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Doctors Toss the 'No Screen Time Before Age 2' Rule

Pediatric group revises recommendations for kids to stress balance, not strict limits

(Newser) - Child experts are now acknowledging that electronic devices and online media are here to stay, and probably impossible to keep away from your kids—and new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics reflect this sea change, USA Today reports. A press release notes that, per a trio of documents... More »

Late to the Video-Chat Game, Google Launches FaceTime Rival

New 'Duo' video-calling app faces stiff competition

(Newser) - Knock knock, Google's video-chatting app has arrived. The app, dubbed Duo, represents Google's response to other popular video-calling options, including Apple's FaceTime, Microsoft's Skype, and Facebook's Messenger app. Duo isn't much different from the other video-chatting services, except that it gives a glimpse at... More »

Couple Was on FaceTime Call as Tornado Killed Wife

Petra Ruiz was killed in Saturday's Texas tornadoes

(Newser) - Petra Ruiz had just left a Texas hair salon Saturday—after a special appointment her husband set up for her as a Christmas gift—and called her husband on FaceTime to chat during the drive home, placing her phone in her SUV's cup holder. Suddenly she started screaming and... More »

New FaceTime Pals: Malala and ... Justin Bieber

Singer posts about it on Facebook

(Newser) - She could use the publicity for her cause , and he could use some press that doesn't involve fighting over girls or inadvertently fending off bear attacks . Which might explain this weird FaceTime pairing spotted by Pakistan's Dawn.com : Justin Bieber and teen activist Malala Yousafzai. In a Facebook... More »

Boy, 2, Uses FaceTime to Get Help for Mom

She was bleeding badly after dog bite

(Newser) - Bentley Toone, 2, had used FaceTime on his mother's iPhone to call her friend Connie Guerrero so often, Guerrero sometimes ignored the calls. But last week, "something inside of me just told me that I needed to answer this," Guerrero says. When she picked up, she saw... More »

Pregnant Army Wife Brutally Stabbed, Delivers Baby

She was video-chatting with deployed husband

(Newser) - A 31-year-old Army wife was chatting with her deployed husband via FaceTime when she was brutally attacked and stabbed repeatedly in her Texas home, reports ABC News . A 19-year-old Fort Bliss soldier has been charged. Perhaps most miraculously, Rachel Poole, who was nine months pregnant, delivered a healthy baby girl... More »

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