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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 Apr. 20, 2012


Gadgets for grandparents

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

By Dec. 11, 2007


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


XCAR Awards 2013: Best Sound

The noise that falls from the back of cars can evoke some pretty great feelings. Here's our choice of the best from 2013.

By Dec. 24, 2013


Set up Google Now contact relationships

Instead of having to use your contact's name to send a text or place a call, use Google Now to set up contact relationships.

By Feb. 18, 2014


Get a refurbished Acer C710 Chromebook for $139.99

This is about as cheap as laptops get. But is it too limited to be of practical value? Not if you know what you're getting.

By Mar. 26, 2014


Five-deal Friday: Cheap iTunes gift cards, free Amazon Prime, and more!

Also on deck: the ultimate digital photo frame and a free copy of PCmover.

By Nov. 22, 2013


What to do when your teen wants to open a Facebook account

Whether you're a novice or native on social media, the game changes when your teen asks to start using Facebook, Instagram, and the like. Here are some ways to make sure your kid stays safe online.

By Aug. 1, 2013


Eco-friendly, inlaw-friendly homes (video)

New Avenue Homes founder Kevin Casey is rethinking how we live by focusing on multi-generational living. SmartPlanet catches up with Casey on one of his construction projects.

By Jan. 18, 2012


Singing Skype's praises for delivering music lessons (video)

Music lessons over Skype are becoming more popular. But can a novice really follow an instructor and learn proper finger techniques through a screen? CNET's Kara Tsuboi tunes her ukulele and gives it a try.

By Oct. 11, 2012