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Figuring out how to use modern technology may seem daunting. (Programming your DVR, anyone?) But we've got everything you need to know about keeping up with your kids. From where teens hang out online to text messaging to video games, our experts will guide you through the digital world.

Our top picks of TV shows and movies to stream this month. 

Are you revealing more than you intended online? 

A tech-savvy mom shares how a digital thermostat can equal big savings.

Americans ages 16+ read e-books on many devices, not just Kindles and Nooks but tablets too. Before buying your teen a tablet ask yourself these questions.

We've rounded up 13 fun, family-tested, and functional presents to give or (subtly) request.

Sometimes I'm stunned by the myopic viewpoints my daughter encounters in school, and so is she.

Truly connecting with your spouse, your kids or even a coworker isn’t a high-speed endeavor.

You've probably been hearing a lot about coding in the news lately, and perhaps wondered what it is. Simply put, coding is the act of writing a program using a programming language.

I am in the process of moving. I’m excited about my new house, but the move also has me jumpy. Every time I open a closet, I slam it shut in fear.

There I was at the airport, in a long line of jet-lagged travelers that was devolving into an angry mob before my eyes.

Family Circle editor Jonna Gallo and I were on a whirlwind tour of the Microsoft campus.

  In my job, I get to ask some of the biggest geeks in the world to explain the tools and features they build into the consumer electronics we all use.

They want the hippest, hottest tech stuff on the market. You don't want to buy something that will seem outdated (or worse, just lame) in a month. Solution?

Discussing with teens how social media plays a role in their life, what kind of role it should play in their life and how to spot the difference between what's real and what's online.

How to introduce new technology, like cell phones, smartphones, iPad, to a teen or kid. Start with a converstaion about the best way to use technologyand come to an agreement from the start.

Written by Rachel Macy Stafford, The Hands Free Mama    Before I began my Hands Free journey, I pushed and pressured and rushed my way through life until I became too busy to breathe.

  It’s been a rough month for phones in my house. My daughter dropped hers on the floor in the locker room at school and shattered the screen.