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Andy Powell

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17Apr
Do country-specific restrictions on streamed TV encourage teens to 'bootleg'?

Yes it does, but not just to teens, Game of Thrones for example, clearly targeted at adults was the most pirated show ever. And the producers [HBO ...

17Apr
Does looking at screens before bed affect sleep?

If you do have to work in the evenings you should try [f.lux](http://stereopsis.com/flux/), a free program that automatically adjusts the brightness ...

17Apr
Should we put cameras in the classrooms?

I was at a talk held by my Daughters school a few weeks ago about "keeping safe on the internet" at the talk a leaflet was handed out that included ...

17Apr
What's the best cloud storage for schools?

Dropbox now have a business service that may meet your needs, I haven't used it myself but have been a long standing user of the dropbox both free ...

17Apr
What did you used to believe as a child that you no longer believe?

I genuinely believed that colour had been invented sometime before I was born, because old footage on the TV was always in black and white.

16Mar
Is Reddit suitable for kids?

Reddit is a group of communities, for every [randomacts_of_pizza ](http://www.reddit.com/r/Random_Acts_Of_Pizza/) there is an ...

16Mar
Does anyone know of a meme website suitable for kids?

You are unlikely to find a moderated version as most of these sites are there purely for advertising revenues however if you wanted to make your own ...

08Mar
How long until all homes have a 3D printer?

If you want to explore 3d printing you should get down to your local [hackspace](http://hackspace.org.uk/view/Main_Page), many have 3d printers that ...

02Mar

For as long as I can remember, the videogame market has been dominated by the Big Three – Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo – but this year that could ...

02Mar
Is there a way to monitor web browsing on the Wii?

Most routers have the facility to log all outbound web traffic many down to the webpage level, this would be logged against the IP address of your ...

02Mar
How can Facebook stop underage users?

There was a group in Australia a few years ago working on software that could estimate age based on a webcam image, they were getting pretty good ...

02Mar
Can pedophiles stalk our kids using embed GPS information stored in smartphone photos?

At the hack to the future conference last year a hacker by the name of Freaky Clown demonstrated a piece of software that could calculate a Flickr ...

01Mar

Just to go against the grain a little: I illegally downloaded music and films myself when our dial-up internet was fast enough, in my early teens. ...

01Mar
Are second-hand games a thing of the past?

Sony has said the PS4 will not block second hand games and as suggested you could go down the open source route with the [Ouya](http://www.ouya.tv/)

01Mar
What effect will Iceland's ban on porn have?

It may pass but it wont work, politicians haven't quite grasped how the internet works as demonstrated with the ban in the UK on the pirate bay, ...

01Mar
Of all the major consoles, which are most customisable?

If you are interested in customisation keep an eye on the [Ouya](http://www.ouyaconsole.com/) its an open source games console based on the Android ...

01Mar

The Electronics Kit - once a staple Christmas/birthday present for many kids - has fallen from favour. After all, what is a bunch of wires, ...

01Mar
How do you deal with teachers giving the wrong advice to your kids?

If it was an art class I would totally agree, however in an IT class in a computer lab where all the computers had adobe photoshop installed (a ...

Q: Do country-specific restrictions on streamed TV encourage teens to 'bootleg'?

A: Yes it does, but not just to teens, Game of Thrones for example, clearly targeted at adults was the most pirated show ever. And the producers [HBO ...

3 years ago

Q: Does looking at screens before bed affect sleep?

A: If you do have to work in the evenings you should try [f.lux](http://stereopsis.com/flux/), a free program that automatically adjusts the brightness ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we put cameras in the classrooms?

A: I was at a talk held by my Daughters school a few weeks ago about "keeping safe on the internet" at the talk a leaflet was handed out that included ...

3 years ago

Q: What's the best cloud storage for schools?

A: Dropbox now have a business service that may meet your needs, I haven't used it myself but have been a long standing user of the dropbox both free ...

3 years ago

Q: What did you used to believe as a child that you no longer believe?

A: I genuinely believed that colour had been invented sometime before I was born, because old footage on the TV was always in black and white.

3 years ago

Q: Is Reddit suitable for kids?

A: Reddit is a group of communities, for every [randomacts_of_pizza ](http://www.reddit.com/r/Random_Acts_Of_Pizza/) there is an ...

4 years ago

Q: Does anyone know of a meme website suitable for kids?

A: You are unlikely to find a moderated version as most of these sites are there purely for advertising revenues however if you wanted to make your own ...

4 years ago

Q: How long until all homes have a 3D printer?

A: If you want to explore 3d printing you should get down to your local [hackspace](http://hackspace.org.uk/view/Main_Page), many have 3d printers that ...

4 years ago

Q: Is there a way to monitor web browsing on the Wii?

A: Most routers have the facility to log all outbound web traffic many down to the webpage level, this would be logged against the IP address of your ...

4 years ago

Q: How can Facebook stop underage users?

A: There was a group in Australia a few years ago working on software that could estimate age based on a webcam image, they were getting pretty good ...

4 years ago

Q: Can pedophiles stalk our kids using embed GPS information stored in smartphone photos?

A: At the hack to the future conference last year a hacker by the name of Freaky Clown demonstrated a piece of software that could calculate a Flickr ...

4 years ago

Q: Are second-hand games a thing of the past?

A: Sony has said the PS4 will not block second hand games and as suggested you could go down the open source route with the [Ouya](http://www.ouya.tv/)

4 years ago

Q: What effect will Iceland's ban on porn have?

A: It may pass but it wont work, politicians haven't quite grasped how the internet works as demonstrated with the ban in the UK on the pirate bay, ...

4 years ago

Q: Of all the major consoles, which are most customisable?

A: If you are interested in customisation keep an eye on the [Ouya](http://www.ouyaconsole.com/) its an open source games console based on the Android ...

4 years ago

Q: What are some great youtube channels for teenagers?

A: While I cant recommend any YouTube channels you may like to look at the [Ted Talks](http://www.ted.com/) website, it has a wide range of talks on all ...

4 years ago

Q: What are the benefits, other than durability, of a children's tablet e.g. LeapPad, over an iPad or Android tablet, for a younger child?

A: Personally I dont think there is a benefit apart from the durability aspect and with the latest version of the android operating system including ...

4 years ago

Q: How can I teach my child electronics with an Arduino kit?

A: I have found the arduino electronics can be a little difficult for younger children, its not overly complex but when you get more than a couple of ...

4 years ago

Q: Can technology get kids to play outdoors?

A: My kids love geocaching, but while the apps for android and iphone are great and easy to use we found it more fun using a standalone gps [like ...

4 years ago

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