RACHEL ROTHMAN

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5 Tech Trends that will Make Your Life Easier in 2018

There are loads of acronyms in the tech world that generate buzz: IoT (Internet of Things), AI (artificial intelligence), ML (machine learning), VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), and so on. But what really excites me is tech that actually makes your life easier – and 2018 is shaping up to be super-exciting for consumers thanks to vast improvements that will finally deliver on the promise of tech simplifying your life. Here are the trends I’m watching closely...

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#IAmAMogul Because...

#IAmAMogul because I help create an encouraging and supportive ecosystem in which women of all ages can feel empowered and succeed.

I love that the environment in today’s workplace is open to empowering women. We have a long way to go, but “what can be” looks drastically different than it did even a few short years ago.

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5 Ways to Introduce Your Kids to Coding

I feel strongly about teaching children how to "code" and I'm glad to see this issue getting lots of attention lately. After all, learning to program computers is a wonderful way to boost problem-solving skills, creativity, logic, and technical competence. As a parent, there are easy ways you can cultivate your child's computer programming skills right now:

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Demystifying Drones

While the word alone may conjure up scary thoughts, by definition drones are simply autonomous (aka unmanned) mini flyers. They are basically more advanced versions of old-school RC helicopters, supped up with built-in gyros, accelerometers and GPS capabilities.   Today they are mostly used by consumers for photography and videography purposes, but applications are far-reaching. So what can be done with drones?! 

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On the Road to Smarter Cars

The auto industry is seeing profound changes, fueled by increased urban congestion and the high number of preventable fatalities each year (nearly 90 percent of the 10 million annual accidents result from human error).  That’s why novel solutions are being worked on to help re-imagine the way a vehicle can get from point A to point B.

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Google vs. the World?

As one of the Four Horsemen of tech (Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook), Google never disappoints.  At its most recent media showcase last week, the company showed little vignettes highlighting what it's been up to and where it plans to go.  Here's a rundown of some of its latest updates and where the competition stands.

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Do Your Kids Need Their Own Tablets?

As the technical director of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, people always ask me "What exactly is a 'kid tablet'? Does my kid need one?"

Before I answer, let's define exactly what they are: 'Kid tablets' operate like adult versions, except most come pre-loaded with child-friendly content (like age-appropriate apps and games), have easy-to-set parental controls, and are durable enough to take a few bumps and bruises. 

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