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Mama Bear conference lesson: Aim for the grandparents

To be successful with family products, you have to design for kids, sell to parents, and convince teachers. But it's the grandparents who have all the dough.

By April 20, 2012


Loaded: Cell phones for Cubans and grandparents

The city of Chicago sues eBay. Find out what the auctioneer did to offend the Windy City. Americans can now help Cubans get cell phones. We'll tell you about the new White House legislation that helps Cuba get connected. Plus, AT&T wants to help your grandma use a cell phone. The company is offering technology classes for the elderly in honor of Older Americans Month.

By May 29, 2008


Gadgets for grandparents

The firstSTREET catalog company has plenty of gift ideas for high-tech kids buying gifts for their parents and grandparents.

By December 11, 2007


Tech preserves keepsakes from kiddos

If you have children at home, you likely have a refrigerator covered in their handmade mementos. How can you better preserve years' worth of keepsakes? In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara (CAR-uh) Tsuboi (SUE-boy) reports on some high-tech solutions that make great holiday gifts for the grandparents.

By December 3, 2013


Rock your iPad and iPhone to a full charge

Rocking chairs aren't just for grandparents. The iRock has built-in speakers and charges your iOS device while you relax.

By November 1, 2012


Tech for seniors

Here are a few suggestions to help turn your parents and grandparents into the tech-savvy cool kids.

By October 3, 2011


Teen hipsters discover joys of analog photography

Urban teens are leaving CCD and CMOS sensors behind in favor of a technology their grandparents would have found familiar: analog film photography.

By May 16, 2011


Pantech Ease (AT&T)

Though we have a few quibbles with it, the Pantech Ease is overall a smart hybrid that will please both grandparents and grandchildren alike.

By July 1, 2010


How to save pictures from Facebook albums

Facebook's gallery app doesn't support right-click downloads, which can be frustrating to grandparents or friends who want to save evidence of historical shenanigans. There is a fairly simple workaround that nearly anyone should be able to use to download pictures from Facebook. Learn how to do it in this blog post by Rob Lightner.

By June 14, 2011


Loaded: HD phone calls

Sprint may be acquired by Deutsche Telekom, a new Japanese robot can help get your grandparents into shape, and what in the world is an HD phone call?

By September 14, 2009