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Why your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more often

The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes?While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses less, we have found in recent studies that another factor may be at play: Kids need to go outside, and, if not play, at least get some general exposure to outdoor...

Apple's Face ID: Not So Great for Kids and Twins

The iPhone X might be the future of Apple's smartphone design, but its lauded Face ID facial recognition system has an issue with people under 13: it's much more difficult to tell them apart. In a security guide published Wednesday, Apple recommends that children under the age of 13 do not use Face ID due to the probability of a false match being significantly higher for young children. The company said this was because “their distinct facial features may not have fully...

“Inhumans” and “The Gifted”: Marvel’s diminishing returns

Knowing the history of “X-Men” isn’t a prerequisite to enjoying “The Gifted,” although viewers with a passing acquaintance with its mythos may give it a bit more patience than those who come to it cold. That shouldn't prove to be much of a barrier; the hero team is a pop-culture standard these days, as are Marvel’s “Daredevil” and DC’s “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Gotham.”“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” benefits from a theatrical fist bump with Marvel’s “Avengers” universe — which in...