This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will include a video game festival, too

 New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival is getting a sister event — this year, it will see kickoff of the very first Tribeca Games Festival. The event is being launched in partnership with gaming publication Kill Screen and will take place on April 28 and 29 (during the film festival). There will be keynote interviews […]

Stance’s app lets you record a message for your Congressperson, then leaves it on their voicemail

 Want to call your senator or U.S. representative to let them know where you stand on an issue, but don’t have the time to hunt down their phone number, wait on hold, or continually redial to get past the busy signals? A new app called Stance aims to help. Instead of simply providing a way to […]

Rover and DogVacay merge to dominate the pet-sitting market

 Putting an end to a fierce competition to dominate the pet-sitting business, Rover and DogVacay have agreed to join forces. Rover will be acquiring DogVacay in an all-stock deal. Read More Source: 77

Facebook’s CrowdTangle lets publishers compare performance on social apps

 Heavy with fake news guilt, Facebook is rolling out new social channel benchmarking for publishers in the CrowdTangle tool it acquired and made free last year. Read More Source: 77

500 Startups launches a short marketing ramp-up bootcamp for startups in Israel

 500 Startups is launching a four-week program in Israel that targets pre-seed and seed companies as they get to the stage where they begin marketing their products. Read More Source: 77

Google Calendar App Finally Released for iPad

Google today announced it has updated its Calendar app with long-awaited iPad support. The app is essentially the same as the iPhone version, but it is now optimized for the tablet’s larger screen. Google said a Today view widget for Notification Center and the Lock screen is coming soon. Here’s a quick overview of the […]

Facebook opens 360 livestreaming to everyone

Prepare to see a whole lot more 360 videos on your Newsfeed. Facebook now allows anyone to stream 360 videos to their Page or Profile, provided they have the right camera. Facebook launched 360 videos last year, but only to select Pages. Now anyone from your college buddies to your grandmother can stream 360 live. […]

Memory Boosters and Retention in Learning

This post briefly looks at the concept of increasing retention of memorized material through the use of “boosters” to stimulate information recall.  CIT is  interested in collaborating with instructors to investigate tools to facilitate the practical application of this concept in Duke courses.  Please contact us for more information. At the 2016 DevLearn Conference, Dr. Art Kohn (Portland […]

Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 10.3.2 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today provided its public beta testing group with iOS 10.3.2, an upcoming update that was first released to developers on March 28. iOS 10.3.2 comes shortly after the release of iOS 10.3, a major update that brought features like a new Find My AirPods feature and Apple File System. Beta testers who have signed […]

Calendar on iPad: Ready for Business

Whether you’re jumping from meeting to meeting or on your way to meet a customer—your calendar needs to work for you…anywhere, anytime. That’s why today, we’re bringing Google Calendar to the iPad. With the new app, you’ll get all the Calendar features you know and love, now optimized for iPad. Use Calendar’s machine intelligence-powered features […]

Webinar: New Directions in Instructional Design

Duke faculty and academic staff are invited to register and join CIT staff at an upcoming webinar produced by the Educause Learning Initiative and hosted by CIT: New Directions in Instructional Design: Keeping Pace in a Time of Rapid Change. See the full webinar schedule here. Wednesday and Thursday April 19 and 20, 2017 12 p.m. – 3:30 […]

It takes a district to implement technology

Editor’s note: Google for Education Premier Partners are working with schools to host the ExploreEDU event series, where schools can share their first-hand experiences with other educators. Today’s guest author is Gary Lambert, Director of 21st Century Learning at Beekmantown Central School District, which hosted an ExploreEDU event on March 9-10 with Best Buy. To see […]

Xbox One update adds a bunch of long-awaited features

It’s a big day for Xbox One gamers. Several big updates previously available only to insiders are coming to everyone. Microsoft is sprucing up Beam, its livestreaming client, in an effort to help it compete with Twitch. That might be a bit of a lost cause considering the size of Twitch’s audience — it’s big […]

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S8 and S8+ With Iris and Facial Recognition, No Home Button

Samsung officially announced its much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones today at simultaneous launch events held in New York’s Lincoln Center and London’s Olympic Park. The company’s post-Note7 comeback device and de facto “iPhone 8” rival has already been the subject of several leaks in recent weeks, but today we finally got the full picture […]

Become a polished Python programmer with this bootcamp – now an extra 15% off

If you’re thinking about coding as a new career path, you won’t find many programming building blocks more foundational than Python. Make it an integral tool in your coding repertoire with the complete Python Programming Bootcamp, available now for only $39 from TNW Deals. If you’ve never tackled Python before or if you just need […]

Apple Mail Engineering Manager Terry Blanchard Joins Readdle to Work on Popular Email Client 'Spark'

Readdle has hired former Apple Mail engineering manager Terry Blanchard in a position that will focus on creating the “future of email” for Readdle’s popular email client “Spark,” working with an entirely new team of his choosing in Silicon Valley. Blanchard’s new role, per his LinkedIn page, is vice president of engineering for Readdle. Spark […]

The 2017 NMC Horizon Report

Each year, the New Media Consortium (NMC), in cooperation with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, produces the Horizon report summarizing the latest findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project that identifies and describes important developments in technology likely to have a large impact on higher education worldwide over the coming five years. The report […]

Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one | Michael Botticelli

Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness. In a personal, thoughtful talk, he encourages the […]

This is the Samsung Galaxy S8

You can stop reading rumors now: the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally official, and will go on sale on April 21. They make a stunning first impression, but not because they’re in any way surprising. Samsung is terrible at keeping secrets, and nearly all the major rumors ended up being true. Just look at the specs and […]

Spotify Launching Carpool Karaoke-Like Series Called 'Traffic Jams', Focusing on Original Music

Last year Apple Music announced that it would be launching a new version of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke as a standalone, original series for subscribers of Apple’s streaming music service. Today, Spotify has countered Apple’s move with its own car-based music series called Traffic Jams, which has a twist focused on original music creation in […]

5 startups making globetrotting the world a hassle-free affair

I recently moved to Amsterdam to work for TNW and so far it has been an absolute blast. New city, culture, food and people – what else could any self-proclaimed globetrotter ask for? I have always loved to travel and tend to seize every opportunity to explore the world. I was only a couple of months […]

Video Tips With Isla

Folks who follow my YouTube channel may have noticed that I’ve started to using the live video option within YouTube’s Android app. This morning I used YouTube live to record a little video tip with my daughter, Isla. The tip is to look at the camera instead of the screen when you’re recording. In the […]

Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

A conversation with Candace Hisey on Episode 43 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration. With both extended and daily projects, students watch science, technology, engineering, and math come alive in all […]

Four Ways to Improve Relationship-Building and Quality Service at Your Institution

Like many solo social media managers at scholarship programs or small institutions, I juggle multiple communications roles at the Morehead-Cain Foundation at UNC Chapel-Hill. Every day I help create content and printed materials for selections and recruitment, student affairs and events, and alumni advancement. My creative output covers a little bit of everything. And meeting […]

HigherEd Live – Four Ways to Improve Relationship-Building and Quality Service at Your Institution

Like many solo social media managers at scholarship programs or small institutions, I juggle multiple communications roles at the Morehead-Cain Foundation at UNC Chapel-Hill. Every day I help create content and printed materials for selections and recruit… Source: fds

Apple lets developers respond to iOS app reviews at last

Along with the recent release of iOS 10.3, Apple has updated its App Store with a much-needed feature: the ability for developers to respond directly to users who leave app reviews. People often report issues with apps in their reviews, and request features and changes as well as ask questions about how to use certain […]

The Trailblazing 18th-Century French Mathematician Émilie du Châtelet on Jealousy and the Metaphysics of Love

“It is the privilege of affection to see a friend in all the situations of his soul.” “Anxiety is love’s greatest killer,” Anaïs Nin admonished.“It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” No […]

Amazon now delivers groceries straight to your trunk in 15 minutes

Amazon’s latest experiment in retailing will see the company deliver groceries to your vehicle at a designated pick-up point at a time you choose, with a minimum of just 15 minutes. The service, dubbed AmazonFresh Pickup, has just launched in beta in two Seattle locations and builds on the company’s existing grocery delivery business. Presently, […]

Our Smallness and the Cosmic Scale: How Big the Universe Is Relative to Us, Animated

A humbling celestial reflection on what enlarges the minuteness of human life with meaning against the vast backdrop of the universe. At the end of the nineteenth century, well before women could vote, a team of female astronomers at the Harvard College Observatory known as the Harvard Computers made calculations and discoveries that became the […]

Google makes its Translate mobile apps available for users in China

 Google has reintroduced its Translate mobile apps to China, where they can now be accessed and used without the need for software to bypass local censorship. The U.S. tech giant left China more than seven years ago when it redirected its local search engine to Hong Kong and many of its services are censored in the country. Today’s low-key […]

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