Tech-addicted parents to kids: Don’t do as I do

BY SHARON NOGUCHI MERCURY NEWS/TNS SAN JOSE, Calif. – They limit their kids’ screen time, set filters on their browsers and banish digital devices from the...

Sophisticated apps designed to make life a little easier

FAMILY FEATURES Just a generation ago, it was difficult to imagine a single palm-sized device that could serve as a phone, camera and day planner...

Goodnight, smartphone

Powering down before bed for a good night’s rest From Family Features Checking email or flipping through channels instead of sleeping? Playing video games or browsing...

Use of emojis: Is it another way to miscommunicate?

BY ROCHELLE OLSON STAR TRIBUNE TRIBUNE NEW SERVICE Smiling eyes might by lying eyes. University of Minnesota researchers have found that anthropomorphic emojis, like language, can get lost...

How to manage to-do lists and be more productive

FAMILY FEATURES When your to-do list is miles long and deadlines are looming, it can be hard to tap into a creative, problem-solving mindset. Creating...

The best electronic gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s day is one of the best shopping times of the year to buy electronics, according to many tech companies. Shelves and websites are...

Survey shows average baby has used smartphone, tablet

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Have you ever been befuddled by a feature on your iPhone, only to have your 6-year-old show you how it...

Too few Black writers in the video game industry

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part story by journalist Charles Moody III. BY CHARLES MOODY III SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER While you are...

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