How Social Good Summit Is Unfolding on Social Media

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Social Good Summit 2014 marks the fifth annual congregation of some of the world's brightest minds in the social good space While the event takes place in New York City, the conversations on social media extend the event to a global audience. Thousands of people will join the #2030NOW discussions on Sept. 21 and 22 to contribute, connect and debate topics such as the proliferation of technology , global education opportunities, climate change and much more Mashable will be curating some of the most thought-provoking conversations and social media commentary, provided via RebelMouse, below. See also: Social Media Users Are More Charitable Than You Might Think Read more... More about Social Media , Social Good , Social Good Summit , Us , and World Read more »

6 Expert Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe on Social Media

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Today's kids are more social media savvy than ever. A whopping 80% of teens online use some form of social media, and they're sharing more information about themselves on social networks than they have in the past. While growing up online has its benefits, it poses new risks. Between cyberbullying , oversharing and giving into peer pressure, a child's misuse of a social network can turn into a serious problem. See also: 10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore For many parents, navigating their child's social media presence is not only worrisome, but also challenging. But with the right approach, parents can set positive examples for their kids and teach them how to use social media responsibly and respectfully Read more... More about Social Media , Kids , Children , Features , and Parenting Read more »

Thousands of Students Take Over Kolkata Streets to Protest Police Brutality

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As part of a conflict that has been escalating for days, tens of thousands of university students flooded the streets of Kolkata, India, on Saturday to protest what they called police brutality on their campus. Images of the gathering and messages of support flooded Twitter and Facebook under the hashtag #Hokkolorob, which means "Let's make noise" or "Let there be shouts" in Hindi See also: 5 Innovations That Will Transform India in the Next 5 Years The unrest stems from an incident last month, in which a student at Jadavpur University in Kolkata was allegedly sexually assaulted on campus, according to multiple reports . Unsatisfied with officials' response, students began to protest, demanding an independent investigation into the attack. Those demonstrations boiled over in in the wee hours of the morning on Sept. 18 outside vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakraborti's office Read more... Read more »

Oculus Reveals Its New “Crescent Bay” Prototype With 360-Degree Head Tracking And Headphones

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 Oculus gave the world the first look at its new prototype Crescent Bay today at the Oculus’ Connect conference (livestream), and I got the very first hands-on demo. Crescent Bay has a faster frame rate, 360-degree head tracking, and integrated headphones, plus it’s lighter. Oculus also announced the new Oculus Platform coming to the Samsung VR, which brings VR to a large… Read More Read more »

Rumor: Oculus Will Unveil A Handheld Virtual Reality Controller [Update: Not Yet, But Coming]

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 Oculus‘ headset lets you look around virtual reality but requires integrations with unofficial controllers to move an avatar, fire weapons, or input other commands. But at tomorrow’s Oculus Connect virtual reality conference, sources say Oculus is expected to unveil an official controller or controller industry standard to make it easier for developers to build more complex games. Read More Read more »

Indiegogo Tries Out “Forever Funding” Campaigns Without End Dates

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 Indiegogo is expanding beyond temporary crowdfunding projects and into hosting permanent crowfunded businesses. In the next few days it plans to launch “Forever Funding”, a source close to Indiegogo confirmed to me. This will let creators raise money indefinitely rather than having to set a date for their campaign to stop. [Update 7:35am PST: Indiegogo has just announced the… Read More Read more »

Hello, Maker of Sense, Nabs The Technical Head Of The Google Nexus Phone Program

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 Hello, the startup that smashed its Kickstarter goals by raising $2.4 million for an elegant, spherical sleep sensor called Sense, just poached Scott Bartlett, the technical lead behind Google’s Nexus phone program to be its director of hardware. Notably, Bartlett was one of the people behind the Nexus Q, the failed media player from Google that ended up being a source of design… Read More Read more »

Get to Know ‘SNL’ Newcomer Pete Davidson With These 5 Clips

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As SNL approaches the start of Season 40, changes were inevitable. Just a few days ago, the show added Daily Show correspondent Michael Che to the Weekend Update desk (replacing Cecily Strong, who was an anchor for one season) and Monday it was announced that 20-year-old Pete Davidson will join the cast as a featured player. Welcome to the cast, @petedavidson ! http://t.co/Q8XfDnLiSw #SNL — Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) September 15, 2014 Che and Davidson's additions come on the heels a summer of exits, with NBC choosing not to extend the contracts of first-year performers Noël Wells , John Milhiser, and Brooks Wheelan . Additionally, Nasim Pedrad left the show in July to star in Fox's upcoming comedy Mulaney and Michael Patrick O’Brien will not be returning to the cast. O'Brien, however, will return to his post as a writer on the show. Read more... More about Tv , Nbc , Snl , Entertainment , and Pete Davidson Read more »

Hey Microsoft, Acquiring A Hit Game Like Minecraft Is Stupid

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 Buying a game company is like buying an aging baseball player. You’ll need a miracle to get another hit. And while they might have plenty of fans, they probably aren’t making a lot of new ones. Mojang hit a grand slam home run with Minecraft, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft should pay $2.5 billion for it, as it’s reportedly going to announce this week. There’s… Read More Read more »