‘Study finds that for children too young, mobile devices can harm
Researchers with the Boston University School of Medicine have now weighed in on those questions in a new set of recommendations published on Friday in the journal Pediatrics. “Mobile devices are everywhere and children are using them more frequently at young ages,” Jenny Radesky, a clinical instructor at Boston University’s Developmental-Behavior Pediatrics, said in a statement. “The impact these mobile devices are having on the development and behavior of children is still relatively unknown.”
‘Nevertheless, the researchers have arrived a series of unsettling conclusions. They said children younger than 30 months “cannot learn from television and videos as they do from real-life interactions.” And to use a mobile device before that age on tasks that aren’t educational can be “detrimental to the social-emotional development of the child.” …’
With employee help, ID theft ring allegedly stole $700,000 in Apple gift cards
‘On Thursday, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said it has indicted five people for using personal information stolen from around 200 people to fund the purchase of hundreds of thousands of dollars in Apple gift cards, which in turn were used to buy Apple products.
‘The DA’s office alleges that Annie Vuong, a 27-year-old from the Bronx, stole the names, address, birth dates and social security numbers of patients at the Manhattan dental office where she worked. That data was passed to Devin Bazile, a 30-year-old former Apple sales associate from the Bronx, who used it to apply for Apple “instant credit,” the lawsuit alleges…’
New Japanese hotel to be staffed by robots
‘We’re not sure if the robotic staff at a planned hotel in Japan will be tucking guests into their beds at night, but they’ll be performing plenty of other traditional hospitality tasks.
‘Huis Ten Bosch, a theme park modeled after the Netherlands in Japan’s Nagasaki Prefecture, has announced plans to open a hotel with robot staff and other advanced technologies.
‘The hotel will be called Henn-na Hotel, which translates as Strange Hotel…’
Man buys Apple MacBook on eBay for £300 – but only gets PICTURE of laptop in mail
‘A man has been left devastated after he bought an Apple MacBook on eBay for hundreds of pounds – but was sent a photocopy PICTURE of the laptop instead.
‘Gutted Paul Barrington, 38, fell victim to the cruel scam after winning the auction for a state-of-the-art Apple MacBook on the website.
‘His winning eBay bid was £300 for the top-of-the-range computer, which can cost up to £1,500 when bought new.
‘But the bargain proved to good to be true when a feather-like package arrived a few days later in a small, square box…’