Whether they’re starting kindergarten or college, students today are less interested in pencils and books than in cellphones and laptops. We’ll look at the hot tech items on this year’s back-to-school shopping list.


  • Jason Oxman Senior Vice President for Industry Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association
  • Brian Cooley Editor-at-Large, CNET.com
  • Lisa Guernsey Senior policy analyst, Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation; author of "Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children From Birth to Age Five"

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