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Stuart Houghton

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Freelance writer and IT nerd

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  • Questions 0
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  • Followers 12
  • Follows 3
  • Votes given 3
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11Feb
How can I filter my child's mobile internet?

I would usually recommend that you don't rely on filtering software to protect your children from adult or other unsuitable content as it can ...

30Jan
But what IS the Internet of Things?

Imagine if everything you owned could talk to each other. What if your work bag reminded you to pack your umbrella because the TV told it that ...

27Jan
FanFic: fantasies, fanatics and fiction

Fan Fiction is used to describe everything from short stories to fully developed novels that take existing characters and situations from ...

21Jan
What is Animin?

Animin is a new virtual pet aimed at iOS and Android users that uses augmented reality to display an animated 3D character superimposed on the ...

10Jan
What the heck is Jelly?

Jelly is a new app (for iOS and Android) that describes itself as "a new way ...

20Dec
Awesome project: Make a naughty/nice meter for Santa

As the population of the Earth tops seven billion, you may wonder how Santa finds the time to assess the relative naughtiness of the world's ...

13Dec
Your kids want to get in touch with Santa? We can help

You may have missed the 6 December deadline for the Royal Mail's free Letter ...

27Nov
Can Kano, a computer anyone can make, get kids coding?

Kano is a new project that aims to make it even easier to set up a Raspberry Pi and get kids coding. The project's creators - currently seeking ...

26Nov
How can I child-proof my smartphone?

The average smartphone doesn't take kindly to being dropped, dipped in milk, frisbeed across the room or used as a teething aid - just some of the ...

18Nov
Is it worth buying a last-gen console this Christmas?

The two key next-generation games consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, go on sale at the end of November but the consoles they are officially ...

11Nov
Is an Android tablet really a suitable iPad alternative for kids?

Tablet computers are likely to feature on more kids' Christmas lists this year that ever before and the Apple iPad is still one of the most ...

07Nov
What is Uproxy and will it stop me filtering the web?

This is a bit different to the usual kind of proxy as it is designed specifically to get around filtering and to work peer-to-peer with no ...

07Nov
What is Uproxy and will it stop me filtering the web?

Uproxy is a new project developed by Google, the University of Washington and Brave New Software that can help people who are trapped behind ...

25Oct
What is ransomware and how can I protect my family?

Ransomware is a term for a relatively new class of 'malware' - software designed to harm your computer, such as a virus or trojan horse. Computer ...

01Oct
What are the best creative building toys to buy this Christmas?

With Christmas fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about presents that will have some value beyond mere plastic TV tie-ins and One ...

29Apr
Does sexism in the gaming world affect our kids?

As Simon says, there are a fair few gender neutral games out there but the majority of 'triple A' games that dominate the market tend to stick to the ...

18Apr
How can I keep up to speed with my kids’ tech?

As a Quib.ly reader you are probably familiar with a certain level of technology, but the pace of change is fast. As this recent

04Mar

Electronics kits do still exist and I believe a company called 'John Adams' makes them : ...

Q: How can I filter my child's mobile internet?

A: I would usually recommend that you don't rely on filtering software to protect your children from adult or other unsuitable content as it can give a ...

3 years ago

Q: But what IS the Internet of Things?

A: Imagine if everything you owned could talk to each other. What if your work bag reminded you to pack your umbrella because the TV told it that there ...

3 years ago

Q: FanFic: fantasies, fanatics and fiction

A: Fan Fiction is used to describe everything from short stories to fully developed novels that take existing characters and situations from fiction and ...

3 years ago

Q: What is Animin?

A: Animin is a new virtual pet aimed at iOS and Android users that uses augmented reality to display an animated 3D character superimposed on the real ...

3 years ago

Q: What the heck is Jelly?

A: Jelly is a new app (for iOS and Android) that describes itself as "a new way to search with pictures and people from your social networks." Part ...

3 years ago

Q: Awesome project: Make a naughty/nice meter for Santa

A: As the population of the Earth tops seven billion, you may wonder how Santa finds the time to assess the relative naughtiness of the world's ...

3 years ago

Q: Your kids want to get in touch with Santa? We can help

A: You may have missed the 6 December deadline for the Royal Mail's free Letter from Santa but there are plenty of other ways to get a personal message ...

3 years ago

Q: Can Kano, a computer anyone can make, get kids coding?

A: Kano is a new project that aims to make it even easier to set up a Raspberry Pi and get kids coding. The project's creators - currently seeking ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I child-proof my smartphone?

A: The average smartphone doesn't take kindly to being dropped, dipped in milk, frisbeed across the room or used as a teething aid - just some of the ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it worth buying a last-gen console this Christmas?

A: The two key next-generation games consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, go on sale at the end of November but the consoles they are officially ...

3 years ago

Q: Is an Android tablet really a suitable iPad alternative for kids?

A: Tablet computers are likely to feature on more kids' Christmas lists this year that ever before and the Apple iPad is still one of the most ...

3 years ago

Q: What is Uproxy and will it stop me filtering the web?

A: Uproxy is a new project developed by Google, the University of Washington and Brave New Software that can help people who are trapped behind ...

3 years ago

Q: What is ransomware and how can I protect my family?

A: Ransomware is a term for a relatively new class of 'malware' - software designed to harm your computer, such as a virus or trojan horse. Computer ...

3 years ago

Q: What are the best creative building toys to buy this Christmas?

A: With Christmas fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about presents that will have some value beyond mere plastic TV tie-ins and One ...

3 years ago

Q: Does sexism in the gaming world affect our kids?

A: As Simon says, there are a fair few gender neutral games out there but the majority of 'triple A' games that dominate the market tend to stick to the ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I keep up to speed with my kids’ tech?

A: As a Quib.ly reader you are probably familiar with a certain level of technology, but the pace of change is fast. As this recent Quib.ly survey ...

4 years ago

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

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

4 years ago

Q: Can online games help with maths?

A: Back in the day, your Commodore 64 wasn’t going to help you tell an acute angle from an ellipse – you just had to settle for being Bad At Maths. ...

4 years ago

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