Give your kids a daily report card? Experts say parents should monitor virtual learning | Momaha

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— Set up a rewards system. “Your child’s efforts to meet their daily report card goals will depend on the incentives and rewards you provide,” the center says. Allow your child to create the menu of rewards — with your approval, of course. This, the experts say, will increase their motivation to meet their goals.

Rewards can include screen time, a special treat, art time, a day off from chores

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Internet Giants Could Be Fined up to $12 Million Under Austrian Hate Speech Law | Technology News

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VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria plans to oblige large internet platforms like Facebook and Google to delete illegal content within days and impose fines of up to 10 million euros ($12 million) in case of non-compliance, the government said on Thursday.

Austria’s online hate speech law, now being drawn up, will target platforms with more than 100,000 users and annual revenues of more than 500,000 euros, Justice Minister Alma Zadic said.

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Let’s Get the Nature of Mauritius Back with Japanese Technology

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 31, 2020–

On July 25, 2020, the Japanese bulk carrier ship WAKASHIO, owned by a subsidiary of Nagashiki Shipping Co., Ltd. of Okayama, Japan, became stranded off the coast of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, and about 1,000 tons of heavy oil spilled into the beautiful ocean.

If we do nothing, native sea turtles, classified as an endangered species, would disappear from this world. There are waterfowl habitats

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Otto Aviation Hopes To Torpedo The Business Jet Market With Its Curious New Design. Will It Sink Or Swim?

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Otto Aviation is looking for investors to advance its unconventional “Celera” business aircraft from a prototype to a production airplane built in the thousands. The media attention the company has garnered since formally unveiling the Celera 500L last week is no doubt pleasing.

But with the spotlight comes scrutiny and the questions that all startup aviation

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How Are Internet Infrastructure Stocks Doing This Year?

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Our indicative Theme of Internet Infrastructure Stocks – which includes a diverse set of companies that sell semiconductor products, networking equipment, and related products that

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Surface clean-up technology won’t solve ocean plastic problem

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Clean-up devices that collect waste from the ocean surface won’t solve the plastic pollution problem, a new study shows.

Researchers compared estimates of current and future plastic waste with the ability of floating clean-up devices to collect it – and found the impact of such devices was “very modest”.
However, river barriers could be more effective and

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Digitogy Introduces New Gadget Services Provided To Both Online And Offline Markets

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Digitogy is already operating in multiple international markets delivering ‘out of the ordinary gadgets’ that help people solve technical problems, issues with the body, and awkward exercise movements. The service and brand name is already well established across most of Europe serving the UK, French, and German consumers.

Digitogy’s CEO proudly said in a statement “Today is another proud day for our firm as we expand into yet another

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Trump’s plotting for a pre-election vaccine carries real dangers for your health

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The Trump administration is plainly counting on a vaccine for COVID-19 becoming approved by the Nov. 3 election, in the expectation that news of the discovery will inspire a tide of public optimism that will sweep Trump to reelection.

Here’s a more judicious counsel about how you should be reacting to the administration’s push for rapid approval of a vaccine: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Premature approval of a COVID-19

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The best monitor arms for desk-mounting your display

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If you spend any time working on your computer at a desk, a monitor arm is an essential piece of equipment that will streamline your workflow and keep your space ergonomic and tidy. Not only can an arm lift your display off a surface, freeing the desktop up for other uses and reducing wire clutter, but it also brings the screen to a comfortable height and allows you the flexibility

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Semiconductor stock Skyworks could be best way to play 5G rollout

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Semiconductor stocks have suffered losses this week as part of the broader tech sell-off, but one trader is betting on a recovery and eventual breakout in one name.

Todd Gordon, managing director of Ascent Wealth Partners, is betting on Skyworks Solutions, which largely makes cellphone chips, as a play on the 5G rollout.

“They’re trying to diversify away from just mobile phones and into the Internet of Things, specifically 5G.

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Ocean City’s Dolan Grisbaum to swim for Boston University | Atlantic City Sports News

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Ocean City High School swimmer Dolan Grisbaum was impressed by the coaches and the academics of Boston University in conversations and during a July visit.

Seeing the campus helped, too.

Grisbaum, a 17-year-old rising senior and Ocean City resident, has committed to attend the university and will swim for the Terriers’ NCAA Division I program.

“It’s certainly humbling and overwhelming, but it’s definitely exciting,” said Grisbaum, a first-team Press All-Star

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Your guide to a trio of new trackers

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Fitbit has a trio of new devices, each one aimed at providing you with varying levels of health information and insight. In some cases, that means new types of information we haven’t seen in a wearable as of yet. Take the new Fitbit Sense, which has a dedicated EDA (that stands for “electrodermal activity”) app that measures your body’s reaction to stress. Something we think we can all use and

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Rivian to test its electric pickup’s ‘adventure’ capability in Rebelle Rally

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Rivian is going to test its claim that its R1T electric pickup is adventure-capable in the Rebelle Rally next month.

Ever since coming out of stealth mode with their electric vehicles, Rivian made it clear that they are targeting people who get the most out of their trucks: People who like to go on adventures.

They specifically call their R1T pickup and R1S SUV “electric adventure vehicles.”

Rivian already tested

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World’s fastest internet speed recorded at 178TB/s

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(Pocket-lint) – For those of us living on more mortal planes, an internet speed anywhere over around 50MB/s can feel seriously nice – you don’t have to worry about pages loading slowly, and you can handily power most streaming services at high resolutions.

As it turns out, though, we’re all playing with baby toys compared to what researchers are achieving in labs. A team at University College London (UCL)

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The Marine Technology Society announces its 2020 award recipients

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WASHINGTON, DC– The Marine Technology Society has announced its 2020 Award Winners. The diverse field of individual recipients–students, young professionals, and career professionals–have distinguished themselves in their work, through technological accomplishment, volunteer service, or mentorship.

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Amazon gets into health tracking now with wearable gadget, challenges Apple & Fitbit

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Los Angeles: Amazon.com Inc. introduced a wearable fitness gadget called the Halo Band, entering the market for health monitoring devices dominated by Apple Inc. and Fitbit Inc.

The wrist band uses what Amazon describes as artificial intelligence software to monitor a range of personal wellness metrics, from physical activity to sleep and even mood. The device’s features include 3D scans for body fat and voice-tone

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Beware of computer vision syndrome amid the COVID-19 pandemic – Health

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The COVID-19 epidemic has been going on for six months in Indonesia. The government has implemented policies such as large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), physical distancing, contact tracing and the establishment of emergency hospitals to overcome and reduce the spread of the coronavirus. 

Due to the pandemic, we have been forced to spend a lot more time at home, both for school and/or work. Inevitably, the use of gadgets continues to

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The Versatile Bag Line Upcycled from Plastic Bottles in Ocean Ecosystems

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It’s all too easy to think of summer travel that could’ve been: that rafting trip planned with your crew, the yearly pilgrimage to Chicago’s Riot Fest, flying across the country to surf, the list goes on. Someday we’ll be there again, whining about overbooked flights and mishandled luggage along the way. Until then, we need to make the most of the end of summer and fall with the adventures reachable

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The High Risk Heroics Behind Making Sure You Get New Gadgets This Fall

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For as long as consumer electronics have been tied to the holiday season cycle, engineering heroism is what got those devices on shelves. There is incredible pressure to deliver high quality devices, in abundant quantity, on schedule in order to meet revenue targets. To make it happen, engineers become heroes: last-minute flights, all-nighters, hand carries, and strokes of genius are all baked into these epic deliveries. I was an

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