Google is equipping more rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks
Google’s Rolling Study Halls program is expanding to give "thousands" of students access to Wi-Fi and Chromebooks during long bus rides.
There's nothing better on the internet today than this kid yodeling in Walmart
It's only a matter of time before it becomes the national anthem, mark my words.
'Westworld' is back: Everything we know about season 2
We now have a ShogunWorld update and anxiously await what this week will bring.
SpaceX just sent a space harpoon into orbit. Seriously
One of Elon Musk's rockets launched a Dragon capsule filled with wild space science to the space station.
Too many teachers in the US are struggling to get by. Here’s what we can do to help.
We entrust teachers with the world’s most important job: educating our kids, says researcher and dean Gregg Garn. So why aren’t we paying and treating them in a way that shows they’re valued?
Apple planning to ditch Intel chips in Macs for its own custom silicon in 2020
Apple is expected to ditch Intel's x86 architecture using its own chips in the Mac as soon as 2020, with the fruits of project "Kalamata" similar to a move that it has pulled twice before.
18.104.22.168: How to use Cloudflare's DNS service to speed up and secure your internet | ZDNet
Cloudflare's new Domain Name System promises to both speed up your internet access and protect your privacy.
What Is 8K? Should You Buy a New TV or Wait?
Don't wait for 8K unless you want to stick with your old TV for another half-decade. Consumer 4K televisions first shipped five years ago, and it's only been in the last year or two that we've been confident that 4K has hit a state where consumers of any budget level can confidently purchase one. The first waves of these new TVs are always exorbitantly expensive, after which they spend a few years sitting on the top of manufacturers' product lists as flagship models that are still extremely expensive but comparably reasonable (less than five digits). After that, prices start to dip further, to the point that most consumers can afford one.
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s hardest year, and what comes next
In local news, I think some of the solutions might be a little bit different. But I think it’s easy to lose track of how important this is. There’s been a lot of conversation about civic engagement changing, and I think people can lose sight of how closely tied that can be to local news. In a town with a strong local newspaper, people are much more informed; they’re much more likely to be civically active. On Facebook, we’ve taken steps to show more local news to people. We’re also working with them specifically, creating funds to support them and working on both subscriptions and ads that should hopefully create a more thriving ecosystem.
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Apple will reportedly ditch Intel chips in Macs as early as 2020
Apple’s last major Mac processor transition of this scope occurred when it moved away from IBM’s PowerPC chips in favor of Intel’s. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs announced the move in 2005 and it was completed by the end of the following year. As in that earlier example, Bloomberg notes this would require a “multi-step transition.” Intel chips will almost certainly remain in Apple’s top-end machines like the iMac Pro and forthcoming Mac Pro revision until the company can produce in-house chips that are capable of meeting the demands of professional Mac users.
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Apple seeds first beta of iOS 11.4 to developers | Cult of Mac
iOS 11.4 beta 1 can be downloaded directly from Apple’s developer center. You can install it as an over-the-air update once you install the proper profile to your iOS device. The first beta builds of tvOS 11.4 and watchOS 4.3.1 were also released to developers this morning.
Apple will reportedly replace Intel chips in Macs with its own in 2020
The process to replace Intel processors, called Kalamata internally, is still in the early stages, say Bloomberg 's sources. Apple-made chips make sense for the tech company, especially in the wake of some recent high-profile security issues around Intel (and other manufacturers') chip architecture. It won't be the first time Apple has switched the chips that power its computing devices, of course, with the switch to PowerPC architecture in the early '90s and then Intel in the mid-2000s. We've reached out to Apple for comment and will update this post if we hear back. ( Update : Apple declined to comment.)
A New “Yelp For Sensory Needs” Helps People With Autism Find Inclusive Spaces
The app will function as a community for families of people with sensory needs, and as a guide to sensory-inclusive spaces across the U.S. KultureCity will provide photos, videos, and information on the kind of amenities and services available. People with the app will be able to rate and comment on places, and they’ll be able to use an in-app messaging service to seek out tips for people who have visited places in the past, and just to talk about the shared experience of navigating sensory needs. “It’s like Yelp for sensory inclusion,” Maha says. “Families will be able to know that they can travel to these places and their children or loved ones will be accepted.”
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Facebook updated its VR avatars to look more ‘lifelike’
“Our goal is that everyone can represent themselves in VR in a way that feels natural, so we knew we could do better,” Facebook said in a statement. “In order to have a meaningful social experience in VR, you need an engaging avatar that represents you and helps you relate to other people in the virtual space. It’s a huge part of feeling like you’re ‘really there’ together. That’s why we’ve been continuously working to learn what helps people represent and express themselves while spending time with friends in VR.”
‘Fortnite’ is now available for all iOS users
Keep in mind that the game won't work with older phones and tablets. Minimum compatible iOS devices include iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad 2017 running iOS 11. But if you've got a semi-modern Apple gadget and the will to deal with polarizing mobile controls, now's your chance to play (and get your IRL dance into the game).
Crashing Tiangong-1 space station just misses space graveyard
Tiangong-1 was originally launched in 2011. The plan was for a controlled re-entry back into the atmosphere and a safe break-up far from any human habitation at the end of its life. But back in 2016 word began to circulate that Chinese mission command had lost contact and control of the empty space station.
ESPN Plus will launch on April 12th and is priced at just $4.99 per month
Near the end of 2017, ESPN’s parent company, Disney, announced a new streaming app was on the horizon. This new sports streaming app would be dubbed ESPN Plus and would provide a slew of streaming options for sports fans.
Amazon shares fall 6 percent as Trump renews attack
(Reuters) - Shares of Amazon.com Inc ( AMZN.O ) fell 6 percent on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump again attacked the online retailer over the pricing of its deliveries through the United States Postal Service and promised unspecified changes.
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Music app Genius launches its own take on Stories, aided by YouTube
Genius, the big database of song lyrics and musical knowledge, is today launching its own version of “stories,” the Snapchat and Instagram-like short form sharing format that’s been rapidly spreading to a number of sites and apps, including Facebook, Messenger, Skype, and even Google . Genius’ “ Song Stories ,” as the new product is called, combine Genius artist interviews with YouTube content like concert footage, music video clips, and playlists.
Elon Musk’s April Fools’ joke was Tesla going bankrupt
Despite Tesla having a horrible March, Musk wasn’t afraid to jinx things by joking about the company’s demise. The Tesla CEO took to Twitter yesterday to announce the company was going bankrupt:
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Today in Apple history: Z80 SoftCard, Microsoft's first hardware, debuts
Microsoft continued its involvement with Apple as a developer for the next few years — albeit increasingly in software. By the mid-1980s, Microsoft became one of Apple’s most valuable developers. So much so that Apple CEO John Sculley signed a damaging contract to keep Bill Gates and Co. hanging around.
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Most conservative “wingnuts” spent their time on Easter in Church with their family. I would say a majority of them could care less about a Google Doodle. It wasn’t the focus of the day.
Mark Zuckerberg calls Tim Cook’s comments on Facebook "extremely glib"
The Facebook CEO continued his pushback against Cook by saying, “If you want to build a service which is not just serving rich people, then you need to have something that people can afford.” He added, “At Facebook, we are squarely in the camp of the companies that work hard to charge you less and provide a free service that everyone can use. I don’t think at all that that means that we don’t care about people.”
Grindr dating app to stop sharing HIV status with third parties
He adds that while location data, HIV status fields and other features within Grindr are at times shared with these vendors, they are transmitted with encryption. Grindr's data retention policies further protect against the possibility of disclosure. Users also have the option to not disclose information like their HIV status, and Chen notes that choosing to place it in one's profile does make the information public.
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You can now take your Netflix, Amazon, and other services anywhere in Europe
Other services, like music and ebooks, are also covered by the deal, so your Spotify collection should say intact as you hop between countries in Europe. Providers also have the option to offer extra local content on top of the library you're entitled to at home, the European Commission says .
Microsoft launches AI and entry-level software development courses
Microsoft today launched two new courses in its online education program for developers: an entry-level software development class and an AI course for more advanced developers who want to expand their knowledge of machine learning.
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Apple plans to replace Intel chips in Macs with its own: Bloomberg
While Apple’s reported move away from Intel would be a major shift for its Mac lineup, it follows years of increasing focus on designing its own chips for its devices. The company has been designing its own iPhone processors since the release of the iPhone 4 in 2010 and has steadily increased the amount of chip work it handles itself.
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Apple Will Reportedly Switch to Its Own Chips For Macs in 2020
According to a report from Bloomberg , Apple’s long-gestating plans are codenamed “Kalamata”, but it’s still in the “early developmental stages”. As a result, Apple has shifted the goal to 2020. This is based on anonymous sources speaking to the publication, with the goal here being to get rid of Intel-branded chips within Macs by that time.
AI finds its naughty side making bizarre nude portraits
"The generator tries to come up with paintings that fool the discriminator, and the discriminator tries to learn how to tell the difference between real paintings from the dataset and fake paintings the generator feeds it," Barrat told me. "They both get better and better at their jobs over time, so the longer the GAN is trained, the more realistic the outputs will be."
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Alexa now helps you donate to nonprofits
As of Monday, Alexa allows you to make a donation between $5 and $5,000 and tells you it will share your name, address and email with the charity. It will ask repeatedly if you want to go through with the donation, but you can also set up a four-digit voice-shopping code to prevent accidental donations.
Apple Seeds tvOS 11.4 Beta 1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Live]
Today, Apple officially seeded tvOS 11.4 to developers. This follows the public launch of tvOS 11.3 last week, which brought with it only minor updates and features to the mix. It is likely that this release will continue that trend, with tvOS 11.4 likely only meant to fix behind-the-scenes bugs that may have cropped up since the public launch of tvOS 11.3. The new software may also be meant to enhance the overall experience and add general improvements as well.
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Blockchain executive Amber Baldet to leave JPMorgan
“Amber is extremely talented and helped build the outstanding team we have today,” JPMorgan spokeswoman Jessica Francisco told Reuters in a written statement. “We respect her desire to start her own venture and we wish her nothing but the best.”