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

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'Hour of Code' Demystifies Computer Programming for Kids

'Hour of Code' is a fun way to introduce children (and even adults) to the world of computer programming. So, how do you get involved?

Seniors May Be As Hooked to Smartphones As Their Grandkids

Although many think of 'smartphone addiction' as a young person's problem, seniors can get in trouble too. Just for different reasons.

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

Video footage of crimes is getting more common. And a new study shows video speed has a bigger impact on judgment (and criminals' punishments) than we've given it credit.

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

We all know we’re being yelled at when we get a text using all capital letters in an email. Did that start with the invention of the internet? Or is it something older?

The Transforming Gun Meant to Resemble a Smartphone

A Minnesota entrepreneur is planning to manufacture and market what might be the ultimate in concealed weapons — a small pistol designed to look like a cellphone.

Big Babysitter Is Watching Your Children

Bad babysitter or good watchdog? (Or both?) Find out why tracking apps and child-monitoring devices can be a boon — and a bane — of modern parenthood.

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

Are your kids having trouble falling asleep? It might be time to take the computer, the iPad and the cell phone from the bedroom.

Tech in the Bathroom: Gadgets for Good Hygiene

Do you geek out over the newest gadgets? What about high-tech gizmos in the bathroom?

How is technology helping two-household families?

What with scheduling visitations and trying to keep in contact, divorced families face their own special challenges. Fortunately, technology is helping in some unique ways.

Talking to Your Teens About Tech Etiquette

Just as you would teach your children dinner table etiquette and the law of please and thank you, it's also up to you to teach polite ways of technology.

Cell Phones for Kids: When is the right time?

The cell phone decision is one that a lot parents are dealing with earlier than they expected, and it's a tough one. When does a child actually need a cell phone?

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?

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Their Cell Phones

We know; it seems impossible to have a moment alone with your child without their cell phone ringing, buzzing or playing the latest annoying jingle. But there are ways to keep your kids off their cell phones. You just have to know what to do.

What life skills can video games teach kids?

Everyone's a winner who recognizes video games as more than a hobby; some of them even teach kids valuable life skills, too.

5 Durable Digital Cameras for Kids

Point, shoot and smash? Encouraging your child's inner photog doesn't mean you have to give up your own camera -- or watch it get destroyed.

5 Tips for Getting Your Kids to go off the Grid

Going off the grid is a huge step for your family -- and even if you're gung-ho about it, your kids might take some convincing. Here are five tips on how to get your kids on board.

Is technology behind the rise in childhood obesity?

There's no question obesity has become a major health threat in the United States, but could technology be a root cause of this widespread problem? Find out why the connection is more complicated than you'd think.

What technologies are helping families build new bonds?

While much has been said about technology driving families apart, there are some ways that it can actually bring a family closer together.

Bad Tech Behavior: What You're Teaching Your Kids

As with everything else, your children will look to you to learn the rules. If they see you engaging in bad tech behavior, they'll be sure to follow.

Is the Internet making children less polite?

As more children are using the Internet more often, many are losing social skills that will help them in the real world. Does this include manners?

5 Ways Technology Is Helping Us Preserve Family Memories

Family photos have come a long way from the stoic, dressy images of yore. And we have technology to thank for that.

How is technology helping military families?

Members of the military used to rely on pen and paper to stay connected to their loved ones, but not anymore. Technology has come a long way!

5 Times to Use a GPS Tracker for Kids

It's after midnight. Do you know where your teenager is? If you were tracking them via GPS you would.

5 Great Learning Tablets for Kids

Tablets are an excellent learning tool for inquisitive young minds. Apps are available offering everything from e-books to math games. See these top learning tablets for kids to give them an educational head start.

5 Great Educational Computer Games for Kids

Yes, your kids play a lot of video games. But just because they're sitting in front of the computer doesn't mean they can't learn something.