Grab your unique Nintendo User ID before it’s too late

With its new Switch console just days away from its launch on March 3, Nintendo has introduced yet another ID system to add to its already-confounding system. The new User ID is separate from your Nintendo Account, but you’ll need one of those to claim your unique name that will likely serve to identify you […]

Amazon’s new Alexa-powered Fire TV stick lands in the UK

Amazon has always lagged behind when it comes to bringing its devices to the UK. It took almost two years for the Amazon Echo to make its way across the Atlantic. And now, storming the White Cliffs of Dover, is the new, redesigned Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa. Although American consumers have had it for […]

Alibaba’s Ant Financial expands to Korea with $200M investment in Kakao Pay

 Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial is making yet another M&A deal. The firm is investing $200 million into a fintech project belonging to Kakao, the $5 billion firm that runs Korea’s dominant messaging service. Ant Financial, which manages payments service Alipay and Alibaba’s digital banking business, will invest the capital into Kakao Pay, a soon-to-launch Kakao fintech division. Read […]

Recommended Reading: WCET Survey Report and Tony Bates Commentary

By Phil Hill More Posts (461) WCET released its survey results on the price and costs of online education last week, focusing on US higher education, and it has caused quite a stir due to the headline, first-look analysis. As Inside Higher Ed described in the article “Online Education Costs More, Not Less”: The myth that […]

VAVA’s $199 dashcam is sleek and feature-rich, but…

After racking up nearly $300,000 on Kickstarter, VAVA’s newest product, Dash, is ready to hit the road. Well, sorta. I like reviewing cool new products, but a dashcam wouldn’t typically move the needle. After all, it’s a device that’s not-at-all sexy, and one we’re typically hoping we don’t have to use. VAVA was different. Some smart features […]

This Skittles sorting machine solves the ultimate first world problem

Tropical Skittles are my jam. Well, except the yellow ones; fuck you Banana Berry. Willem Pennings, a Dutch inventor, feels my pain. After seeing a color-sorting machine years back, Pennings decided to create his own and use it for the ultimate good: to sort shitty Skittles flavors so we don’t have to eat them. Pro […]

Uber’s Travis Kalanick details independent investigation regarding sexual harassment

 Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sent a memo to employees today following allegations of sexual harassment from former Uber engineer Susan Fowler. In the memo, obtained by TechCrunch, Kalanick said the company has tapped former US Attorney General Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran, partners at law firm Covington & Burling, to independently investigate the workplace issues Fowler […]

Apple Shares Four New 'One Night on iPhone 7' Ads Shot in New York, Johannesburg, Shanghai and Tokyo

As part of its ongoing “Shot on iPhone” advertising campaign highlighting the iPhone’s camera, Apple today uploaded four videos that belong to its new “One Night” series. Each of the 15 second ads features a compilation of photos and videos captured on a single night in New York, Johannesburg, Shanghai, and Tokyo and set to […]

Samsung takes a big hit in new US reputation poll

 Last year was rough on just about everyone. Samsung seemed to get it especially bad, as the Note 7 saga stretched out over several months and two separate recalls. Somewhere in there, the electronic giant’s washing machines got caught up in the madness with a recall of their own, while its executives got tangled up […]

NASA hints at discovery of new planets outside the solar system

NASA is teasing “new findings” about planets outside the solar system. NASA today announced it is holding a press conference on Wednesday to present findings concerning “planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets.” Five speakers will participate in the briefing, including astronomers, MIT’s professor of planetary science, and an associate administrator […]

Uber is not the only tech company that mishandles sexual harassment claims

 On Sunday, a female former Uber engineer detailed her experiences of sexual harassment at the multibillion-dollar company. The engineer, Susan Fowler, said she experienced sexual harassment and had reported it to Uber’s human resources department but to no avail. Unfortunately, Fowler’s experience with sexual harassment at Uber does not seem to be uncommon in the […]

In San Francisco, lease prices hold steady, but landlords offer more perks

 Leasing commercial space in San Francisco is as expensive as ever, but prices are mostly holding steady for the first time in a long time —  not rising. That shift has landlords offering more perks and brokers wondering what’s next. Their obvious concern: that good times can’t last forever, especially for venture-backed companies that aren’t IPO candidates and… […]

Apple Seeds Third macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta and just under a month after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.3. The third macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta is available for download through the Apple Developer Center or the software update mechanism […]

ING and Macquarie Now Support Apple Pay in Australia

Both ING Direct and Macquarie have implemented support for Apple Pay in Australia, according to Apple’s updated Apple Pay website in the country. Starting today, both ING Direct and Macquarie customers can use Apple Pay for purchases in participating stores and locations with an eligible device. Apple Pay support at the two banks comes more […]

Infographic: 3 Key Characteristics of Successful School Leaders

It’s no secret that it’s tough at the top. As a leader, it can be difficult to gain respect, make changes and deliver results (and I don’t mean academic results). However, in a minimum of 21 days, new habits can form, so grit your teeth, think of the three P’s, and you’ll be well on […]

Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 10.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 10.2 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second tvOS 10.2 update and nearly a month after releasing tvOS 10.1.1, the current release version of tvOS. Designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV, the third tvOS 10.2 beta can be obtained by […]

Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 3.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.2 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second watchOS 3.2 beta and nearly a month after the release of watchOS 3.1.3, the current public version of the operating system. The watchOS 3.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple […]

What’s next for books?

 I like Digital Reader editor Nate Hoffelder. He is one of the few bloggers about publishing who doesn’t suck up to the industry nor does he particularly gild the lily. He basically believes that books are great, publishing is probably doomed, and that writing is really important. That’s why I was happy that he surfaced […]

Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 10.3 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta of iOS 10.3 and more than a two months after the release of iOS 10.2, the last major update to the iOS 10 operating system. Registered developers can download the third iOS 10.3 beta […]

WhatsApp Announces New 'Status' Feature for Sharing Videos and Photos That Expire After 24 Hours

Following in the footsteps of Snapchat and Instagram, Facebook-owned WhatsApp today announced the launch of “Status,” a new feature that’s designed to let users share videos, photos, and GIFs that expire each day. The Status addition to WhatsApp is essentially identical to the “Stories” feature in Instagram and Snapchat, both of which allow users to […]

Fluffy dog tails could be the next step in robot-human interaction

 The IEEE unearthed a fascinating 2013 study that showed that a cute dog tail does more than just amuse – it can communicate. The study, created by Ashish Singh and James Young, posited that a Roomba with a tail attached could communicate quickly and easily with a human – a fast, excited wag means things […]

WhatsApp returns to its roots with its Snapchat-style Status feature

Last September, we saw a Snapchat-like beta feature in WhatsApp’s Android app that let you share photos, videos and GIFs as your ‘Status’. It’s finally ready for prime-time, and it’s rolling out to iOS, Android and Windows Phone starting today. As we noted back then, it is an awful lot like Snapchat and Instagram Stories […]

WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone

 WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat’s international growth with today’s launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It’s another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it’s end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp messaging. Read More Source: 77

Scandinavian work culture is better than yours — here’s why

Leading up to last year’s presidential election, Bernie Sanders frequently spoke about how the United States were lagging behind in many fields, compared to the socialist’s wet dream Scandinavia. Sanders was especially fond of Denmark, and pointed out that the small Scandinavian country out-performed the US when it came to work benefits. Considering the abysmal […]

Malicious Pornhub apps for Android are spreading on the internet like an STD

Better be careful where your lust takes you tonight as hackers have found a new way to infect users. It appears the internet is currently flush with rogue Pornhub apps designed to lock you out your device and hold your smartphone hostage. Researchers from cybersecurity firm ESET have discovered a new attack vector [PDF] that seduces unsuspecting victims into installing […]

Hands on: I used the YO smartphone kit to analyze my sperm

One day in 1677, Dutch businessman and scientist Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek made love to his wife, scooped a sample of his semen from out of her, and placed it in one of his self-made microscopes. He was the first man on Earth to see wriggling sperm cells, describing them as “animalcules … moving like a […]

What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2017

 This year’s CES didn’t offer much in the way of mobile excitement. No surprise, really. The past several years have seen many of the biggest players in the space opt for their own stage to make big announcements — or just hold off a month and a half for the year’s biggest smartphone show, in […]

You can now buy Snapchat Spectacles without leaving your home

Snap Inc’s Spectacles made their debut to much surprise and acclaim, but they’ve so far been pretty hard to buy. You could only get one at a physical location in a few major cities, and even then, you might’ve had to wait in a long line to get one from the pop-up vending machines. Now, […]

Building in Revision: Five Tips for Building New Courses That Will Make Re-Offers Easier

When you’re developing a new online or hybrid course, it’s hard to look beyond the first course offering. After all, there might not be a second offering if you don’t focus your attention on making sure the course goes well the first time around, and developing the course always seems to take more time than […]

Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide | Yuval Noah Harari

How do we make sense of today’s political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, […]

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