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Technology Matters

    Lego blocks will soon be used to teach children how to code.  The toy giant launched it’s new “Lego Boost” set in January.
    It’s a building and coding set allowing the young ones to build five different “smart toy” models.  There’s help from sensors and motors.
    The set comes with special bricks to power the models.
    Users will need to download a corresponding app featuring dozens of coding activities to help enhance the sets.
    Lego Boost will be available in August for 160-dollars.
    More Lego! 
    Now, kids can have fun with Legos on smartphones.
    The company has a new social network called “Lego Life.”
    Children under 13 can share pictures of their Lego creations and participate in building challenges.
    Parents, there are features to prevent online bullying.  Example, only photos with lego-related content can be shared.
    The kids can only comment on photos by using lego-emojis.
    The app is mobile-only for now, but Lego will roll out it’s social network to the web soon.
    Other tech.  Facebook is closing in on two-billion users!  It ended 20-16 with 1-point-8-6-billion active users.
    Get this, Facebook has 1-point-2-3-billion users who use it every day.
    Finally, Twitter with new measures to stop harassment.
    The new features will prevent serial abusers from creating new accounts.  “Safe Search” blocks potentially abusive and “low-quality” tweets from appearing in conversations.

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