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For 2 months, they’ve taught school from home. Check out these images from their challenging, new worlds

Photos by Keith Birmingham | Text by Ariella Plachta When doors to Southern California schools closed in mid-March, public school teachers were given anywhere from a couple days to a few hours of preparation for “distance learning” amid the burgeoning pandemic. Related links Coronavirus: LAUSD to start new school year in August, but whether classrooms reopen remains uncertain Remote learning is that much harder for LA County special education students Without in-person contact, support fo...
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Jabra’s Elite Active 75t earbuds offer great value and sound for both workouts and workdays

Technology improvements over the past few years mean that most fully wireless earbuds are a lot better than they used to be. That has led to something of a narrowing of the field among competitors in this arena, but some of the players still stand out – and Jabra have definitely delivered a standout performer with its newest . Basics Jabra’s Elite Active 75t is a successor to its very popular 65t line, with added moisture resistance designed specifically for exercise use, as indicated by t...
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All the way back to 2008

Now and then I dive back into the 12 year archive of my blog and see some or the early slide layouts I made. This Google image search pops up many of them. While many of these layouts are now still available as templates in SlideMagic, some of them, especially the early o...
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David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) is the most essential punk artist of the last century. In this Covid era, he's even more vital.

Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic sounds Welcome back to Spoken Word with Electronics. This week we're in a good David Wojnarowicz mood. Which I mean to say David is a strong energy force for when you are upset and want to focus it into making work. In this Covid era, David's message about government neglect and illness is especially profound. He died of AIDS in 1992, which is awful. An...
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A study found that tech workers could flee dense San Francisco for suburban-like San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley amid remote working boom

Some surveys suggest there may be an exodus of tech workers from the San Francisco Bay Area due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City-dwellers may relocate to less dense and more affordable locales as work from home policies become the norm. But a new study places San Jose, in the heart of the tech region, as one of the best-positioned cities in the US to benefit from the post-pandemic future. San Jose is much less dense, with only 5,300 residents per square mile compared to the 17,000 residing in Sa...
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How much money YouTube pays creators with 100,000 subscribers per month, according to a fitness influencer

Joe Farrington, 18, lives in the UK and posts fitness videos to his YouTube channel "Joe Fazer" with 139,000 subscribers.  Farrington told Business Insider that he treats YouTube like a full-time job and earns money through sponsorships and ads in his videos.  YouTube creators like Farrington earn money off the platform through YouTube's Partner Program, which lets creators monetize their channels with video ads. On average, Farrington's YouTube channel earns about $560 a month from the ads th...
Tags: Google, UK, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, University, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Farrington, My Protein, David Dobrik, Business Insider Before, Dobrik, YouTube s Partner Program, Preston Arsement


This digital content training will have customers chasing you, not the other way around

Promoting products is almost nothing like it was back in the Mad Men days. In fact, the digital landscape has changed the ad game so much that it barely even resembles early Grey’s Anatomy days anymore.  Marketing a product digitally isn’t about the right ad slogan or color scheme. It’s about crafting the narrative around that product through blog posts, social media, videos and other legitimate content that demands a potential customer’s attention and motivates action. Did you know Faceboo...
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Mixed up

There's been a lot of idle chit-chat about blended learning, and how 'indispensable' it is during the historic online pivot. Blended this and blended that - it's spoken of as though it were some kind of magic bullet that will cure all pedagogical ills. It isn't. But it could be.No, scrub that. It isn't. Blended is simply a crazy idea that learning can occur anywhere, in both formal and informal contexts, inside school and outside of it, using a mix of technology - as and when it suits. I wish I...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Students, Education, Teachers, Pedagogy, eLearning, Don, Distance, Blended, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Formal, Informal, On-campus


In $16 Billion Push To Expand Broadband, America Is Flying Through a Fog

Spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, federal policy makers are pushing to spend billions of dollars to close gaps in America's high-speed internet network. From a report: There is one big obstacle: Government officials say they don't have a clear picture of where service gaps exist, meaning parts of the country will be left out when it is time to distribute the funds. While the Federal Communications Commission estimates more than 94% of Americans -- or about 309 million people -- have access to...
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Newton Mail founder returns with launch of personal net worth tracker, Kubera

Serial entrepreneur Rohit Nadhani, who last sold his Newton email app to Essential in 2018— an app so popular it’s been saved from shutting down multiple times — is today launching a new startup, Kubera. The service aims to offer an alternative to using a spreadsheet to keep track of your assets, investments, cryptocurrencies, debts, insurance, and other important documents that would need to be transferred to a loved one in the event of your death. The founder was inspired to create Kubera — a ...
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Texas Instruments Makes It Harder to Run Programs on its Calculators

An anonymous reader quotes Engadget: Texas Instruments' graphing calculators have a reputation as hobbyist devices given their program support, but they just lost some of their appeal. Cemetech has learned (via Linus Tech Tips) that Texas Instruments is pulling support for assembly- and C-based programs on the TI-84 Plus CE and its French counterpart, the TI-83 Premium CE. Install the latest firmware for both (OS 5.6 and OS 5.5 respectively) and you'll not only lose access to those apps, but wo...
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Scandit raises $80M as COVID-19 drives demand for contactless deliveries

Enterprise barcode scanner company Scandit has closed an $80 million Series C round, led by Silicon Valley VC firm G2VP. Atomico, GV, Kreos, NGP Capital, Salesforce Ventures and Swisscom Ventures also participated in the round — which brings its total raised to date to $123M. The Zurich-based firm offers a platform that combines computer vision and machine learning tech with barcode scanning, text recognition (OCR), object recognition and augmented reality which is designed for any camera-equ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Mobile, Wearables, Europe, Hardware, Enterprise, Global, Tech, Smartphones, Arkansas, Healthcare, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Toyota, 7-eleven, North America


A Silicon Valley exodus, law firm drama, and the most consequential startup of all time

Hello! The remote work movement is accelerating. Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that he expects up to 50% of Facebook's employees to work remotely by 2030. Shopify boss Tobi Lutke tweeted that the company's offices would remain closed until 2021 and that most will permanently work remotely after that. "Office centricity is over," he said.  Those statements follow Twitter and Square employees being told they could work remotely permanently.  What does that mean for Silicon Valley's status as...
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Hyper-innovation: COVID-19 will forever change the way we teach kids

Long-held structures in the education system, like classroom confines and schedules, have held back innovation for a long time, says education leader Richard Culatta.In the coronavirus era, we have been able to shake some of those rigid structures loose, making way for creativity and, ultimately, a more open mindset. When creativity and technology combine, learning can become so much more than delivering content to a student. Culatta gives two stunning examples: one of a biotech class, and anoth...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Children, Internet, Youth, Intelligence, Teaching, Creativity, Innovation, Exploration, Curiosity, Richard Culatta, Pandemic, Future Of Learning, Coronavirus


Tech Companies Urges US House to Protect the Privacy of Americans' Browsing and Search History

While reinstating the PATRIOT Act, the U.S. Senate blocked an amendment which would've shielded Americans' browsing and search histories from warrantless searches. But that fight may not be over, reports TechSpot: [S]everal tech companies including Mozilla, Reddit, Twitter, and Patreon have co-signed a letter asking the House of Representatives to tidy up this mess. The House still needs to pass the bill for it to become law, and they can force the inclusion of the amendment. They vote this ...
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Technology start-ups that fail fast succeed faster

Failure rates of new technology-based companies are shockingly high. It is estimated that 75% of technology start-ups do not generate profits. Other data suggest upwards of 90% of new technology enterprises completely fail. However, some failures of products or technologies have been positive and lead to success. It took Thomas Edison thousands of attempts before he succeeded with his lightbulb design. Although learning from failure has been described as critical to the success of technology-bas...
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Chrome is testing dark mode for Google Search

You might soon be able to rummage through the internet… but in dark mode. The Big G is testing a dark theme for Google Search on Chrome. For now, the feature is solely available in Google’s experimental versions of the browser, Chrome Canary and Chrome Dev, as Google9ot5 has spotted. From the looks of it, though, the feature is still in early development — and it doesn’t always work as intended. It’s also limited to mobile only for the time being. Those who want to give searching the web in dark...
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Thousands of Enterprise Systems Infected by New Blue Mockingbird Malware Gang

Thousands of enterprise systems are believed to have been infected with a cryptocurrency-mining malware operated by a group tracked under the codename of Blue Mockingbird. From a report: Discovered earlier this month by malware analysts from cloud security firm Red Canary, the Blue Mockingbird group is believed to have been active since December 2019. Researchers say Blue Mockingbird attacks public-facing servers running ASP.NET apps that use the Telerik framework for their user interface (UI) c...
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15 Tips for Running a Successful ‘Traditional’ Ad Campaign for Your Local Market

Despite the overwhelming preference for digital media among modern marketers, traditional advertising methods are still being implemented today and driving great results. Newspaper, TV and radio spots can offer tons of potential for businesses looking to reach a local market — if they’re used the right way. Traditional Local Ad Campaign Tips To help with your next traditional media campaign, we asked members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: “What is an important thi...
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Apple Assisting Authorized Repair Shops With COVID-Related Expenses

In an internal memo last week, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that it will assist its third-party repair partners around the world with COVID-19-related expenses, such as cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment. All eligible Apple Authorized Service Providers will receive a subsidy from Apple by way of increased payouts for each completed repair. The subsidy is retroactive and the length it is offered will depend on stay-at-home guidelines in each country. Service prov...
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DigiTimes: Future AirPods to Include 'Ambient Light Sensors'

Apple is reportedly looking to integrate light sensors in a new model of AirPods in the next couple of years, according to a new report today. In a paywalled article, DigiTimes reports that ASE Technology could be involved in manufacturing the sensors: Apple is expected to incorporate ambient light sensors (ALS) in next-generation ‌AirPods‌ devices in the coming 1-2 years, and Taiwan's ASE Technology may handle the backend process for the new component, as it has moved to purchase more packagin...
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Locked-Down Teens Stay Up All Night, Sleep All Day

Parents share a roof but see little of teenagers who have adopted vampire schedules; "Sometimes, my dad just wants me to wake up for no reason." From a report: Paul Cancellieri wakes up most mornings around 6 a.m. He makes himself breakfast. Then he says good night to his 16-year-old son, Cole. Cole, a high-school junior in Wake Forest, N.C., is one of the American teens who have gone nocturnal in the Covid-19 pandemic. While some schools require students to log on to live classes, many others a...
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'Japan Model' Has Beaten Coronavirus, Shinzo Abe Declares

Prime minister Shinzo Abe has declared victory for the "Japan model" of fighting coronavirus as he lifted a nationwide state of emergency after seven weeks [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From a report: Speaking at a press conference on Monday evening in Tokyo, Mr Abe said that Japan had avoided an explosive increase in cases without the compulsory lockdowns used in Europe or the US. The ending of the state of emergency in the last five prefectures it covered -- T...
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Future AirPods to Include 'Ambient Light Sensors' Possibly Related to Rumored Health Features

Apple is reportedly looking to integrate light sensors in a new model of AirPods in the next couple of years, according to a new report today, suggesting their use could be part of rumored upcoming health monitoring features in the true wireless earbuds. In a paywalled article, DigiTimes reports that ASE Technology could be involved in manufacturing the sensors: Apple is expected to incorporate ambient light sensors (ALS) in next-generation ‌AirPods‌ devices in the coming 1-2 years, and Taiwan'...
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After 19 Years, the ISS Receives Its Very Last NASA Science Rack

"One of the longer chapters of the International Space Station has come to a close," writes Engadget. "NASA has sent the last of its 11 ExPRESS (Expedite the Processing of Experiments to the Space Station) science racks to the orbiting facility, 19 years after sending the first two." They don't look like much, but they provide the power, storage, climate control and communications for up to 10 small payloads — they're key to many of the experiments that run aboard the ISS and will help the sta...
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WHO Temporarily Suspends Trial of Hydroxychloroquine Over Safety Concerns

The World Health Organization is temporarily pausing tests of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment in order to review safety concerns, the agency's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu said Monday. From a report: The decision comes after a retrospective review published in The Lancet found that coronavirus patients who took hydroxychloroquine or its related drug chloroquine were more likely to die or develop an irregular heart rhythm that can lead to sudden ...
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Samsung’s new mobile security chip protects booting process and crypto transactions

Samsung introduced its second-gen security chip (S3FV9RR) for smartphones today. The chip, akin to Apple‘s T2 and Google’s Titan M chips, is designed to secure the booting process, parts of storage, and mobile-based payments. The Korean tech-giant launched its first Secure Enclave chip in February; it was used in the Galaxy S20 series later. The new chip is certified with Common Criteria (CC) EAL 6+ security standard, which makes it one of the most secure mobile solutions around. This level of s...
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Will The Pandemic Mean Less Age Discrimination For Boomers?

An anonymous reader quotes Psychology Today's "Boomer's 3.0" blog: More and more companies, especially those in the tech sector, are wisely concluding that the physical infrastructure constructed to put employees together in a building is largely inefficient if not unnecessary. Beyond the potential health risks, office buildings are expensive to construct and maintain, and rents, taxes, and insurance comprise a high percentage of operating costs. It makes simple fiscal sense to bypass these exp...
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Apollo for Reddit 1.8 Improves Media Viewing, Sharing Options, and More

Former Apple intern Christian Selig has released version 1.8 of Apollo, the popular Reddit client developed with Apple's iOS design guidelines in mind. The latest update focuses on improving the viewing of media. For example GIFs can now be paused and videos play inline with the feed, so users no longer have to tap them in order to see what's going on at a glance. Users can also save and share GIFs, while sharing in general has been streamlined and improved within the app. For example, sharin...
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Twitter Struggles To Label Misleading COVID-19 Tweets

Automated technology that Twitter began using this month to label tweets containing coronavirus misinformation is making mistakes, raising concerns about the company's reliance on artificial intelligence to review content. From a report: On May 11, Twitter started labeling tweets that spread a conspiracy theory about 5G causing the coronavirus. Authorities believe the false theory prompted some people to set fires to cell towers. Twitter will remove misleading tweets that encourage people to eng...
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