Best tech gifts 2020: Gadgets to gift family and friends this Christmas

The Here’s our ultimate pick of the best gadgets to buy this Christmas (Metro.co.uk)

‘Tis the season to be techy. And as we emerge from another national lockdown, thoughts will inevitably shift to Christmas.

If you’ve been too busy to think about what the fam might want in their stocking this year, then fear not. We’ve compiled a list of the top 20 gadgets that would make ideal gifts this yuletide.

Christmas 2020 won’t be like any other year, but it has to be said the tech is better than ever.

Whether your loved ones are into gaming, need a new smartphone or just want to mix things up in the kitchen – there’s something here that’ll fit the bill.

Best tech gifts 2020

We’ve hand-picked the top tech you can buy this Christmas right here. All I want for Christmas, is USB…

DJI Mini 2

The DJI Mini 2
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Heading out of Houston for the holidays? These gadgets will help you have a smooth and safe roadtrip with the family

HOUSTON – While staying at home is the best way to avoid spreading or contracting COVID-19 during the pandemic (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended against traveling at all during the Thanksgiving holiday), if you’re planning to hit the road later on this holiday season and are looking for ways to make the trip safe and fun for your family, we have some ideas. Nationally Syndicated Tech-Life Columnist Jennifer Jolly shares gadgets that will help you have a smooth and safe journey.

SURECALL FUSION2GO 3.0

What it is: The SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0 is a cell phone signal amplifier that boosts weak signals for multiple devices. This is a must have when traveling through areas far from cell towers, which you’re likely to come across at some point during your roadtrip. The device is compatible with all North American carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile,Verizon and Sprint.

Where to get

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Amy Friedman Named Warner Bros. Head of Kids and Family Programming

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Kids programming exec Amy Friedman has been named to the newly created position of head of Warner Bros.’ kids and family programming division, where she will oversee creative and strategic guidance for such programming for Cartoon Network and Boomerang, and develop kids and family content for WarnerMedia-owned streamer HBO Max. Separately, Sundance Feniger has been upped to head of digital enterprises at Warner Bros.’ global kids, young adults and classics unit.

This follows Friedman’s appointment in August to senior advisor at the unit, where she had been tasked with assuming programming duties for Cartoon Network Studios head Rob Sorcher, who was transitioning to an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

The new role means that she will also oversee content portfolio plans, including strategy for new and current series, acquisitions and co-productions for children and family programming across WarnerMedia kids brands. Friedman

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Warner Bros Names Amy Friedman As Head Of Kids & Family Programming, Promotes Sundance Feniger

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Former Nickelodeon and Universal Kids exec Amy Friedman has been named head of kids and family programming at Warner Bros on a full-time basis.

This comes three months after she was brought in to the company on an interim basis by new President of Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics Tom Ascheim.

In the new role, Friedman will oversee the creative and strategic direction of kids and family programming for Cartoon Network and Boomerang, as well as develop and produce kids and family content for HBO Max.

She will now oversee strategy for new and current series, acquisitions, and co-productions globally for kids and family across the WarnerMedia portfolio of brands, while working in close collaboration with the animation studios, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios.

Her executive content team is led by Vishnu Athreya, leading Program Planning and Current Series, and

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CAMP’s New Website Answers the Perennial Family Question: “What Should We Do Today?”

CAMP’s New Website Answers the Perennial Family Question: “What Should We Do Today?”

Activities, Virtual Experiences and Gift Guides bring play and joy to families this holiday season

CAMP, the Family Experience Company, today announced the launch of its reimagined website. Families can now shop and play on Camp.com in the same magical way they do in CAMP stores. This new digital destination is the first family retailer to take a content-driven approach to e-commerce. Families can now enjoy shoppable gift guides, fun family games, kid-friendly recipes, and travel to destinations around the world right from home.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201123006106/en/

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“It’s not enough for online retailers to just list products anymore,” said Ben Kaufman, CEO of CAMP. “They need to contextualize and curate them in relevant and interesting ways through editorial content. As a retailer, we also know that

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CAMP’s New Website Answers the Perennial Family Question: “What Should We Do Today?”

Activities, Virtual Experiences and Gift Guides bring play and joy to families this holiday season

CAMP, the Family Experience Company, today announced the launch of its reimagined website. Families can now shop and play on Camp.com in the same magical way they do in CAMP stores. This new digital destination is the first family retailer to take a content-driven approach to e-commerce. Families can now enjoy shoppable gift guides, fun family games, kid-friendly recipes, and travel to destinations around the world right from home.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201123006106/en/

(Graphic: Business Wire)

(Graphic: Business Wire)

“It’s not enough for online retailers to just list products anymore,” said Ben Kaufman, CEO of CAMP. “They need to contextualize and curate them in relevant and interesting ways through editorial content. As a retailer, we also know that this holiday will look very different, that’s why we’ve created fun and meaningful

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A family of computer scientists developed a blueprint for machine consciousness

Renowned researchers Manuel Blum and Lenore Blum have devoted their entire lives to the study of computer science with a particular focus on consciousness. They’ve authored dozens of papers and taught for decades at prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. And, just recently, they published new research that could serve as a blueprint for developing and demonstrating machine consciousness.

That paper, titled “A Theoretical Computer Science Perspective on Consciousness,” may only a be a pre-print paper, but even if it crashes and burns at peer-review (it almost surely won’t) it’ll still hold an incredible distinction in the world of theoretical computer science.

The Blum’s are joined by a third collaborator, one Avrim Blum, their son. Per the Blum’s paper:

All three Blums received their PhDs at MIT and spent a cumulative 65 wonderful years on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at CMU. Currently the elder two are emeriti and the

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Navigating modern family life: An Teach Seo Againne

Family structure has changed dramatically over the last 50 years with one-in-three families in Ireland now departing from the traditional model.  Craolfar an chéad chlár eile sa tsraith anocht ar RTÉ One ar 7.30.

A unique four-part Irish language observational documentary series, ‘An Teach Seo Againne’ will transport RTÉ audiences into the homes of four single-parent and co-parent households, from across Ireland leading up to and during the current pandemic. 

Raising children can be highly demanding but it is also regarded as one of the most rewarding roles in life. However, the stakes are much higher for parents that don’t always have another adult at hand to rely on, while grappling a myriad of daily parenting challenges. ‘An Teach Seo Againne’ reflects the changes in family forms and captures the spirit of contemporary life in Ireland.

‘An Teach Seo Againne’ features four single-parents and co-parents as they navigate family life

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Sage Family Counseling Draper Announces New Website Launch

Sage Family Counseling Draper Announces New Website Launch

Draper, UT – Certain circumstances arise that put a strain on the emotional and mental health of people. Whether a relationship-related issue, family or work-related matter or others, help is needed. Sage Family Counseling in Draper and its team offer the needed help through counseling services that have been proven effective over the years.

Committed to getting its services across to a wider audience, especially with the aim to help them to deal with troubling circumstances, Sage Family Counseling in Draper is proud to announce the launch of their new website.

Announcing the website launch, the spokesperson for the group practice noted that members of the community who seek professional counseling services will now be able to access the wide range of services offered by the team at Sage Family Counseling in Draper via the website. Visitors on the website will have access to information they need to know about

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Housing Authority’s five family developments to get free internet access

Residents in the Housing Authority’s five family developments will have access to free internet by the end of the school year, as Asheville City Schools will expand its internet infrastructure beyond its current buildings.



a stone building that has a sign on a rock: Asheville City Schools


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Southside Community, Deaverview Apartments, Hillcrest Apartments, Klondyke Homes and Pisgah View Apartments will have internet access at no cost to residents, as ACS partners with the Asheville City Schools Foundation, Buncombe County Government, the City of Asheville and the Asheville Housing Authority in an effort to bridge the digital gap.

 “I know this has been a goal for many people across our community for several years. COVID-19 has simply afforded us with building the right coalition of motivated people,” ACS Superintendent Dr. Gene Freeman said. “The global pandemic has brought to light actions that need to be taken and shown us why now is the time. I believe that

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