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Medical Marijuana for Children: Is Pediatric Pot Worth It?

The legalization of marijuana, even for medicinal purposes, is one of those political issues that everyone seems to have inordinately strong opinions about. Well, good news, debate fans, now it’s for kids. Doctors are at odds as to whether prescribing pot for children is a good idea. Critics, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, have argued that prescribing marijuana for …

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These Smart Diapers Are Smarter Than You Think

Pixie Scientific has developed Smart Diapers (that’s their actual name) that can send information to parents’ smartphones. And no, it’s not to let you know when the baby has peed or pooped. The smartness actually comes in the form of a color-changing QR code that parents can scan with their phones, and access health information via Pixie Scientific’s app. Pixie …

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Facebook Threats to Kill Schoolchildren Land Self-Described Troll in Jail

Less than three months after admitting to making threats to shoot over 200 schoolchildren, a 24-year-old British man has been sentenced to 28 months in jail. Back in April, Reece Elliot admitting to making the following comments on Facebook. They appeared on a tribute page for an American girl that was killed in a car crash back in October of …

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FTC’s Stricter Rules on Collecting Kid’s Data Are Now in Effect

Today, the Federal Trade Commission’s updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act rules officially go into effect. The modifications, first announced last year, attempt to keep the safeguards on the collection of young children’s information current with expanding technology. The new rules not only extend the scope of what is meant by “personal information” to include things like geolocation data, but …

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Guy Plays Dubstep on a My First Sony [VIDEO]

Just give this guy some speakers, a decent light show, and a few thousand sweaty twenty-somethings and you’ve got yourself one hell of a concert. I wish I could’ve been this good at playing my toys back in the 80s. [MrRichestKing]

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‘Khaleesi’ Is Now a Trending Baby Name

Khaleesi is a Dothraki word meaning the wife of the khal in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series (better known to some as HBO’s Game of Thrones). It’s also a baby name that’s rising in popularity in the U.S. Last year, 146 girls were named Khaleesi. That’s 450% more girls than were named Khaleesi in 2011. …

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Snapchat Launches Kid-Friendly Version That Doesn’t Allow the Sending of Messages

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat is unveiling a new version of its service designed for all the youngsters out there – those under the age of 13. It’s called “SnapKidz,” and it comes along with a new iOS update. Basically, it allows kids under the age of 13 to use the app – but only for its “snapping” and editing tools. …

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Netflix DreamWorks Announcement Accompanied By ‘Netflix Families’ Launch

As reported on Monday, Netflix has inked a huge new deal with DreamWorks in the online video provider’s largest-ever push for original content. “DreamWorks Animation is a valued partner in our global efforts to provide families the most engaging stories delivered however, whenever and wherever they want,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “This deal represents a major expansion …

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Netflix Inks DreamWorks Deal, Its Largest Ever Push for Original Content

Last month, Netflix Content Chief Ted Sarandos said that the company could possibly double its content output next year. With the success of House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, and Arrested Development – why wouldn’t Netflix want to bump up the original/exclusive content offerings? Netflix is now in the position to further distance itself from its subscription streaming service rivals – …

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Even Sadder Than This Kid

Robert Downey Jr. took time out of his shooting schedule recently to say hi to a toddler who’s a big fan of Iron Man, but when the little boy realized he wasn’t going to meet the guy who wears the awesome red suit, he broke down in tears. Nobody likes to see a sad kid, but in the photo the …

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Kids Steal Wheelchair, Get Arrested After Pics of Joyride Hit Facebook

Two 14-year-old New York boys have been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny after stealing an electric wheelchair and posting photos on Facebook. According to police, the kids took the wheelchair from a house that’s undergoing some renovations near midnight on Saturday. They allegedly took the wheelchair on a joyride until the battery died, upon which …

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Awesome Beatles-Singing Kid Is Destined for Greatness

What is cuter than an adorable little kid belting out a classic Beatles song? Well, puppies. And most kitties. But this is like the third cutest thing you could hope for on a Monday morning. I see big things in this little guy’s future. [Painel Pop via reddit]

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