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These days, the internet is nearly as essential for children as it is for adults. Even ultra-rural public schools are using online apps and collaboration tools to assist in education. If your child is preparing to use the internet for the first time, there are some important ground rules that need to be set for their own well being and safety. Here are ten guiding principles that you should instill in them from the very beginning.

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Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 look a lot alike. Both are big tablets, both connect to slim keyboard covers and both offer a stylus for drawing and note-taking. But after spending some time with these potential laptop replacements, I found that they're really quite different, particularly when it comes to productivity.

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We all know it's a bad idea to use electronic screens directly before bed. (Despite this, most of us do it anyway — those Netflix shows aren't going to watch themselves, right?) The artificial light emitted by laptops, tablets and smartphones has been linked to disrupted sleep alongside a variety of more serious ailments. But is it actually dangerous? The evidence in this infographic makes for some scary reading...

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The advent of computers have made our lives more convenient but it has had a negative side effect: illegible handwriting. We use computers so often that many of us now possess dreadful handwriting skills. But can tablets undo the damage that computers have done? Let's have a closer look.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm just starting my second year of university and my home laptop is too bulky to take with me. I'm on the hunt for a secondary laptop but since I'm a full-time student, I'm on a bit of a budget. I don't have too many requirements — just that it is smaller, has long battery life, fits at least 2 USB ports and runs relatively smoothly. I'm really struggling to make a decision here. Any suggestions?

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These days, most tablets and laptops come with unique hardware applications (some would call them "gimmicks") in an attempt to stand out from the crowd. It might be a fancy 3D camera, a battery extender or even an inbuilt projector. Usually, it's entirely unproven technology that could prove useful... or it might be a flash in the pan. Lenovo is looking to eliminate this uncertainty with the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. Instead of saddling itself to one feature, it offers a choice of three clip-on modules to suit the needs of different customers. Or you can sit on the fence and ignore them all.

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Educational apps for kids are everywhere, but only a select few teach important lessons in entertaining ways. Here are six apps that can actually teach your kids valuable skills — from developing a musical ear to learning how to code.

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At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 resembles a throwback to tablets of old — it's small, deliberately plain and lacks a detachable keyboard. However, beneath its unobtrusive design lies a great pygmy workhorse that's perfect for productivity on the go. It's also one of the thinnest tablets we've ever laid eyes on (if you care about that sort of thing.) Read on for our full review!

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Are toddlers really becoming addicted to technology? There's certainly a lot of media hype to suggest that they are. And there's no question the footage of small children breaking down when their tablet is taken away is unsettling.

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How many windows and tabs are open on your computer as you read this article? How many different tasks are you trying to do on your computer right now? Electronic devices tempt us to try to multi-task, but according to recent research, only 5% of people can multi-task efficiently. With that in mind, here's a scientific look at the best way to learn and take notes on your laptop.