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  • Nursery Pal Cloud Falls Short on Quality and Features for the Price

    Hubble Connected's baby monitor delivers some advanced features, but overall is overpriced for what it offers and falls short on image quality and controls.

  • Our Favorite eCard Sites

    Customize your own greeting card and send it digitally, print it at home or have it printed and mailed with these unique sites.

  • 5 Awesome Last Minute Gift Ideas

    Instead of giving a generic gift card, we recommend a completely personalized gift from one of these sites that let you design your own custom products.

  • 9 Awesome Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

    Looking for an interesting gift? We've spent hands-on time picking out these 9 fun and functional products that we would love to receive for ourselves.

  • Review of the Eargo 5

    After testing the Eargo 5 for six weeks, we consider it to be the best over-the-counter hearing aid available without a prescription. Find out why.

  • 5 Awesome Last Minute Gift Ideas

    Instead of giving a generic gift card, we recommend a completely personalized gift from one of these sites that let you design your own custom products.

  • 11 Awesome Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

    Looking for an interesting gift? We've spent hands-on time picking out these 11 fun and functional products (and wouldn't mind receiving them ourselves).

  • 12 Essential Home Office Accessories

    These are the home office accessories that will optimize your home workspace and kids' school space and make you all more productive.

  • 14 Highly-Engaging Educational Sites for Kids

    For homeschooling or supplementing your child's classes, these 14 sites and apps are our go-to places for high-quality educational lessons and activities.

  • Review of ThirdLove Online Bra Shopping Experience

    ThirdLove offers a fit assessment test as well as free shipping and returns to ease your pain. But how good is the shopping experience? We shopped around to find out.

  • 9 Stocking Stuffers for Kids

    Fortunately, you don't need to bust your budget to fill your kids' stockings with cool tech gifts. Here are nine of our favorite, small gift items that can be found for under $50.

  • 6 Innovative Back To School Products

    From high-tech educational toys to the essential laptop, technology products are a must-have for today's students.

  • Awesome Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

    There are many great tech gifts that will surprise and delight your friends and family. Here are eight ideas that will cover everyone on your list.

  • The 10 Best Amazon Alexa Games

    Our favorite Alexa games range from trivia games to logic puzzles to choose your own adventure stories to action-adventure games. There's something for every family member.

  • 4 Must-Have Tech Gadgets for Back to School

    The right tech tools can make back to school easier for both you and your kids.

  • The Best Smart Pet Feeders

    These feeders offer the usual functions of giving treats and providing meals but have extra features to make your life as a pet parent easier.

  • Techlicious 2018 Best of Toy Fair Awards

     We sifted through masses of toys to find the most clever and innovative, the ten most worthy of a Techlicious Best of Toy Fair honor and your hard-earned dollars.

  • 12 Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers

    We rounded up a list of gift ideas that are purrfect for your furry companions and those who love them. 

  • What You Need to Know Before Buying a Home DNA Test

    Sequencing your genes could uncover your family history, health conditions and optimum lifestyle – but not all tests are created equal more, not less.

  • 9 Star Wars Gadgets & Toys for Fans of All Ages

    The Last Jedi will hit cinemas in December, but it's never too early to start preparing for your (cinematic) journey to that galaxy far, far away. 

  • 4 Must-Have Gadgets for Back-to-School

    From tablets to graphing calculators, give your child the best start on the school year with these tech products.

  • Fight Summer Brain Drain with STEM Toys, Games & Classes

    Don't let your child fall behind: keep them learning all year with activities that are designed to flex those mental muscles.

  • Which Carrier Has the Best Family Smartphone Plan?

    Confused by all the smartphone family plans available? Techlicious breaks down the best and least expensive options for your unique needs.

  • Baby Registry: Essential Tech Guide

    All of these recommended products include some neat technological advances to help parents during baby’s first year. 

  • Coding for Girls: Classes, Games and Toys

    It’s never too early to start teaching programming skills to help your kids succeed in a high-tech world.

  • Petcube Play Monitor Review: Fun for Pets and Owners

    The Petcube Play monitor is designed especially for keeping an eye on your furry friends, including a laser to perk up even the most indifferent pets.

  • Fun Gadgets & Toys for Star Wars Fans

    It’s easy to please a Star Wars fan when you choose one of these fun galactic gadgets.

  • 7 Awesome Last Minute Gift Ideas

    Don’t worry. There’s still time to snag a great gift without even leaving the house.

  • Coding for Kids: 8 Fun Games & Toys

    Kids get excited about making things go. Now you can get excited about making their minds grow with toys that teach computer coding basics.

  • Review of the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar

    I was really surprised how much my kids enjoy the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar. In fact, they are addicted to it.

  • 5 Toy Robots Your Kids Will Love

    Some of them are fierce and some of them are huggable, but all of  these toy robots would make an awesome addition to your toy box.

  • 3 Toys that Teach Kids About Electricity & Circuits

    These new toys teach kids about electricity and circuitry—and even help them build their own gadgets!

  • 4 Toys that Teach Kids Coding Skills

    With the right gadgets and games, children as young as 3 can start picking up coding with toys that simplify basic programming concepts

  • 7 Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Show your significant other your love isn’t fleeting with one of these thoughtful, long-lasting gifts.

  • The Best Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)

    Here's what you need to know about choosing a Personal Emergency Response Systems and our picks.

  • The Best Sites for Designing Holiday Cards

    Take the hassle out of designing and mailing holiday greeting cards by using one of these helpful online sites that do the work for you.

  • 5 Spooky Halloween Gadgets and Decorations

    From a haunting pair of eyes that peek our of your bushes to a doormat that makes creepy sounds, these gadgets will add fun to your Halloween.

  • 7 Innovative Pet Products

    From a no-mess grooming tool to a ball throwing machine to a two-way cam that dispenses treats, tech can keep your dog or cat happy and healthy.

  • 3 Ways to Find Out if Your Spouse is Using Ashley Madison

    These tech tricks will help you uncover a cheating husband or wife who has been using hacked adultery site

  • Rugged Tech for Your Beach or Camping Trip

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, Philips Shoqbox and June UV Ray Monitor top the Techlicious list of waterproof, active tech gear.

  • Fun After Dark with Light-up Toys & Balls

    Sunset doesn't mean the end to fun. These new light-up toys are our top picks for evening playtime for the kids.

  • 8 Stocking Stuffers Under $30

    From a smartphone camera lens kit to a portable battery charger, here are some of our favorite small tech gifts available for $30 or less.

  • 8 Cool Gadgets for Pets

    Forget about chew toys and catnip. You and your pet will love these innovative gadgets for playing and staying healthy.

  • The 6 Best Back-to-School Bags

    From the waterproof to the oversized to the fashionably chic, we show you the best bags for back-to-school shoppers.

  • The Best In Entertainment Tech For Road Trip Bliss

    Long road trips don't have to be boring for the kids with gadgets to keep them entertained. Here are the gadgets to get them hooked up an running smoothly.

  • Review of the Sparkup Magical Book Reader

    The Sparkup Magical Book Reader lets you record books in your own voice or download pre-recorded books for your kids to play back.

  • Great Summertime Tech for Your Dog

    These 6 tools will keep Fido cool, hydrated and happy.

  • 3 Apps to Keep You and Your Family Safe

    These smart Android and iPhone apps share location, call for help and check on emergency information in your area.

  • Top Sites That Make Science Awesome

    The Internet has made science entertaining and engaging. Here's our favorite sites, videos and Twitter feeds that turn science into pure awesome.

  • The Best Health Sites for Kids

    Wrestling with an awkward health question from your child? These sites will help you with answers from medical professionals.

  • Review of the Y-Cam BabyPing Baby Monitor

    The easy-to-use Y-cam BabyPing lets you see your baby literally anywhere you have an internet connection.

  • Best Sites for Selling Old Video Games

    Have a bin of old video games at home? Here's how the best trade-in sites stack up.

  • Hands on with Sprint Guardian

    The Family Safety Essentials bundle helps you keep tabs on your kids and keep them safe, something that appeals to parents of kids of all ages.

  • Virtual Snow Apps

    Whether you (and your kids) are designing snowflakes or if you prefer a light virtual snowfall, you’ll certainly want a cup of hot chocolate to enjoy these apps.

  • Track Santa’s Every Move

    We've got a few apps for you to track Santa's path around the globe and into your living room.

  • TravelNerd Helps you Fly Smart

    93 million people will travel over the next two weeks according to AAA, and if you’re one of them, you’ll want to have the newly released TravelNerd on your smart phone or tablet.

  • Four Ways to Keep Kids Safe Online

    Cyberbullying, porn, oversharing–the web has many hazards for kids. Your operating system, security software and standalone apps can help.

  • The Best Nintendo 3DS Games

    With the Nintendo 3DS available for nearly two years, publishers have had time to develop some fantastic games for it. Here are our picks.

  • Best Sites for Designing Holiday Cards

    These sites that offer a wide selection of high-quality custom cards for mailing, emailing or, in some cases, both.

  • The Best Tablets for Kids

    What type of tablet should you get for your child? We take you through the models and share our picks.

  • Review of Striiv Play

    The Striiv Play activity tracker makes a game out of getting fit.

  • Choosing Between a Family Plan and a Shared Data Plan

    We help you determine whether a family plan or shared data plan saves you the most money.

  • RollerCoaster Tycoon Now in 3D

    Construct your own coaster and then sit in first person to enjoy the ride.

  • Internet Security Software Gets More Parental Controls

    Internet security has evolved far beyond anti-virus programs, providing parental controls as well as protecting web browsing, chat and social networking.

  • Protect Your Kid's Hearing with Sound-Limiting Headphones

    Protect your kid's hearing two ways. Limit the volume on their devices to about 75% and invest in sound-limiting headphones.

  • Best Sites for Creating Baby’s First Year Photo Book

    Understanding healthy practices for nursing and pumping are key, but it's good to know that there are products that can help.

  • Quirky Tech for Dating

    Going on a first date can be stressful. These products make sure everything goes smooth as silk (and let you escape when it doesn't).

  • Motion Math: Hungry Guppy App Review

    A bright and visually appealing math app for pre-schoolers that's just as educational as it is fun.

  • Great Breastfeeding Gear and Gadgets

    Understanding healthy practices for nursing and pumping are key, but it's good to know that there are products that can help.

  • Choosing Between a Prepaid and Contract Cell Phone Plan

    We help you determine whether a pay-as-you-go, prepaid or contract plan is right for you.

  • Math and Reading Sites that Fight Summer Brain Drain

     Make sure that reading and math remain a part of your kids' routines over the summer to keep their skills fresh.

  • Educational Tech Toys for Kids

    You can integrate learning into your kids' summer schedule with these fun and educational tech toys.

  • The Best Products for Exercising with Your Dog

    These gadgets make it easy to get the exercise you and your dog need to get and stay fit.

  • Parent's Guide to Social Networking

    Sites that give kids the freedom to explore the social networking while giving parents the ability to guide and monitor the process.

  • Cell Phone Carriers Provide More Parental Controls

    Carrier parental controls can help prevent exposure to mature content, cyberbullying and texting while driving.

  • Great Apps for Pet Owners

    There are plenty of apps that will help you care for and play with your pets.

  • 4moms Origami Stroller Review

    With a power fold, 4-wheel suspension, generator and charging station, the 4moms Origami Stroller is like a Transformer.

  • What You Need for Your Kids' Travel Entertainment Kit

    All the gear you need to keep your child entertained on the road.

  • Great Travel Sites to Plan Your Next Trip

    Our recommendations for travel sites to help plan your next family getaway.

  • The New 4moms mamaRoo Review

    Is it a bouncer? Is it a swing?  Whatever you want to call it, the mamaRoo from 4 Moms is what we'd call "smart baby gear."  

  • Recalls Plus App Delivers Food Safety & Product Recall Alerts

    You may be surprised how many product recalls and food safety alerts are issued every week. This app makes sure you know about them.

  • Tracking Your Kids

    Technology makes it possible to keep tabs on our kids in a way our parents couldn’t, but do some devices taken things a step too far?

  • Safe Social Networking Sites for Kids & Tweens

    Sites that give kids the freedom to explore the social networking while giving parents the ability to guide and monitor the process.

  • Great Personalized Children's Books

    From custom features, to including names of siblings and favorite activities, today’s options for custom children's books will thrill a child.  

  • Fun and Informative President's Day Apps

    Take your young learner on a fun and educational meet-and-greet with the 44 U.S. Presidents. 

  • Tech Stocking Stuffers for Kids

    Here’s a list of compact geeky goodies under $50 that will brighten the holidays of the kids on your list.

  • Zombie Apocalypse: Ten Tech Products You Shouldn't Be Without

    Having the right technology tools at your disposal is critical to your survivial. Here are my picks for ten that you really can't live without.

  • Great iPhone apps for Toddlers

    These iPhone apps for toddlers have kid and parent appeal.

  • Sites and Software that Develop Your Child's Math Skills

    These entertaining sites help your child build their basic math skills and develop some new ones along the way.

  • Great Websites to Find the Right College

    With college applications due soon, do you have the right mix of schools on your list? These five websites will help you find the best match.

  • Sites that Build Your Child's Reading Skills

    These sites for pre-readers and readers will get your child started and provide the motivation to reach the next level.

  • Internet-Connected Door Locks Keep Tabs on Latch-Key Kids

    With an Internet-connected door lock, kids can punch in their personal code to unlock the door and you get alerted they've arrived home.

  • Get Your Family Tree Search in Gear

    With a genealogy app for your phone or tablet, you can head to family gatherings with the means of updating your family tree.

  • Tech Toys that Keep Kids Thinking

    Tech toys that foster creativity, make kids think and teach them a thing or two.

  • New Baby Tech Checklist

    When your baby arrives, you'll need gadgets to make baby food, keep her healthy and capture memories.

  • Online Worlds for Kids Offer Virtual Playgrounds

    Inhabited by everything from superheros to cute and cuddly animals to sports stars to LEGO builders, there's a virtual world for every child.

  • Great Tech Gifts for Grads

    Whether your grad is heading to college or the workplace, tech products make great gifts.

  • Five Apps to Spice up Your Marriage

    Keep the spark alive with these apps for couples.

  • LeapFrog Leaps to the iPad, iPhone

    Scout’s ABC Garden app is designed to teach preschoolers to recognize letters and understand what sounds they make.

  • Great Recipes When You Don't Have Time to Shop

    Need a great recipe for just the ingredients you have on hand? These sites will rescue you in your time of need.

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