Home & Family

From pets and partners to raising connected-kids, here’s the low-down on all the smart home, great life gadgets for you and the ones you love.

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School’s Out For the Summer: Can These Amazon Gadgets Help Curb That Dreaded Summer Slide?

Summer slide, brain-drain, skill slippage, whatever you call it — all that stuff your kids learned in school last year? As much as one-fifth of it goes flying out the window during summer vacation. But the last thing you want to do is nag your kids about homework. Summer’s all about fun, and that means less hassle for parents, too, right?

We looked at a bunch of tech tools that are built to help our school-age kids retain what they’ve learned in a more fun and interactive way without getting them stuck on screens. Here are five top tips, tricks, and child-specific gadgets to help your kids out this summer and beyond. 

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CES2023: Is This the Key to Smarter Home Tech That We Can Actually Live With?

Several of this year’s top smart home contenders are already household names in other countries. For instance, Beko, a company about to launch a line of new refrigerators promising to keep your produce fresh for a month, has been around for 60 years in Europe. So has Shelly, a company promising to take any electrical circuit and make it smart, among other things. 

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