The National Retail Federation says consumers will spend more than they did last year, $30 more in fact. Most of that will be candy, flowers, cards and maybe jewelry, but if you haven't considered it yet, why not take a look at tech gadgets?

After seeing ad after ad in my Facebook and Instagram feeds, I decided to see what the new fitness device called The Mirror is all about.

You wouldn't think you could come to Las Vegas to learn how to get a better night's sleep. But this is CES, and the fastest growing area of the 5,000 or so companies unveiling products is the area of sleep tech.

These tech gadgets are small enough to fit into a stocking, but may prove to be the most useful gifts your family will receive this year.

You probably expect to spend hundreds on tech gadgets, but you can impress people on your list with how cool you are, for at or under $30.

The FBI says many smart TVs are unsecured, making them vulnerable to hackers. If they can take it over, they could turn it off and on, raise the volume or activate the camera to watch you.

Shopping for a smartphone is so easy, and you can do it anywhere. This year, consumers are expected to spend billions of dollars by tapping "buy now" on their phones. And some will lose a lot of money by making simple mistakes.

Facebook will undergo a face lift over the next several months, drastically changing the simple look it adopted when it began accepting users worldwide.

There may be as many cooking apps to choose from as there are any other category. Most do the same thing: meal ideas, shopping lists and step-by-step directions.

Security cameras are great, because we can watch what's happening at home on our smartphone from anywhere. But a report from a consumer watchdog group in the UK found some of the most popular cameras for sale on Amazon could let anyone watch what's going on from their phone.

One in three people over the age of 65 have a hard time hearing simple things like someone talking or the television, according to the National Institute on Aging. But new technology at our fingertips can help.

If you're an audiophile who listens to music by streaming it from Apple, Spotify, Pandora or Amazon, there's good news: Amazon can now stream music in ultra high definition. 

We've told you about these disturbing kids videos before. They're creepy, gross and way too provocative for kids. the videos are all over YouTube. Find one, and kids can follow down a rabbit hole to hundreds of others. Now Google, which owns YouTube is cracking down.

What if you could use a password with 13 characters, letters, numbers, special characters and use a different combination for every online account you have? And what if you could change those passwords every time you log-in.

 Helpster is a different type of homework helper app in that it pairs students with tutors who can explain how to reach the correct answer.

Even if parents are keeping a close eye on their child's smartphone, there are many apps they may have downloaded that parents would never suspect could be a problem.

Twenty or thirty years ago, most students headed off to college were packing electronics like stereos and coffee makers. Today, college students need more tech gadgets to get through the semester — but there are things besides smartphones, laptops and hard drives that will come in handy.

If you’re one of the 100 million Amazon Prime members ready to shop, you may be priming yourself for the fifth annual Prime Shopping Day (this year it’s actually a two-day event).

Amazon charges $119 a year for Amazon Prime. You still get free 2-day shipping and daily deals. But shipping and bargains may not be reason enough to pony up the extra money.