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Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?

Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?

Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?https://medium.com/the-new-york-times/google-is-teaching-children-how-to-act-online-is-it-the-best-role-model-f1e96e78dcacThe tech giant is positioning itself in schools as a trusted authority on digital citizenship at a moment when the company’s data-handling practices are under growing scrutiny

At This Hackathon, Alexa Gives You More Than Just the Weather

At This Hackathon, Alexa Gives You More Than Just the Weather - PCMag Asia

At This Hackathon, Alexa Gives You More Than Just the Weather – PCMag Asiahttps://sea.pcmag.com/news/29158/at-this-hackathon-alexa-gives-you-more-than-just-the-weatherAt a recent USC hackathon, five teams had one night to make a voice-based digital assistant that helps people with developmental disabilities. Here’s who got the $10,000 grand prize.

How museums are using immersive digital experiences

It is common knowledge that many art galleries and museums are finding it tough to market to younger, digitally-oriented generations.

How museums are using immersive digital experiences | Econsultancy

How museums are using immersive digital experiences | Econsultancyhttps://econsultancy.com/blog/70159-how-museums-are-using-immersive-digital-experiences/Although millennials ‘enjoy museums’, they have also ‘expressed concern that the content and mission of many museums may not be in sync with millennials’ interest and values’, according to millennialmarketing.com.

Alexa Gains Full Voice Control in Updated App for iPhone and iPad

Alexa Gains Full Voice Control in Updated App for iPhone and iPad

Alexa Gains Full Voice Control in Updated App for iPhone and iPadhttps://www.idropnews.com/apps/alexa-gains-full-voice-control-updated-app-iphone-ipad/75356/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=07022018&utm_term=NewsletterWith this week’s update to version 2.2.21, Amazon’s Alexa app for iOS brings much broader, Siri-like functionality to iPhone and iPad. Users are now able to use the Alexa app to carry out a wide range of activities, including the ability to control a number of powerful and innovative smart home devices, smart kitchen appliances, digital music playlists, check the weather and even ask general queries.

Apple’s Most Important WWDC 2018 Announcements

ARKit 2, Privacy, Siri Shortcuts: The Most Important WWDC 2018 News – Varietyhttps://variety.com/2018/digital/news/wwdc-2018-biggest-news-siri-ios-apple-tv-1202829288/“Today is all about software,” proclaimed Apple CEO Tim Cook during the opening keynote for Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, setting the stage for a long list of announcements of new features coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and Mac OS later this year. Here are the biggest news bits of the show all in one place:

Withings to Nokia Digital Health then back to Withings

Announcements - Frequently asked questions about the acquisition of Nokia digital health business – Nokia

Announcements – Frequently asked questions about the acquisition of Nokia digital health business – Nokiahttps://support.health.nokia.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001422608?utm_campaign=event_201805_el&utm_content=main&utm_medium=email&utm_source=crmNokia wanted to refocus on its networks and licensing activities and so decided to divest its connected health entity. We are delighted to welcome Eric Carreel, the co-founder of Withings, as the head of this now independent entity. The teams at Withings will continue selling Nokia digital health products throughout the world. As far as the Withings brand is concerned, Eric Carreel wishes its come back by the end of the year, via a new cycle of innovations.

Instagram Is Turning Into Facebook, and That’s Bad

Instagram Is Turning Into Facebook, and That’s Bad - WSJ

Instagram Is Turning Into Facebook, and That’s Bad – WSJhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/instagram-is-turning-into-facebook-and-thats-bad-1517422670Facebook has owned Instagram since 2012 but the two have felt totally different—until recently, when Instagram started using many of the same digital tricks Facebook pioneered to keep you scrolling longer. Why does Instagram want to be so much like its big brother at a time when the pre-eminent social network is drawing so much criticism?