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Is there a right kind of screen time?

Jul 27, 2018
How parents can navigate the minefield of kids and devices
A boy makes faces while testing out the Animoji feature on an iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square on in San Francisco in 2017.
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How tech steals our time — and how to get it back

Jul 26, 2018
A former Googler weighs in on how much time we should spend with technology and how we should make those choices.
A Chinese couple tests the new iPhone 7 during the opening sale launch at an Apple store in Shanghai on September 16, 2016. 
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Designing tech for the most vulnerable users

Jul 25, 2018
“We can kick them off of Twitter," Danah Boyd of Data & Society says. "It's not that hard, but that won't make the problem go away."
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Hey, kids! Robots aren't people

Jul 24, 2018
We need to work with designers so children don't think of digital assistants as buddies, one expert says.
“There actually is a sort of pent-up demand for robot conversation because people are lonely,” says MIT researcher Sherry Turkle. Above, a Tanscorp UU smart robot at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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Tech, data, privacy and time: It's a trade-off, but are we trading too much?

Jul 23, 2018
"If I don't understand the trade-off that I'm making, how can I help make decisions for my child?" one marketer asks.
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