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YouTube Kids "a vapid wasteland", say US lawmakers

The comments were made in a letter sent to YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcApr 7th, 2021

Fan-made Sonic game for PS5 was created inside another game

What makes this iteration of Sonic Adventure so special is the fact it was created inside another game. That’s right, YouTube user OpyGam3r built everything seen here in Dreams, the sprawling sandbox title from British developer Media Molecule. Foo.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 15 min. ago

The best phones for kids in 2021

Finding a smartphone for your kid is challenging. Check out our selection of the best cell phones for kids, so you can find the right device for your child......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 16 min. ago

Amira Learning raises $11M to put its AI-powered literacy tutor in post-COVID classrooms

School closures due to the pandemic have interrupted the learning processes of millions of kids, and without individual attention from teachers, reading skills in particular are taking a hit. Amira Learning aims to address this with an app that reads.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 43 min. ago

EU plan for risk-based AI rules to set fines as high as 4% of global turnover, per leaked draft

European Union lawmakers who are drawing up rules for applying artificial intelligence are considering fines of up to 4% of global annual turnover (or €20M, if greater) for a set of prohibited use-cases, according to a leaked draft of the AI regula.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 15 min. ago

Detroit 3 execs join voting rights debate in Michigan

Thirty-seven CEOs and chairmen of some of Michigan's largest companies released a joint statement outlining broad principles they believe should be followed as lawmakers debate changes to election laws......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Victory for municipal broadband as Wash. state lawmakers end restrictions

Proposed law allowing public broadband networks awaits governor's signature. Enlarge / State Capitol building in Olympia, Washington. (credit: Getty Images | traveler1116) The Washington state legislature has voted to end limits on municipal b.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Google is killing “Google Play Movies & TV” on smart TVs

Smart TV users get pushed to YouTube, other OSes get Google TV or Play Movies. Enlarge (credit: Google) It sure seems like "Google Play Movies & TV," Google's video content store, is on the way out. Late last year, the Android version of the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Basketball Mathematics scores big at inspiring kids to learn

New study with 756 first through fifth graders demonstrates that a six-week mashup of hoops and math has a positive effect on their desire to learn more, provides them with an experience of increased self-determination and grows math confidence among.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Netflix gives its Kids’ profiles a visual upgrade

Netflix is giving its Kids’ profiles a revamp, the company announced today. While adults’ profiles are personalized with horizontal rows of recommendations that appear as they scroll down, the Kids profiles’ redesign is more visual in nature. W.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Willo launches its tooth-brushing robot for kids

Are you 100% sure that your children are brushing their teeth properly? A New York-based startup called Willo has been working for several years on a device that should transform the tooth-brushing experience for children. Willo isn’t a new toothbr.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

COVID, Quickly, Episode 4: The Virtual Vaccine Line and Shots for Kids

Today we bring you the fourth episode in a new podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Apple decides to skip upcoming Senate antitrust hearing, drawing criticism

U.S. lawmakers are urging Apple to reconsider its decision not to testify in an upcoming Senate subcommittee hearing on antitrust issues in mobile app stores.Credit: WikiMediaThe U.S. Subcommittee Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights is.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

YouTube’s policies block ad targeting on Black Lives Matter videos

“Brand safety” partially dictates who can make money on YouTube. Enlarge (credit: Rego Korosi) YouTube is blocking advertisers from using social and racial justice terms like “Black Lives Matter” to target videos. At the same time, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Best cheap kids tablet deals for April 2021

Keeping kids entertained and learning when they're stuck at home is a noble goal. Kids tablets can help......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Alyce, an AI-based personalised corporate gifting startup, raises $30M

Swag has a long and patchy history in the world of business. For every hip pair of plaid socks, there are five t-shirts you may never wear, an itchy scarf, a notepad your kids might use, and an ugly mug; and most of all, likely thousands of dollars a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

YouTube Is Once Again the Most Popular Social Media Platform

According to a new report, YouTube has dethroned Facebook to become the most popular social media platform. Engadget reports: According to the report, YouTube and Facebook are the most widely used platforms. But of the two, only YouTube is still grow.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

YouTube Kids "a Vapid Wasteland", Say US Lawmakers

A US government committee has described YouTube Kids as a "wasteland of vapid, consumerist content." From a report: In a letter to YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki, the US sub-committee on economic and consumer policy said the platform was full.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

YouTube Kids "a vapid wasteland", say US lawmakers

The comments were made in a letter sent to YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Congress Says Foreign Intel Services Could Abuse Ad Networks For Spying

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A group of bipartisan lawmakers, including the chairman of the intelligence committee, have asked ad networks such as Google and Twitter what foreign companies they provide user data to, over conc.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Lawmakers press Instagram for details on its plans for kids

A group of Democratic lawmakers wrote to Mark Zuckerberg this week to press the CEO on his plans to curate a version of Instagram for children. In a hearing last month, Zuckerberg confirmed reporting by BuzzFeed that the company was exploring an age-.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021