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7 Startling Facts About the Music Industry in 2017

7 Startling Facts About the Music Industry in 2017 | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
The IFPI released their Music Consumer Insight Report today. While more people use streaming platforms, a high number prefer pirating by stream ripping.
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Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu: What your smart devices know (and share) about you | TED Talk

Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu: What your smart devices know (and share) about you | TED Talk | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Once your smart devices can talk to you, who else are they talking to? Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu wanted to find out -- so they outfitted Hill's apartment with 18 different internet-connected devices and built a special router to track how often they contacted their servers and see what they were reporting back. The results were surprising -- and more than a little bit creepy. Learn more about what the data from your smart devices reveals about your sleep schedule, TV binges and even your tooth-brushing habits -- and how tech companies could use it to target and profile you. (This talk contains mature language.)
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YouTube has thousands of disturbing videos targeted at kids: Report

YouTube has thousands of disturbing videos targeted at kids: Report | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
The New York Times and writer James Bridle have highlighted a host of disturbing videos on YouTube that are directed at children.
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Android's under-5s apps have 'unfair and deceptive' ads

Android's under-5s apps have 'unfair and deceptive' ads | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Campaign groups and university researchers raise concerns about the ads found in Android apps.
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Inappropriate ads to deceive young children..
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How do we teach students to identify fake news?

How do we teach students to identify fake news? | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
In a world where it is increasingly dangerous to simply trust what we read and see, it is critical that students are taught to approach the world around them with a healthy sense of skepticism to avoid being misled, duped, or scammed.
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Teaching Fake News
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Soon, the most beautiful people in the world may no longer be human - The

Soon, the most beautiful people in the world may no longer be human - The | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
A new generation of digital models is already emerging. They're drawing millions of followers on Instagram and interest from brands.
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BBFC finally unveils guidance and draft regulations for mandatory adult website age checks

BBFC finally unveils guidance and draft regulations for mandatory adult website age checks | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Government porn crackdown coming soon,Cloud Computing,Communications ,BBFC,Margot James,Digital Economy Act 2017,adult websites,age checks
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Nvidia develops way to fix grainy or pixelated photos using deep learning

Nvidia develops way to fix grainy or pixelated photos using deep learning | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Works without ever being shown what a noise-free image looks like,Components ,Nvidia,AI,deep learning,datastrategy,neural networks
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AI Deep Learning used to make photographs clearer
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Why tech giants Amazon and Google want to control your doorbell

Why tech giants Amazon and Google want to control your doorbell | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Amazon, Google battle to unlock gadget's potential.
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Smart doorbells - allow users to ring the bell e.g with a delivery - this will link to an app - you can then talk to the delivery guy or remotely open the door to let them in to drop of the package
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Smart locks, lights and speakers the latest weapons of domestic abusers

Smart locks, lights and speakers the latest weapons of domestic abusers | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Internet-connected home devices that are marketed as the newest conveniences are also being used to harass, monitor and control.
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Remote access to smart home devices being use for domestic harrassment by estranged partners
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Could playing Fortnite lead to video game addiction? The World Health Organisation says yes, but others disagree

If your child is keeping their grades up and maintaining friends and hobbies, then their gaming activity is likely not a disorder or addiction.
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Understanding gaming addiction - what is it? Does everyone agree that it is a legitimate health problem and what should parents do?
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World Health Organization to announce ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental health condition

World Health Organization to announce ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental health condition | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
At a time when there’s increasing focus on ‘digital health’ – ensuring that usage of devices like smartphones doesn’t take over our lives – gaming addiction is to be officia…
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Gaming disorder a new mental health condition
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Thorpe Park's new ride charges phones from screams

Thorpe Park's new ride charges phones from screams | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
The Walking Dead: The Ride, uses screams and kinetic energy to charge phones.
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Fair ride vibrations and screens can produce electricity to charge your phones - Thorpe Park, UK
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Copyright protection for songwriters, musicians | Borneo Bulletin Online

Copyright protection for songwriters, musicians | Borneo Bulletin Online | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
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Copyright music and brunei
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How to Avoid Those Weird, Inappropriate Videos on the YouTube Kids App | Learning

How to Avoid Those Weird, Inappropriate Videos on the YouTube Kids App | Learning | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Here’s what you can do as a parent to prevent your children from seeing the really awful videos everyone is talking about.
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The disturbing YouTube videos that are tricking children

The disturbing YouTube videos that are tricking children | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Thousands of videos on YouTube look like versions of popular cartoons but contain disturbing and inappropriate content not suitable for children.
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VR esports: Is it gaming for sporty people?

VR esport athlete Tim McGuinness says the technology lets him do things traditional sport competitors cannot.
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How AI systems beat Vegas oddsmakers in sports forecasting accuracy

How AI systems beat Vegas oddsmakers in sports forecasting accuracy | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
AI-powered systems have upped the ante for predictions in Vegas betting markets, predicting results for 200 NHL hockey games in the 2017-18 season.
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Video games, not killer robots, might hold the future of AI

Video games, not killer robots, might hold the future of AI | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Humans hate playing with bots, but bots that play like humans aren't satisfying, argues AI researcher,Software ,Games,gaming,Artificial Intelligence,AI,OpenAI,Dota 2,datastrategy,in-depth
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Security footage 'viewed by thousands'

Security footage 'viewed by thousands' | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Alan and Jean, a couple from Leeds, were being watched by thousands of people around the world and didn’t even know.
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Smart Homes - cameras being hacked by third parties viewing what your cameras can see - over 3 years - 70 different countries - watching you, when you thought your cameras were protecting you.
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The trouble with… online gaming

The trouble with… online gaming | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Competitive multiplayers are great for the best players, but it's no fun if you're basically Kar98 headshot fodder,Software,Cloud Computing ,PUBG,Player Unknowns Battlegrounds,Fortnite,Games
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A summary of how people feel about online gaming today
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Supasorn Suwajanakorn: Fake videos of real people -- and how to spot them | TED Talk

Supasorn Suwajanakorn: Fake videos of real people -- and how to spot them | TED Talk | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Do you think you're good at spotting fake videos, where famous people say things they've never said in real life? See how they're made in this astonishing talk and tech demo. Computer scientist Supasorn Suwajanakorn shows how, as a grad student, he used AI and 3D modeling to create photorealistic fake videos of people synced to audio. Learn more about both the ethical implications and the creative possibilities of this tech -- and the steps being taken to fight against its misuse.
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how to determine fake people in videos (links with fake images0
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Gaming addiction 'a mental health condition'

Gaming addiction 'a mental health condition' | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
For millions, it is a harmless hobby but for some it can become more than that.
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Is Fortnite really damaging children more than sites like Facebook?

Is Fortnite really damaging children more than sites like Facebook? | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
The ascendency of Fortnite from cult to talking point has been faster than that of Bitcoin. It was launched only last July as a paid-for product, and was followed up in September by the release of a free “Battle Royale” mode
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Fortnite - links to gaming addiction?
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Moral panic over Fortnite is misplaced

Moral panic over Fortnite is misplaced | IT Arts Entertainment and Leisure | Scoop.it
Society has an unfortunate habit of going a bit bonkers whenever new technology comes out that children consume in droves. But when it comes to violent video games, the evidence is now pretty clear.
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Alternative view on influence of gaming on violence
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