Here's a roundup:
Sid the Science Kid, and app from PBS promoting early engagement in science, launched on August 2nd.
Botiful is a new device that makes Skype-ing easier by keeping your face ina frame (much more considerate for your chatting partner, no?).
Reverso is a free, collaborative online dictionary for foreign languages; if you create an account, you can save a personal word or phrase list. We have been using it to look up slang, like "whatever" in French. Now if The Child wants to be obnoxious, she has to do it in French.
Book recommendations for the week, some fiction, some non-, all fabulous:
Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World
Drive: the Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Creating Innovators: the Making of Young People Who Will Change the World