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iCandy: It’s Electric

A robotic newspaper-storage locker, an electronic fork, and shoes that track your dance moves

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iCandy: It’s Electric
Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/Press Association/AP Photo

Photo: Michael Dwyer/AP Photo
Thirteen-year-old Gregory Hoffman, who received an iPhone as a Christmas gift, holds the contract his mother drew up that governs his use of the smartphone. The contract’s 18 points demand that he share passwords with a parent, answer his or her calls, avoid hurtful texts, and pay to replace the phone if it’s lost or damaged. The agreement predicts: “You will mess up. I will take away your phone. We will sit down and talk about it. We will start over again.”

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