Written by Alex Hazlett

New parents are anxious about screen time, but it gets better


This is the third story in a four-part series on how to find the safest places on the internet for kids.

Screen time angst seems to embody all modern parenting anxieties rolled into one, with concerns around everything from bullying to educational value to mental health.

To gauge these anxieties, Mashable and What to Expect (which are both owned by J2 Global) surveyed more than 1,700 moms and pregnant women, asking them how they felt about their own screen time use, what rules they had in place for their kids, and what they worried about when it came to their kids’ current and future screen time. The majority of respondents who were already moms had kids younger than 5, so we focused our analysis on them and women who were pregnant. Read more…

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This is why the iPhone 11 doesn’t have 5G


It’s not called the “iCamera,” but Apple spent zero time talking about how its brand-new iPhones, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, work as, you know, phones.

As other smartphone makers race towards 5G, Apple is holding back. There are both sensible business reasons and Apple-specific reasons for doing so.

5G right now is a mess. The only US-compatible 5G chipset ready for a fall launch is the Qualcomm X50. It’s in all of the existing 5G phones, but it doesn’t “just work” the way Apple wants its devices to work. It isn’t compatible with the US carriers’ upcoming multi-band networks, and it appears to make devices overheat in the summer. The antenna modules for the early 5G networks are also finicky at best. Read more…

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Megan Thee Stallion brings #hotgirlsummer to her fall semester


After the #hotgirlsummer comes the #hotgirlsemester.

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion put every college student to shame last Friday, tweeting about how she’s finishing her homework before she heads out for the night.

The 23-year-old Houston native studies health administration at Texas Southern University, according to Vibe. Clearly, hustle isn’t lacking in her back to school routine and it resonated.

I posted this in my class wiki

— Tressie McMillan Cottom (@tressiemcphd) September 1, 2019

Imagine your lab partner just being meg thee stallion.

— #1 mr rogers fan 🧸 (@madison_eevee) August 31, 2019 Read more…

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