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Good news everyone, Logan Paul doesn’t actually think the Earth is flat

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Logan Paul is many things, but thankfully he is not a flat Earther. 

In a 50-minute, 2-second mockumentary that included a torrid affair with a flat Earther, a betrayal from a roommate, and a rap that rhymes “NASA” with “I think I’m gonna passa,” the YouTube star announced that no, he doesn’t actually think the Earth is flat. 

His much-hyped video— which was promoted as a documentary but turned out…

Snap is under NDA with UK Home Office discussing how to centralize age checks online

Snap is under NDA with the UK’s Home Office as part of a working group tasked with coming up with more robust age verification technology that’s able to robustly identify children online.

The detail emerged during a parliamentary committee hearing as MPs in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) questioned Stephen Collins, Snap’s senior director for public policy international, and Will Scougal, director of creative strategy EMEA.

A spokesman in the Home Office…

Get an Echo Dot Kids Edition for just .99 cents when you sign up for Prime Book Box

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Getting your kids excited to learn in a world of extremely accessible technology can be a struggle.

You want them to appreciate physical books, but also want them to take advantage of the learning possibilities that technology affords — but what’s the line that separates healthy usage and brains turning to mush? Screen time effects are harder to measure than you think, and there’s not a one-size-fits-all limit yet. In the meantime, you can experiment to find the right balance for your…

Get an Echo Dot Kids Edition for just .99 cents when you sign up for Prime Book Box

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Getting your kids excited to learn in a world of extremely accessible technology can be a struggle.

You want them to appreciate physical books, but also want them to take advantage of the learning possibilities that technology affords — but what’s the line that separates healthy usage and brains turning to mush? Screen time effects are harder to measure than you think, and there’s not a one-size-fits-all limit yet. In the meantime, you can experiment to find the right balance for your…

‘Dead Pixels’ is a new comedy that lovingly pokes fun at gaming culture

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In Dead Pixels, we follow a group of friends who pass the majority of their time together on the green pastures of the online game Kingdom Scroll — a fictional RPG that just happens to look a whole lot like World of Warcraft.

Since the four gamer friends don’t seem to have that much to do with each other beyond Kingdom Scroll, it’s easy to see the show as a commentary on how young people are spending their lives in fantasy universes while losing touch with the outside world and the people…

‘Dead Pixels’ is a new comedy that lovingly pokes fun at gaming culture

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In Dead Pixels, we follow a group of friends who pass the majority of their time together on the green pastures of the online game Kingdom Scroll — a fictional RPG that just happens to look a whole lot like World of Warcraft.

Since the four gamer friends don’t seem to have that much to do with each other beyond Kingdom Scroll, it’s easy to see the show as a commentary on how young people are spending their lives in fantasy universes while losing touch with the outside world and the people…

‘Dead Pixels’ is a new comedy that lovingly pokes fun at gaming culture

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In Dead Pixels, we follow a group of friends who pass the majority of their time together on the green pastures of the online game Kingdom Scroll — a fictional RPG that just happens to look a whole lot like World of Warcraft.

Since the four gamer friends don’t seem to have that much to do with each other beyond Kingdom Scroll, it’s easy to see the show as a commentary on how young people are spending their lives in fantasy universes while losing touch with the outside world and the people…

‘Saturday Night Live’ Momo sketch makes fried chicken completely terrifying

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In case the viral Momo hoax wasn’t scary enough, Saturay Night Live imagined a world where the human-bird hybrid sculpture that has terrified children across the world had a doppelgänger in a popular chicken restaurant’s mascot. Sure, Bok Bok may look like Momo and creep around like Momo… and pop up in unexpected places like Momo, but she’s definitely not Momo. 

Right?  Read more…

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5 children’s books that celebrate the spirit of Black History Month

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Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.


Black History Month is often misunderstood as a time to exclusively address contributions made by Black Americans in the past. However, the potential of this month is so much richer than only revisiting historical events. It’s also a great time to evaluate…

YouTube under fire for recommending videos of kids with inappropriate comments

More than a year on from a child safety content moderation scandal on YouTube and it takes just a few clicks for the platform’s recommendation algorithms to redirect a search for “bikini haul” videos of adult women towards clips of scantily clad minors engaged in body contorting gymnastics or taking an ice bath or ice lolly sucking “challenge.”

A YouTube creator called Matt Watson flagged the issue in a critical Reddit post, saying he found scores of videos of kids where YouTube…