New Gadgets that May, May Not be Essentials

You may be parenting adequately without a teddy bear that monitors vital signs, and your preschooler is probably faring just fine without her own kid-friendly tablet computer, but a tag that works with your mobile device to track lost keys, wallets or glasses? Well, that might be a practical investment.  Yahoo Tech takes a look at these and a pretty cool robot kit in “4 More Awesome Gadgets for Families from the World’s Biggest Tech Show.”

2013 Television Review: UHD, OLED In, Plasma Out takes a look back at three 2013 TV trends: the introduction of OLED (organic light emitting diode) and 4K UHD (ultra high definition) sets to the American market, and Panasonic’s decision to end plasma TV production.

We need only wait until next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to see what’s in store for 2014.