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Dear Santa, Send Your Elves to MIT and Give Us Technology

This doll is fine and all, but I really want an iPad ... Credit: Corbis
There comes a time in the life of every evil genius when he or she is no longer content with a teddy bear or Barbie doll for Christmas. The little megalomaniac wants --...
Children of the 21st century want gizmos and gadgets, not dolls and plush toys.

Hang On to Your Stuff With Stroller Hooks

We're hooked on these handsavers. Credit: Think King
In the "why didn't we think of that" department, comes the simple, yet immensely handy, Think King Mighty Buggy Hook. Ideal for hanging a diaper bag, purse, knapsack or groceries, these...

Neat-O

Scan away the clutter. Credit: The Neat Company
If you're swimming in a sea of paperwork instead of playing in the pool with the kids, it may be time for a serious home office makeover. The NeatDesk scanner and digital filing system transforms...

Feeling Nippy? Try Breast Warmers!

Hot rack. Photo courtesy of Audio Cubes.
Are your boobs cold? Do you have a computer? Good news! Now you can keep your ta-ta's toasty with USB breast warmers for the low price of $49.95. That's right, just plug these rack roasters in, slip them...

Kids Struggle to Unplug At Summer Camp

Could your teen unplug for a week? Image: sxc.hu
Sending the kids off to summer camp is a time-honored tradition for many families. For parents, sleep-away camp is a rare break from parental duties and a chance to let the kids take some baby...

BlackBerry for Kids - Educational or Addictive?

It may look like a funky-colored smart phone, but this gaudy gadget doesn't make calls or send emails, and can't connect to the Internet. The new Text & Learn from Leapfrog is designed for kids who covet their parents "CrackBerry" -- so they can...

It's official - Teens are getting dumber

We all know that teenagers are stupid. Rather, they act stupid. Having been teens ourselves and now being adult enough to be able to reflect back, most of us agree that at one time or another, most teens are, well, dumb. Pregnancy pacts, virginity...

ParentWish: Dad's Day Gift Guide

Welcome to ParentWish, a new monthly feature for stuff we want ... and wish we had! Father's Day is around the corner, and what better way to reward the dads in our life than by purchasing another tie. A TIE? REALLY? Please don't tell us you're...

Glowing umbrella keeps kids safe

Now that we've moved off daylight savings time, it's getting dark just time for after school get-togethers like practice, study groups, etc. If your child usually walks home from school, this makes their trek considerably more treacherous. Here's a...

Give your child the moon with this lunar nightlight

You know those little star stickers that let you create a glowing mini-galaxy on your child's ceiling? Here's that concept taken one step further -- introducing the Moon In My Room. The best part is that it's not just a nightlight. By rotating...

Talking magnifying glass helps identify the bugs you find

A few months ago my daughter suddenly noticed insects -- as if they'd never been there before. So for her birthday I bought her a variety of bug catching equipment, but -- while I thought it was incredibly cool -- it unfortunately went over like a...

Dad gets vasectomy for iPhone

As you may have noticed, everyone on the planet is obsessing over the new iPhone. And today, in a hysterical post on Gizmodo, we learn that one man was apparently such a fan that he was willing to undergo a vasectomy just to get his hands on...

Digital drawing tool means no more crayon on the walls

Shockingly, we've never had a drawing on the wall incident in our house (at least, not yet). However, Edan's only 3, I fear for the times ahead -- when, even though she knows that marking crayon all over the house isn't allowed, that she'll get mad...

Even 1-year-olds can use iPhone

I'm not normally someone who lusts after gadgets, but the new iPhone (dubbed the "Jesus Phone" by tech bloggers) looks amazing. The idea of being able to browse my favorite websites with my finger as I walk down the street is so enticing, that, if...

Knitted iPhones: totally shatterproof

What do you do when you're afraid your kid is going to a) break your totally awesome new techno-gadget, or b) use it to call 911 over, and over, and over? Make them a knitted version! That's what Greg at Daddy Types did (or, at least, got his mom...

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