaming to a connected TV with Chromecast and Apple TV, guest-curated playlists, enhanced parental controls and […]

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