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A lesson plan from tech giants on how to transform education – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Congress on Tuesday rolled back Internet privacy regulations established under the Obama administration. seamartini /iStock hide caption toggle caption seamartini /iStock Congress on Tuesday rolled back Internet privacy regulations established under the Obama administration. seamartini /iStock The House of Representatives has gone along with the Senate and voted 215-205 to overturn a yet-to-take-effect regulation that would have required Internet service providers — like Comcast, Verizon and Charter — to get…

Microsoft Excel Finally Gets Real-Time Co-Authoring – Lifehacker

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Image via Microsoft. If you use an online app like Google Docs then you’ve long been accustomed to having multiple people collaborate on the same document or spreadsheet at once. Microsoft Excel is finally taking a step into this brave new world of simultaneous editing and adding the ability to co-author spreadsheets. Advertisement Today, Microsoft enabled co-authoring in Excel on desktop for Office Insiders. (That means the feature is still being…

Microsoft Monday: Xbox Live To Support Custom Gamerpics, New Bookings Tool, Authentication Outage – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Windows 10 running on a Dell laptop (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about gamerpic support coming to Xbox Live, a custom Windows 10 version for China, an update about the Xbox 360 class action lawsuit, a data sharing agreement with Adobe, a Recon Tech Special Edition gamepad, a new LinkedIn…

Microsoft Makes Skype for Business More Businesslike – Fortune

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Why Silicon Valley isn’t fighting to save the Internet (yet) – CNNMoney

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

The Raging Grannies were surprised to still be fighting over net neutrality in 2017. “We thought we’d never have to pull this out again,” one member of the singing activist group said at a tech industry rally against President Trump in San Francisco earlier this month. Then the Grannies launched into their protest song: “Say to Comcast, to Verizon and to AT&T: Hands off the Internet, it must be free.”…

Microsoft brings Cortana to the Android lock screen – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Following a series of beta trials, Microsoft officially announced this morning that it’s bringing its virtual assistant Cortana to the lock screen of Android devices. Initially, Microsoft had tested putting an overview of your day on the lock screen – offering information like the day’s weather, commute times, flight or meeting information, and more – where it could be seen at a glance. The feature was designed to compete with…

Google is fighting with Symantec over encrypting the internet – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Google, which has accused Symantec and its partners of misissuing tens of thousands of certificates for encrypted web connections, quietly announced Thursday that it’s downgrading the level and length of trust Chrome will place in certificates issued by Symantec. Encrypted web connections — HTTPS connections like those on banking sites, login pages or news sites like this one — are enabled by Certificate Authorities, which verify the identity of the website owner…

Microsoft reportedly planning spring hardware event without a new Surface Book 2 – The Verge

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Microsoft is reportedly planning to hold a special Surface hardware event in the spring. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft will be holding a Surface hardware event, despite the Surface Book 2 reportedly not ready to appear at the press event. Microsoft typically holds its Surface hardware events in New York, but the software giant has not yet officially announced plans for a spring hardware showcase. DigiTimes claimed earlier…

Microsoft’s Surface Phone Does Not Need Exciting Hardware – Forbes

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

This weekend has seen online discussion over a Microsoft patent describing a hinged display on a mobile device. While the patent is of interest to designers and reflects one potential future of a smartphone, I don’t think it reflects Microsoft’s current strategic thinking. Bloomberg Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (image: Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) As with all patents, there can be a significant period of time between the patent being submitted,…

Microsoft’s Surface Phone Does Not Need Exciting Hardware – Forbes

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

This weekend has seen online discussion over a Microsoft patent describing a hinged display on a mobile device. While the patent is of interest to designers and reflects one potential future of a smartphone, I don’t think it reflects Microsoft’s current strategic thinking. Bloomberg Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (image: Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) As with all patents, there can be a significant period of time between the patent being submitted,…

Push for Internet Privacy Rules Moves to Statehouses – New York Times

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

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Microsoft’s Surface Phone Does Not Need Exciting Hardware – Forbes

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

This weekend has seen online discussion over a Microsoft patent describing a hinged display on a mobile device. While the patent is of interest to designers and reflects one potential future of a smartphone, I don’t think it reflects Microsoft’s current strategic thinking. Bloomberg Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (image: Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) As with all patents, there can be a significant period of time between the patent being submitted,…

OneTab extension can make Google Chrome run smoother … – Business Insider

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

We’ve all been to tab hell: those times when you’re staring at a couple dozen tabs, fresh off a Wikipedia or news-reading binge, unsure of what it was you were trying to do in the first place. Aside from being a mess to navigate, this can also make your laptop feel sluggish. With the wrong device, keeping a web of tabs open may chew up resources that bring your notebook to a crawl. And it…

Why Internet Providers Are Celebrating Friday’s Privacy Rule Rollback – Fortune

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

On Friday, the Senate blocked the implementation of rules that would have restricted internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon’s ability to monetize users’ internet browsing history and other data. This doesn’t in itself mark a sea change—the rule in question wasn’t due to go into effect for nearly a year. But it does preempt what would have become a major obstacle to ISPs’ efforts to meld their network services…

Senate votes to undo internet privacy regulations – PBS NewsHour

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Last week, the Senate voted to overturn Internet privacy rules that were designed to prevent Internet providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from sharing your browsing data, history, financial, health, communication and location information without your explicit permission. Providers are looking to sell that data to advertisers. The House has yet to weigh in, but consumer groups oppose the move citing privacy concerns. For…

Microsoft’s Surface Phone Does Not Need Exciting Hardware – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

This weekend has seen online discussion over a Microsoft patent describing a hinged display on a mobile device. While the patent is of interest to designers and reflects one potential future of a smartphone, I don’t think it reflects Microsoft’s current strategic thinking. Bloomberg Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (image: Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) As with all patents, there can be a significant period of time between the patent being submitted,…

This simple extension makes it easier to get things done with Google Chrome – Business Insider

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

We’ve all been to tab hell: those times when you’re staring at a couple dozen tabs, fresh off a Wikipedia or news-reading binge, unsure of what it was you were trying to do in the first place. Aside from being a mess to navigate, this can also make your laptop feel sluggish. With the wrong device, keeping a web of tabs open may chew up resources that bring your notebook to a crawl. And it…

Google Chrome has a VERY cheeky message for people who watch too much PORN – Express.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Google Chrome is a treasure trove of hidden messages, subtle nods and winks. The world’s most popular web browser has a number of hidden features – including an incredibly addictive video game. Google has also included a tongue-in-cheek message to people who use Incognito Mode, which allows users to browse the web without the Google Chrome saving your web history or form data. If you reach 100 tabs on the…

Google Chrome has a cheeky message for users who watch too … – Express.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Google Chrome is a treasure trove of hidden messages, subtle nods and winks. The world’s most popular web browser has a number of hidden features – including an incredibly addictive video game. Google has also included a tongue-in-cheek message to people who use Incognito Mode, which allows users to browse the web without the Google Chrome saving your web history or form data. If you reach 100 tabs on the…