The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday released a newly revised policy statement that essentially calls out parents for being naive when it comes to the way and extent to which their kids use media today.
"This is the 21st century and they need to get with it," Dr. Victor Strasburger, lead author of the new policy and a University of New Mexico adolescent medicine specialist, told The Associated Press. "I guarantee you that if you have a 14-year-old boy and he has an Internet connection in his bedroom, he is looking at pornography."… Read more
Stop-motion animation is usually a pretty meticulous process by anyone's definition, but graphic artist Nando Costa is apparently a lot more hard core. He's created a 2-minute, 30-second stop-motion animation -- by laser cutting each frame into wood.
"As seen in the video, each frame is unique," he said. "Aside from the design of each frame itself being distinct, small variances that naturally occur in the laser-engraving process, as well as the different wood grain of each frame, naturally created subtle shifts of the position of the artwork. An effect that I was particularly interested in and that could naturally be achieved in digital assembly but that I was much more excited about re-creating with real objects." … Read more
When Apple releases new iPhones and iPads, it typically keeps around a previous generous product. In the case of the recent iPhone launch, while Apple retired the iPhone 5 in favor of the 5C, the iPhone 4S stuck around in an 8GB version that's billed as a "free" iPhone with a two-year contract. That seems reasonable enough, though it's a shame you only get a measly 8GB of storage space (Apple previously didn't make an iPhone 4S in an 8GB version).
After months of rumors and leaked parts photos, Apple's new iPads finally made their official debut -- but once again Apple didn't bring many surprises to its latest launch event.
Yes, we got a new trimmed-down 9.7-inch iPad Air) along with the much-anticipated iPad Mini with a Retina Display and some Mac upgrades. But that left plenty of other product refreshes and announcements in a "to be determined" state.(the
What follows is a comprehensive list of products Apple did not unveil today. To be clear, few if any of these products were expected. … Read more
Airbnb, the peer-to-peer home rental company, says it brings in $632 million to the New York area over the course of a year.
The company released the report at a press conference Tuesday, according to Airbnb.
The rentals from Airbnb hosts have supported 4,580 jobs throughout all five boroughs, according to the study conducted by real estate and economic development firm HR&A Advisors. Additionally, the study said that nearly 90 percent of Airbnb hosts rent out the home they actually live in -- not one that is only for renting. And, Airbnb guests spend more time and … Read more
David Pogue, the tech columnist popularly known for his goofy video demeanor over 13 years at The New York Times, is leaving the venerable paper to lead expanded consumer tech coverage at Yahoo, Chief Executive Marissa Mayer and Pogue himself announced in separate blog posts Monday.
Pogue is the latest of several high-profile figures at top news publications to jump ship, and not the first to do so thanks to a Silicon Valley benefactor. Last week, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who led its coverage of government online surveillance linked to leaks from Edward Snowden, announced he was leaving the paper … Read more
But those days may not be so bygone on Netflix.
At the GigaOm Mobilize conference here, Todd Yellin, vice president of product innovation at Netflix, said that the company will bring those DVD-style extras to its original programming.
"The core of the experience is watching the story that the directors and writers contended, and that's like 99 percent of what it is," he said. "But supplemental content, whether … Read more
Both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq have been courting Twitter to list the company's shares once it goes public. And it appears the social network has chosen a victor: the NYSE. The news comes via Twitter's updated S-1 filing on Tuesday.
While this doesn't make much of a difference to investors, it does deliver a blow to the Nasdaq, which is the home to most public tech companies, like Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook.
Facebook is listed on the Nasdaq but it hasn't had a great experience with the exchange. In fact, on … Read more