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Talking Technology with NCBI Labs Episode 2 – Safer Internet Day, Ad Blockers, Amazon Echo Show 15

Date: 1st February

Time: 2.30pm

First up this week, with Safer Internet Day set to take place on 8th February we take time to highlight some of the ways we can stay safe online.

Next our attention turns to add blockers. Most of us frequently encounter unwanted ads that can clutter large parts of websites, slow downloading speeds, and might be sources of malware. It’s no wonder ad blockers are so popular but what are the factors to consider when blocking ads, and why might there be times when it’s best not to use ad blockers at all?

Finally, we check out the recently released Amazon Echo Show 15. Described as a big Alexa display for your wall, this is the largest smart display yet from Amazon and may be suitable for blind and low vision users.

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