“When Tonya Parker, a mom in Illinois, wanted to better organize her family life a little over a year ago, the first thing she did was set her kids up on Trello, a web-based project-management tool. Parker’s four children, ages 9 to 18, now use Trello, which is more typically used at work, to keep up with chores, to-do lists, shopping, and homework.” Find out if other families successfully organize their chaotic lives with project-manament tools at The Atlantic.
Researchers at Stanford University created the “BodyNet” and claim it could be next-generation tech for sensors used in both medical applications and for recreational health check-ins. Learn more abPress-On Sticker Could Someday Monitor Your Health. Read more about it at Popular Mechanics.
DEFCON Hacking Conference is going on right now in Las Vegas. One of the seminars targets kids and shows them how to create their own bot army. “The goal isn’t to launch a new flurry of hoaxes and chaos on social media for the 2020 US presidential election. It’s to teach the next generation of voters about how easily fraud erupts social media and to break down the tools foreign actors use to spread disinformation,” r00tz.org co-founder Nico Sell said. Read more about it at CNET.
As you prepare for the 2019–20 school year, McGraw-Hill compiled a list of resources and key feature enhancements to help you get ready for the fall semester.
A teen who frustrated his mom gaming 8 hours a day became a millionaire in the Fortnite World Cup. “Jaden Ashman, 15, told the BBC that he started playing Fortnite when it was first released in 2017 and had been practicing in his room as long as eight hours a day ever since, much to his mother’s annoyance.” He and his Dutch teammate placed second and won $2.25 million. Read more at Business Insider.
Microsoft is making Windows 10 passwordless This means PCs will use Windows Hello face authentication, fingerprints, or a PIN code. Read more at The Verge.
Dormant online accounts can threaten your privacy and security. ConsumerReports shows how to find and delete your old accounts.
Google subcontractors leaked 1,000 voice recordings to a media outlet in Belgium who said that 153 recordings weren’t preceded by “Ok Google.” Read more about Amazon, Apple, and Google assistant recordings and what gets analyzed and/or saved at ArsTechnica.
The open-office workspace might not be working so well. It’s hard to get work done when your office mates make a lot of noise. One way to solve that is to to put up some walls. FastCompany introduces us to pods, boxes, micro-offices, and phone booths that hope to create some quiet space in the office.