Only 3 more days to save on Disrupt SF tickets

 Alright, would-be Disrupt attendees. We gave you an extra week to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF 2017 tickets, but this week we aren’t feeling so generous. You now have just three days left to get an early-bird ticket for $1,995 before prices jump to $2,995 after Friday. Seriously, no more extensions. This is it. This […]

How hackers are using social media to hack

Hackers think social media is the best thing ever. Not only has it attracted longtime hackers, but it has also created new ones. It’s just so easy! Individual social media platforms have been hackable since their introduction. But, believe it or not, social media was a small net at one time. Now that social media […]

Facebook iOS App Now Allows Users to Take 360-Degree Photos

Facebook’s iOS app is today being updated with a new feature that will let users take 360-degree photos using the camera function directly within the Facebook app, reports TechCrunch. Facebook has supported 360-degree images for some time, but it previously required users to take a panoramic photo with their smartphone or use a separate app. […]

Apple could announce the next iPhone on September 12

 Mark down September 12 in your calendar as Apple could be unveiling the next iPhone at 9 AM on that day. Mac4Ever wrote a report saying that it confirmed with telecom companies that Apple should hold a press event on September 12. This wouldn’t be a big surprise as Apple has been announcing new iPhones […]

Ollie, a purveyor of ‘human grade’ pet food, just landed $12.6 million in fresh funding

 Ollie, a two-year-old, New York-based subscription service that sells what it calls human-grade pet food, has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Canaan Partners, with participation from WME Ventures, Rosecliff Ventures, RiverPark Funds, Correlation Ventures and earlier backers Primary Venture Partners and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. It brings the company’s… Read More Source: 77

Watch the first teasers for Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ cartoon series from Nick Kroll

 NetComedian Nick Kroll has had a fairly successful track record, especially for fans of a certain kind of humor (the kind I like), so it’s exciting that he’s now creating an animated comedy series for Netflix. Kroll himself will voice many of the characters in the show, a coming-of-age tale aimed at adults, but he’s […]

Pepper the robot takes on a new role as a funeral attendant

If you’re a Buddhist living in Japan, you now have the option of having a tiny white robot presiding at your funeral in lieu of a human priest. Japanese plastic moulding and funereal services company Nissei Eco will offer the robot Pepper in a Buddhist priest’s robe as an attendant. It will be able to […]

GraphPath’s “Knowledge Graph as a Service” could insert AI into global corporates

 There is no shortage of AI and machine learning startups being born today. But one of the biggest opportunities remains in turning AI into some kind of platform that others can leverage, especially businesses. In recent years a new area has been developed in relation what’s know in the tech industry as knowledge graphs, a […]

iPhone 8 Event Date Rumored for September 12, With Device Launching September 22

As we approach the end of August and the time that Apple typically sends out invitations for its annual iPhone reveal event, a new report by Mac4Ever [Google Translate] has pegged this year’s iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus event date as Tuesday, September 12. The site then predicted the three new iPhone […]

Inaugural Course Design Institute a Success

The CIT Course Design Institute  (CDI) provided Duke faculty the opportunity to learn and apply a best-practice approach to designing dynamic, learning-focused courses in any discipline, in a compact 3-day program consisting of interactive seminars, discussions, and presentations from guest speakers. Faculty applied and those selected received support and funding to attend. The inaugural institute […]

Facebook users can now take 360 photos from within the app

Since inception, Facebook users have uploaded over 70 million 360 photos. And of these 70 million 360 photos, exactly zero were taken using Facebook’s built-in camera. Starting today, that all changes. Users can now take 360 videos from the Facebook app itself, and upload them instantly for viewing on their Timeline, in albums, or Groups. Previously, […]

Apple to Build New Data Center in Iowa

Apple is planning to build a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, according to a meeting agenda published by the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board and shared by The Des Moines Register. At a meeting that will take place Thursday morning, the board plans to review Apple’s application for investment in the city and will […]

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Note 8 With Dual Rear Cameras and 6.3-Inch AMOLED 'Infinity Display'

At its “Unpacked” event in New York City today, Samsung unveiled the all-new Galaxy Note 8 smartphone, following months of speculation about the device’s August debut. The event began with a recap video of the Note line’s history, including user testimonies following the Note 7’s fire-catching scandal and how they continued to support Samsung during […]

Raiffeisen Bank malware is phishing for your login credentials

You better stay on your toes when logging in to your account should you happen to be a client of Raiffeisen Bank – someone might be out to snatch your credentials. Malware researcher Lukas Stefanko has stumbled upon a new phishing campaign targeting Raiffeisen Bank customers. While new, the attack is based on the infamous […]

Apple TV's Estimated Market Share Declines as Customers Await Highly-Anticipated 4K Model

Apple TV was the fourth most popular streaming media player in the United States in the first quarter, behind the Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV, and Google’s Chromecast, according to market research firm Parks Associates. Parks Associates estimates Apple TV’s market share fell to 15 percent in January through March this year among U.S. households with […]

Samsung’s leaked Gear Fit2 Pro is built for swimmers

Samsung tipped its hand – or wrist maybe – a little bit ahead of the Unpacked event announcement and launched the Gear Fit2 Pro on the Malaysian version of its website. The leak was picked up by Evan Blass who linked directly to the official site. Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro page live a bit early… […]

Phrasal Verbs Friends – Fun Phrasal Verb Videos

One of the challenges that ELL students face is understanding the meanings of phrasal verbs. In the past I have featured a couple of apps that are designed to help students understand phrasal verbs. A newer resource worth bookmarking is the YouTube channel Phrasal Verbs Friends. Phrasal Verbs Friends videos are cartoons featuring cats explaining […]

A lyrical bridge between past, present and future | David Whyte

With his signature charm and searching insight, David Whyte meditates on the frontiers of the past, present and future, sharing two poems inspired by his niece’s hike along El Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Source: fddd

How to Add a QR Code to a Google Document

Earlier this morning someone sent me a direct message on Twitter to ask me how to add a QR code to a Google Document. This is a process that is easier to understand if you see it in action. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to insert a QR code into a Google […]

How to Collect Files Through Google Forms

One of the many updates that was made to Google Forms this summer was the option to accept file uploads from people who are not a part of your G Suite for Education domain. This means that you can now create a Google Form through which parents can submit files like a signed copy of […]

A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper?

Do we learn better from printed books than digital versions? The answer from researchers is a qualified yes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: 33

This Teacher Uses Marvel Comics to Teach Government Regulation (with Great Results!)

Episode 133 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Kyle Stern @stern_history uses Marvel’s “Civil War” to teach Government Regulation. The test scores show it is working. Understand how a teacher can use graphic novels (a/k/a Comic Books) to meet standards, excite kids, […]

Gauguin’s Stirring First-Hand Account of What Actually Happened the Night Van Gogh Cut off His Own Ear

“Between two such beings as he and I, the one a perfect volcano, the other boiling too, inwardly, a sort of struggle was preparing.” Certain relationships are charged with an intensity of feeling that incinerates the walls we habitually erect between platonic friendship, romantic attraction, and intellectual-creative infatuation. One of the most dramatic of those […]

CrashPlan is killing off its backup service for home users – here are your options

Code42 has announced that it’s shutting down its CrashPlan for Home data backup service on October 23, 2018. After that, you won’t be able to retrieve your files. The company says it’s shifting its strategy to “focus exclusively on enterprise and small business segments.” That’s a bummer, because CrashPlan was one of the best set-it-and-forget-it […]

Walmart and Google partner on voice-based shopping

 Walmart and Google are today announcing a new partnership that will enable voice shopping through Google Assistant, Google’s virtual assistant that lives on devices like its smart speaker, Google Home. Specifically, consumers will now be able to take advantage of Walmart’s “Easy Reorder” feature through an integration with Google’s shopping service, Google Express. Read More […]

Shop Walmart and more of your favorite stores, faster

Shopping isn’t always as easy as it should be. When was the last time you needed to pick up something from the store but didn’t have the time to make the trip? Or you went to the store only to realize they didn’t have the brand you wanted? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could […]

This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

 We’ve officially hit peak ICO. Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, just floated the idea of potentially raising money by issuing a token called “estcoins“. So why Estonia? The country is pretty forward thinking when it comes to technology – they are first nation to offer an e-Residency program.  The program is almost like a […]

Billionaire Netscape founder Jim Clark is back with a new, self-funded startup

 Jim Clark just can’t quit starting companies. The billionaire cofounder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, myCFO, Healtheon, and Shutterfly, moved to Florida roughly 16 years ago to dive into the Miami real estate market. Now Clark, a native Texan who dropped out of high school, is back with a new tech startup: CommandScape, a home-automation and […]

New wearable tracker can transmit vital signs from a soft, tiny package

 Body sensors have long been bulky, hard to wear, and obtrusive. Now they can be as thin as a Band-Aid and about as big as a coin. The new sensors, created by Kyung-In Jang, professor of robotics engineering at South Korea’s Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, and John A. Rogers, Northwestern University, consists […]

5 Topics to Cover Early This Year On Your Classroom Blog

The new school year is here and you might be trying to get a new classroom blog rolling or get your old one going again. Either way, one of the best ways to get parents to read your classroom blog early and often is to give them the information they need at the beginning of […]

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