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Putting The ‘World’s Smallest Laptop’ To The Test – Forbes

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Ben Sin The GPD Pocket is being billed as the world’s smallest laptop. With tech advances making gadgets increasingly capable (and more affordable), there’s never been a better time to be a so-called “digital nomad.” Personally, I cringe at the “digital nomad” term, but I can’t deny that it quite succinctly sums up people like me, who only needs solid internet connection and a digital device to do work. In the…

15 Years Later, Maine’s ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores – Fortune

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

When the Internet and digital tools first rose into popular consciousness, one major concern was that the barriers to access them would create a “digital divide” between rich and poor. Those with access to expensive new technology, the thinking went, would rocket ahead of those without it. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative was one of the earliest and largest efforts to bridge that divide. Starting in 2002, it provided a…

15 Years Later, Maine’s ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores – Fortune

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

When the Internet and digital tools first rose into popular consciousness, one major concern was that the barriers to access them would create a “digital divide” between rich and poor. Those with access to expensive new technology, the thinking went, would rocket ahead of those without it. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative was one of the earliest and largest efforts to bridge that divide. Starting in 2002, it provided a…

Religious Leader, Digital Economy Advisers Sever Ties With Trump – Voice of America

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

The head of New York City’s largest evangelical church has resigned from President Donald Trump’s unofficial panel of evangelical advisers, one of the latest resignations in a string of high-profile withdrawals from advisory boards serving the president. A.R. Bernard, head of the 37,000-member Christian Cultural Center, announced this week he submitted a formal letter to Trump on Tuesday announcing his withdrawal. Tuesday was the day Trump gave a press conference…

Wave of resignations hits Commerce Department’s board of ‘digital economy’ advisers – Politico

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Comcast spokesperson declined to comment on David L. Cohen’s motivations for departing a digital-economy advisory board this week. Cohen is Comcast’s senior vice president and chief diversity officer. | AP Photo The departures amplify the increasing rift between private sector advisers and the Trump White House. By NANCY SCOLA 08/18/2017 03:21 PM EDT Updated 08/18/2017 06:20 PM EDT 2017-08-18T06:20-0400 More business executives are departing en masse from Trump administration…

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School … – NPR

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

It was the year 2000 and Maine’s governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it. “Go into history class and the teacher says, ‘Open your computer. We’re going to go to rome.com and we’re going to watch an archaeologist explore the Catacombs this morning in real…

ScreenDrive: Volvo’s take on the touchscreen actually makes sense – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. If you know anything about Volvo, you know this: it makes safe cars. The company has spent decades working on that goal and making sure you know about…

Six Hidden Downsides Of Being A Digital Nomad – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Shutterstock The digital nomad lifestyle seen on social media can be captivating, especially if you’re stuck in a 9-to-5, sitting in a cubicle under fluorescent lights in a work environment you don’t like. After all, who doesn’t want to work from exotic, sunny locations, or meet new, fascinating people from all over the world, assert their independence, and find better work-life balance? As someone who’s been nomadic since 2014, lived…

Wave of resignations hits Commerce Department’s board of ‘digital … – Politico

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Comcast spokesperson declined to comment on David L. Cohen’s motivations for departing a digital-economy advisory board this week. Cohen is Comcast’s senior vice president and chief diversity officer. | AP Photo The departures amplify the increasing rift between private sector advisers and the Trump White House. By NANCY SCOLA 08/18/2017 03:21 PM EDT Updated 08/18/2017 06:20 PM EDT 2017-08-18T06:20-0400 More business executives are departing en masse from Trump administration…

Yes, you can photograph the eclipse with your smartphone — here’s how – Digital Trends

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

The 2017 solar eclipse could easily be the most photographed event of the year, but what if the only camera you own is inside your smartphone? While it won’t get you those close-ups of the celestial phenomenon, even NASA agrees that it is possible to shoot the eclipse with a smartphone. Merging NASA’s smartphone recommendations with the same advice given to DSLR-toting photographers, we’ll tell you how to photograph an…

What to do when your laptop’s touchpad stops working – PCWorld

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

When your laptop’s touchpad stops responding to your fingers, you’ve got a problem. Have you ever tried to use a Windows PC without a mouse, touchpad, or other pointing device? It’s all but impossible.  If the problem just started, reboot your computer and see if that fixes it. (Yes, I know that’s painfully obvious, but we all sometimes overlook the obvious.) If that doesn’t work, try these solutions. First, make sure…

ScreenDrive: Volvo’s take on the touchscreen actually makes sense – The Verge

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. If you know anything about Volvo, you know this: it makes safe cars. The company has spent decades working on that goal and making sure you know about…

Essential reading for business leaders: Why digital transformation belongs on your roadmap – TechRepublic

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Image: iStock/ukayacan Digital transformation is a slippery concept, subject to many definitions, interpretations, and types of projects. In the broadest terms, it describes the shift toward using innovative technologies that enable organizations to better engage and serve their customers, automate IT operations, develop new business models, and improve internal processes. But no matter how you define it, digital transformation has become a hot ticket in the enterprise. In a recent…

US digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis – Reuters

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were “dangerous” and threatened free expression online. GoDaddy Inc (GDDY.N), Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O), security firm Cloudflare and other technology companies moved this week to block hate groups after weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists had gathered to protest removal…

Bitcoin bond launch brings digital currency step closer to ‘world of high finance’ – CNBC

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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Drone drops drugs, cell phone on prison yard, police arrest 3 – MLive.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

A drone dropped drugs and a cell phone onto a prison yard in Ionia early Thursday, Aug. 17, police say.MLive File Photo  IONIA, MI – Police arrested three suspects who allegedly used a drone to drop a cell phone and drugs into a prison. The incident happened around 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia. Two corrections officers heard the sound of a…

Bitcoin bond launch brings digital currency step closer to ‘world of high finance’ – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

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ScreenDrive: Volvo’s take on the touchscreen actually makes sense – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. If you know anything about Volvo, you know this: it makes safe cars. The company has spent decades working on that goal and making sure you know about…

ScreenDrive: Volvo’s take on the touchscreen actually makes sense – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. If you know anything about Volvo, you know this: it makes safe cars. The company has spent decades working on that goal and making sure you know about…