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Tablets finding work as electronic babysitters

Keeping kids busy seems to be one of the most popular uses for a tablet among families surveyed by the folks at Nielsen.

By Feb. 16, 2012


Robotic cockroaches and electronic babysitters

Robotic cockroaches can lead wild cockroaches to go against their instincts. How susceptible are children to unnatural influences?

By Nov. 19, 2007


One in three Americans are toting tablets now -- study

Tablet ownership has nearly doubled in the last year, a Pew study finds, and the people buying them tend to be older and richer than those gravitating to devices like smartphones.

By Jun. 10, 2013


Silly parents, Netflix is for kids (too)

The online-video provider is aiming to boost its family-friendly features with a new section for children called "Just for Kids."

By Aug. 16, 2011


Consumers: Robots should clean my windows

A survey finds strong interest among consumers for robots that would do the dirty, dull work around the house.

By Jan. 31, 2012


CareSquare: Babysitting 2.0

A new site, CareSquare, is a social network and scheduling utility for parents, babysitters, and nannies.

By Jan. 8, 2007


Fool burglars with Verizon's smart-home system

Verizon's Home Monitoring and Control system can adjust your lighting, heating and security camera settings while you're on the road.

By Jan. 5, 2011


My Jetsons moment: Three iPads and a sick daughter

We were in a classic bind with no one to watch our kid. Then the iPad came to the rescue.

By Feb. 10, 2012


CareZone announces freebie for epilepsy care cases

Jonathan Schwartz's startup announces a third partnership, part of an effort to promote his company, gain insight into patient needs, and of course attract subscribers.

By Jul. 26, 2012


FileMaker unpacks a Bento database for iPhone

You won't need a Mac to use FileMaker's database application for iPhone and iPod Touch, but if you do, there are extra syncing tools included.

By May. 5, 2009