Kids

  • Young footballers from Bangalore travel to China July 12, 2014

    A group of young footballers from the slums of Bangalore will be travelling to Beijing to participate in the Great Wall Cup. ...
  • A new smartphone app that can help save lives of kids with heart conditions July 10, 2014

    Washington: A new smartphone app that monitors the heart's rhythm and rate is being trialled at a US hospital to help kids with cardiovascular conditions. The app works with the AliveCor device - a smartphone cover with two metal plates on the back. The device can be used with the app to...
  • LG KizON: A wristband for kids that helps parents keep a track of their kids; includes a one-press contact feature July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding a new device to its wearables portfolio, LG announced the launch of a wristband for kids. Named the LG KizOn, the wristband is designed exclusively for pre-school and primary school children that offers parents a convenient way to keep track of their young children's whereabouts. Utilising GPS and...
  • Two kids killed in collapse of building, wall in Delhi July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Two children were killed in separate incidents of collapses of a building and a wall apparently triggered by the rains in different parts of the city on Wednesday. In central Delhi's Anand Parbat area, a double-storeyed poorly constructed house fell on an adjacent shanty around 2.50 pm, killing two-year-old...
  • A new app to help parents deal with kids' picky eating habits June 18, 2014

    London: Researchers have developed a new app that helps parents understand why children are 'fussy' eaters and gives suggestions on how to improve mealtimes. Child feeding experts from Loughborough University in UK developed the app to help parents who report having a child who is a fussy eater. The app - the...
  • Star kids have tougher time in film industry, there are so many expectations from them: Karan Johar June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has launched several newcomers in Bollywood, feels it is not a cakewalk for children of film personalities in the industry. Karan launched three newcomers - filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's daughter Alia Bhatt, director David Dhawan's son Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra - in his last directorial...
  • Osmo: A device that connects kids to real games May 24, 2014

    California: Not happy with your kids being hooked to iPads or tablets playing video games? Turn to a new kind of gaming device, developed by an Indian-origin entrepreneur here, that uses the iPad but brings kids back into the real world of play. A brainchild of former Google employee Pramod Sharma...
  • 125 years of Charlie Chaplin: These are 10, full length Chaplin movies on YouTube you need to watch to celebrate his genius April 16, 2014

    They foiled plots and cracked Nazi codes, but Britain's spies were unable to solve the mystery of Charlie Chaplin's birth. Although the entertainer is celebrated as one of London's most famous sons, declassified files reveal that Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence service found no records to back up Chaplin's claim that...
  • Amber Heard encourages Johnny Depp to perform with rock band The Kids April 11, 2014

    London: Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp is reportedly planning to reform his old rock band The Kids, after being encouraged by his fiance Amber Heard. The 50-year-old star is apparently planning on putting his acting career on hold so that he can get back together with his former band, who...
  • Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes risk March 31, 2014

    New York: Teenagers with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life, a study shows. Stronger kids also have lower body mass index (BMI), lower percent body fat, smaller waist circumferences and higher fitness levels. "It is a widely-held belief that BMI, sedentary behaviours and...
  • One Direction, Ariana Grande win at Kids' Choice Awards March 30, 2014

    Reuters: The green slime flowed freely at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, where boy band One Direction and actress-singer Ariana Grande took home orange blimps handed out by youth cable channel Nickelodeon. Shot from canons, bursting forth from geysers and babbling in a river across the stage, everything and everyone,...
  • Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman's adopted son Connor says his relationship with Kidman is good March 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Connor Cruise says his relationship with his adopted mother Nicole Kidman is fine despite rumours that they were no longer close. The actress adopted Connor, 19, and daughter Isabella, 21, with ex-husband Tom Cruise, but she has been rarely photographed with the two since she split with Cruise and...
  • A new app that helps parents communicate better with kids February 2, 2014

    London: A new smartphone app that can help parents communicate better with their tots by offering them cues in real time has been developed. The smartphone-based system listens to and analyses the conversation between parents and their child. It then gives parents clinically relevant nudges to guide the interaction and...
  • Short film made by Mumbai kids to be screened at the opening ceremony of MIFF January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: 17 kids from 13 schools were trained to conceptualise, direct, shoot and edit a film of their own. And, now the young filmmakers are ready with their film, which will be screened at the opening ceremony of Mumbai International Film Festival. Activities around the festival began with...
  • Lack of awareness about RTE Act in private schools: Survey January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Only 50 per cent of the 35,000 seats reserved in private schools for children belonging to disadvantaged groups and the economically weaker sections were filled last year in the national capital, a survey done by an NGO has found. The main reason for the above was a lack of...
  • 40 per cent parents learn how to use technology from kids January 26, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have found that between 30 to 40 per cent of parents learn how to use the computer and Internet from their children. Researchers from University Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, conducted in-depth interviews with 14 parent/child sets and surveyed 242 parent/child sets. They found that youth influence their parents in...
  • Eddy tablet for kids with drop safe bumper launched at Rs 9,999 January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Metis Learning introduced Eddy, which is claimed to be India's first Android-based learning tablet for kids, in India. Priced at Rs 9,999, the tablet is targeted at children aged between 2-10 years. According to the company, Eddy comes with educator-selected learning content, a kid-safe environment and high-quality hardware. It...
  • Apple to refund consumers at least $32.5 mn in disputed kids' app purchases January 16, 2014

    Washington:/b<> Apple Inc will refund consumers at least $32.5 million to settle a longstanding complaint that the technology company billed US consumers for charges incurred by children through mobile apps without their parents' consent. Under the terms of the settlement, announced on Wednesday by the US Federal Trade Commission, Apple also...
  • Why that tablet PC might not be a good gift for your 3-year-old December 26, 2013

    New York: Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them. And that has some paediatricians and other health experts worried. Since navigating a tablet generally doesn't require the ability to type or read, children as young as toddlers can quickly learn how to stream movies, scroll...
  • Video games boost social skills in kids December 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Kids who play video games have better social skills, a new study has found. Research has found that games offer a range of social and educational benefits to gamers, Edith Cowan University (ECU) Associate Professor Mark McMahon, an expert in gaming, said. The key is to ensure the game...
  • Polio outbreak in northeast Syria risks spreading: WHO October 29, 2013

    Polio has broken out among young children in northeast Syria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed on Tuesday, and could spread inside and outside the country, where civil war has led to falling vaccination rates. The highly contagious crippling disease, transmitted via contaminated food and water, can spread rapidly among children...
  • Kids India 2013: The Toy Fair starts in Mumbai October 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Kids India 2013, the Indian edition of the world's biggest trade fair in the toy industry started on Friday with a grandeur opening at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The exhibition will see a representation of more than 100 companies showcasing latest products and technologies till the...
  • I was so confused before I had kids: Reese Witherspoon October 11, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Reese Witherspoon, a mother of three, says that motherhood helped her in knowing herself better. The actress has a 14-year-old daughter Ava and nine-year-old son Deacon with actor Ryan Phillippe, and 12-month-old son Tennessee with husband Jim Toth. Femalefirst.co.uk reports that the actress told Elle magazine that having children...
  • Idol Chat: Tigmanshu Dhulia talks about 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' October 3, 2013

    In an interview to CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia said that 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' changed his life. ...
  • School kids taking banned drugs to excel in sports: report September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: While Indian sports fight to erase the doping blot off its face, cases of school kids resorting to performance-enhancing drugs to excel in sports is on the rise, a report in the Hindustan Times said. The report in HT said the number of positive tests at school competitions...
  • Kid Krrish: Are you ready to meet Krrish's animated avatar? September 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Hrithik Roshan, who Tuesday unveiled 'Kid Krrish', the animated movie based on Bollywood movie 'Krrish', says the animated version is better than the latter. "The only difference between the two is 'Kid Krrish' is better than Krrish," Hrithik told reporters at the unveiling. 'Kid Krrish' will be premiered on Cartoon...
  • Samsung launches 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet August 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Adding a new variant to its Galaxy Tab 3 portfolio, Samsung has announced the launch of the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a tablet built specifically for kids with the educational tools and safety features parents want. The tablet also offers parents the ability to select the apps they...
  • Indian school kids to design Android apps August 25, 2013

    Bangalore: School students in the age group of 10-13 years will design mobile applications on Android platform in a countrywide contest. "Students from schools across the country will participate in the first all-India Android mobile applications (app) design competition," Global Discovery Academy's chief product officer Vipul Redey said here Saturday. "The contest...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices August 24, 2013

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...