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Rivet, the latest app from Google uses speech processing to help kids learn how to read

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Rivet is one of the latest applications from Google in-house incubator which will help all the children learn how to read. This app hails from Area 120 which is a place for Google’s experimental projects. This experiment has more than 2000 books available for kids, which will help them learn. If a child is having any kind of problem with a word then they can simply tap on that word and hear the pronunciation. They can also pronounce the word out loud and the app will be showing the word. The app will also tell the children how much work they need.

This application also comes with translations in more than 25 languages so that it can help the child learn. Children can also use this application to read out stories to them so that the children can match up with all the words and sounds of different words. This option can also be disabled when they feel they don’t need it.

There are a lot of e-book reading apps available in the market now, but none of the apps are as interesting as Rivet. The voice technology and speech processing in this app are very advanced in nature. This app has started for all android devices and will soon be available for iOS phones. This application can help the kids in real-time by simply using the tap button on the screen.

If a child is facing any kind of issue, then the assistance will offer support. According to Rivet, all the data which is collected by the application is protected so that they can protect children’s privacy. After every page, the child can understand what are the words which they have pronounced correctly and what mistakes they have made. The app also has a reward system with the help of which they can simply reward the children with different badges and points so that the children stay interested in the application. There are other games and surprises available in the application for the kids.

According to the Tech and Product head of Rivet Ben, Turtle the team was really looking forward to work on reading because it is one of the most fundamental skills. Ben also said:

 “Struggling readers are unlikely to catch up and four times less likely to graduate from high school. Unfortunately, 64% of fourth-grade students in the United States perform below the proficient level in reading.”

This is not the first app that Google has worked on that aims on tackling reading. There is another application called Bolo which does pretty much the same thing, but the main focus of the app is for Indian users. All the other apps in the incubator focus mainly on the Grasshopper. Rivet was at first in the beta trial, but now it is available in the application store. Android users can simply go to their Google Play store and download the app from there.

Brown is a Senior Writer at GadgetFreeks.com. He has previously worked as Growth PM lead at Airbnb. At GadgetFreeks, he writes news on latest startups which are launched in the industry.

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Lyrics On Google’s Results Page Will Appear With It Source Page

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Google was recently accused by Genius for copying their lyrics. Since this is a serious accusation, Google is definitely not sitting idle. In response to this, Google has decided to soon attribute the third-parties providing lyrics. This will let you know where the lyrics have come from. Not just that, but it will also direct any complaints directly to the third-party providers instead of Google.

In their defense, Google has also stated that they do not crawl or scrape sites to find lyrics. Instead, they license the lyrics from outsiders. The lyrics are also automatically updated as soon as any corrections or changes are made to it.

One of the main suppliers of lyrics to Google, LyricFind has claimed that they have not copied any lyrics from Genius. The company even argued that the exact lyrics are available in other sites as well. They claimed that they have taken the lyrics from another company that was using Genius lyrics without the company’s permission.

However, this hasn’t solved or calmed the issue at Genius’ office. But this definitely shows the messiness involved in lyrics search. There are several companies that provide lyrics and it is actually not possible to find out who’s’ honest and who’s not.

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Picture-In-Picture Mode Tested By Apple TV Beta

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The upcoming beta version of Apple tvOS 13 is expected to come with a surprise. The company is planning to introduce its newest feature picture-in-picture mode. This will allow users to browse while watching a video at the same time. The release of the feature was not announced by the company at the time of WWDC keynote that took place earlier this month.

The PnP feature is not going to allow you to stream or watch video on top of another video. Instead, it will shrink a screen to a small box while you watch the main screen in the background. You can thus, navigate the whole operating system without pausing or stopping your show. With the help of on-screen controls, you will be able to easily switch from the video thumbnail to the rest of the screen. You can even move the thumbnail to different corners or even close it entirely. The release of the PnP feature on Apple TV is a mark of expansion. It was first introduced in ios 9 which was then launched as a multi-tasking feature for iPad.

Other than the PnP mode, tvOA 13 will also be made compatible with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers. Along with that, you will also be able to read lyrics on the screen while you listen to your favorite track. In addition, it will also provide multi-user support for each person’s profile.

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Google accused by Genius for copying its lyrics data

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Most often we rely on Google lyric’s results instead of using individual lyrics sites. If you think you are the only one doing that you are wrong. Genius has recently accused Google of copying its lyrics data. Not just that, but the company has also claimed that Google has hurt its website traffic. As stated by Genius, the evidence can be found in the apostrophes. The apostrophes are deliberately alternated between curved and straight lines to form a watermark. The watermark represents ‘red-handed’ in Morse code. Genius has found over 100s of Google’s lyrics that include the exact apostrophes.

Google, however, has clearly denied any such activity as stated to the Wall Street Journal. Google is one of those companies that takes copyright issues very seriously. As stated by LyricFind to the Wall Street Journal that their staff does not source lyrics from Genius. Both the companies Google and LyricFind have clearly denied any matches with the lyrics of Genius.

No formal actions are taken yet but Genius has still claimed that Google is violating both its terms or service and antitrust law. The company claims that they have alerted Google in 2007. If Genius tries to file a case, it may not get much success in it as they don’t own the lyrics. They are only allowed to display them on their platform.

Google in its statement to Engadget:

 “The lyrics displayed in the information boxes and in knowledge panels on Google search are licensed from a variety of sources and are not scraped from sites of the web. We take data quality and creator rights very seriously and hold our licensing partners accountable to the terms of our agreement. We’re investigating this issue with our data partners and if we find that partners are not upholding good practices we will end our agreements.”

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