Jibo – the world’s first family robot for the price of a tablet

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Jibo

Jibo is the world’s first family robot. He can relate to you and will become part of your family. Jibo looks like a sleekly designed minimalist version of R2-D2. Jibo is stout with a big round glassy face and turns to greet you when you walk in the door. (Video)

 

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The 3 biggest myths about marriage today

For most married men and women today, marriage looks pretty good.

Liza Mundy paints a dismal portrait of heterosexual marriage. In the  bleak rendering, contemporary marriage comes across as unequal, unfair, and unhappy to today’s wives. Wives are burdened with an unequal and unfair “second shift” of housework and childcare, husbands enjoy “free time” while their wives toil away at home, lingering gender inequalities in family life leave many wives banging “their heads on their desks in despair,” and one poor woman cannot even have a second child because she does “everything” and her husband does nothing. Mundy also suggests that recent declines in women’s happiness can be laid at the feet of “lingering inequity in male-female marriage.”

 

 

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Exactly how many college graduates live back at home?

College graduates who are unemployed and have had to move back in with their parents have become a stock figure of the past few years and is helping to cement the Millennials’ reputation as the “Boomerang Generation.” How many of these graduates are returning to live with mom and dad ((or their aunt or uncle)?

 

 

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Family run companies in the U.S. that have been around 100-plus years

Trimper’s Rides has been operating continuously for 122 summers on Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk.

It;s not uncommon for customers at Carl Heimerdinger’s family retail store for customers to bring in scissors for sharpening that were purchased there decades ago by a parent or grandparent.

 

 

 

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WORD-ROULETTE educates as it entertains the whole family

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WORD-ROULETTE® is a word board game that uses a modified roulette wheel, multiple balls and game work sheets for huge amounts of family fun and interplay. Creator Tony Aceti is bringing his game to the DaVinci Inventor Showcase to show it off to the world and do his best to make it a household name.

After the jump Tony talks about his product, the trials and difficulties of producing a game today and where he wants his product to go…

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GameChanger game board for iPad

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Bringing the board game experience to life.

A groundbreaking innovation! The new GameChanger from Identity Games is an electronic game board that works with your iPad.  Touch the board, the screen interacts.  It is a gaming experience the entire family can enjoy…

Article and photo by Deb Frey reporting directly from CES in Las Vegas.

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Dad’s spend twice as much time with kid’s than they did a few generations ago

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“Take Time To Be a Dad Today”

The percentage of  fathers in the U.S. who live apart from their children has doubled over the last 50 years. But, many dad’s today are spending more than twice as much time with their kids as they did back then.

 

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