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Make no mistake, parents: We love technology, but we don’t need robots to play with or care for our kids. That’s the fun part. There are so many innovative solutions to make the gross, grueling parts of this amazing, fulfilling, nothing-like-it, etc. job just a little easier than it was…

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No one who has ever watched a toddler methodically taking apart a Tupperware drawer can doubt that many children are natural-born (ha ha!) engineers. Your only job as a parent is to nurture their creativity … and, well, clean up the mess afterward. Wrap up a few of these STEM…

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Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Life Day, the end of the year has come to mean one thing to all people: It’s time for a new Star Wars movie. We all know that one person who’s already in line just to be the first to see the latest installment….

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In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re living in an audio-hungry world. You’re listening to Spotify and 2 Dope Queens all day, while thumbing through all the videos on Instagram and the latest on Snapchat Discover. You’re talking with Siri while The Daily plays in the background. Sometimes, when it all…

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Drones have risen above niche status. What used to be a pricey hobby for RC enthusiasts and pro videographers is now a field ripe with funky sky gadgets. Choices range from $20 toys up into pro models that cost several thousand dollars. Whether your loved one is brand new to…

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All of these things are perfectly beautiful. All of these things have designs that exhibit an understated elegance. All of these things will help your loved one keep everything tidy, organized, and just so. All of these things are items they can display proudly on their office desk or in…

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They wait in line for iPhones. They love the Apple Watch even though they just use it for Swarm notifications. They insist Siri is the best voice assistant. They still have every iPod they’ve ever owned, all the way back to the first one. These people live and breathe for…

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It isn’t too often that I think back on a game controller fondly. I think the only exception is the Nintendo WaveBird, arguably the first great wireless controller, which was frickin’ life-changing. Nowadays, most folks probably stick to the bundled controller that comes with whatever console they buy. That’s why I…

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The first time I wore the Plantronics BackBeat Fit earbuds was on a three-mile trail run on a brisk, breezy fall day. I put them in and started running, but then had to take them out. Put them in again, took them out again. Yes—there it was. The earbud’s distinctive…

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