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Call A Sesame Street Or Disney Character For Moral Support

Many of our favorite authors, actors and organizations are stepping up right now to provide resources and emotional support during the coronavirus shutdown.
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Get Your A.I. To "Boo"st Up Your Halloween Fun

Halloween is Thursday and everyone is getting into the spirit, even our AI friends! If you have an Amazon Alexa device, you can activate spooky Halloween sounds by saying, “Alexa, start Spooky Halloween Sounds” and a loop of creepy sounds will start going. The same is true for Google Home. Simply...
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Extension Will Quickly Point Out Old News Stories

More people have become skeptical about what we read in the news, especially on social media. One huge source of misinformation seems to be old news rather than inaccurate news. SureOrNot is a Chrome extension that can help point those types of news failures out for you. When it detects a story is...
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This App Adds Sound Effects While You Read A Bedtime Story To Your Child

Reading a bedtime story is a time honored tradition that you can now take to the next level thanks to technology. Download the free app called Novel Effect to your iPhone or iPad and it uses voice recognition technology to add sound effects, music and character voices as you read the story! Simply...
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Facebook Mute Feature Launches

Finally a way to keep your friends from spoiling TV shows or to stop reading headlines about certain political situations! Facebook has launched 'Keyword Snooze', which allows you to mute certain keywords or phrases from the Facebook feeds for 30 days at a time. The roll out follows a similar...
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Facebook Retiring Trending Stories Feature This Week

As social media platforms look to control fake news, Facebook announced that it will be eliminating its trending topics section this week. The company says that over time people found the product to be less and less useful. The trending feature was introduced in 2014 as a way to help people...
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Facebook To Launch "Trust" Icons On All Shared Stories

The lines between legitimate and fake news is about to get easier on Facebook. The company is launching what it calls a trust indicator,” an icon that you can tap to learn more about the publisher of articles shared on Facebook. The move comes as Facebook and other social media platforms look for...
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App Adds Sound Effects & Music To Bedtime Stories Read To Your Kids

Parents have been reading bedtime stories to their children for a long as there have been books. But this is the 21st century and while the traditions of the past live on, technology is making them more interesting. The Novel Effect app is the first of its kind that adds sound effects and music to...
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Acne Myths Debunked

Nothing can change you mood faster than feeling that irritating bump on your skin as acne makes itself known. But there is a lot of mis-information on the causes and treatment of acne breakouts, so let's take a true/false quiz and see how much you know about acne. #1-greasy foods cause acne. FALSE-...
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