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parenting

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Yotaro the crying baby-bot teaches parenting skills

As crying is obviously a big part of infancy, warm water comes out of a small opening in the interactive screen that doubles as baby sim Yotaro's touch-sensitive face.

By Dec. 21, 2009

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MySpace tragedy and 'helicopter parenting'

Megan Meier's suicide after being dumped by a fictitious MySpace boyfriend raises the specter that parents may be part of the online bullying problem. (parent.thesis) author Amy Tiemann tells them why it's vital to become part of the solution.

By Dec. 1, 2007

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'Intellicot' tries to automate parenting

Brilliant invention or human ant farm?

By Dec. 4, 2006

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Return to perspective: The iPhone, privacy and parenting

A reflection on a fiery response to my 4th of July posting about the dangers of defaulting one's way through the iPhone activation process.

By Jul. 6, 2007

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Mom tries to Facebook-shame daughter, gets pizza on face

A mother makes her daughter pose for a picture to prove that it will travel far and wide on the Web. She ends up getting prank calls, pizza deliveries and a lesson for herself.

By Mar. 22, 2014

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Smartphone-controlled motion alarm keeps stuff safe

Sammy Screamer is a little motion-sensitive attachment that alerts you via smartphone when your stuff gets moved.

By Feb. 10, 2014

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Man jumps on tracks to get phone, survives being run over by train

In New York, a man manages to get his phone, then lie down in the middle of the subway tracks just deep enough for a train to pass over him.

By Mar. 26, 2014

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Author behind 'Mean Girls' focuses on 'boy world' (podcast)

Rosalind Wiseman, best-selling author of "Queen Bees and Wannabees" (the book "Mean Girls" was based on) has turned her attention to teen boys with her new book "Masterminds and Wingmen." She and Larry Magid have a chat about boys and their toys and the impact of gaming.

By Oct. 4, 2013

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Popular white noise machines may be too loud for babies

Out of 14 infant sleep machines tested, all were louder than the 50-decibel limit set by hospital nurseries, while two were louder than what's considered hazardous to adult ears in the workplace.

By Mar. 3, 2014