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Teen Girls Flip The Negative Script On Social Media

For many teen girls, the Internet can be a hateful place.<p>To counter the negativity, they've been coming up with their own social media solutions. According to Pew, 73 percent of teen girls use social media to get support from peers, so they've been creating spaces where teens play into the positive …

Too many clothes, nothing to wear? How to edit your wardrobe

Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees. Sometimes you can’t see what to wear for all your clothes. This was the situation I had found myself in over the past few months. My wardrobe was a disaster. My clothes were so squashed that I had to iron them after they emerged from its depths. I was …

Kids, Safety and Social Media

Safer Internet Day is Tuesday, February 9th. To celebrate this important event, I want to do my part to move the conversation forward. How can we as a community work together to allow our kids the incredible potential of our connected world while also keeping them safe from harm? Whose …

Social Media

Smart clothes, not watches, are the future of wearable tech

Why are we so fixated on watches and bands? The wearable tech market is full of fitness-obsessed products for workout-loving people with thick wrists and deep pockets.<p>No one in the industry wants to admit it, but the wrist is probably not the best place to stick a bunch of sensors, and activity …

9 crazy things that could happen after the singularity, when robots become smarter than humans

Futurists say that our destiny will be shaped by the Singularity, the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.<p>Scholars don't agree on the details, but they say it will happen between 30 and 1000 years from today, with most predicting it will emerge in the next century.<p>It …

Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

Hell No Barbie: 8 reasons to leave Hello Barbie on the shelf

This holiday season, Mattel hopes to make Hello Barbie, a doll that records and analyzes children’s private conversations, a must-have toy. But …

Cookies op Trouw

Trouw.nl en krant.nl gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare technologieën ("cookies") onder andere om u een optimale gebruikerservaring te bieden.<p>Ook …

Hello Barbie: concerns over toy that could be spying on your children

The new interactive Barbie can record your children’s conversations and transmit them over the internet<p>Security experts have warned that a new interactive Barbie could be exploited by hackers to spy on children.<p>Hello Barbie comes equipped with speech recognition technology and Wi-Fi, and …

Strengths-Based Parenting: How to Understand the Needs of Your Children

All parents want to do the best job possible in raising their kids – that’s a given. But when I look around, I often see parents saying and doing …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Breakthroughs

Can Models Succeed Without Social Media?

What do Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Cara Delevingne have in common—besides insane success, beauty contracts, and magazine covers? They all owe their careers to their savvy use of social media. In 2015, in order for a model to stay relevant, it seems that she or he has to stay engaged. Brands …

Social Media

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Google's genius futurist takes 100 pills a day to help him live forever — here's what some of them do

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day to help him reach "singularity," the point at which he believes exponential developments in technology will allow him to live forever. He stopped by our office and talked to us about food science and supplemental …

From sex symbol to icon: How Crystal Dynamics saved Lara Croft

Real characters aren't just good art, they're good business<p>Lara Croft faced one of her most deadly situations yet in 2008. <i>Tomb Raider: Underworld</i>, the eighth game of the series, had failed to meet sales expectations with just 1.5 million copies. After 12 years, it was uncertain if gamers were still …

Google brengt virtual reality naar klaslokaal | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl

Dat maakte het internetbedrijf maandag bekend op zijn blog.<p>Scholieren kunnen met de bril op 'ontdekkingstocht naar plaatsen waar de schoolbus niet …

'FOMO': Heavy social media use leading to depression among teens

The finding is one of a number documented in the fifth annual National Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey, which has documented the impact of …

Cyberbullying: kids and teens

Cyberbullying is using digital technology to deliberately hurt someone. It can happen in lots of different ways. You can help your child avoid …

Social Media

Michelle Phan named one of YouTube's highest-earning vloggers after beauty company valued at $500m

It started as a simple hobby but Michelle Phan has managed to turn posting make-up tutorials on YouTube into an incredibly lucrative empire. The …

What age is appropriate to join social media?

Teyalee sought permission from her mother, Lauren Trewin, who carefully explained the potential dangers of social media and monitors her activity …

The Singularity, Virtual Immortality and the Trouble with Consciousness (Op-Ed)

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Consciousness

How much time should kids spend with screens? New advice for a digital age

The American Academy of Pediatrics is catching up with the times.<p>Back in 2011, it issued a policy called "Media Use By Children Younger Than 2 Years," which recommended no more than two hours of screen time a day for kids older than 2, and discouraged any time at all in front of a screen for …

10 Ways Teens Are Hiding Their Online Behavior from Parents

According to security company McAfee, most parents don’t actually know the <i>real</i> online behavior of their teens.<p>Veer<p>Remember the slogan from those old …

Here’s what the future will look like, according to Baidu and Microsoft

Ever wonder what the future holds? Increasingly, as part of their marketing campaigns, tech companies are producing videos that visualize a future …

The Psychology Behind What We Do On Facebook

<b>Facebook can be addictive.</b> Whoever has signed up for the social network knows that. I mean, how could you possibly not check who has liked your …

11-Year-Old Boy Addresses Cyberbullies in Moving YouTube Video

Logan Fairbanks is our new hero.<p>The 11-year-old YouTuber, who regularly stars alongside his dad Josh in videos highlighting father-son pranks and …

How to Teach Media Fluency Skills: 6 Cool Concepts to Try

Teaching Media Fluency skills is crucial to the educational environment as technology continues to reshape how students think and react to digital …

Tapping into kids' passion for Minecraft in the classroom

If you know children aged between about six and 14, then you have probably heard of Minecraft.<p>Minecraft is a digital game, a popular cultural …

Minecraft

Jongeren gebruiken digitale media verschillend

Bijna alle Nederlandse jongeren hebben een mobiele telefoon en komen dagelijks met andere digitale media in aanraking, zoals computers. Maar hoe ze …