How to monitor and limit your kids’ screen time with parental control software

Parental control software used to be something you’d install on the family PC, but these days things are a lot more complicated with phones and tablets. Here we’ve rounded up the best parental control software that will let you protect your kids as well as monitor and limit their screen time.

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3D and Curved Screen TVs Fade Away – AVSForum.com

Cinephiles who crave nothing more than a large, flat, gimmick-free screen on which to watch sports, TV shows, and movies can rejoice in the end of the curved screen era. One of the more notable things about CES 2017 was that every flagship TV from a major manufacturer was flat. It doesn’t mean that curved … Continue reading 3D and Curved Screen TVs Fade Away

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Snag a Surface Pro 4 NFL Type Cover for just $99 | Windows Central

As we inch closer and closer to Super Bowl Sunday, Microsoft is offering up a solid deal on its NFL Type Covers for Surface Pro 4. Right now, you can pick up an NFL Type Cover for just $99 at the Microsoft Store (via Neowin). For those keeping track, that’s a full $60 discount on its usual $160 price tag.

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Microsoft to Surface Pro 4, Studio owners: Even better battery life plus faster wake-up | ZDNet

Microsoft has released its first ever firmware update for the Surface Studio, as well as a new update for the Surface Pro 4.

Microsoft began shipping the Surface Studio in November and has now released its first firmware improvements for the pricey iMac challenger. It’s not a huge update but does target improvements to reliability and responsiveness, according to Microsoft’s release notes.

A new driver for the Nvidia graphics card cuts the time it takes for the Studio to wake up from sleep mode, while improving compatibility with new games.

The Surface component of the firmware update also cuts wake-up times for the Studio and improves the accuracy of its speech-recognition module. Meanwhile, a driver update for the Intel Smart Sound chip should to improve the reliability of Skype call audio and Skype notifications.

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That Apple feature you’ve always wanted is finally on its way

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With major iPad updates expected this year, new reports have suggested that Apple will finally introduce that one feature you’ve been waiting for.

According to recent patent filings, the iPhone 7 maker is known to be working on a new Apple Pencil stylus, with the second-generation accessory able to be attached to the side of your iPad.

Presenting the Best of CES 2017 winners!

Source: Presenting the Best of CES 2017 winners!

We debated. We argued. One of us even yelled. After a long night of going through our list of finalists, our editors have finally settled on our winners for the official Best of CES awards. Below is our list of winners for each category, including our Best of the Best and our People’s Choice winner too. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners!

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Surface Studio Dominates the All-in-one PC Market

In November 2016, Microsoft reported its Surface family is becoming increasingly popular and “more people are switching from Macs to Surface than ever before.” The company noted that November was its best month ever for consumer Surface sales. According to the tech firm, professional users are converting to its high-end hybrid PCs – the Surface Pro 4 tablet, Surface Book laptop and Surface Studio desktop – due to the disappointment of the Apple MacBook Pro.

Microsoft Surface Studio

The Surface Studio 28-inch all-in-one computer ships with a standard Surface Pen, an updated Sculpt mouse, and a keyboard. Microsoft says that the Studio is a must-have machine for creative and professionals users. According to the company, the all-in-one PC is designed for “how people naturally create and bring ideas to life.”

The Studio features an ultra-HD 4.5K screen that delivers 63% more pixels than a state-of-the-art 4K TV. It can be converted into a digital canvas from a workstation. In the Studio Mode, it sits at a 20-degree angle, the same angle as a standard drafting board, making it ideal for sketching, writing and designing.

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