parenting

By Marc Laidlaw Both of my kids, several years apart, were assigned Frankenstein in high school. Both were excited to dig in, based only on what they knew of Shelley’s creation from pop osmosis. It was a book about the most famous monster of all. No, not Godzilla. Frankenstein! But…

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When Context Labs teamed up with UK consumer group Which? to produce an outstanding report on the surveillance, privacy and security risks of kids’ “connected toys,” it undertook the reverse-engineering of Hasbro’s new Furby Connect, a device that works with a mobile app to listen and watch the people…

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United Airlines ¬†barrier at San Francisco International Airport.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Nicole Gallucci2017-07-06 15:47:01 UTC Here’s an evergreen statement: United Airlines, ya done goofed. United is back with its latest facepalm-inducing incident, which involves taking a seat away from a child. On Wednesday, NBC News reported that Shirley Yamauchi,…

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The Monster Scouts are a wonderful thing: monster-obsessed makers who have created a collaborative, detailed, LARP-ish world in which monsters are real and an imaginary scouting organization called the Crow Scouts, founded in 1907, has operated for more than a century to help our monster friends. Monster Scouts…

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