Research released June 9 indicates that U.S. parents are rearing a young gadget-laden generation that is at home with smart phones, laptop computers, and video game consoles, AFP reports. U.S. households with children between the ages of four and 14 have an average of 11 electronic gizmos, according to a Kids and Consumer Electronics report from industry tracker NPD Group, and one-third of parents surveyed said they plan to buy their child an electronic device in the coming year. Younger children are in line for electronic learning toys, while older offspring can expect mobile telephones or digital cameras, NPD found....

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