How can parents and guardians deal with these fears? Is it a good idea to allow the child to do as he or she pleases and learn the hard way? When can a parent know that enough is enough? Teens share a unique and complex relationship with social media platforms, especially with the giant website – Facebook. They believe it is the window to adulthood and their opportunity to feel
Changes in the real estate industry brought on by information technology and electronic advancements are phenomenal. Last year, we saw an amendment to Ontario’s Electronic Commerce Act, and it became legal to sign agreements of purchase and sale electronically. The practice is still being phased in as experts determine how to ensure the reliability of electronic signatures — that they actually represent the people they claim to. Once this practice
A new app called “Being” allows you to view Instagram as another user, even celebrities, athletes, and your closest friends. You can’t Like or Comment, but it uses Instagram’s API for some clever peeping. A new app called Being (iOS) just launched in the App Store, and it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “put yourself in someone else’s shoes.” ‘Being’ allows users to scroll through Instagram as
“The Deep Optics lenses work by incorporating a layer of transparent liquid crystal that can be changed by an electric current”. This story was originally published on Popular Mechanics. A company called Deep Optics is working on new high-tech eye glasses that can change their focus in real-time, depending on distance and type of object. According to Popular Mechanics, “The Deep Optics lenses work by incorporating a layer of transparent
In a session at SMW New York about using mobile technologies to enhance creativity, we heard from Andrew Jarecki (Director of HBO’s “The Jinx” and Founder of the app KnowMe), Wilson Kriegel (Chief Business Development Officer & GM of PicsArt), Morgan Murphy (Producer and Writer), and Niklas Lindstrom (Head of Interactive Production for Droga5). The session was moderated by Toby Daniels (Founder & Executive Director of Social Media Week). Andrew
Music streaming service Spotify first made a name for itself by allowing its users to listen to songs for free instead of purchasing them. Now that the company has already successfully disrupted the music industry once, it is seeking to do so again, this time by using data to create a more personal and exciting experiences for listeners. Speaking at Social Media Week in New York, Spotify’s Creative Director, Richard
Company cites mobile progress while board explores “strategic options. Right now, it has to be tough to be Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Seen above in a 2015 photo, Mayer is under tremendous pressure from institutional investors who from the start have had unreasonable expectations and probably have not given the company sufficient flexibility to transform. It is being reported that Yahoo has “formed a committee of independent board members to explore
Amazon plans to expand its Detroit office, adding more full-time jobs in hopes of creating a technology hub. The vice president for Amazon Marketplace, Peter Faricy, said on Monday that the company was focused on hiring residents of Michigan, which he described in a statement as a rapidly growing technology corridor. Amazon already has hundreds of employees in the state. Amazon, based in Seattle, leases space on one floor in
New research suggests that one of humanity’s most important inventions can be improved. I grew up in a tiny New York City apartment, packed in alongside our four cats and my father’s immense personal library of some 3000 books. My father designed books for a living, and he revered them. His books were everywhere in the apartment, covering every possible surface in the house, the radiators and toilet tanks included.
Google has unveiled a new logo for its core search services. The change smoothes out some of the features in the letters that make up the well-known colourful logo spelling out its name. It said the change was needed because people were now reaching Google on lots of mobile devices rather than just desktop computers. The change comes after Google put its many divisions under an umbrella company called Alphabet.