Family Tech

There's a gadget for every family member, Mom and Dad included. Read about the best technology for your family in these articles.


Technology advances happen at a fast pace, and if your child doesn't keep up, it could really hurt him or her in the long run.

Many parents keep the iPad out of the kids' reach, for fear they'll get hooked and never play outside again. But some apps are actually great learning tools. Which are best?

Is your child hogging your iPad? Then maybe you should buy her one of these five kid-friendly tablet computers.

The decision to read your child's text messages is a personal one, but there are some valid reasons for why you may want to check them out.

Technology in schools is nothing new, but the iPad may be changing the way kids learn. And that could be a very good thing.

Got a creative kid at home? For artistic kids, the perfect gift can be one that uses technology to enhance a creative pursuit like drawing, movie-making or music composition.

The Internet puts endless reference materials at students' fingertips, creating teachable moments and interactive lesson plans. But does it also open the classroom to new distractions?

Searching for some video games that won't rot your kids' brains? Here are 10 that are fun and will also teach them a thing or two!

A lot has been said about technology coming in between families, but there are a lot of positives, too. It could even bring you closer together.

We already eat, breathe and sleep technology. So why not make a few fun family traditions out of it, too? We'll tell you how.

It seems kids everywhere have cell phones these days, but not all phones are created equal. If your child is begging you for a phone, customize what he or she needs so you don't overspend.

So little Johnny thinks he should have his own laptop computer? Before you LOL, we'll give you a few reasons why he might just be right.

Is your house full of unwanted CDs? Learn seven ways to get rid of your unwanted CDs.

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Prepare you old computer before you donate it can. Read this article to learn how to clean up, and prepare your computer before you donate it.

Recycle your electronics easily at big retailers. Read this article to learn how to recycle your electronics at big retailers.

The best online sites for batering. Learn about the best online sites for selling/buying/trading.

What do you need to keep your home and family safe? A state-of-the-art home alarm system? A wireless doorbell equipped with a hidden camera? Or maybe a baby monitor with a night vision camera?

Technology doesn't have to isolate families. Banish the idea of everyone in different rooms with different computers or TVs, and get on board with these tech-savvy ways to reconnect.