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Hidden: A Mobile Wireless Speaker with a Fresh Design

They look like a collection of  tin canisters. There's no sign of a logo anywhere on the device. Aptly named "Hidden" this speaker is one of the easiest and elegant wireless solutions we've seen. You simply press down and twist the cannister,…
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Ebook or Print: What's a Parent's Choice?

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center studies children's media from various vantage points. Their most recent study looked at parents' preferences when it came to reading with their young (ages 2-6) children. What they found was a mixed bag. While…
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Necomimi Perks Up Your Ears

In the “truth is stranger than fiction” category, I bumped into a Necomimi-wearing woman at an event the other night. Necomimis are “brainwave-calculating” animatronic animal ears. They sense your “mood” and flop down or perk up…
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Trend Micro Focuses on Social Networking Protection

It's a constant game of social networking leapfrog: the good guys versus the bad guys trying to scam you into someplace you shouldn't be, leaving you and your family’s online security at jeopardy. Titanium, Trend Micro's latest product, offers…
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No More Eye Patches: Kids with Amblyopia Wear Cool Electronic Glasses Instead

No, they’re not for skiing, or for looking cool. Amblyz electronic glasses are the modern-day answer for all those young kids forced to wear eye patches as a treatment for amblyopia. Amblyopia, often referred to as “lazy eye”, is a neural…
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Computing My Facebook Addiction

Wolfram Alpha is a search engine unlike any other. It's called a computational search engine which, at the end of the day, means that you're not searching for weblinks to other sites but rather getting a data analysis from information about…
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MobileTrax Weighs in on Nokia's New Lumia 920

Excerpted from Gerry Purdy’s MobileTrax column, the Nokia Lumia 920 may be just the ticket for its versatility. It incorporates speed, a back and front facing camera and an enhanced system that improves photos taken in low light conditions: Read…
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Are China’s Grandparents a Model for the US?

A guest column from Gary Kaye, founder of In the Boombox, and frequent contributor to AARP and AARP Radio. I just returned from a fascinating trip to China, where grandparents play a very different role than they do here in the United States. …