Netflix mobile games launches for the first time

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The video streaming service has started rolling out the new option to some Android users. Netflix has announced that it has begun rolling out its mobile games this week, bringing the video streaming giant into an entirely new sector. This offers the company an entirely new way to add subscribers and generate fresh income. At the first mobile games rollout, subscribers have the option to play any of five initial games on the application. These include “Card Blast”, “Teeter Up”, “Shooting Hoops”, “Stranger Things: 1984”, and “Stranger Things 3: The…

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Can artificial intelligence and big data improve South Korea’s fertility rate

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The country has the lowest fertility rate in the world and hopes to boost the number of births. South Korea has announced that it will be using artificial intelligence (AI) in combination with big data to help overcome its low birth rate struggles. The country has been pouring money into improving the fertility rate without improvements. The Ministry of Health and Welfare has commissioned research for the use of artificial intelligence analytics for supporting infertility programs and pregnancy planning for more effective outcomes. The purpose of the effort is to…

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TikTok challenge trend leads to warning from California Teachers Association

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A list of monthly video themes has students recording themselves as the “Slap a Teacher”. A concerning list of TikTok challenge themes has been released, encouraging students to record themselves in behaviors such as vandalism, theft, and now violence has taken off across the United States. This month, the list instructs students to “Slap a Teacher” which has raised alarm among instructors. This week, the California Teachers Association released a statement in which it warned “Educators Beware!”, and which was shared on Facebook. It informed teachers of the nature of…

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New Kindle Paperwhite models unveiled with larger screens

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These e-readers also feature a notably longer battery life than previous generations of the device. Amazon recently announced that it would be releasing three new versions of its e-reader called the Kindle Paperwhite. This represents the first update the device has seen since its last release in 2018. Many technology experts had started questioning whether the last Kindle Paperwhite devices were the final models to be released. As many people have opted for tablets and phones with large screens instead of e-readers, there had been some speculation as to whether…

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Apple Pay is barely used by anyone who has it

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Only 6 percent of iPhone users in the United States who have the mobile wallet are actually using it. According to the results of a new study, only 6 percent of iPhone users who have Apple Pay set up are actually using the mobile wallet app in the United States. The study was conducted by PYMNTS, showing far less usage than many had expected. The study showed that about 93.9 percent of US iPhone customers have Apple Pay on their smartphones. The mobile wallet service first launched in September 2014…

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