For those who enjoy movies but need accessible services to participate, Actiview is working is offering a chance to view a movie while it's signed.
The 2017 film "Wonder" starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay will be the first live-action, American film to use the Actiview app (download for iOS). Actiview syncs the film with sign language interpretation.
If you wanted to try the app, you can watch "Wonder" on TV or any other platform that includes the... Read More »
If you've ever wondered if you're the one in your friend group who is singing off-key, Harvard University's department of psychology might be able to tell you.
Researchers at the university have opened a new lab to study the science of music. The citizen science platform lets the general public take several music quizzes to contribute to research.
The list for potential presidential candidates in 2020 is growing longer every day. With candidate debates planned for this year, it's never too early to start educating yourself on who's running and where they stand on issues.
Though the large pool of candidates will shrink over the next 12 to 18 months, the presidential hopefuls have already started campaigning, reaching out on social media and speaking at town halls.
One of the fastest ways to know where a politician... Read More »
Playground Sessions, created by legendary musician Quincy Jones, teaches users how to play the piano. The program dives into keyboard skills, reading music, chords, advanced rhythm, how to play by ear and more.
Connick is a long-time advocate of music education.
"Music changed my life in every way... Read More »
Norwegian gaming company Kahoot! is launching a new program designed to position the company as a sort of YouTube for education games, allowing their millions of users to create their own games and popularize them through the Disney-backed platform.
CEO and co-founder Åsmund Furuseth told TechCrunch today that Disney decided to increase their share of the company -- bumping their valuation up to an all-time high of $376 million -- right as the company laid the groundwork for their... Read More »
Though smartphone users in the US do install apps designed to improve their lives, often the apps they have on their phones are intended for entertainment. With our focus on amusement, it can be easy to forget that in lesser developed countries technology can give people the tools to materially improve their lives and even survive.
With 4G networks coming to developing countries in just the last few the last few years, countries like India and Africa have found ways to... Read More »
Like the Insta Novel installments preceding it, The Metamorphosis works like an Instagram Story. The novel's cover art and page animations were created by artist César Pelizer with Hornet Inc, a production company.
Pelizer's interpretation of the main character is a bug-boy hybrid jumping on his bed, never quite reaching the window.... Read More »
Technology is now dominating the education field and a new generation of children are growing up in classrooms and homes inundated by cool new gadgets or apps designed to help kids learn and grow. Many schools are turning to AI in an effort to help teachers educate a wide variety of students across the world, and a recent study found that by 2021, AI usage in education will rise by almost 50 percent.
Companies are also starting to use AI... Read More »
When Mark Lee had a heart attack in the central business district of Perth, Australia, he opened a smartphone app and dialed 000. One block away, a notification popped up on Danny Rummukainen's phone and he rushed to help.
News First reported that Lee was dead for 12 minutes before the first responders ahead of the ambulance brought him back.
Deciding how much screen time your child should be allowed is a dilemma most of today's parents face. Too much technology could make it feel like family time is a thing of the past as everyone's attention is directed to devices.
"[Wonderscope] creates narrative-driven experiences that change the way kids engage with mobile devices by encouraging movement, reading... Read More »