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FuFWD: Teens, Tech, and Parenting #0061

Teens and Tech. Is it a plague, or just a parental reality? Today – we’ll dig into Fortnight… And Screen Time Limits…And a bundle of CES gizmo’s for families. Plus – Did Facebook get kids to swipe parents credit cards? This is Future Forward. I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum… Let’s launch

Sunday 2/27/19 10am.

1. Is Tech Good or Bad for Kids?

For teens, digital technology is good. Or bad. Or maybe neutral?
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/for-teens-digital-technology-is-good-or-bad-or-maybe-neutral/

Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/15/679304393/forget-screen-time-rules-lean-in-to-parenting-your-wired-child

This parenting trick could help curb your kid’s tech addiction
https://qz.com/1522287/this-parenting-trick-could-help-curb-your-kids-tech-addiction/

2. Fortnight

‘Fortnite’ and the collapse of parenting
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/fortnite-and-the-collapse-of-parenting

The positive life skills Fortnite has taught my children
https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/the-positive-life-skills-fortnite-has-taught-my-children-20181231-p50oxk.html

3. CES

CES 2019: The Best Tech and Gadgets for Parents

CES 2019: The Best Tech and Gadgets for Parents

Is this the future of parenting? ‘Family tech’ firms unveil a $300 breast massager and a pregnancy band that tracks your baby’s heartbeat in the womb
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6578979/CES-2019-Family-tech-gadgets-appeal-parental-anxiety.html

The Monit “Smart Diaper” Is the Latest Unnecessary Parenting Gadget

The Monit “Smart Diaper” Is the Latest Unnecessary Parenting Gadget

4. Tech News for Teens

Facebook knowingly duped game-playing kids and their parents out of money

Facebook knowingly duped game-playing kids and their parents out of money

Disney quietly shut down Babble, the parenting blog it once acquired for $40M
Is this the future of parenting? ‘Family tech’ firms unveil a $300 breast massager and a pregnancy band that tracks your baby’s heartbeat in the womb

FuFWD: Driving Toward The Future – Without A Steering Wheel. #0060

Is a car without a steering wheel – still a car? You’ll have to decide – soon. then it’s a Big Week, with tech numbers that are sure to impact your IRA. And 5g. What is it? And are marketers messing up some really good tech? This is Future Forward. I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum… let’s launch!

Driverless: What’s Next

In 2019, We’ll Have Taxis Without Drivers—or Steering Wheels
https://spectrum.ieee.org/transportation/self-driving/in-2019-well-have-taxis-without-driversor-steering-wheels

Baby, you can’t drive my cube: All the insane self-driving lounges at CES 2019
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/the-best-self-driving-shuttles-and-cars-ces-2019/

By The Numbers:

Tech is ready to respond to Wall Street’s doubts, but don’t expect a holiday miracle
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tech-companies-are-ready-to-respond-to-wall-streets-doubts-but-dont-expect-a-holiday-miracle-2019-01-17

Amazon helped 50,000 SMBs generate $500,000 in sales
https://www.neowin.net/news/amazon-helped-50000-smbs-generate-500000-in-sales

Netflix – postiive

Other chip makers worth paying close attention to include Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD, +2.57% which reports Jan. 23, and Nvidia Corp.NVDA, +3.43% AMD and Nvidia are hoping to gain some share from Intel in the corporate data center as a way to help fuel more growth, and investors will be waiting for more data. Nvidia was hit by a big drop in cryptocurrency mining that overloaded its sales channel last quarter, and suffered more jitters in December about a shortfall in its graphics processing units.

So, 5g. Ok, what is it exactly?

5G phones make a lot of promises. Here’s what to really expect
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/what-can-you-do-with-a-5g-smartphone/

What US Cities Will Get 5G In 2019?
https://www.howtogeek.com/401900/what-us-cities-will-get-5g-in-2019/

5G Is Coming This Year. Here’s What You Need to Know.

and – 5G controversy –

AT&T is branding 4G networks and phones as 5G in a marketing scam
https://www.techspot.com/news/77984-att-branding-4g-networks-phones-5g-marketing-scam.html

FuFWD: Six Legal Battles Shaping Tech #0059

Today – Six Legal Battles Shaping Tech.Is it free speech or censorship.
Copyright protection, or fair use? Today, six legal battles driving the next chapter in Technology.
We play judge and jury, and we will discuss, debate and tell you what it all means.
I’m Gene DeRose, and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, and this is Future Forward. Lets launch

Six law suits that matter. Bird Scooters, Fortnight, Netflix, Grinder, PragerU, Meta

– Free Speech.
– Copyright
– Brand Damage
– Software Product Liability
– Censorship
– Patent suit vs. VR co.

Tech’s Legal Battles Head To Court:

1, Bird Scooter Takes on Cory Doctorow

Bird Rides Inc. Demands Takedown of News Report on Lawful Re-use of Scooters
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/bird-sends-nastygram-reporter-describing-lawful-re-use-impounded-scooters

2, Fortnight Sued For Stealing Dance Moves

FORTNITE KEEPS STEALING DANCES — AND NO ONE KNOWS IF IT’S ILLEGAL
https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/20/18149869/fortnite-dance-emote-lawsuit-milly-rock-floss-carlton

3, Netflix Sued For Bandersnatch

Netflix sued by Choose Your Own Adventure publishers over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/11/18178846/netflix-black-mirror-bandersnatch-choose-your-own-adventure-book-trademark-lawsuit-chooseco

4, Grinder Sued For Harassment:

A Grindr harassment suit could change the legal landscape for tech — and free speech
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/grindr-harassment-suit-could-change-legal-landscape-tech-free-speech-n954976

5, PragerU Sues YouTube over Censorship

PragerU files new lawsuit against Google in YouTube ‘censorship’ row
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/prageru-files-new-lawsuit-against-google-in-youtube-censorship-row

6, Meta AR Patent Suit Shutters Company

‘Meta Company is insolvent’ as AR company faces patent infringement lawsuit

‘Meta Company is insolvent’ as AR company faces patent infringement lawsuit