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Half of parents use technology to track their children’s whereabouts, survey reveals 
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Half of parents use technology to track their children’s whereabouts, survey reveals 

Half of parents use technology to track their children's whereabouts, survey revealsBy Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 20:35 EDT, 13 August 2022 | Updated: 20:36 EDT, 13 August 2022 Nearly half of parents use technology to monitor their children's whereabouts, a survey has suggested.In the poll of 2,000 parents, many admit to keeping tabs on them by using GPS gadgets or smartphone apps. But some also resort to less sophisticated methods, such as following them in disguise or joining video game chats under a different name, according to the research for Spacetalk, which makes smartwatches for youngsters.Parents from London were found to be the most likely to track their children, while those fro...
Use of facial recognition technology gets mixed reviews
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Use of facial recognition technology gets mixed reviews

Black respondents were generally skeptical about its use, but some say it’s OK in come casesThe use of facial recognition technology gets mixed responses from Black people, with some deeming it acceptable in certain instances but a larger share having reservations about the tool than those of other races.Those are the results of a Pew Research Center poll last month that examined the use of facial recognition technology by police.“We’ve asked some questions around facial recognition software a couple of years ago and again we see some patterns in which Black Americans stand out as being less accepting, more skeptical,” Monica Anderson, Pew’s associate director of research, told theGrio. “That’s one of the key takeaways for me,  not just in this survey, but we saw it in some previous work a...
Women, Girls Recruited for Emergency Management Program [Government Technology] – InsuranceNewsNet
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Women, Girls Recruited for Emergency Management Program [Government Technology] – InsuranceNewsNet

Aug. 12—A host of girls and young women were introduced to the field of emergency management last week when the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) and partner Farmers Insurance put on their weeklong HERricane program in Los Angeles. The program is aimed at developing diversity in emergency management, specifically among girls and young women who may otherwise lack avenues into emergency management and similar professions. The participants, girls and women from junior high through junior college and of diverse backgrounds, took part in hands-on development training activities with the goal of highlighting the skills needed for disaster preparedness and emergency management, as well as other careers. The participants were also treated to a keynote by FEMA...
Visionary Education Technology Holdings Group Inc. Reports Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results
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Visionary Education Technology Holdings Group Inc. Reports Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results

MARKHAM, Canada, August 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Visionary Education Technology Holdings Group Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: VEDU), a private education provider located in Canada that offers high-quality education resources to students around the globe, today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022. Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Highlights Revenues was $5.2 million in fiscal year 2022, compared to $7.7 million in fiscal year 2021. Gross profit margin was 49.8% in fiscal year 2022, compared to 55.2% in fiscal year 2021. Income from operations was $1.0 million in fiscal year 2022, compared to $3.7 million in fiscal year 2021. Net loss was $56,474 in fiscal year 2022, compared to net income of $2,913,646 in fiscal year 2021. Mr. David Xu, Chief Executive Offic...
Designers Select: Smart-Home Technology | Architect Magazine
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Designers Select: Smart-Home Technology | Architect Magazine

courtesy Latch From detection systems to solar-powered controls, Victor Body-Lawson, FAIA, Sarah Broughton, FAIA, and Panji Grainger share their picks of smart-tech products for single-family and multifamily housing. courtesy Victor Body-Lawson Victor Body-Lawson, FAIA Founding Principal, Body Lawson Associates Architects & Planners New York courtesy August August Home: Smart Lock Pro“These keyless locks are installed inside doors for a clean look, making the owner’s phone the de facto key. The door is...
Booking Holdings to Attend the Evercore ISI 2nd Annual Technology Conference
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Booking Holdings to Attend the Evercore ISI 2nd Annual Technology Conference

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) today announced that Chief Financial Officer David Goulden will be speaking at the Evercore ISI 2nd Annual Technology Conference on September 8th at 10:15am ET. A live audio cast of the presentation will be available to the public at https://ir.bookingholdings.com/events. A replay will be available for 90 days.   Source: Booking Holdings#BKNG_Corporate About Booking Holdings Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world's leading provider of online travel and related services, provided to consumers and local partners in more than 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands: Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Rentalcars.com, KAYAK and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make...
Research into drone defense technology must continue
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Research into drone defense technology must continue

  A general view of Al Arabi Sports Complex Stadium which will be used for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Doha, Qatar, July 3, 2022. [Photo/Agencies] With preparations for this winter's Qatar 2022 World Cup well underway, new technologies are being adopted to keep venues secure. Drones provide a unique modern threat to public safety, whether it be negligent amateur flyers unwittingly flying into regulated airspace, unwelcome surveillance, or worse. Methods to take down undesirable drone activity to protect a perimeter vary wildly. Hunter drones which carry nets will be a common sight at the Qatar World Cup. These methods range from long-range weapons on the ground to eagles being used alongside other birds of prey. So-called drone hunters used in...
WuXi ATU Announces Licensing Agreement with Janssen for TESSA™ Technology
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WuXi ATU Announces Licensing Agreement with Janssen for TESSA™ Technology

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WuXi Advanced Therapies (WuXi ATU), a wholly owned subsidiary of WuXi AppTec, today announced a licensing agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson ("Janssen"). Under this agreement, WuXi ATU will license to Janssen its TESSA™ technology, a high-performance system that can produce 10 times more adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors than traditional AAV manufacturing systems. Janssen will also have access to work on WuXi ATU's proprietary clonal suspension HEK293 cell line. This agreement was facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation. AAV vectors are commonly used for the delivery of gene therapies to patients due to their ability to transduce numerous cell and tissue types. Wu...
YouTube is the most popular social media among teens, followed by TikTok – and 35% said they are using at least one app or site “almost constantly”
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YouTube is the most popular social media among teens, followed by TikTok – and 35% said they are using at least one app or site “almost constantly”

YouTube and TikTok's popularity among teens has skyrocketed in recent years, while other social media platforms, like Facebook, have seen a decrease in teen using their service. A whopping 95% of kids ages 13 to 17 say they use YouTube, according to the Pew Research Center. And 19% say they use YouTube almost constantly,Pew compared the social media usage of teens in 2022 to seven years ago. After YouTube, TikTok is second most popular among this age group, with 67% of 13 to 17 saying they use it. On top of that, 16% say they use TikTok almost constantly. Pew's 2014 to 2015 survey found 71% of teens used Facebook. The new survey found 32% use it in 2022. Like YouTube and TikTok, teens' use of Snapchat and Instagram has also increased in the past ...