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Google's mobile focus testing is the least creepy use of a white panel van

Google is coming to a state near you and it wants to throw you into the back of its white van. No this isn't a kidnapping attempt, the search company …

Silicon Valley

WordPress.com gets a new look and new Mac app

WordPress.com received a huge redesign today that has been 18 months in the making, and there’s a great new Mac app that’s coming with it.<p>The new native Mac app is powered with the same tech running WordPress.com. In fact, it’s pretty much the web app wrapped as an OS X, which isn’t all that bad …

Here's How Technology Can Save, Not Ruin, The Family Meal

Like most modern parents, I face increasing competition for my kid’s attention at the dinner table. No matter whether it’s an iPhone, iPad or iPod, it’s a challenge to get them to put down the screen and pick up the fork at dinner time.<p>And almost just as often as technology threatens to distract us …

Kids

The Oxford online dictionary’s “word of the year” isn’t even a word

Sometimes, an emoji is the best way to describe how you’re feeling.<p>Oxford Dictionaries thinks so. For the first time, it has chosen an emoji as its Word of the Year. The organization said the “face with tears of joy” symbol (or  to you and me) was selected as the “word” that best captured the …

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