More than half of children between the ages of five and eight have already used tablets to play or learn, according to research. Tablets are permeating family life, too; in households that own a device, kids 12 and under get their hands on it more often than adults. Check out the infographic below to see what kids are using them for most
When setting your kids up with their new gadget, don’t forget to research your options for parental controls to ensure safe and appropriate use. To learn more about VZW’s offerings including content filters, family locator and usage controls, click here.
A recent report by Georgetown University found that 80 percent of senior citizen households surveyed have wireless service. Wireless sensors placed throughout a home can help an older person retain his or her independence, while easing the concerns of families and caregivers. The PERs+ solution from Healthsense uses sensors to detect whether doors are opened or closed or a toilet is flushed to provide information about the resident’s activity.
Another innovative technology that takes advantage of fast wireless networks is the Healthcare Access Tablet
. Developed by BL Healthcare, the tablet brings a healthcare professional directly into an senior citizen’s home via video conferencing over 4G LTE
. By connecting accessories to the device, the tablet can monitor and report vital signs, including blood pressure and oxygen levels, and reduce the number of visits to the doctor’s office.
Click through to learn more about how 4G LTE technology is helping seniors and keeping families, caregivers and physicians connected.
As the popularity of tablets for education grows, parents and teachers are embracing technology’s role in toddlers’ development. When loaded with e-books, games and educational programming, the tablet becomes a great learning tool for young children.
For example, parents can stream educational television shows and movies from just about anywhere using apps like viewdini, a video portal that streamlines access to videos from a wide range of content providers.
To learn more about putting technology to use and helping young children learn click through.
Verizon now covers 337 markets and lets you take 4G LTE coverage with you on the road this summer. Click through to find out how Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE technology is breathing new life into America’s favorite traditions.
Imagine playing a video game on a smartphone or tablet. Now picture one player in California and another in New Jersey, and they are playing against each other. The lower latency on a 4G LTE network means that when one player makes a move, like pressing down on the accelerator in a virtual car, the other player has the chance to react in real time, make a move and pass his competitor to win the race.
While connecting people and things wirelessly may have been possible before, the improved latency of 4G LTE networks opens up more possibilities and enhances the mobile experience.
To learn more about the 4G LTE network and click through.
Celebrating a year of making progress with 4G LTE.
Nearly 20 products, ranging from modules to routers to robots, have come through Verizon’s Innovation Program since last year, with dozens more on the horizon. Many of these are the building blocks to bigger solutions in the machine to machine space, embedding the power, speed and possibilities that come with 4G LTE.
To learn more about Verizon LTE Innovation Center click through.
When it comes to summer entertainment, nothing beats a night at the movies with your friends or family. Unless, that is, the evening is ruined by long lines, sold-out showtimes or a summertime flop. To avoid these headaches and get good seats for the latest blockbuster, theater-goers need a few easy-to-use apps to be prepared.
Click through for a list of apps that help you enjoy this seasons movie hits.
Viggle uses the microphone on smartphones to automatically capture and identify the show someone is watching. Users earn points for loyally checking into programs and interacting with others. They can earn extra points by participating in polls and quizzes, watching extra videos, and playing games. The points can then be redeemed from partner brands like Best Buy, Burger King, and Old Navy.
The app is free, and can be downloaded on many Android phones and tablets. Following the launch of Viewdini last month, the Viggle partnership marks another big step by Verizon to take its 4G LTE service into the second screen arena.