Enjoy safe and secure online shopping without getting stung this holiday season

Savvy shoppers are already preparing to secure the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. But, many remain oblivious to devious cybercriminals that are hoping to use the excitement and thirst for massive sales to trick unsuspecting users into handing over their details. Many will remember David Baggett as the co-founder of ITA Software that […]

Master digital image editing with this Photoshop mastery package — now under $30

While smartphones and other portable devices have empowered photographers of all ages and abilities to snap away, there’s still a thriving market for apps to make those images look better. So master the tool that’s been setting the digital photography pace this century with the Complete Photoshop Mastery Bundle. It’s on sale now for just […]

How much autonomy is too much for AI?

AI has the power to make decisions on our behalf and the world is getting excited. But there’s always that nagging question: Who will be the servant and who will be the master? Should we approach AI from a completely different angle? Should we actually hand over control at all and let the AI make its […]

We want to give you an iPhone X for FREE! Here’s all you have to do…

It’s also more than just a 10th anniversary faceover for the trailblazing device. It’s a top-to-bottom overhaul with a bigger screen, faster processors and sensors, improved security…the works. But at $1,000 a pop and with many pre-orders still backlogged, most of us won’t be getting our hands on one any time soon. That is, unless […]

Facebook Watch is the ultimate test for social TV

The concept of ‘social TV’ first came to widespread prominence in 2010 as people embraced sharing their wild and wonderful opinions about TV experiences on social media. That same year, MIT Technology Review named the phenomenon in its top ten ‘breakthrough technologies’. Fast forward to 2017 and social TV is taking on a much different […]

Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck

 Today’s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written by: Sarah Buhr Hosted by: Sarah Buhr Filmed by: Chris Gates Edited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito continues his journey in the Outback this week so […]

Code2040 raises $5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and others

 Code2040, founded by Laura Weidman Powers and Tristan Walker, recently raised $5.6 million to advance its diversity and inclusion efforts in technology. The latest funding comes from The Knight Foundation, The Sara and Ev Williams Foundation and others, and brings Code2040’s total funding raised to more than $7 million. Code2040’s Fellows program, which first launched […]

International Society for Technology in Education

The International Society for Technology in Education, most commonly referred to as ISTE, is a professional organization that plays a major role in technology integration around the world. While there is a fee for becoming a member of ISTE, their website is full of excellent free resources. There are also some ISTE affiliates that are […]

Fact-checking the French election: lessons from CrossCheck, a collaborative effort to combat misinformation

Nine months ago, 37 newsrooms worked together to combat misinformation in the run-up to the French Presidential election. Organized by First Draft, and supported by the Google News Lab, CrossCheck launched a virtual newsroom, where fact-checkers collaborated to verify disputed online content and share fact-checked information back to the public. The initiative was a part […]

‘Tis the season to Fi it Forward

With the season for giving right around the corner, we’re excited to kick off the Fi it Forward referral challenge. The challenge is rolling out today starting on desktop. Like our last referral challenge, participants will earn prizes for the referrals they make throughout the challenge. In the Fi it Forward challenge, you can win […]

iPhone X Case Review Roundup 5: Pad & Quill, Spigen, OtterBox, LifeProof, Totallee and Sena

The fifth review of my iPhone X Roundup series focuses on Pad & Quill, Spigen, OtterBox, LifeProof, Totallee, and Sena. If you’ve missed my previous posts, I’m taking a close look at iPhone X cases from a range of manufacturers. We don’t often feature case reviews on MacRumors, but with the launch of the iPhone […]

TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Reigns: Her Majesty, Animal Crossing, Sky, PUBG Knock-Offs, and More

Apologies for missing last week’s iOS gaming roundup, but I’ve got a good reason: I was in Jordan judging Middle Eastern and North African mobile games for the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA). It’s an organization that for fourteen years now has been hosting international competitions looking for the best mobile games. I’ve been involved […]

Counterpoint: The case against an AI god

We’d previously written an opinion piece titled “The case for an artificially intelligent god.” This is our counterpoint to that. It’s a strange time to be a technology journalist. Somehow artificial intelligence has grown from buzzword to a religion, literally. For tech enthusiasts, it can often be more comfortable to wrap our heads around ideas […]

Blogging with Students

Blogging is a great way to provide all students with the opportunity to have their voices heard. Blogging is also a convenient way to connect your students with students from around the world. Seven Blogging Platforms for Teachers Compared and Ranked  Provides a snapshot of different popular blogging platforms so you can compare them quickly […]

Apple Park Visitor's Center Now Open to the Public

The Visitor’s Center at Apple’s new Apple Park campus opened up to the public this morning, allowing Apple fans to visit the Cupertino location to check out the campus and purchase souvenirs and snacks. It features a cantilevered carbon fiber roof that was designed to look like it floats, along with staircases, stone walls, and […]

15 awesome gifts for your awesome Mom and Dad

 Welcome to the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We check out a lot of really cool stuff here at TechCrunch, so we figured we ought to put that experience to good use and help you get your holiday shopping done quickly. It’s time to sit down, bust out the wallet and figure out what the […]

Germany bans smartwatches for kids over spying concerns

 Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) issued a blanket ban on smartwatches aimed at children this week — and asked parents who’d already purchased such a device to destroy them, for good measure. The aggressive move is a response to growing privacy concerns surrounding devices aimed at minors. Read More Source: 77

Identity solutions business SailPoint up 8% following IPO

 SailPoint, the enterprise identity solutions business, went up 9 percent in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday. The company raised $240 million; after pricing its shares at $12, it saw them rise to $13.11 on its first day of trading. Read More Source: 77

How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes

The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He’s spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about the demise of our planet — and figuring out a new way of talking about global warming that keeps us from shutting down. Step […]

Lights, shadows and silhouettes by #teampixel

Shadows don’t always have to be scary—they can be downright magical. This week, #teampixel is sharing everything from a solitary lemon’s shadow to palm trees silhouetted against a vivid sky in Venice, CA. Come chase shadows with us and see what you find. If you’d like to be featured on @google and The Keyword, tag […]

Cengage OpenNow: Big news on the OER front hiding in plain sight

Phil Hill, e-Literate, Nov 18, 2017 Phil Hill offers “ome historical context showing the interplay of the OER movement and changing strategies from the big textbook publishers.” basically the article argues that the need for, and movement toward, OER by the big publishers has been apparent for a number of years. People in the LMS […]

Brazil’s Delete Institute is a rehab for internet addicts

Internet addicts in Latin America can get a “detox” treatment at Instituto Delete in Brazil, a center focused on treating cellular and internet addictions. For many of us, our cell phone is an extension of our hand. Whether that’s healthy or not remains in how that affects our lives — but for many people, it’s the […]

Hack Education Weekly News

Audrey Watters, Hack Education, Nov 18, 2017 Watch something long enough and you see the patterns. Just so with Audrey Watters and tech headlines. From her newsletter today: “There’s often a pattern to the education news – or at least, to the stories that get shouted the loudest and spread the widest in any given […]

3 Myths About “Empowering” Students in Schools Today

George Couros, Nov 18, 2017 I’ve used the terms ‘personal and ‘personalized’ learning to stand for what Yong Zhao is credited with calling ‘personalized’ and ‘individualized’ learning. No matter the terminology, the concept is key. What you want is “having students go through their own paths to whatever endpoint they desire.  How you take the […]

Managers Can Support—Not Create—Social Learning Communities

Pamela Hogle, Learning Solutions, Nov 18, 2017 I am asked fairly frequently how we can create learning communities and this response is the one I invariably give: you have to work with the communities that are already there and support them, rather than think you can create something from scratch. Communities are voluntary; you can’t […]

W3C Strategic Highlights

World Wide Web Consortium, Nov 18, 2017 I don’t think there’s anything particularly surprising in this strategy document released by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) but it’s good to see the highlights assembled in one place. Some key initiatives include the “Web Platform Testing effort to create a comprehensive cross-browser test suite for the majority […]

How Moscow paves the way for smart healthcare technologies that save cities millions

Global healthcare is on the rise. “The world’s major regions are expected to see healthcare spending increases ranging from 2.4% to 7.5% between 2015 and 2020,” according Deloitte’s 2017 Global Healthcare Sector Outlook. To overcome this, cities across the world are working hard to incorporate cutting edge technologies in innovative ways that reduce their healthcare […]

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Powerstation USB-C XXL From Mophie

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Mophie to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a powerstation USB-C XXL that’s equipped with both USB-C and USB-A, so it can be used with a wide range of devices. The powerstation USB-C XXL, priced at $149.95, features a 19,500 mAh battery, which Mophie says is […]

Walt Whitman on Beethoven and Music as the Profoundest Expression of Nature

In praise of the “dainty abandon” that awakens us to wonder and carries us outside ourselves. “Feeling, life, motion and emotion constitute its import,” philosopher Susanne Langer wrote of music, which she defined as “a highly articulated sensuous object.” Although many great writers have contemplated the power of music, few have articulated it more perfectly […]

Developing a VR game in just two weeks

Earlier this year, 3D modeler Jarlan Perez joined the Blocks team for a two-week sprint. The goal of his time with the team was to create a fully immersive virtual reality game in just two weeks using Blocks and Unreal Engine, two tools that have significantly influenced his process as a modeler and game enthusiast. […]

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