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caption: In this March 2, 2016 photo, David Limp, Amazon Senior Vice President of Devices, pushes down an Echo Dot in San Francisco.
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In this March 2, 2016 photo, David Limp, Amazon Senior Vice President of Devices, pushes down an Echo Dot in San Francisco.
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Hey Alexa: are you a bad influence on my kid?

Primed is back for another round. Are your kids overexposed on the internet, and is it your fault? And: the myth, the horror, the spider season.

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Joshua McNichols on Primed Season 2

KUOW Amazon podcast Primed is back for a second season. Ross Reynolds speaks with co-host Joshua McNichols about a recent concern: how are kids interacting with smart speakers?

Leah Plunkett, Sharenthood

And speaking of children and tech: are you oversharing photos of your kid online? This is not just a concern of your Facebook friend who’s tired of seeing photo shoots for every month of baby’s development. It’s also a security concern, says Harvard researcher Leah Plunkett. Her new book is Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk About Our Kids Online.

Spider szn

It’s October. That means, mythical or not: spider season is upon us. (Hopefully not actually physically upon us, although at least one Seattle Twitter user reported finding an arachnid in her hair. Susan Masta is a biology professor at Portland State University, here to demystify the many-legged conventional wisdom.

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