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Metaverse App Very Dangerous For Kids (BBC)

February 23rd, 2022
By : Angus Crawford and Tony Smith  Source : BBC Some apps in the virtual-reality metaverse are "dangerous by design", the NSPCC has warned in response to a BBC News investigation. A researcher posing as a 13-year-old girl witnessed grooming, sexual material, racist insults and a rape threat in the virtual-reality world. The children's charity said it was "shocked and angry" at the findings. Head of online child safety policy Andy Burrows added the investigation had found "a toxic combination of...

Spotify’s $90 “Car Thing” Device Now On Sale In USA

February 23rd, 2022
By : Jack Needham Source : Music Business Worldwide Spotify‘s in-car hardware device, the ‘Car Thing’ is officially available to buy in the US. The gadget, priced at $89.99, is Spotify’s first-ever music-listening hardware. Car Thing is an in-car listening device and player that features a dial to browse, select, play and pause content, a 4″ touchscreen and four preset buttons for shortcuts. Car Thing enables listeners to play music and podcasts using ‘Hey Spotify’ voice commands, taps,...
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