Google Classroom: First Impressions

Beyond a clean interface, Google Classroom in its current form does not offer anything that Moodle or a host of other learning-management systems do not already provide. | 0 Comments


How Social Media Silences Debate

A new study suggests that social media makes people less likely to voice opinions, particularly when they differ from those of their friends, the New York Times reports. The research, by the Pew Research Center and Rutgers University, also found that those who use social media regularly were more reluctant to express dissenting views while offline. | 0 Comments


Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things

"An analysis by security researchers of 48,000 extensions for Google's Chrome browser uncovered many that are used for fraud and data theft, actions that are mostly undetectable to regular users." | 0 Comments


Teaching Is Not a Business

"TODAY’S education reformers believe that schools are broken and that business can supply the remedy. Some place their faith in the idea of competition. Others embrace disruptive innovation, mainly through online learning. Both camps share the belief that the solution resides in the impersonal, whether it’s the invisible hand of the market or the transformative power of technology." | 0 Comments


Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet

"Email is actually a tremendous open platform on which new, innovative things can and have been built." | 0 Comments


How Indians will soon outnumber Americans on the internet

“A flood of cheap smartphones in the market is encouraging rapid internet adoption. According to Kunal Bahl, who runs Snapdeal, one of India’s largest e-commerce sites, 60% of people who buy a mobile phone from his website have never bought a phone before. They’re mainly gravitating toward smartphones like this one, which runs Android 4.4 and costs $50 (and currently is sold out). Everybody from Google to Xiaomi is rushing into the market.” | 0 Comments


Inside Apple’s Internal Training Program

"In a class at the company’s internal training program, the so-called Apple University, the instructor likened the 11 lithographs that make up Picasso’s “The Bull” to the way Apple builds its smartphones and other devices. The idea: Apple designers strive for simplicity just as Picasso eliminated details to create a great work of art." | 0 Comments


Is Moore's Law Less Important to the Tech Industry?

The central organizing principle of much of the tech industry is Moore’s Law. In one very important sense, it may be of less value than it once was. The rule itself shows no sign of vanishing. Moore’s Law is the notion that the density of transistors on a chip tends to double every 18 to 24 months. It has held up for nearly five decades, and looks to keep going. | 0 Comments

The Next Big Thing in Computer Memory

Researchers and companies are coming closer to commercializing a type of computer memory called RRAM, or resistive random access memory, that could have big implications for computing, the MIT Technology Review’s Kevin Bullis reports. Because of the way the technology stores data, the resulting architecture allows for more information to be stored on a chip. Some prototypes point to a terabyte chip the size of a postage stamp. “Why don’t you have all the movies you would like on your iPhone? It’s not because you wouldn’t like to, it’s because you don’t have room,” says James Tour, a professor of materials science at Rice University, tells Mr. Bullis. | 0 Comments


Hackers Find Way to Outwit Tough Security at Banking Sites

"Researchers at the computer security company Trend Micro have named a new attack on online banking Emmental. Why? Like the Swiss cheese, the researchers said, online banking protections may be “full of holes.” | 0 Comments


The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful

"Now the blowback has arrived. The first signs of the emerging tech utopia we were always told about don't look so great if you can't code. Instead, it's hard to escape the feeling that we're set to fall into obnoxious technological traps predicated on the easy abandonment of basic human experiences like eating or working." | 0 Comments


New iTunes U update has useful tool for educators

Apple announced on June 30 [2] that they have enhanced the iTunes U experience for iPad users. For example, educators are now able to create and edit their own iTunes U courses directly on their iPads for the first time. They can incorporate pictures and video captured from their iPad’s camera and also add their work from other apps such as iWork or iBooks Author to their iTunes U courses. | 0 Comments

Apple, IBM Alliance Capitalizes on iPhone, iPad Enterprise Adoption

Apple and IBM surprised many on July 15, announcing a global partnership that will see the companies attempt to "transform enterprise mobility." The announcement, punctuated with comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, served notice of the companies' intentions to make Apple smartphones, tablets and mobile services pre-eminent in the enterprise, replacing the BlackBerry devices and security services that long held the dominant position in that market. | 0 Comments


Box Unlimited Storage Space

Box CEO Aaron Levie declared the “end of the storage wars” today, as he rolled out unlimited storage space to its Business customers.



The biggest data breaches of 2014 (so far)

"In many of the cases, the breaches were put down to poor data security practices or simple errors: like St. Vincent Breast Center in Indianapolissending 63,000 letters containing information on upcoming appointments to the wrong people, or Stanford Federal Credit Union accidentally attaching a file with information on 18,000 customers to an email, or the thousands of paper medical records dumped at a public incineration site in York, Pennsylvania." | 0 Comments


Box Helps Creative Pros ‘Work Smarter, Not Harder’

Box isn’t just about file sharing anymore. Advertising and marketing professionals are using the platform to collaborate in real-time, making their workflow faster and more productive. | 0 Comments

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