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Tech Gifts for Grads and Dads

Maybe Dad is longing for a new tablet. Or your high school or college grad is begging for a new laptop. This is the season when gift-givers are filled with good intentions but overwhelmed by choices in every category of consumer electronics. Tech Tuesday asks a couple of experts for help in choosing the best laptop, tablet, phone, fitness tracker or whatever other tech gadget will delight your favorite dad or grad.

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As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.
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