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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 parents who read iPad books with their kids …

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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 accordingly. The Necomimi consists of a headband and fuzzy …

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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 its usual state-of-the-art anti-virus protection, but …

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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 disorder affecting three to …

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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 those sites. It’s best …

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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 Gerrry’s review: Nokia and Microsoft are continuing …

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  • Free a Senior From Technology Hassles Today

    Technology can help seniors without driving them crazy.  You’ve just got to do a little friendly setup and send them on their way. After all, that’s part of the reason they had you in the first place.  Built in tech support.  Here are a few …

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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.  In every …

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  • Back to School High Tech Rules: Part One – The Mobile Phone

    As summer draws to a close, it’s time to think about the inevitable return to school. For today’s parents that means thinking about technology, specifically cell phones and smartphones, as much as new pencils and notebooks. Here are a few tips to get you started. …

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  • Free Classes to Help Seniors Learn Tech

    I stumbled across this site the other day: www.gcflearnfree.org.  The program is sponsored by Goodwill Community Foundation International to offer learning opportunities ranging from reading to math, but the technology section is particularly good. From Facebook to Pintrest, online banking to Skype, anyone who wants to …

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