- You’re Gonna Miss Zoom When It’s Goneby Olga Khazan on April 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm
For people like me, who have social anxiety, videoconferencing can be easier than in-person interactions.
- The Alt-Right Has Lost Control of Redpillby Kaitlyn Tiffany on April 13, 2021 at 11:00 am
A classic meme about being radicalized is now so absurd that it means almost nothing at all.
- Zoom Court Is Changing How Justice Is Servedby Eric Scigliano on April 13, 2021 at 10:00 am
For better, for worse, and possibly forever
- An Unexpected Boon to America’s Vaccine Townsby Daniel Block on April 6, 2021 at 11:00 am
Out-of-towners looking for shots are unintentionally lifting local economies after a tough year.
- What on Earth Is Amazon Doing?by Ian Bogost on April 1, 2021 at 12:21 am
The company’s social-media aggression is shocking. It shouldn’t be.
- Apps help theme parks boost their COVID safety — and collect data on youby Hugo Martín on April 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Disneyland and other theme parks are reopening with pandemic safety protocols, many of which lean heavily on tech.
- Column: An 800% markup for blood work? It's time to standardize medical test pricesby David Lazarus on April 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm
A cancer patient paid about $200 for blood tests at a doctor's office and nearly $2,000 for the same tests at a Los Angeles hospital. This is nuts.
- Shake-up at Triller. TikTok rival replaces CEO and buys AI firmby Wendy Lee on April 15, 2021 at 12:37 am
Triller's parent company on Wednesday appointed a new CEO, Mahi de Silva, after acquiring his company, Amplify.ai for an undisclosed price.
- Column: Why spend billions for Ancestry's DNA data if you don't plan to use it?by David Lazarus on April 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Investment firm Blackstone acquired the genealogical site Ancestry for $4.7 billion. It says it has no plans to mine people's DNA data for profit.
- Column: Facebook and Health Net hacks drive home the need for a national privacy lawby David Lazarus on April 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Data breaches involving Facebook and Health Net highlight Americans' vulnerability to hackers — and our lack of a national privacy law.
- Twitter down as users can't get into social media site for second time in hoursby firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Kitching, Nathan Hyde) on April 17, 2021 at 4:16 pm
Twitter users around the world reported problems logging into the social media website or posting tweets to their followers on Friday night and again on Saturday
- FIFA 21 Community TOTS (Team of the Season) nominees confirmed as voting opensby email@example.com (Nathan Bliss) on April 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm
The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTS (Team of the Season) kicks off with the release of the Community TOTS nominees, with FUT 21 players able to choose from 100 stars in their Community TOTS vote.
- LG Tone Free HBS-FN7 are effortlessly cool, but also incredibly smart earbudsby firstname.lastname@example.org (James Ide) on April 15, 2021 at 2:23 pm
An impressive set of earbuds packing some seriously clever features and fantastic companion app, leaving others in the dust.
- Best UK SIM only deals including unlimited data plan slashed to £9 a monthby email@example.com (Chantelle Symester) on April 15, 2021 at 12:25 pm
Need to lower the cost of your phone bill? Here are the cheapest SIM-only plans available to suit your budget and monthly data needs for April 2021
- Best Google Nest smart home speaker deals online nowby firstname.lastname@example.org (Shani Cohen) on April 14, 2021 at 3:28 pm
We've tracked down the lowest prices for all the Google smart home devices including the Google Nest Mini and Nest Hub Max
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- Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe and co-inventor of the PDF, has died at 81by Kim Lyons on April 18, 2021 at 2:05 pm
Photo by Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images Charles “Chuck” Geschke, a co-founder of Adobe who helped develop the PDF, has died at age 81, the company said in a statement. “This is a huge loss for the entire Adobe community and the technology industry, for whom he has been a guide and hero for decades,” Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said in an email to Adobe employees. ”As co-founders of Adobe, Chuck and John Warnock developed groundbreaking software that has revolutionized how people create and communicate,” Narayen said. “Chuck instilled a relentless drive for innovation in the company, resulting in some of the most transformative software inventions, including the ubiquitous PDF, Acrobat, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Photoshop.” Geschke earned a doctorate from Carnegie Mellon... Continue reading…
- Federal investigators looking into breach at software code testing company Codecovby Kim Lyons on April 18, 2021 at 12:53 pm
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Federal officials are investigating a security breach at software auditing company Codecov, which apparently went undetected for months, Reuters reported. Codecov’s platform is used to test software code for vulnerabilities, and its 29,000 clients include Atlassian, Proctor & Gamble, GoDaddy, and the Washington Post. In a statement on the company’s website, Codecov CEO Jerrod Engelberg acknowledged the breach and the federal investigation, saying someone had gained access to its Bash Uploader script and modified it without the company’s permission. “Our investigation has determined that beginning January 31, 2021, there were periodic, unauthorized alterations of our Bash Uploader script by a third party, which enabled them to... Continue reading…
- Roblox to introduce content ratings for games to better restrict age-inappropriate contentby Kim Lyons on April 17, 2021 at 9:23 pm
Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Virtual gaming platform Roblox is developing content ratings for games and easier-to-use parental controls, the company’s chief privacy officer Remy Malan told The Wall Street Journal. Half of Roblox’s audience of more than 30 million daily users are kids under 13, but the platform has struggled at times to contain sexually explicit content. Age-inappropriate games sometimes surface up on kids’ “recommended for you” lists, according to the WSJ. The platform’s current system restricts kids to specific games, but under the new system, parents would have more information about what kids might find in a given game; until you play a game, it’s not always clear that it might have explicit or inappropriate content in it. Malan did not... Continue reading…
- Google introducing a feature in Chrome 90 to create links to highlighted text on a webpageby Kim Lyons on April 17, 2021 at 8:41 pm
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An upcoming feature in Chrome 90 will allow users to create a link to a section of a website that they’ve highlighted. First launched as a browser extension called Link to Text Fragment last year, Google has now added the feature within Chrome itself. The new feature is still rolling out to users; I wasn’t able to get it to work even after I updated to Chrome 90. But the feature works just like the browser extension did, according to a blog post from Google product manager Kayce Hawkins: Visit a web page, highlight the text you want to create a link to, right click, and select “copy link to highlight.” A URL ending in a pound sign (#) is generated, which you can then share with others. When they open the link, they’ll be sent to the... Continue reading…
- Amazon has canceled its Lord of the Rings MMO gameby Kim Lyons on April 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Amazon Game Studios has canceled a Lord of the Rings online role-playing game, Bloomberg reported. The company announced the project with Leyou-owned Athlon Games back in 2019, and planned it to be a free-to-play game for PC and consoles. The game was to be set “at a time long before the events of The Lord of the Rings, exploring lands, people and creatures never seen before by fans of the Tolkien universe,” according to an announcement from Athlon at the time. But Leyou was acquired by Tencent Holdings in December, and an Amazon spokesperson said in an email to The Verge that the company was “unable to secure terms to proceed with this title at this time.” The team from the LOTR project will work on other games for the company, the... Continue reading…
- Fauci says 'kids of any age' should be able to get vaccinated for the coronavirus by the first quarter of 2022by email@example.com (Yelena Dzhanova) on April 18, 2021 at 2:37 pm
So far, over 22% of the US population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- Fauci hopeful on upcoming Johnson & Johnson vaccine decision: 'We will get it back in some manner or form'by firstname.lastname@example.org (Taylor Ardrey) on April 18, 2021 at 2:33 pm
CDC advisors plan to meet on Friday to discuss the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that was paused after six people developed blood clots.
- Insurrectionists who posted social media footage of the Capitol riots are claiming to be journalists in their legal defenses, report saysby email@example.com (Joshua Zitser) on April 18, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Several defendants have cited their YouTube channels as proof that they attended the deadly insurrection in a reporting capacity.
- Fauci says a COVID-19 booster shot is a 'public health decision' and not up to companies like Pfizer and Modernaby firstname.lastname@example.org (Connor Perrett) on April 18, 2021 at 2:23 pm
Pfizer and Moderna said a booster shot may be necessary. Fauci said a third shot is possible but public health officials will make the call.
- Nicholas Bloom is America's best work-from-home expert. He says the remote work revolution is 'only halfway through.'by email@example.com (Matt Turner,Jordan Parker Erb) on April 18, 2021 at 2:18 pm
America's best work-from-home expert is bracing for turmoil.
- Tinder Introduces Background Checks To Increase Dating Safetyon March 16, 2021 at 9:31 am
Match Group is partnering with Garbo to provide reports on arrests, convictions, harassment and restraining orders.
- Italy Puts Age Block On TikTok Following Death Of 10-Year-Old Girlon January 22, 2021 at 10:28 pm
Italy’s data protection authority said Friday it was acting with “urgency” following the death of a 10-year-old girl in Sicily, who died while participating in a so-called “blackout” challenge.
- Sheryl Sandberg Slammed For Saying Capitol Riot Was Not 'Largely' Planned On Facebookon January 12, 2021 at 5:29 pm
A misinformation watchdog identified at least 70 "Stop the Steal" groups that were active on the platform before Facebook took action Monday.
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- Inflate flat tires in under 5 minutes with this Tacklife air compressor for $16 - CNETby Rick Broida on April 18, 2021 at 2:21 pm
This versatile pump runs off any 12-volt cigarette lighter.
- Get a 4-pack of Tile trackers with both the Tile Mate and Tile Slim for 20% off - CNETby Dave Johnson on April 18, 2021 at 1:49 pm
You get a pair of wallet-friendly Slims and a pair of Tile Mates for your keychains.
- This zombie apocalypse-ready emergency radio is now just $15 - CNETby Dave Johnson on April 18, 2021 at 1:43 pm
It runs on AC, battery, solar and hand-crank power, and has a flashlight and power bank for your phone.
- Where to buy a PS5: What you need to know to secure Sony's new console - CNETby Dave Johnson on April 18, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Finding a PS5 is tricky business, as new consoles are immediately snapped up by keen customers.
- PS5 restock update: Best Buy, GameStop, StockX and more retailer options if you want to buy a PS5 - CNETby Dave Johnson on April 18, 2021 at 1:11 pm
The Sony PS5 is still the hottest ticket in gaming. These vendors are your best bets for finding one in stock.
- The Oscars Are a Week Away, but How Many Will Watch?by Nicole Sperling and Brooks Barnes on April 18, 2021 at 7:00 am
TV ratings for awards shows have been in free fall, especially during the pandemic, and Hollywood doesn’t want the viewing public to toss its premier showcase into the entertainment dustbin.
- 100 Days Without Trump on Twitter: A Nation Scrolls More Calmlyby Sarah Lyall on April 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Democrats are breathing easier. Republicans are crying censorship. For all of the country’s news consumers, a strange quiet has descended after a four-year bombardment of presidential verbiage.
- Why Amazon Workers Sided With the Company Over a Unionby Karen Weise and Noam Scheiber on April 17, 2021 at 1:59 am
Pay, benefits and an aggressive anti-union campaign by the company helped generate votes at a warehouse in Alabama.
- SpaceX Wins NASA $2.9 Billion Contract to Build Moon Landerby Kenneth Chang on April 16, 2021 at 10:14 pm
Elon Musk’s company bested Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and others in the contest to carry American astronauts to the lunar surface.
- The Race for Attention on YouTubeby Shira Ovide on April 16, 2021 at 8:33 pm
What factors are driving us to get into heated fights online and watch hateful videos?
- Mars helicopter first flight: Nasa to test Ingenuityon April 18, 2021 at 10:40 am
Ingenuity is set to be the first rotorcraft to fly on another planet. This is how it'll work.
- Charles Geschke: Adobe co-founder who helped develop the PDF dieson April 18, 2021 at 10:02 am
Charles Geschke set up Adobe in 1982, giving the world the ubiquitous PDF technology.
- How cancer put me off joining Amazon unionon April 17, 2021 at 11:02 pm
Carla Jonson's story helps explain how Amazon won last week's union vote in Alabama.
- Peloton safety: US regulators warn against using treadmill near childrenon April 17, 2021 at 10:50 pm
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it is aware of 39 incidents involving the Tread+ treadmill.
- Facebook Oversight Board delays decision about Trump's possible returnon April 16, 2021 at 11:14 pm
Facebook's Oversight Board has announced it will announce its decision "in the coming weeks".
- How Do Delivery Robots Work? How They Safely Deliver Your Packagesby Gavin Phillips on August 19, 2020 at 11:00 am
A distant future involving robotic package deliveries is now very much a reality. Advances in robotics, GPS tracking, automation, and navigation now mean you might not find a delivery person at your door with your package. You might find a delivery robot instead. With semi-autonomous robots beginning to enter the world, here’s a look at how delivery robots work. What Is a Delivery Robot? A delivery robot is an automated robot that brings your delivery directly to your door. These robots aren’t walking and talking humanoids; rather, these robots are cute delivery containers on six wheels, resembling giant (but friendly-looking!)...Read the full article: How Do Delivery Robots Work? How They Safely Deliver Your Packages
- Step Up Your Pomodoro Productivity With These 6 Methodsby Lee Nathan on August 19, 2020 at 10:00 am
If you’ve ever used the Pomodoro Technique, you’ve probably noticed an increase in productivity and focus. But most people aren’t aware that there’s a lot more you can do with it. The way that it breaks up your day can lead to some powerful benefits. Let’s take a look at some less traditional methods to apply the Pomodoro Technique to. If you’re not familiar with it, check out the basics of Pomodoro first. 1. Goal Setting Have you ever finished a day and felt like you didn’t get enough done? Sometimes you might have actually had a productive day, but...Read the full article: Step Up Your Pomodoro Productivity With These 6 Methods
- Portable, Powerful Solar Panel: Maxoak SP120 Reviewby James Bruce on August 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm
Our verdict of the Maxoak SP120:Weighing less than 7lbs, the Maxoak SP120 outputs a serious amount of power in a convenient and portable package. You're paying a premium for the portability though, so consider if you actually need to carry it around or whether a static panel could do the job. 1010Most portable solar panels are tiny and really only designed to trickle charge a smartphone. If you have a large portable battery pack then finding a suitably powerful and genuinely portable solar panel can be tricky. The Maxoak SP120 is both affordable, portable, and with 120W output, powerful enough...Read the full article: Portable, Powerful Solar Panel: Maxoak SP120 Review
- How to Access Region Blocked Videos Without a VPNby Christian Cawley on August 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Wherever you are in the world there is always a reason to want to bypass region blocking. For example, internet users outside the US might want to access Netflix or Hulu; those in the US might want the UK version of BBC iPlayer. To combat this, VPNs are popular—but they’re not the best solution. Here’s how to watch geo-blocked videos without VPN software. Why VPNs Aren’t Great for Bypassing Region Blocks When you connect to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) your internet traffic is forwarded through the VPN server. So, if you’re in the UK and you connect to a...Read the full article: How to Access Region Blocked Videos Without a VPN
- 11 Basic Encryption Terms Everyone Should Know by Nowby Gavin Phillips on August 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Chances are that you’re familiar with the word encryption. You’ve probably heard about how important it is, as well as how vital it is for keeping so much of our hyper-networked lives secure. Use WhatsApp? You’re using encryption. Log into online banking? Same again. Have to ask the barista for a Wi-Fi code? That’s because you’re connecting to a network using encryption—the password is the key. But even though we use encryption in our day-to-day lives, most encryption terminology remains mysterious. Here’s a list of 11 essential encryption terms you need to understand. 1. Plaintext Let’s start with the most...Read the full article: 11 Basic Encryption Terms Everyone Should Know by Now
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- The Patch Tuesday focus for April: Windows and Exchange (again)by Greg Lambert on April 16, 2021 at 5:57 pm
On Tuesday, MIcrosoft rolled out another broad series of updates across its Windows ecosystems, including four vulnerabilities affecting Windows that have been publicly disclosed and one security flaw — reportedly exploited already — that affects the Windows kernel. That means the Windows updates get our highest “Patch Now” rating, and if you have to manage Exchange servers, be aware that the update requires additional privileges and extra steps to complete.It also looks as if Microsoft has announced a new way to deploy updates to any device, wherever it is located, with the Windows Update for Business Service. For more information on this cloud-based management service, you can check out this Microsoft video or this Computerworld FAQ. I have included ahelpful infographic which this month looks a little lopsided (again) as all of the attention should be on the Windows and Exchange components.To read this article in full, please click here
- BrandPost: Even With Windows Autopilot, Enterprises Face Device Configuration Challengesby Brand Post on April 16, 2021 at 2:41 pm
As enterprises move to modern IT management, where users get a more streamlined, “mobile-like” experience with their computing devices, many are running into challenges with the time it takes to fully configure new devices.With Windows Autopilot, customers exit the image creation and maintenance business. Instead, they purchase devices with a corporate-ready image, such as Windows and Office, and deliver the devices to their employees. When an employee turns on the new PC, it configures itself from a cloud-based profile, registers in Azure Active Directory, and enrolls into a modern, unified endpoint management platform such as Microsoft Endpoint Manager.To read this article in full, please click here
- Appogee becomes one-stop shop for enterprise iOS deploymentby Jonny Evans on April 16, 2021 at 2:21 pm
The Apple-focused enterprise services market continues to evolve. Case in point: Apple-only value-added-reseller Appogee is now offering a fully-managed iOS hardware deployment thanks to an arrangement with TRUCE Software.A one-stop enterprise mobile shop At its simplest, this means enterprises choosing to deploy iOS devices across their business can approach Appogee to purchase, deploy, and create contextually-aware management tools for these new fleets. The system integrates tools from both TRUCE and Jamf and means businesses can accelerate their mobile strategy, and do so while ensuring their own policies can be enforced on a device and user basis.To read this article in full, please click here
- Lenovo’s global employee kickoff: The evolution of company meetings?by Rob Enderle on April 16, 2021 at 10:00 am
Disclosure: Most of the vendors mentioned are clients of the author.When I first started in technology, I worked for ROLM Systems and our employee events were largely weekly: we’d get together on Friday afternoons for beer, snacks, and updates. All-hands meetings were less frequent and required travel; they were nowhere near as much fun but just as critical for understanding top-level strategy and my role within it. (I was less a fan of these because I’d often end up getting a virus — large crowds and finger food are a danger — and spending a week to recover every other time.)But big events often get employees, particularly sales employees, fired up and motivated. And they help create critical connections we often need to complete a task or progress as an employee. I’ve been wondering how companies are handling these things during the pandemic, so I was excited to be invited to Lenovo’s all-hands meeting virtually. It was nicely done, given the limitations of technology.To read this article in full, please click here
- Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the buildsby Preston Gralla on April 15, 2021 at 6:11 pm
Microsoft never sleeps. In addition to its steady releases of major and minor updates to the current version of Windows 10, the company frequently rolls out public preview builds to members of its Windows Insider Program, allowing them to test out — and even help shape — upcoming features.Microsoft numbers Windows 10 releases using a YYH1/YYH2 format, with the YY standing for the last two numbers of the year and H1 or H2 referring to the first or second half of the year. So the most recent version of Windows is officially referred to as Windows 10 version 20H2, or the October 2020 Update. The next feature update, due in the spring of 2021, will be version 21H1.To read this article in full, please click here
- A Handful of Resources for Learning About the Start of the American Revolutionby firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Byrne) on April 18, 2021 at 10:28 am
Tomorrow is Patriots' Day here in Maine, in Massachusetts, and in a handful of other states. It's a day to mark the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. As a good New Englander with an appreciation of history, every year at this time I like to share a handful of resources for teaching and learning about the American Revolution. Images of the Revolutionary War is a compilation of images about the Revolutionary War. The images in the collection chronicle the stirrings of rebellion in the pre-revolution years, the war from both American and British perspectives, and events following the Revolutionary War.Minute Man National Historical Park offers detailed lesson plans that can be in conjunction with a visit to the park and lesson plans that can be used independent of a visit to the park. Take a look at the Legacy of Conflict lesson plan designed for 5th grade students (link opens a PDF) to get a sense of the type of detailed resources that the park offers.Creating Google Earth tours of Revolutionary War battle sites is an activity that I did for many years with my U.S. History students. Students would create multimedia placemarks for each battle in sequence. The placemarks contained information about the outcome and significance of each battle. Here's a video on how to make a tour with with the browser-based version of Google Earth.Video LessonsKeith Hughes has a popular video in which he explains the American Revolution for middle school and high school students.Crash Course has an extensive series on U.S. History. Included in that series is Taxes & Smuggling - Prelude to Revolution.Mr. Betts has a YouTube channel on which he posts cartoons and song parodies to teach U.S. History lessons. Here's one he did about the Battles of Lexington and Concord.For Red Sox Fans!This is usually the day that the Boston Marathon is held and Red Sox play a morning game. Neither is happening this year. For my fellow Red Sox fans here's a famous clip from the 2007 Patriots' Day game.This post originally appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission. Sites that steal my (Richard Byrne's) work include CloudComputin and 711Web.
- A Handful of Alternatives to Google Expeditionsby email@example.com (Richard Byrne) on April 18, 2021 at 9:51 am
As I mentioned on Friday, Google is shutting down Tour Creator at the end of June. They're also shutting down Google Expeditions at the end of June. For some teachers that is the bigger loss. And while I haven't yet found any alternatives that have the same capability as Expeditions for teachers to guide students through a virtual tour, I do have some alternatives to Expeditions for just viewing virtual tours. Here's my short, but growing list of alternatives to Google Expeditions. Google Arts & CultureThe Google Arts & Culture app includes many of the experiences that are present in Google Expeditions. The one thing that you can't do is guide students on tours. Google has introduced a new teacher center for Google Arts & Culture. In this video I provide an overview of how to use the Google Arts & Culture teacher center. The video includes directions for sharing specific portions of an Arts & Culture experience with your students. Sites in VRSites in VR is a free app that features immersive imagery of notable landmarks around the world. The imagery can be viewed in VR headsets or without them. Unfortunately, there is not any audio accompanying the views in Sites in VR. National GeographicNational Geographic's YouTube channel has more than 50 videos that are designed to be watched in virtual reality. In fact, you can find lots of YouTube videos that are intended for viewing in VR by simply refining your search to 360 or 180 VR in YouTube's search filters. See my screenshot below for more information about that. City WalksCity Walks is a neat website where you can go for a virtual walk in more than a dozen cities around the world. You can experience the cities with or without sound. You can go for virtual walks in the daytime or at night. At the start of each walk you'll see some quick facts about the city that might help you understand a little more about what you're seeing during the walk. City Walks is essentially a really nice display of street-level YouTube videos with some additional menu options overlaid on them. That's not meant as a knock on the site as it is a nice site. That does mean that there isn't any interactivity built into virtual walks like you might experience in a virtual reality experience. The video sources for City Walks are clearly labeled in the lower-right corner of each screen. Story SpheresStory Spheres is a tool that I included in Friday's list of alternatives to Tour Creator. In addition to using it to make your immersive VR stories, you can use to browse a gallery of stories made by other Story Spheres users. Just click the explore tab on Story Spheres to start browsing through the stories. There is a search function on the gallery as well. This post originally appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission. Sites that steal my (Richard Byrne's) work include CloudComputin, Today Headline, and 711Web.
- Games, Canva, and Comments - The Week in Reviewby firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Byrne) on April 17, 2021 at 10:27 am
Good morning from Maine where at this time last week it was sunny and 60 degrees. Today, it's snowy and 28F. Such is life in the spring in Maine. We're hoping that it warms up a little bit today because we're planning to go to the Maine Wildlife Park for opening weekend. If you have little kids, the Maine Wildlife Park is a must-see if you're ever in the vicinity of Gray, Maine. Regardless of the weather, we're going to have a fun weekend and I hope that you also have a fun weekend. This week I hosted the first installment of my Teaching History With Technology course. A dozen people joined me for the first week. While registration is closed for that course, I do have some other on-demand courses available here on Practical Ed Tech. These were the week's most popular posts: 1. 19 Canva Tutorials for Teachers and Students - Certificates, Comics, and More!2. 12 Fun, Challenging, and Interesting Geography Games for Students3. e-Comments Makes It Easy to Add Canned Comments to Documents and Learning Management Systems4. How to Quickly Duplicate and Sort Jamboard Pages5. Thousands of National Parks Pictures and Videos to Use in Google Earth6. How to Add Audio to TeacherMade Activities - And Integrate Google Classroom7. How to Create Your Own Online Board Game On-demand Professional DevelopmentTen Search Strategies Students Need to KnowA Crash Course in Making & Teaching With VideoA Crash Course in Google Earth & Maps for Social StudiesOther Places to Follow Me:The Practical Ed Tech Newsletter comes out every Sunday evening/ Monday morning. It features my favorite tip of the week and the week's most popular posts from Free Technology for Teachers.My YouTube channel has more than 35,000 subscribers watching my short tutorial videos on a wide array of educational technology tools. I've been Tweeting as @rmbyrne for fourteen years. The Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page features new and old posts from this blog throughout the week. And if you're curious about my life outside of education, you can follow me on Instagram or Strava.This post originally appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission. Sites that steal my (Richard Byrne's) work include CloudComputin and 711Web.
- How to View Find Timelapse Imagery in Google Earthby email@example.com (Richard Byrne) on April 17, 2021 at 9:47 am
This week Google made a big announcement about the introduction of new timelapse imagery to the web version of Google Earth. The imagery is part of the "Voyages" section of Google Earth. Within Voyages you'll find the new timelapse imagery arranged into stories and collections. You can also just browse through it on your own. Google Earth Pro (the free desktop version of Google Earth) has offer timelapse imagery for many years. That imagery is still available in the same place that it always has been found. That place is in the time-slider menu in Google Earth Pro. In this short video I demonstrate how to view timelapse imagery in the web version and in the desktop version of Google Earth. Applications for Education In the video above I showed some of the timelapse imagery of urban sprawl around some cities in the United States. That imagery could be used as the prompt for a research assignment for students to investigate the causes of the growth of those cities. If you're interested in learning more about Google Earth and Google Maps, take a look at my self-paced Crash Course in Google Earth & Maps for Social Studies. This post originally appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission. Sites that steal my (Richard Byrne's) work include CloudComputin, Today Headline, and 711Web.
- Quickly Cite Websites With Bibcitation's Chrome Extensionby firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Byrne) on April 17, 2021 at 9:37 am
Earlier this week I published a blog post about Bibcitation's new Chrome extension for quickly citing websites. Some of its key features include automatic formatting of citations in dozens of styles, easy transfer of citations to your documents, and one-click addition to your existing Bibcitation bibliographies. Yesterday, I made this short video that demonstrates the key features of Bibcitation's Chrome extension. Take a look and see how easy it is to use Bibcitation. Applications for EducationAs I wrote earlier in the week, one of the things that I have always liked about Bibcitation is that it provides support for dozens of citation styles in addition to the standard MLA and APA formats. Bibcitation is also easy to edit if students do find a mistake with the formatting. Finally, Bibcitation doesn't require students to register in order to use it. Completed Bibliographies can be downloaded as a document, as a BibTex file, or as HTML. This post originally appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission. Sites that steal my (Richard Byrne's) work include CloudComputin, Today Headline, and 711Web.
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- NASA has selected SpaceX’s Starship as the lander to take astronauts to the moonby Neel V. Patel on April 16, 2021 at 9:13 pm
Later this decade, NASA astronauts are expected to touch down on the lunar surface for the first time in decades. When they do, according to an announcement made by the agency, they’ll be riding inside SpaceX’s Starship vehicle. NASA’s award of a $2.9 billion contract to build Starship, first reported by the Washington Post on…
- Geoffrey Hinton has a hunch about what’s next for AIby Siobhan Roberts on April 16, 2021 at 10:00 am
Back in November, the computer scientist and cognitive psychologist Geoffrey Hinton had a hunch. After a half-century’s worth of attempts—some wildly successful—he’d arrived at another promising insight into how the brain works and how to replicate its circuitry in a computer. “It’s my current best bet about how things fit together,” Hinton says from his…
- The $1 billion Russian cyber company that the US says hacks for Moscowby Patrick Howell O'Neill on April 15, 2021 at 6:09 pm
The hackers at Positive Technologies are undeniably good at what they do. The Russian cybersecurity firm regularly publishes highly-regarded research, looks at cutting edge computer security flaws, and has spotted vulnerabilities in networking equipment, telephone signals, and electric car technology. But American intelligence agencies have concluded that this $1 billion company—which is headquartered in Moscow,…
- Building a high-performance data and AI organizationby MIT Technology Review Insights on April 15, 2021 at 12:53 pm
CxOs and boards recognize that their organization’s ability to generate actionable insights from data, often in real-time, is of the highest strategic importance. If there were any doubts on this score, consumers’ accelerated flight to digital in this past crisis year have dispelled them. To help them become data driven, companies are deploying increasingly advanced…
- Why is it so hard to review the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? Data.by Cat Ferguson on April 15, 2021 at 9:00 am
The future of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson covid vaccine remains in limbo after an advisory panel recommended taking a deeper look into reports of rare—and sometimes fatal—side effects. The US Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration advised suspension of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Tuesday, after reports that six…
- Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang interview: From the Grace CPU to engineer’s metaverseby Dean Takahashi on April 17, 2021 at 3:45 pm
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang spoke with the press during GTC 21 about everything from the Grace AI CPU to the Omniverse.
- The SASE wave: Why cloud-native edge security is gathering huge momentumby Daniel Newman, Futurum Research on April 17, 2021 at 2:20 pm
Secure Access Service Edge is less than two years old but is already moving the needle when it comes to forging a new market.
- AI Weekly: Data analytics keeps attracting investment through the pandemicby Kyle Wiggers on April 16, 2021 at 11:20 pm
The pandemic is accelerating the adoption of data analytics enabled by AI and machine learning, often in the cloud.
- March 2021 NPD, PS5/Switch sales, and more | GB Decides 192by Jeff Grubb on April 16, 2021 at 9:59 pm
Lady Demitrescu is gonna drink so much blood in Resident Evil: Village, and I feel that is a very good thing on this week's GB Decides.
- The RetroBeat: QuackShot is a treasured Genesis duck taleby Mike Minotti on April 16, 2021 at 9:27 pm
I’ve been spending a lot of time enjoying the Sega Genesis during 2021. That includes revisiting one of my favorite games from my childhood, 1991’s QuackShot. Sega created QuackShot as something of a follow-up to Castle of Illusion. But while Castle of Illusion stars Mickey Mouse, QuackShot is a Donald Duck joint. It’s also a
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- Netflix Open Sources ConsoleMe to Manage Permissions and Access on AWSby /u/treetyoselfcarol on April 18, 2021 at 2:17 pm
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- 'Scores' of customers ripped off by Apple's trade-in partner, says reportby /u/Jedistro on April 18, 2021 at 2:01 pm
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- Keep On Connecting: 5 Connectors That Changed The Worldby /u/alien_player on April 18, 2021 at 1:34 pm
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- Federal investigators looking into breach at software code testing company Codecovby /u/Sorin61 on April 18, 2021 at 1:20 pm
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- Russia to decide on pullout from ISS since 2025 after technical inspection. According to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov’s administration, the timeframe of the station’s operations has expired and its condition leaves much to be desiredby /u/veritanuda on April 18, 2021 at 12:42 pm
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- Backdoored developer tool that stole credentials escaped notice for 3 monthsby Dan Goodin on April 16, 2021 at 8:07 pm
AWS credentials and private repository tokens could allow self-perpetuating attacks.
- US government strikes back at Kremlin for SolarWinds hack campaignby Dan Goodin on April 15, 2021 at 8:17 pm
Treasury Department says it's sanctioning 6 Russian firms for supporting the hacks.
- 100 million more IoT devices are exposed—and they won’t be the lastby Ars Contributors on April 14, 2021 at 2:04 pm
Name:Wreck flaws in TCP/IP have global implications.
- Microsoft acquires Nuance—makers of Dragon speech rec—for $16 billionby Jim Salter on April 12, 2021 at 7:42 pm
Nuance's deep-learning-based speech recognition serves 77% of US hospitals.
- No password required: Mobile carrier exposes data for millions of accountsby Dan Goodin on April 9, 2021 at 7:23 pm
Q Link Wireless made data available to anyone who knows a customer's phone number.
- Consumer agency warns against Peloton Tread+ use, as company pushes backby Brian Heater on April 17, 2021 at 8:56 pm
Almost exactly a month ago, Peloton CEO John Foley wrote an open letter about the the company’s treadmill. “I’m reaching out to you today because I recently learned about a tragic accident involving a child and the Tread+, resulting in, unthinkably, a death,” it begins. “While we are aware of only a small handful of
- Why it’s not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds by Henry Pickavet on April 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm
This week Scale AI raised a $325 million Series E. The company, as TechCrunch has written, works in the data labeling space. And it has been on a fundraising tear over the last few years.
- What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?by Natasha Mascarenhas on April 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world.
- How one founder build a startup around compassion and care facilitated by AIby Darrell Etherington on April 17, 2021 at 4:37 pm
In the second episode of our new podcast Found, our guest is Brie Code. Code is the founder and CEO of TRU LUV, a startup based out of Toronto that has its roots in the game industry, but that is taking a radically different approach to designing interactive experiences based on a historically-overlooked motivating paradigm
- Hear how StockX brought the sneaker scene to Detroitby Alex Wilhelm on April 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm
At TechCrunch’s Detroit City Spotlight this week, I sat down with Rae Witte, the journalist behind the StockX EC-1. TechCrunch’s EC-1 push allows individual authors to go deep on a particular company. And as StockX has been headquartered in Detroit since its inception, we took the chance to dig into our reporting in front of
- A look back at the netbook explosion of the late 2000s and how iPads, Chromebooks, and appliance-like computers took the netbook's place (Nilay Patel/The Verge)on April 18, 2021 at 2:10 pm
Nilay Patel / The Verge: A look back at the netbook explosion of the late 2000s and how iPads, Chromebooks, and appliance-like computers took the netbook's place — The sound of a slow processor screaming — There's an Apple event next week, and it's looking fairly likely that we'll see updated models of the iPad Pro and perhaps the iPad Mini.
- A former alt-right YouTuber details how he tailored videos for the "echo chamber", including focusing squarely on confrontations to drive views on YouTube (Cade Metz/New York Times)on April 18, 2021 at 10:05 am
Cade Metz / New York Times: A former alt-right YouTuber details how he tailored videos for the “echo chamber”, including focusing squarely on confrontations to drive views on YouTube — Focus on conflict. Feed the algorithm. Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative. Don't worry if it is true.
- Roblox is working on content ratings for games and on ways to make parental controls easier to find and use, to address sexual content issues on its platform (Julie Jargon/Wall Street Journal)on April 18, 2021 at 6:00 am
Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal: Roblox is working on content ratings for games and on ways to make parental controls easier to find and use, to address sexual content issues on its platform — Sexual role-play and ‘dating’ are common on the children's gaming platform; parental controls help make it a safer space
- Charles "Chuck" Geschke, who co-founded Adobe in 1982 with John Warnock and helped develop PDF technology, died on Friday at 81 (Fiona Kelliher/Mercury News)on April 18, 2021 at 4:35 am
Fiona Kelliher / Mercury News: Charles “Chuck” Geschke, who co-founded Adobe in 1982 with John Warnock and helped develop PDF technology, died on Friday at 81 — Charles “Chuck” Geschke, co-founder of the iconic Silicon Valley company Adobe Inc. and prominent cheerleader of downtown San Jose, died Friday at age 81.
- Newly filed Google Ireland Holdings accounts show $75B+ in profits moved through the subsidiary in 2019, the last year Google used the "double Irish" tax scheme (Will Goodbody/RTÉ)on April 18, 2021 at 1:40 am
Will Goodbody / RTÉ: Newly filed Google Ireland Holdings accounts show $75B+ in profits moved through the subsidiary in 2019, the last year Google used the “double Irish” tax scheme — Newly filed accounts show that over $75bn in profits moved through a subsidiary of Google that was incorporated in Ireland in 2019 …