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|SL||Amazon has introduced the Echo Dot Kids Edition that adds a parental control dashboard and different colored cases. Among the features are a one-year subscription to the Free Time Unlimited bundle of kids audiobooks, apps and shows, child-friendly answers to questions and an explicit lyrics filter. It's available for preorder now for $79.||https://www.buzzfeed.com/mathonan/amazon-alexa-for-kids?utm_term=.kxYaNpEz0#.praNO3Pm9|
|tm||Facebook reported revenue $11.97 billion earnings per share of $1.69 beating analysts estimates. Daily Active Users grew 3.57%, which is faster than last quarter and monthly active users grew 3.28% a little slower than last month.||https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/25/facebook-q1-2018-earnings/|
|sl||Microsoft's next edition of Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 5, will offer a Lean Edition for devices with limited storage. Microsoft will remove unnecessary components like reg-edit and Internet Explorer that are not usually used on cheap laptops and tablets.||https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/25/17279042/microsoft-windows-10-lean-edition|
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|:33||tm||Google launched changes to Gmail Wednesday. Among the new features are message-specific two-factor authentication, self-deleting messages, the ability to revoke sent messages and the ability to restrict forwarding copying or downloading. You can also hover over an email to take actions without opeing the message, including snoozing it. Gmail will also resurface emails it thinks have a time-sensitive nature. There's also a visual redesign that adds tasks, notes and calendar to the sidebar And the Web version of Gmail now has an offline mode. The changes will rollout slowly and users will be asked before it changes for them. Google is also launching a Google Tasks app.||https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/25/17277360/gmail-redesign-live-features-google-update|
|:35||sl||Snapchat announced Snappables — AR games that use your touch, motion and facial expressions to compete for high scores in a multiplayer scenario with other Snap users. Snappables, along with other Snapchat Lenses and are rolling out globally this week, with new games set to be released in the weeks to come. Here are some examples: an Asteroids-style space shooter, a bubble gum popping contest, a weight lifting one you play by straining your forehead, a kiss-blowing game, an egg catching competition and a dance party.||https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/25/snappables-snapchat-games/|
|:38||tm||The 43-inch Philips Momentum 4K display aka 436M6 is the first to get HDR1000 certification. That means its guaranteed to deliver 1,000 candelas/square meter of brightness about 2 to 4 times as bright as most current displays. It also needs to support a 955:1 contrast ratio, 10-bits per color of image processing, and cinema-quality color gamuts. A feature called MultiView lets you simultaneously view a PC and set-top box like a Roku. It costs $1,000 arriving this summer.||https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/25/philips-momentum-43-inch-display-hdr-1000/|
|:40||sl||Sources tell Droid-Life that the rumored YouTube remix music service will replace Google Play Music when it launches later this year. Google Play Music is already part of YouTube Red and includes YouTube music videos. Google Play Music also allows users to store MP3s in an online locker. No word on whether or not that feature will survive. YouTube told Droid-life, "we’ll provide plenty of notice before any changes are made." Google I/O is May 8, so we might find out more then.||https://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/cache/page_enhanced/www.droid-life.com/2018/04/24/youtube-remix-google-play-music/_index.html|
|:42||tm||The European Emergency Number Association announced a partnership with Corti to provide real-time AI support for emergency dispatchers in detecting cardiac arrest. In a trial run in Copenhagen, Corti-assisted calls recognized 95.3% of cardiac arrest calls while humans recognised 73.9%. Corti uses speech recognition to analyze patterns of communication including tone of voice and breathing difficulties among other signs to deliver recommendations to the human dispatcher. The EENA will start by implementing Corti in 4 European Countries by June.||https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/04/25/europe-launches-heart-attack-detecting-ai-emergency-calls/|
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|:45||Is MoviePass Hollywood's Future or Just "Too Good to Be True"?||https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/is-moviepass-hollywoods-future-just-good-be-true-1105538|
|At Cinemacon in Las Vegas, National Association of Theatre Owners president John Fithian said "The movie industry is not a zero-sum game," and "The idea that younger adults aren’t passionate moviegoers is a myth."|
MoviePass has offered one movie ticket per day for $9.95 a month
Parent company Helios and Matheson CEO ed Farnsworth told Hollywood Reporter that MoviePass makes a profit on 88 percent of its subscribers.
- MoviePass spends no money acquiring subscribers (used spend $51/sub two years ago)
- Plan is to get kickbakcs from theaters in exchamnge for promotion, sell analytics of moviegoing behavior, strike deals with restaurants/retail for promotions/ads.
- MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe says it should be profitable by 2019
Lost $10 million in most recent quarter but has $200 million banked.
- Passed 2 million subs in February and expects 5 million by end of year.
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|sl||I am in my mid 50s and worked in the IT field until 10 years ago. I started having vision problems and I am now legally blind. The first few years were very trying, but after some time a little of my vision returned and I was able to acquire some adaptive software for my PC. DTNS was one of the most helpful resources I found to help me get caught up in the world of technology (I was still using Windows XP when I started having my vision problems). I was able to get back up to speed with everything while I was on the sidelines and now stay on top of what is happening with DTNS doing the heavy lifting. For that I am truly grateful.|
Now, I am a client of an agency that works with low vision and blind people in my area. The other clients are all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. I have noticed that quite a few have problems with accessibility devices and/or software. I want to create a user group/information source to help my fellow clients but I have never done anything like this before. I am looking for some direction in this pursuit. I probably don't need to reinvent the wheel. Could anyone point me to a resource that would help me make this dream possible?
La Cheeserie! (That's for Justin Robert Young)
|Soumyadip writes "Nine candidates for the West Bengal panchayat elections (this is the lowest rung in India's multi-tier democracy) have had to submit their nominations through WhatsApp, setting a milestone that stands testimony not to the technological strides in the poll process but to the risk of bodily harm potential candidates face in the world's largest democracy.|
West Bengal is a state in eastern India governed by the Trinamool Congress which is fighting a bitter and bloody electoral battle against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which is in power at the Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi."
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