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Lining up a last-minute babysitter

New Year's Eve is one of the toughest nights of the year to find childcare. Do you have a babysitter lined up? If not, don't worry. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi shares some handy Web sites for finding a babysitter to make sure you can ring in the new year.

By Dec. 20, 2013


iTeddy: Advanced teddy bear or digital babysitter?

If you're looking for a way to introduce your 3- to 6-year-old to MP3s, the iTeddy is the cuddliest option.

By Aug. 19, 2008


Before Day of Atonement, confess sins to a digital goat

The Web site eScapegoating lets you anonymously share your sins with the digital world. It's like PostSecret for the Yom Kippur set.

By Sep. 5, 2013


Netflix loads up on kids shows yet again with Scholastic deal

New episodes based on "The Magic School Bus" and other books from the children's publishing company come to Netflix as it continues to bulk up content for the next generation of subscribers.

By Aug. 15, 2013


Waving goodbye to Winamp, paying respects to Nullsoft

With media player Winamp headed to software heaven, Crave's Bonnie Burton, who once worked for the firm that made it, looks back on workplace tensions and fun -- and Mike the llama.

By Nov. 22, 2013


Apple Stores to update kid's area from iMacs to iPads

One mainstay at your local Apple Store is changing. The kid's area, traditionally identified by its low table, black seating orbs, and shiny iMacs will now be populated by iPads.

By Apr. 26, 2012


Start or join a neighborhood social network with Nextdoor

Get in touch with the folks around the corner with Nextdoor, the social network that links neighbors and makes it easier to keep in touch with local people and events.

By Sep. 21, 2012


DogTV encourages your canine to be a couch poochtato

You can stuff your house with chew toys while you're away at work, or you could subscribe to DogTV, a television channel full of programming for entertaining bored mutts.

By Sep. 18, 2012


Nintendo 2DS

At $130, the 2DS offers a huge array of compelling software and makes for a great entry-level gaming system to the uninitiated first-time gamer. Just be sure to buy a protective case along with it, too.

By Oct. 2, 2013

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