Browser plugin tracks kids’ online activity — and whether it’s good for their mental health
Children growing up with the internet can spend much more time using it than their parents, and are often able to navigate their way around it more easily — whether that’s a good or bad thing. Designed for parents who want more control over their children’s internet usage, Mevoked is a new platform that gives parents greater insight into the types of content their kids are looking at, as well as how it’s affecting their state of mind. READ MORE…

Browser plugin tracks kids’ online activity — and whether it’s good for their mental health

Children growing up with the internet can spend much more time using it than their parents, and are often able to navigate their way around it more easily — whether that’s a good or bad thing. Designed for parents who want more control over their children’s internet usage, Mevoked is a new platform that gives parents greater insight into the types of content their kids are looking at, as well as how it’s affecting their state of mind. READ MORE…

App blocks social media trolls
Reports of abuse being meted out on social networks, especially to people in the public eye, is becoming a sticking point for companies such as Facebook and Twitter, and has even led to a number of arrests in the UK. A new platform called SMC4 aims to stop hurtful or brand-damaging messages being delivered to its recipients using smart algorithms. READ MORE…

App blocks social media trolls

Reports of abuse being meted out on social networks, especially to people in the public eye, is becoming a sticking point for companies such as Facebook and Twitter, and has even led to a number of arrests in the UK. A new platform called SMC4 aims to stop hurtful or brand-damaging messages being delivered to its recipients using smart algorithms. READ MORE…

From Kenya, robust, mobile ‘brick’ provides internet access when the internet is down
While slimline routers and ultra-thin batteries may be suitable for urban environments where mains electricity and wifi hotspots are in abundance, it’s not the same in rural Africa. We recently covered the rough-and-ready eChaja kit, providing solar-powered device charging for remote areas, and now the BRCK aims to keep Africans connected even when the power turns off and the internet drops out. READ MORE…

From Kenya, robust, mobile ‘brick’ provides internet access when the internet is down

While slimline routers and ultra-thin batteries may be suitable for urban environments where mains electricity and wifi hotspots are in abundance, it’s not the same in rural Africa. We recently covered the rough-and-ready eChaja kit, providing solar-powered device charging for remote areas, and now the BRCK aims to keep Africans connected even when the power turns off and the internet drops out. READ MORE…

Plug-in book offers digital content when the page is turned 
Physical books and new technology are often placed in contrast to each other but – as we have seen with projects such as Between Page and Screen – they can actually exist in harmony. Adding weight to this point, the Elektrobiblioteka, or Electrobook, contains sensors between its pages that generate extra, dynamic content for readers when the book is plugged into a computer. READ MORE…

Plug-in book offers digital content when the page is turned 

Physical books and new technology are often placed in contrast to each other but – as we have seen with projects such as Between Page and Screen – they can actually exist in harmony. Adding weight to this point, the Elektrobiblioteka, or Electrobook, contains sensors between its pages that generate extra, dynamic content for readers when the book is plugged into a computer. READ MORE…

Spectators at re-enactment village get wifi access from donkeys
With internet access becoming more of a necessity than a luxury these days, we’ve seen a number of startups trying to boost wifi coverage outdoors, including pavement hotspots and even park wifi powered by dog poo. Now a re-enactment village in Israel is providing connectivity to tourists from the animals that carry them around the park, through its Wi Fi Donkeys service. READ MORE…

Spectators at re-enactment village get wifi access from donkeys

With internet access becoming more of a necessity than a luxury these days, we’ve seen a number of startups trying to boost wifi coverage outdoors, including pavement hotspots and even park wifi powered by dog poo. Now a re-enactment village in Israel is providing connectivity to tourists from the animals that carry them around the park, through its Wi Fi Donkeys service. READ MORE…

Platform scores developers’ coding skills and delivers results to recruiters
Technology is making it easier for recruiters to look beyond the traditional resumé, and we’ve seen services offering Myers-Briggs personality results and credential verification in the recent past. Now, Gild Source is a tool that aims to help companies hire talented web developers by checking their coding and gathering information from social networks. READ MORE…

Platform scores developers’ coding skills and delivers results to recruiters

Technology is making it easier for recruiters to look beyond the traditional resumé, and we’ve seen services offering Myers-Briggs personality results and credential verification in the recent past. Now, Gild Source is a tool that aims to help companies hire talented web developers by checking their coding and gathering information from social networks. READ MORE…