Holiday Gifts are Techier Than Ever

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Technology Editor, James Oppenheim, Sorts Through the Newest Toys and Gifts Perfect for the Whole Family

Technology is always high on the family wish list this holiday season but what is the right tech for your family? Technology editor, James Oppenheim, says that biggest tech trend he sees for 2017 are gifts that encourage the family to make, share, and preserve memories for a lifetime. Recently, Oppenheim teamed with YourUpdateTV to review some of the hottest hi-tech games and gadgets that are trending this year.

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Anki Overdrive Fast & Furious - Everyone from Kids to Grownups are going to love the high-speed racing inspired by Fast & Furious. The over-the-top action franchise zooms into toyland taking advantage of the latest in artificial intelligence and video games tech.

Cozmo - Learning to code is super-hot this season. Cozmo is real-life robot like you've only seen in the movies. The big news is that this year kids can program him, so it has STEM value as well as lots of personality.

Tech Will Save Us ElectroDough – A STEM kit that lets kids create shapes and sculptures using conductive dough then bring them to life with light and sound. Kids can learn about circuits and electricity.

SanDisk iXpand Base for iPhone – Backing up all the photos and contacts on your iPhone never needs to be a worry with this smart accessory. Its app automatically makes a backup of your memories while your phone charges, so you can concentrate on taking pictures. You can also use it to free up space on your phone.

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About James Oppenheim:
James Oppenheim, Technology Editor of JamesGames.Com, and Contributor to NBC’s Today Show. He has appeared on national news broadcasts including World News Tonight, CNN, and MSNBC, and in print in Parade, Business Week, Child, and other publications. For years he has dedicated himself to find the best family friendly products and been an advocate for better software for kids. He is the founder of CPU, a computer user group dedicated to increasing computer literacy. This tour is sponsored by the manufacturers of the products. The editorial decision regarding the products selected rests solely with JamesGames.Com. For more information, please visit

About YourUpdateTV:
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media ( It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

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