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Google donates £1 million worth of computer training to U.K. teachers

It is imperative that students learn about computing in school — the earlier the better. The problem? Sometimes teachers aren’t very knowledgeable about computers. In other words, some of these educators simply aren’t qualified to teach young people about computing.

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The best smartwatches of 2017

While it’s fair to say smartwatches have yet to really hit the mainstream and become a must-have accessory for the masses, these wrist-based mini computers are making solid strides forward with each passing year. In 2017 we’ve seen some compelling

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The best smartwatches of 2017

While it’s fair to say smartwatches have yet to really hit the mainstream and become a must-have accessory for the masses, these wrist-based mini computers are making solid strides forward with each passing year. In 2017 we’ve seen some compelling

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Pact Coffee founder steps down from CEO role as London startup looks to B2B for growth

 Pact Coffee, the U.K. subscription service that delivers freshly roasted “specialty coffee” to your door, has seen a change of leadership as the company plans to focus more on the B2B side of its business. After 5 years running Pact,

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Authorities serve Apple a warrant for Texas shooter’s iPhone

 Two weeks ago today, 26 people were killed by a gunman at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Two phones were discovered at the scene: older push-button LG and what local news described as a “blood spattered” Apple iPhone

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Cultural accumulation vs. cultural decay

 Don’t worry; I’m not getting all moralistic on you here. When I talk about cultural decay I’m talking about something I think we need more of. We have too much culture to have a culture, you see, and that’s basically

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Great Mysteries of Art and Literature, Explained

Henry Alford imagines humorous suggestions for what great works of art and literature, such as the “Mona Lisa” and “The Great Gatsby,” really mean. Go to Source

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Privacy: Germany bans kids’ ‘spying’ smartwatches

Regulators in Germany have introduced a ban on children’s smartwatches citing privacy concerns. Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency (FNA) describes the wearables as “spying devices” and advises parents to destroy them. The FNA said that parents had been using

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Sunday Reading: Pulp Fiction

Erin Overbey and Joshua Rothman on The New Yorker’s reporting on misdeeds ranging from mob hits to elaborate kidnappings. Go to Source

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Voice-activated Siri could be coming to iMac Pro thanks to A10 Fusion chip

It seems as though Apple’s upcoming iMac Pro will feature an A10 Fusion chip as a co-processor. The inclusion of the chip — the same one used in the iPhone 7 — has led to speculation that “Hey, Siri” support

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"Escape from New York" watch merges ’80s grit with modern smartwatch functionality

What self-respecting action film fan hasn’t wanted a giant LED watch like the one worn by fictional soldier of fortune Snake Plissken in the 1981 classic Escape from New York? Filling this need is Lifeclock One, a fully functional replica

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"Escape from New York" watch merges ’80s grit with modern smartwatch functionality

What self-respecting action film fan hasn’t wanted a giant LED watch like the one worn by fictional soldier of fortune Snake Plissken in the 1981 classic Escape from New York? Filling this need is Lifeclock One, a fully functional replica

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Zego picks up £6M Series A led by Balderton for its gig economy worker insurance

 Zego, the London-based startup that appears to have spotted a gaping insurance hole in the so-called gig economy, has raised £6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Balderton Capital, with participation from existing backers, including LocalGlobe

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Was the PC’s death fake news? More consumers want laptops than smartphones on Black Friday 2017

Next week is one of my favorite holidays — Thanksgiving! I’m not gonna lie, I like to eat, and since this is a day dedicated to chowing down on some good food, I am beyond excited! Oh yeah, it is

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Silicon Valley could be the next hotspot for SEC whistleblowers

 In recent years, the SEC has had greater success policing wrongdoing due in large part to the implementation of its whistleblower program. But the whistleblowers’ crosshairs are not limited to Wall Street. Individuals are beginning to come forward in a new

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HBCU.vc trains students become venture capitalists

 There are very few black and Latinx investors, with only 2 percent of investment team members at VC firms identifying as black and just 1 percent identifying as Latinx, according to the National Venture Capital Association. This is where HBCU.vc

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Tap tap tap

 We are now walking through a media desert. While access to content is astronomically high, the content that we read is dead, lifeless, and derivative. Yes, I see the irony in posting my criticism of the state of online media

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Windows 8 onwards incorrectly implements ASLR security feature, but you can fix it

Since Vista, Windows has included a security feature known as ASLR. Address Space Layout Randomization uses a random memory address to execute code, but in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 the feature is not always applied properly. A

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SmartThings introduces Lock Codes to help friends and family

Smart locks have become another popular product in the market commonly known as the Internet of Things, or IoT. It’s designed to make a home safer, but also more accessible. It has its limitations though, and companies are constantly working to overcome those. Now

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Emirates unveils Mercedes-inspired Boeing 777 private suites

Emirates Airline has taken the wraps off the multi-million dollar upgrade of its Boeing 777 fleet, which takes its interior design cues from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class motor cars. Boasting fully enclosed private suites in First class, the new look was

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