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For the survey, YouGov interviewed mothers with children between less than 12 months till up to 18 years of age and then categorised then into two groups -- young and old mothers.

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While eight in 10 mothers in India believe technology has made parenting easier, 70 per cent mothers claim to have used a smartphone for rearing their kids, according to a new survey. Pixabay

While eight in 10 mothers in India believe technology has made parenting easier, 70 per cent mothers claim to have used a smartphone for rearing their kids, according to a new survey.

Smartphone is the most widely used device for parenting, but only 38 per cent would recommend it to their family or friends, said the study by YouGov, an Internet-based market research and data analytics firm.

Parenting apps, on the other hand, are one of the most used and recommended products of technology used for parenting by mothers in India, YouGov said on Saturday.

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Although technology plays an important role in the lives of these mothers, they fear certain aspects of it, the results showed. Pixabay

The study showed that even though mothers in India rely heavily on their family and offline support groups for parenting advice, a higher number of young mothers are likely to consult online blogs for related information (50 per cent), compared to older moms (41 per cent).

For the survey, YouGov interviewed mothers with children between less than 12 months till up to 18 years of age and then categorised then into two groups — young and old mothers.

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Smartphone is the most widely used device for parenting, but only 38 per cent would recommend it to their family or friends, said the study by YouGov, an Internet-based market research and data analytics firm.
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Those whose children were between less than 12 months to up to 3 years of age were categorised as young mothers. The researchers collected data from over 700 mothers.

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Although technology plays an important role in the lives of these mothers, they fear certain aspects of it, the results showed.

When it comes to the biggest fear of parenting in a digital age, more than three-quarters of mothers (76 per cent) consider protecting their child from online dangers such as cyber bullying a challenge, the study said. (IANS)

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Google Assistant Rolls out Interpreter Mode for Smartphones

Google Assistant's interpreter mode comes to smartphones

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Google Assistant rolls out interpreter mode for Android and iOS devices. Pixabay

Interpreter mode, the real-time translation tool is now rolling out to Assistant for Android and iOS users.

Now, by just using a smartphone can have a back and forth conversation with someone speaking a foreign language.

Google says it will work with 44 languages and can be invoked by saying commands like “Hey Google, help me speak Thai” or “Hey Google, be my German translator.”

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To access it on iOS, user needs to download the latest Google Assistant app. Pixabay

“To get started, just say “Hey Google, be my German translator” or “Hey Google, help me speak Spanish” and you’ll see and hear the translated conversation on your phone. After each translation, the Assistant may present Smart Replies, giving you suggestions that let you quickly respond without speaking-which can make your conversations faster and even more seamless,” Lilian Rincon, Senior Director of Product Management, Google Assistant said in a statement on Thursday.

To access it on iOS, user needs to download the latest Google Assistant app.

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Interpreter mode also features different ways to communicate suited to the users situation: one can type using a keyboard for quiet environments, or manually select what language to speak.

To recall, back in January at CES, Google announced an Interpreter Mode for Smart Displays and speakers. (IANS)