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The Conversation, on Toddlers and Tablets

The Conversation, on Toddlers and Tablets

Touchscreens may make toddlers more distractible – new three-year study riggleton/Shutterstock Ana Maria Portugal, Karolinska Institutet; Rachael Bedford, University of Bath, and Tim J. Smith, Birkbeck, University of London Working from home as a parent, a touchscreen device can be a marvellous tool. Pass one to your child, and they’ll be quietly occupied for your Zoom meeting, or for the crunch time as you approach an important deadline. Yet touchscreens can also feel like a tradeoff for parents, who have

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The Conversation, on Games and moral development

Video games affect your moral development but only until you’re 18 – new study Pixel-Shot/Shutterstock, Author provided Sarah Hodge, Bournemouth University Young people have probably spent much more of their time than usual playing video games over the last few months thanks to the coronvirus pandemic. One report from telecoms firm Verizon said online gaming use went up 75% in the first week of lockdown in the US. What impact might this have on young people’s development? One area that

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The Conversation, on noise control in and around the home – and home office

How to make your house and garden more tranquil – tips from an acoustics expert Pexels Greg Watts, University of Bradford Many of us have been spending more time at home than ever before, and chances are unless you live by yourself in the middle of nowhere, at some point unwanted noise will have infiltrated your lockdown. Whether it’s cars passing nearby, a neighbour’s blaring music or the constant drone of a lawnmower, the trouble with sound is that –

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The Conversation, on learning and development from digital video games

Crucible: the science behind why watching others playing video games has become so popular Crucible is the first release from Amazon’s games studio Relentless. Relentless Game Studios Craig Weightman, Staffordshire University Amazon has taken a step into the highly lucrative world of gaming by releasing its first title, Crucible. A team-based action shooter, it hopes to rival industry giants like Fortnite. What makes the game unique is that it was developed to be as fun to watch as it is

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devcom

Hayachi Services will have pride of presence at devcom, the B2B event which sits alongside gamescom. What is devcom we hear you ask? Nobody quite describes the event better than UKIE who represents the gaming industry in the UK. Gamescom & devcom, the most important trade and consumer show in Europe, will be a digital only show in 2020. Ukie will continue to support and promote UK companies at this show with a dedicated UK area and additional networking opportunities.

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