If you’ve not heard of Fortnite you likely don’t have children of-a-certain-age.It’s the latest super popular shooting game for kids that is drawing fire from mainstream media for being violent, addictive and rage inducing in children.Fortnite has been around for a while on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Mac but recently added iOS to this list.The main game focuses on a Save The World mode where you attack and shoot enemies with weapons and build defences.However, it’s the online multiplayer Battle Royale mode that is almost exclusively played by youngsters. Similar to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, although with a younger age rating, this pits up to 100 players against each while a storm cloud closes in until remaining players are forced into exhilarating showdowns.Along with usual advice for parents to play games with their children, and keep games in shared family rooms, here’s a look at what parents need to know about the game to keep it … [Read more...] about What parents need to know about Fortnite
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No matter what field you’re in, mentorship is one of the most important factors in your early career. A study of private sector mentorship shows that mentorship (having junior employees develop a professional relationship with more senior employees) is a crucial way to develop employees and build leadership skills. And when you’re in a highly specialized, high-pressure field like medicine, that mentorship becomes even more valuable.What does a mentor do?Med school will teach you what you need to know about the science and practice of medicine. It teaches you the theory, the ins and outs, the blood and guts. That part doesn’t change, whether you have a mentor or not. What a medical mentor does is offer you the practical side of that knowledge—someone who’s been where you are now, showing you what it’s like to put your education into everyday use.A mentor can help you with those transitional steps between med school and full-fledged practice, talking … [Read more...] about What you need to know about medical student mentors
Consultants working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign exploited the personal Facebook data of millions. That's the key message in March 17 stories by The New York Times and the UK's Guardian and Observer newspapers, as well as in statements from Facebook. The stories and statements indicate the social networking giant was duped by researchers, who reportedly gained access to the data of more than 50 million Facebook users, which was then misused for political ads during the 2016 US presidential election. Until now, most of what you've heard about Facebook and the 2016 election has been focused on meddling by Russian operatives. Those efforts are being investigated by the FBI and the US Senate. Data consultancy Cambridge Analytica represents a different problem. The company reportedly acquired data about millions of Facebook users in a way that violated the social network's policies. It then tapped that information to build psychographic profiles of users and their … [Read more...] about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, data mining and Trump: What you need to know
With Apple's March 2018 Education Event, the company introduced a new version of its baseline iPad. Here's what you need to know about this model for your own use, in education, and so much more! So what's this iPad all about? Apple's latest tablet is the sixth generation of its 9.7-inch iPad. The big news with this model is that comes with Apple Pencil support! Apple's created a cool intro video for the iPad, as well: Wait, Pencil support? I thought that was an iPad Pro feature! Yep, Apple's new iPad brings Pencil support to the main iPad line; it supports the original Apple Pencil and all its features, including full tilt and pressure sensitivity. (ProMotion's faster refresh rate remains restricted to the newest 10.5-inch Pro model, however.) In addition, Apple is supporting a Logitech-built version of Apple Pencil with no pressure called the Crayon, which will be sold solely to educators for $49 in June. Like the first-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the … [Read more...] about iPad (6th generation): Everything you need to know
Zipper has come to visit your Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Campground, but he's here on a mission. He wants to collect rare Scramblers (adorable Easter egg-like creatures). He needs your help to collect as many as possible. Zipper's Wonderland event runs from March 30 through April 8, so you don't have a whole lot of time to get through the entire event. Here's everything you need to know about how to catch rare Scramblers and earn all of Zipper's special Campground decorations. The basics The goal is to catch as many rare Scramblers as possible. You'll earn rewards for catching a certain number for each task. For example, once you've completed the first Striped Scrambler task, you'll get a Yellow Tea-Party Chair for your Campground. To catch a rare Scramblers in your garden, plant seasonal heart-shaped rose seeds. You can buy pink heart rose seeds from Lloid and you can earn pink and orange heart rose seeds by completing requests. You'll also earn rewards for sharing rare Scramblers … [Read more...] about Animal Crossing: Zipper’s Wonderland event: Everything you need to know!