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Tech's Effects on the Family

Are smartphones, tablets and video games driving your family apart? Find out how technology effects the family and how to use technology to bring your family closer together.

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5 Ways Technology Has Negatively Affected Families

Between texting, e-mailing, TV, talking on the cell phone and playing video games, does anyone have time to be a family anymore?


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Slow-Motion Video Makes People Look  More Guilty, Study Shows

Slow-motion videos of crimes are often shown in criminal trials. Learn how they can significantly affect life-or-death decisions at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Ridiculous History: SHOUTY CAPS Are a Much Older Invention Than You Think

What's the history of uppercase all caps being used to mean shouting? Learn more about all caps in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

The Transforming Gun Meant to Resemble a Smartphone

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Big Babysitter Is Watching Your Children

Does new tech help parents monitor children? Can it endanger kids? Learn more about monitoring apps in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Is your children's computer time affecting their sleep patterns?

Your children's computer time may be affecting their sleep negatively. Find out if your children's computer time is affecting their sleep patterns. See more »

Tech in the Bathroom: Gadgets for Good Hygiene

There are plenty of gadgets for good hygiene that you can stock up in your bathroom. See these gadgets for good hygiene to get geeked out. See more »

How is technology helping two-household families?

Technology can help two-household families in a variety of ways. Learn how technology is helping two-household families communicate better. See more »

Talking to Your Teens About Tech Etiquette

Tech etiquette is an important topic to cover with teenagers. See these tips for talking to your teens about tech etiquette to learn more. See more »

5 Ways Technology Has Negatively Affected Families

Technology has affected families negatively with all the texting, e-mailing and TV. Find out five ways technology has negatively affected families. See more »