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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Can This Game-Like App Help Students Do Better in School?


An app for students in Fresno, California, schools awards points and badges for attendance, good grades and extracurricular activities, in an effort to improve outcomes.

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Don’t Stop the Presses! Why Big Tech Should Subsidize Real Journalism


The sad story of the East Bay Times exemplifies how the decline of local news is hazardous to democracy.

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Inside Speedfactory: Adidas’ Robot-Powered, Shoe Production Facility


When its first stateside Speedfactory opens in Atlanta, Adidas will be chasing the future of automated manufacturing in America, too.

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Ciao, Chrome: Firefox Quantum Is The Browser Built for 2017


The new Firefox is fast, it’s secure, and it’s full of clever little things that make web browsing better.

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What an Internet Analyst Got Wrong About Net Neutrality


Internet analyst Ben Thompson agrees with the FCC’s plan to repeal Obama-era net-neutrality rules, but misinterprets some key facts in the debate.

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Robots Threaten Bigger Slice of Jobs in US, Other Rich Nations


A new study finds that automation could displace up to 800 million jobs globally, but says an even greater number of new jobs will be created.

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Cyber Monday 2017: Camera Deals, from Lumix to Nikon


With a new year around the corner, now’s a great time to pick up a new DSLR, lens, or mirrorless camera.

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Cyber Monday 2017: Laptop and Phone Deals


Our favorite laptop, phone, and device deals on Black Friday 2017 weekend!

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Facebook’s New Captcha Test: ‘Upload A Clear Photo of Your Face’


Facebook asks some users to upload a picture of their face to authenticate themselves in cases of “suspicious activity.”

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How Bored Panda Survived Facebook’s Clickbait Purge


As other viral publishers succumb to Facebook’s algorithm changes, Bored Panda thrives with a mix of photos, animal stories, and funny lists.

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