Softwares

Snag this illustrating software on sale for 50% off

Let’s face it: Technology makes life a lot easier, doesn’t it? With a few swipes and taps, you can do just about anything from hailing a cab, to meeting romantic suitors, to ordering a heaping plate of lo mein straight to your doorstep. However, one of the (very) few things technology can’t simplify is art. Sure, there […]

Education

What next for Liberia’s controversial education experiment?

LONDON — A controversial education partnership in Liberia has been given a new name and the green light to continue for another school year by the country’s new government — but with longstanding donors yet to commit to more funding, the program’s future remains in doubt. The Partnership Schools for Liberia program has seen 200 primary schools […]

Internet

Microsoft, Google, Others Dial Up the Competition to Counter Dominant Amazon

A group of cloud computing companies is taking aim at Amazon.com’s dominant Amazon Web Services by offering free or deeply discounted rates on moving data between their cloud services. The Bandwidth Alliance, as the group calls itself, launched on Wednesday and includes large cloud computing firms such as Microsoft’s Azure and International Business Machines’ IBM Cloud, as well independent firms such as […]

Education

Nova Scotia parents concerned new education system won’t alleviate ballooning class sizes

With several primary schools bursting at the seams less than a month into the new term, parents of young students in Halifax fear they are in for a chaotic year. Nova Scotia made sweeping changes to its education regime last spring that included the elimination of elected school board trustees at its seven English-language school […]

Education

Kate Brown: 4 key positions on education

Preschool. Secured funding to provide free preschool to 1,300 additional low-income children starting in 2016. Pledges to add 10,000 more slots in 2019-21 state budget. “Ninety percent of brain growth happens in first five years.” Teacher pay and benefits. Says pay should be increased and all pension benefits left intact. “These are hard-working people. They give the […]

Internet

Gmail’s Smart Reply Feature Can Soon Be Turned Off by Desktop Users

Gmail introduced a redesign earlier this year, and one of its notable feature additions was Smart Reply. As the name suggests, the Smart Reply feature automatically suggested relevant reply options for the user, based on the message received. It was welcomed by users initially, but reportedly feedback over the course of time has been mixed. Some suggest […]

Education

WMUR review: Is it time for a ‘Claremont III’ education funding lawsuit?

MANCHESTER, N.H. —They’re back. They say the state has dodged its constitutional responsibility to fund an adequate level of education for too long. Now, it is time to bring the issue to the forefront again, as it was 25 years ago, and make it a voting issue, they say. And, they say, it may even […]

Internet

Google Said to Ask Employees to Delete Controversial China Search Engine Memo

In its bid to suppress a memo revealing information about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, Google has sent an email to employees asking them to delete the sensitive document, The Intercept reported. Authored by a Google engineer familiar with the project, the memo disclosed that the search system would require users in China to […]

Computer

HP 260 G3 Desktop Mini Launched in India Starting at Rs. 19,990

HP India on Monday introduced an affordable mini desktop to help students learn and collaborate in schools and educational institutions across the country. Starting at Rs. 19,990, the HP 260 G3 desktop mini will enable schools and institutes to set up or upgrade computers in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) labs at a minimal […]

Internet

Alibaba Developing Quantum Chips to Power Diverse Industries

China’s e-tailer giant Alibaba group is developing quantum chips (processors) to power a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceuticals, a senior official said on Wednesday. “Our DAMO Academy is developing quantum chips to power solutions for a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceutics,” said Alibaba Chief Technology Officer Jeff […]