Childrens' media habits, burqa swag, Internet of Things, NSA revelations

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NPR and The Guardian this week both did a deep dive into the topic of kids, technology and children’s changing media habits.

-A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit examines adoption of the Internet of Things by the global business community.

-As Facebook acknowledges a drop-off in usage among younger teens, the FT reports on what this means for the social network and its rivals.

-An in-depth report from The Guardian unpacks various implications of the NSA revelations.

Refinery 29 reports on a WWD study of the shopping habits of Millennials.

-A new report from Kantar Media covers the rise of “digital trendies” in Europe.

-A Pew study examines the growth of digital photo- and video-sharing.

Businessweek reports on the rise of prank videos in advertising.

CNN outlines the future of touch technology and the development of haptic (or tactile) devices.

The New York Times reports on the development of more human-like robots.

The Wall Street Journal examines how mobile technology is changing the way we dine out.

-Both Reuters and NPR’s The Salt blog take a look at the advent of digital restaurant menus.

-While some reports discounted the forecast, Morgan Stanley predicts a global wine shortage.

-“Juice is a new emblem of modern urban virtue, self-control and simplicity,” writes New York in a look at “the newest liquid-nutrition cultists.”

-Pet owners are increasingly applying their own healthier-eating habits to their dogs and cats, reports the AP.

Bloomberg Businessweek looks at the divergent opinions on genetically modified foods in Brazil and Mexico.

-The Americas are set to surpass Asia-Pacific as luxury’s biggest growth market, according to new research, via FT.

-Writing for the HBR Blog Network, Larry Downes explains why crowdfunding is approaching its “big-bang moment.”

Businessweek takes a look at the latest in “smart” apparel.

-A GfK survey on attitudes toward wearable tech finds that price is a major barrier, reports The Guardian.

-3D printing is coming to the art world, reports The New York Times, enabling ultra-high-quality reproductions of masterpieces.

PolicyMic takes a look at why Millennials care as much about a TV show’s creator as its characters.

-Many women in their 20s are ditching the pill in favor of alternative modes of contraception, explains The Guardian.

The New York Times spotlights the declining interest in humanities among American college students.

-The International Business Times reports that a significant percentage of Chinese who go abroad to study are dropping out.

The Atlantic covers how social media is redefining “depression.”

CBC Radio spotlights “burqa swag,” the popularization of Muslim attire as “costume, fashion, provocation and parody.”

The FT reports on the rising demand for tattoo removal.

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