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Motivate your kids to do their chores with free app Choremonster

The battle to get your kids to do their chores can be exhausting! Thankfully, I’ve found a great free app called “Choremonster” that will actually …

Windows Store

bSafe app can keep you safe and give some peace of mind—check it out!

Have you ever been walking to your car late at night and wondered what you would do if something happened to you right then and there? Now, an app …

Mind

What's the appropriate age for children to join social media networks?

For decades, parents have attempted to make a point about peer pressure to their children with this tired old phrase: “If all of your friends jumped …

What should parents do when kids photos are posted without permission?

This morning on TODAY, I talked to Kathie Lee and Hoda about asking permission before posting pictures to social media. We try to answer the …

Social Media

Giving Away $1,000 With AT&T's My Business Cares #ItCanWait Campaign

A little while ago I had the pleasure of presenting a $1,000 donation to a local school thanks to AT&T’s My Business Cares #ItCanWait campaign. I …

Amazon Plans To Launch A New TV Streaming Gadget In April

Amazon's rumored streaming device is shipping in April, reports The Wall Street Journal.

It'll be available on its website as well as Amazon's prominent retail partners like Best Buy and Staples.

Anonymous sources explained to WSJ that the device will be equipped with all of the same apps found on …

Amazon

How Arianna Huffington Sleeps Her Way to Success

Arianna Huffington wants to revolutionize how women create a successful life. First step? More z's.

Last year, Arianna Huffington gave her friends unorthodox Christmas presents: alarm clocks. Rather than passing comment on anyone's punctuality, the media entrepreneur sought to nudge them toward …

Sleep

Let the little ones go online with these kid-safe browsers

All content accessible with the KidZui browser has been screen and approved by their staff, which includes teachers and parents

The service boasts …

Trying to find a doctor on Yelp? Here's something you should know!

If you’re in an unfamiliar city or having a late-night emergency, how do you find a doctor that’s reputable and available? One option could be to …

Flag app sends you museum quality photo print for FREE!

If your smartphone dies tomorrow, or your hard drive fails, what will happen to all of your precious photos?

If you’re lucky, you’ve backed them up to …

Printing

The Super Bowl ads I actually liked this year

The Super Bowl was a big disappointment this year, not just for Broncos fans but for everyone expecting the can’t-miss game of the year. On the other …

Super Bowl

New "Paper" App Makes Facebook Even Easier to Use

Facebook today launched their brand new Paper app. At first glance, Paper doesn’t look like Facebook at all, which might be a good thing.

By …

Master Lock + Your Data = Secure

Everyone knows that they need to improve the security of their computers, passwords, and data store in the cloud. In this video I show you three …

Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps

Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the …

Facebook

Best Tech to Prepare for Severe Weather

September is National Preparedness Month, and on my blog we’ll be taking a look at all the different ways you can leverage tech to stay safe and …

Weather

HLN: Travel Apps and Tips

On HLN Weekend Express, I recently took a look at some of the best apps for road trips and travel with the fam. Check the video above, or my detailed …

Must-have tech for families heading back to school

When the kids head back to school this fall, you want to be ready. And I don’t just mean that they’ve got cool new backpacks and killer sneakers to …

HLN: Upcoming mobile games to watch out for

Video games can already be addictive, but some mobile games are really taking it to the next level. On HLN, I explain how even though games like …

Live streaming identified as prime child sex abuse threat

Child sexual abuse streamed live over the internet has been highlighted as an emerging threat by monitors of exploitation.

An increasing number of …

Broadband

To Make Hearing Aids Affordable, Firm Turns On Bluetooth

As many as 300 million people around the world need hearing aids. The vast majority of the 7 million people who get them annually are in the U.S. and Europe.

One big reason is cost. On average, a set of hearing aids rings up a tab of about $4,000. Most insurance policies don't cover them.

A company …

Bluetooth

Reading poolside? Which do you choose: A tablet or an e-reader?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why an e-reader may be better suited for outdoor reading than a tablet. And she …

Tablets

Best Buy offering 'free' iPhone 5 in its trade-in promotion

The tech retailer is doing it again -- customers now have nine days in which they can trade in a working iPhone 4S or 4 and get a $150 credit for a …

iPhone

Siri Takes a Proactive New Role Against Apparent Suicide References

Posted in Apple, iOS, News by J. Glenn Künzler

As noted by GigaOM, Apple has quietly revamped the way Siri addresses possible suicide references on their iOS devices, adding an automatic offer to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and locate crisis centers when it encounters potentially …

Siri

Ford tests a wireless brake light that can be ‘seen’ around corners

What if cars had brake lights that other cars could sense even if their drivers couldn’t actually see them? Ford is testing just such a technology: …

Wireless

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Netflix Goes After Streaming Newbies

There's no homework after camp and road trips can be very long. Those are just a couple of reasons why streaming-video service Netflix sees a 30 …

Netflix

Why you don’t want to use the default password for your iPhone personal hotspot

Weaknesses in the system used to generate default passwords for the iPhone’s personal hotspot function – allowing a wifi-enabled device like a MacBook to share the phone’s mobile data connection – mean that they can be cracked in just 50 seconds with the right hardware, according to researchers at …

Velodroom Does What Every Bike Light Should – Responds To Your Ride And Turns On And Off Automatically

Tartu, Estonia-based startup Velodroom leverages tech to solve a problem any bike commuter can sympathize with – how to add lights to your ride that are convenient to use and require absolutely nothing from the rider besides a simple installation. The Velodroom light borrows some tricks from tech …

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