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Social Media

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy.<p>So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their …

Social Media

Smartphones aren't a smart choice in middle school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not too long ago, one of my daughter's middle-school teachers told me that my daughter was spending a lot of time on her phone during class. As a mother, this was concerning. But I was not surprised. I am a physician and filmmaker who dedicated my time to make the documentary "Screenagers: …

Middle School

The SMS text message turns 25 today

There weren’t too many historical events on December 3, 1992, but the date is an important one for mobile fans: 25 years ago today, the very first …

Women are better in tech than men, says a report

The Brookings Institution finds that women have better digital skills than men but are still underrepresented in the industry.<p>Think men's brains are better suited for tech jobs? Think again.<p>A report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution measured men's and women's digital …

Tech Industry

Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

A study published Tuesday in the journal <i>Clinical Psychological Science</i> finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts over the last several years among …

Depression

Parents Spend As Much Time on Screens As Teenagers

Parents of tweens and teens spend about nine hours per day using screens, according to a new report. And though they express many concerns about …

Social Media

Hasbro, Mattel part of $835,000 settlement for tracking children

Four media companies agreed to a $835,000 settlement for knowingly tracking children online, which is illegal in the United States.<p>Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro, and JumpStart Games all settled with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today, after an investigation called “Operation Child …

Hot Wheels

Classic email scam earns thieves $44m in a single heist

Earlier in August, leading cable manufacturer Leoni AG announced it has fallen victim to an online scam that has cost the company a staggering $44 million in funds. Following two weeks of investigation, new details have surfaced today and it was revealed the thieves used the oldest trick in the …

Social Media

Snapchat hit with lawsuit claiming its Discover feature exposes minors to explicit content

Snapchat, which just got a hefty update yesterday, has been hit with a lawsuit accusing that the app’s Discover feature of exposing minors to sexually explicit content. The lawsuit has been filed by a 14-year-old boy and his mother, who are represented by Mark Geragos in the Central California …

Minecraft is coming to schools with the Education Edition beta launch

Following up on its announcement in January, Minecraft: Education Edition is rolling out to teachers in an open beta today.<p>It’s pretty much identical to the standard version of Minecraft, but with a couple of extra perks to make it more useful for educators and students, like an in-game camera or …

App of the Week: Science Journal puts a lab in your pocket

In many instances, smartphone apps and features have taken over tasks that formerly challenged our brains, like remembering numbers and memorizing …

Apps

Google 'Science Journal' Android app is a digital notebook for STEM education

While all jobs and careers are important to society, scientists are arguably the greatest drivers of change. These professionals are responsible for …

These New Earbuds Can Translate Languages For You in Real-Time

The Babel fish is real!<p>As anybody who's ever tried to get by in a foreign country without much grasp of the local language can tell you, oversized …

Employment
Education

Students Are Using 'Smart' Spy Technology to Cheat in Exams

And now ALL WATCHES might be banned in exams.<p>Students at a medical college in Thailand have been caught using spy cameras linked to smartwatches to …

Smartwatches

Car accident victim sues Snapchat for role in high-speed crash

The victim of a car accident is suing Snapchat after his Mitsubishi was rear-ended by a Mercedes traveling in excess of 100 mph.<p>The plaintiff, Wentworth Maynard, was struck “so violently [the car] shot across the left lane and into the left embankment,” according to his lawyers.<p>The driver of the …

Google Accused of Enabling Photography Piracy

Photography company Getty Images is accusing Google of scraping images from third party websites and encouraging piracy, adding a new wrinkle to the …

AdWords

Apple Expects You To Stop Using Your iPhone In Three Years

There is no mythical ‘self-destruct’ chip inside Apple’s hardware, but Cupertino has acknowledged that it believes its hardware has a definitive life span. And the suggested life feels rather on the low side.<p>The environmental policy’s QnA section addresses the question of how long an Apple device …

iPhone

Mathematical Ability Revealed in Brain Scans

Albert Einstein once said that his mathematical genius had nothing to do with language: "Words and language, whether written or spoken, do not seem …

The Brain

Teenagers have built a summary app makes studying easier

Three teenagers have built a nifty summary tool that could potentially help high-school students study more efficiently and save hours of reading.<p>Available for iOS, Summize is an intelligent summary generator that will automatically recap the contents of any textbook page (or news article) you take …

Texting while walking could soon be illegal in New Jersey

Jared Schumacher is among the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who routinely use electronic devices to text, listen to music or do other tasks …

Google Chrome

People are using shady apps to get around Snapchat's biggest limitation

One of Snapchat's main qualities as a social network is that, for the most part, everything you share has to be created in its app.<p>Though you're able to share photos from your phone's camera roll to friends in one-on-one conversations, you can't do the same thing for your publicly viewed story. …

Apps

Watch teens react to computers with 20-year-old Windows 95

Fine Brothers decided to create an episode of their "Teens React" series dedicated to Windows 95, VentureBeat reports. The show films the reactions of a group of people after being shown something they've never encountered before, in this case Microsoft's operating system triumph from 20 years …

Teens

Boy, 12, disproves Deflategate at science fair

A young man named Ben Goodell (no relation to Roger) says he can prove New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not deflate footballs, CBS …

NFL

America's K-12 Science Teachers Tripping Up on Gateway to Climate-science Knowledge

Up front, the expert scientific community is near unanimous: climate change is occurring and human action is driving this change. Simple truth:<p>"Over 97 percent of climate scientists have independently concluded that human-caused global warming is happening."<p>As three leading science communication …

Climate

Review: MagLOCK magnetic pedals should attract a certain crowd

Each MagLOCK pedal features an anodized aluminum body with weight-saving cutouts, along with 10 removable cylindrical neodymium magnets inside. Those …

Cycling