I'll be appearing on SiriusXM Channel 110 on December 7, 2016 from 11am to Noon. Since the show is live it is impossible to know exactly what products will be discussed, but here is a list compiled before the show of likely talking points. I've tried to arrange them by topic to help jog your memory and facilitate your reading and shopping.
What are the big trends in toyland this season?
Skylanders Imaginators($59.99 for Starter Set)
Portal Router ($199)
What can/should we do to limit internet access?
How can we make it faster? The rise of new types of routers.
New advances in streaming media players
What makes for good or bad video game?
Where can I find information on the best gadget in a given fields? Answer: there is no such thing as the objective "best"! Technology is about tradeoffs: Juggling price/features/ergonomics/quality. These are great jumping off points for talking with your kids.
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