Right... the iPad looks nothing like the PADDs. The kindle on the other hand looks much more similar to a PADD.
Before reading the full summary, I went to http://www.wickedlasers.com/ to take a look. First thing that came to mind when I saw the Arctic series: "Lightsaber"
I'm still not convinced about the 1/3 probability that the second is a boy in the original problem (ie. without the day of the week). If the order matters when the other child is a girl, why doesn't it matter when the other child is a boy? That is, if we know one child is a boy, let's call him Ba, why don't we have the following possibilities with non-zero probabilities:
Ba + Bb, Bb + Ba, Ba +Ga, Ga + Ba