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Cover Story - July 12, 2013

How digital consumption is changing the way kids develop

Experts warn of the dangers of excessive screen time

Like Robbie the robot in Isaac Asimov's 1940 science fiction book, "I, Robot," digital devices may be today's nursemaids for children. And as a result, some kids are becoming more interested in playing with their computers and smartphones than with other children, according to researchers.

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