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ZeroDesktop introduces kid-safe Android PC

Plus phone app that can monitor activity

By CBR Staff Writer

ZeroDesktop has announced a new $99 Android 4.2 powered personal computing device known as the MiiPC, which allows parents to control their children’s online activity. The device developer is hoping to raise about $50,000 on Kickstarter to trial the market for the MiiPC.

The new PC allows kids to access a web browser, plus the usual 700,000 apps in the Google Play app store, HD video streaming and a suite of office software.

MiiPC also offers parents a smartphone app that allows the limiting of children’s access to certain websites and apps, enables real-time monitoring, and provides statistics on usage patterns.

ZeroDesktop said in a statement: "Our mission is to create a simple and effective way for families to take back control of online experiences, letting MiiPC create a safe and relaxed environment for your family computing."

Features of the new device include a Marvell 1.2GHZ dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB expandable storage, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, ethernet and 1080p HDMI output to a monitor or TV.

The device also features multi-user accounts that can be created for different family members, offering each different access to suitable apps and games.

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