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The biggest tech turkeys of 2015

The year's most notable embarrassments in technology run the gamut from the industry's inability to secure our personal data to the blunders of Airbnb, Twitter and Tinder.

By November 24, 2015


A parent's dilemma: Replacing the family iPad on the cheap

CNET's Marguerite Reardon helps a busy working mother figure out how not to break the bank when a work-issued iPad has to go back.

By July 25, 2015


See parents of social-media fanatics try selfie sticks for the first time

In the Fine Brothers' latest "Parents React" video, the older generation tries out selfie sticks. "Whoever came up with this is an irritating genius," says one.

By November 20, 2015


Why prepaid wireless plans may not be the bargain you're looking for

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explores whether prepaid brands owned by the major wireless operators offer a true advantage over traditional services.

By November 22, 2015


16 must-have gadgets for the helicopter parent (pictures)

For the parent who can't keep from hovering (or just worrying), there's an app for that. There are also gadgets. Lots and lots of gadgets.

16 Images By November 6, 2015


Kate Winslet says parents losing control of kids to social media

Technically Incorrect: The "Steve Jobs" co-star says that kids shouldn't be allowed gadgets and instead enjoy pencil and paper.

By November 1, 2015


How a smartphone reshaped a new parent's life

Commentary: CNET's Stephen Shankland knew a smartphone would be a help with a new baby in the house. He didn't realize how much -- even that selfie-cam came in handy.

By June 13, 2015


'Archie' artist Dan Parent draws on the Surface (pictures)

We enlisted "Archie" comic book writer and artist Dan Parent to test drive Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book hybrid computers.

15 Images By October 21, 2015


Comic book artist Dan Parent test-drives the Surface

The writer and artist offers his hands-on first impressions of the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.

October 21, 2015


Facebook aims to boost tech diversity by appealing to students, parents

New online resources hub offers tips in English and Spanish on how to get started in computer science and the benefits that come with a programming career.

By October 20, 2015