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Research Says Parents And Kids Should Play Video Games Together

Two studies look at the benefits of intergenerational video game play. Both found that playing video games with your kids has a positive impact on adolescent development and long-term family outcomes.<p>Of course I like these studies. They validate what I’ve been writing about for a while.<p>A little …

Password Protect Your Devices

Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you're lucky, no one will take advantage of the access. Or maybe the contents will be ravaged and your favorite speakers and/or secrets stolen.

Amazon WorkSpaces Hits iPad

Three weeks after Amazon announced Amazon WorkSpaces for AWS customers to create virtual desktops on various devices, the e-commerce giant has now launched an app specifically for iPad users.<p>Amazon WorkSpaces was unveiled at AWS re:Invent last month, and basically recreates the desktop experience …

New FCC chairman Tom Wheeler appears to have conflicting views on net neutrality

New Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler may have started his term off on a pro-consumer note, but his latest remarks could throw a wrench into that initial image. While taking questions at Ohio State University, Wheeler delivered a pair of seemingly opposing answers: he declared …

Uber on track to make $210M on over $1B of rides in 2013 as revenue jumps 68%

On-demand car service Uber, which took in $258 million in funding this past quarter, may be blowing its projected revenue and growth numbers out of the water.<p>According to an internal company key metrics dashboard leaked to Gawker, the service is on track to record $210 million in revenue for 2013 …

Pop Culture and Social Media

<i>See the rest of</i> TIME’<i>s Top 10 of Everything 2013 lists here</i><p>10. Banksy in New York<p>Daniel Pierce Wright / Getty Images<p>For an entire month, shadowy …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …