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Children can’t hold pencils properly because they’re addicted to iPads, experts warn

Children are struggling to hold pens and pencils properly because they are overusing touchscreen technology, doctors have warned. Their finger muscles are not strong enough to control the direction of pens and pencils, the experts have claimed. Sally Payne, the head paediatric occupational therapist at the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust, told The Guardian: ‘Children are not coming into school with the hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago. ‘Children coming into school are being given a pencil…

WATCH: This touch-screen device can take verbal commands

Amazon has officially unveiled its latest Echo product: a touch screen device with built-in digital assistant Alexa called the 'Echo Show'. The WiFi-enabled home device with a seven-inch screen is the newest addition to Echo range that plays media and responds to voice commands. The Echo Show has seven-inch device and eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation which hears from any direction—even while music is playing Alexa - the brain behind Echo Show - is always getting smarter, and adapts…