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The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world – Salon

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

To explore these patterns further, we conducted three studies that explored college students’ ability to comprehend information on paper and from screens. Students first rated their medium preferences. After reading two passages, one online and one in print, these students then completed three tasks: Describe the main idea of the texts, list key points covered in the readings and provide any other relevant content they could recall. When they were…

The new BlackBerry Motion from TCL is all touchscreen, no keyboard – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Today at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, TCL officially unveiled its all-touchscreen phone, BlackBerry Motion. Evan Blass leaked images of the device last week, and according to AndroidCentral, it will be similar to this year’s KEYOne phone in a couple of ways. It comes with a 5.5 inch HD LCD display and a Snapdragon 625 SoC processor. It will also come with 4GB of Ram, 32GB of storage, and a…

Trump digital director says Facebook helped win the White House – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

The Trump presidential campaign spent most of its digital advertising budget on Facebook, testing more than 50,000 ad variations each day in an attempt to micro-target voters, Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale told CBS’ 60 Minutes in an interview scheduled to air on Sunday night. “Twitter is how [Trump] talked to the people, Facebook was going to be how he won,” Parscale said. Facebook provided Trump 2016 with employees who…

TLC officially unveiled its new touchscreen phone, the BlackBerry Motion – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Today at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, TCL officially unveiled its all-touchscreen phone, BlackBerry Motion. Evan Blass leaked images of the device last week, and according to AndroidCentral, it will be similar to the this year’s KEYOne phone in a couple of ways. It comes with a 5.5 inch HD LCD display and a Snapdragon 625 SoC processor. It will also come with 4GB of Ram, 32GB of storage, and…

Help Me Laptop! Should I Buy a New or Refurbished Laptop? – Laptop Mag

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

In the search for the perfect gaming laptop, sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Forum member tanner775 has narrowed their search down to the Alienware 17 R4. However, with only a $2,000 line of credit, tanner775 has to choose between getting a brand-spanking-new system and a refurbished system. One thing tanner isn’t compromising on is the display; they’re adamant that whatever system they choose, it must have a QHD (2560…

Trump digital director says Facebook ’embeds’ helped win the White House – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

The Trump presidential campaign spent most of its digital advertising budget on Facebook, testing more than 50,000 ad variations each day in an attempt to micro-target voters, Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale told CBS’ 60 Minutes in an interview scheduled to air on Sunday night. “Twitter is how [Trump] talked to the people, Facebook was going to be how he won,” Parscale said. Facebook provided Trump 2016 with employees who…

Save on a Samsung 4K TV, a Dell Laptop, and More This Weekend … – WIRED

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

If you’re in the market for a speedy new laptop or a 4K TV, we might be able to help you save some money. Thanks to our friends at TechBargains, we have fresh offers for you this Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend. Grab a Dell Inspiron 15 5566 laptop with an Intel Core i7-7500U dual-core processor and 1 TB hard drive for only $469.99 (use code: 330SAVE – list price $799.99)….

Puerto Rico cell phone service to be restored by Google balloons … – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

The US Federal Communications Commission has approved Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on Friday that 83% of cell sites remain out of service, while wireless communications company are deploying temporary sites. Alphabet, which announced its Project Loon in 2013 to use solar-powered,…

Is 11 too young for a mobile phone? – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. This week’s question: My 11-year-old son is at secondary school and wants his first mobile. I fear it will be another device to become hooked on (a la the PlayStation) and am refusing. He says he’s the…

Fundstrat launches five indexes to track bitcoin and other digital … – CNBC

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

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Google’s 2017 gadget collection – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

About five years ago, a popular line was “Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services,” and I think that’s reached an inflection point. The overall design of Android and Google’s web-based platforms seems to have jumped ahead leaps and bounds over the last few years. The adoption of Material Design moved Google from being famous for user-testing different shades of blue before…

Google gets go-ahead to restore cell phone service in Puerto Rico with its balloons – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Regulators have approved Google’s application to provide emergency cell phone services to Puerto Rico using balloons in the wake of Hurriane Maria. The US Federal Communications Commission announced its decision on Friday evening, one of a number of ways in which tech companies are helping rebuild services. Communications remain patchy on the island. The FCC said that 83 percent of all cell sites remain out of service while wireless companies…

Google’s 2017 gadget collection – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

About five years ago, a popular line was “Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services,” and I think that’s reached an inflection point. The overall design of Android and Google’s web-based platforms seems to have jumped ahead leaps and bounds over the last few years. The adoption of Material Design moved Google from being famous for user-testing different shades of blue before…

Chinese factory supplying major laptop brands accused of student labour abuses – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

The world’s biggest laptop brands rely on Chinese student labourers as young as 16 to work 12-hour days on factory production lines, with their funding and graduation at risk if they fail to comply, a labour watchdog has claimed. Students on vocational courses are recruited in their thousands to produce keyboards, assemble parts and fit screws during internships at Quanta Computer, a Taiwan-owned Fortune 500 company whose factories in China…

Save on a Samsung 4K TV, Dell Laptop, and More This Weekend – WIRED

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

If you’re in the market for a speedy new laptop or a 4K TV, we might be able to help you save some money. Thanks to our friends at TechBargains, we have fresh offers for you this Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend. Grab a Dell Inspiron 15 5566 laptop with an Intel Core i7-7500U dual-core processor and 1 TB hard drive for only $469.99 (use code: 330SAVE – list price $799.99)….

Here’s the coolest ThinkPad laptop Lenovo should re-release – Markets Insider

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Lenovo is celebrating 25 years of the IBM ThinkPad laptops, which were first released in 1992, with the special-edition ThinkPad 25. The 25th anniversary edition of the ThinkPad is essentially a ThinkPad T470 that comes with the original IBM rubberized palm rests, the classic ThinkPad keyboard, a blue Enter key, the original colorful ThinkPad logo, and those status lights that used to blink at you at a seemingly random pace….

Google’s 2017 gadget collection – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

About five years ago, a popular line was “Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services,” and I think that’s reached an inflection point. The overall design of Android and Google’s web-based platforms seems to have jumped ahead leaps and bounds over the last few years. The adoption of Material Design moved Google from being famous for user-testing different shades of blue before…

BlackBerry’s upcoming all-touchscreen phone has leaked – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

BlackBerry is preparing to release its second all-touchscreen smartphone in as many years. After releasing the DTEK50 last year (which is actually produced by TCL, as all Blackberry devices are these days), the company is getting ready to release the BlackBerry Krypton. Now, Evan Blass has leaked the first image of the upcoming device. Photo: Evan Blass As for the specs on this, it’s still unclear what TCL has planned….

Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm acquires tech behind fintech chatbot Ernest – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Moneyfarm, the U.K.-headquartered “digital wealth manager” has acquired the technology behind personal finance chatbot Ernest. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, though I understand that, along with the tech, this is an acqui-hire of sorts, seeing London-based Ernest’s CTO Lorenzo Sicilia join Moneyfarm to oversee technology integration. Founded in 2015 by Niall Bellabarba, Cristoforo Mione and Sicilia, Ernest was developing a personal finance manager powered by artificial intelligence and…

Hollywood In Pixels Honors Universal Pictures EVP Doug Neil For Digital Campaigns – Deadline

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

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