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Digital Devices in the Classroom Can Hinder Long-Term Retention

The question of whether or not to allow students to use smartphones, laptops and other technology in the classroom has been long-debated, and at …

Education Technology

Review: The Brainwavz HM5 studio headphones provide pro sound at an indie price

Studio headphones can be pricey beasts. They’re designed to offer the precision required when mixing audio or editing video. At the cheaper end of the scale is the Brainwavz HM5, which retails at just under $110.<p>Brainwavz isn’t a household name, and the HM5 lacks many of the bells-and-whistles …

Audiophile

Review: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – fast enough for 4K workflows [Video]

As a MacBook Pro user, having access to external SSD storage is important given the price of build-to-order SSD upgrades. For example, a 4TB SSD upgrade alone on the 2018 MacBook Pro can set you back $3400, more than the price of the laptop itself.<p>With this in mind, such upgrades can’t be …

Gear & Gadgets

Sennheiser's Memory Mic can record audio from afar

It's now available for $200.<p>Sennheiser has released a Bluetooth mic that gives you a way to make sure your video comes with crisp sounds -- even if you're recording from afar. It says its new device called Memory Mic can record "broadcast quality" audio even if you're shooting the video from a …

Music Production

What's In My Bag: The Gear For High Fashion & More

Runway fashion has all of the classic challenges of photography. It moves fast, things can be unpredictable, the lighting varies from day-light …

RED Hydrogen One is coming to AT&T and Verizon ‘later this summer’

Carriers can be fairly picky at times with what they will and won’t offer, but sometimes all of that gets thrown out the window. Today, both AT&T and Verizon announced they will be carrying the RED Hydrogen One. Yeah, really…<p>In case you’re unfamiliar, the RED Hydrogen One is an, <i>ambitious</i>, Android …

HP’s new laser printers are much smaller than previous models (updated)

The same height as a No. 2 pencil or your smartphone.<p>Today, HP revealed the LaserJet Pro M15 and M28 series, which are the smallest laser printers in their class. These tiny printers are about the height of a No. 2 pencil, yet still are able to print 18-19 pages per minute. These printers are also …

How to buy a high-end camera in 2018

With less than $3,500, you can shoot films and photos like a professional.<p>When photography or filmmaking becomes a consuming passion or a career rather than a hobby, you might look longingly at fancier equipment. Luckily, "enthusiast" cameras have edged so close to professional gear that there's no …

Cameras

BBC game helps kids lead the fight against fake news

The launch coincides with BBC School Report News Day.<p>The BBC wants the news consumers of tomorrow to understand and identify fake news, and has launched a game to help them do exactly that. The game, called BBC iReporter, puts young people in the shoes of a newbie BBC journalist about to break …

Fake News

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

President Trump cries ‘fake news’ and the world follows

By Meg Kelly<p>Video editor<p><i>“The media is fake. . . . The media is really the word — I think one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with is fake. I guess other people have used it perhaps over the years, but I’ve never noticed it.”</i> <b><br>— President Trump in an interview with Mike Huckabee on Oct. 7,</b> …

A Never-Trump Press in Near Panic Over FBI Memo

“All the News That’s Fit to Print” proclaims the masthead of the <i>New York Times.</i> “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” echoes the <i>Washington Post.</i><p>“The people …

Don’t Believe the Liberal F.B.I.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the American right set about undermining trust in the mainstream media, which it saw as dangerously infected with liberal assumptions. Later, in debates over evolution and the environment, some on the right attacked the validity of modern science. By the turn of the …

CleanEmail is like a Hyperloop to Inbox Zero Town

Having had the pleasure of working with TNW full-time for over three years now, I’ve accumulated more email in my work inbox than I ever thought I’d receive in a lifetime. I remember trying to develop good habits to keep it clean back when I started here, but they were all in vain – and now I’ve …

Hyperloop

Facebook admits what we all know: that social media can be bad for democracy

‘I wish I could guarantee that the positives are destined to outweigh the negatives.’<p>Facebook’s ongoing attempt to reckon with its impact on civil life continued today with the company acknowledging that its platform is not always good for democracy.<p>In a set of blog posts published as part of its …

Social Media

New York Times Stock Surges After Facebook’s ‘Trusted News’ Announcement

Stock in the New York Times Company rose a whopping 8.4% on Friday, following an announcement by Facebook that it would give priority in its News …

Steven Spielberg: ‘The urgency to make The Post was because of Trump's administration’

The director dropped everything – including new blockbuster Ready Player One – to tell the story of the Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers. He talks about parallels between Nixon and Trump and why Oprah Winfrey would be a ‘brilliant’ president<p>Shortly after The Sixth Sense …

Donald Trump’s Fake News Mistake

After more than two weeks of buildup, my fellow press critic Donald Trump finally tweeted a link to his Fake News Awards. The awards, which he deemed important, were selected to single out “the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media” for proper scorn.<p>But Trump’s list of 11 winners (or …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump faces backlash as he reveals 'Fake News Awards' winners

President highlights journalists’ errors despite anger from some in his own party over his treatment of the media<p>Donald Trump, who has routinely peddled conspiracy theories and mistruths from the office of the presidency, sought to question the accuracy of the media on Wednesday by unveiling the …

Donald Trump

Study: Americans view media negatively, can't agree on meaning of 'fake news'

Forty-three percent of respondents also had a very or somewhat unfavorable view of the press.<p>A new study on the news media in the United States, released on Tuesday by Gallup and the Knight Foundation, finds many familiar if unsettling trends: Americans have a negative view of the media, believe …

Trump Was ‘Feared Dead’ and Targeted by ‘Deep State’ in Minor Trump Tower Fire, Conspiracy Websites Claim

One headline on the website Neon Nettle—a popular site notorious for publishing phony political stories—read, "Donald Trump Feared Dead As Huge Fire …

The Decline of Anti-Trumpism

Let me start with three inconvenient observations, based on dozens of conversations around Washington over the past year:<p>First, people who go into the White House to have a meeting with President Trump usually leave pleasantly surprised. They find that Trump is not the raving madman they expected …

Michael Wolff

Donald Trump Reschedules Fake News Awards Due To Unanticipated “Interest” – Or College Football

President Donald Trump took time on this Golden Globes day to announce the rescheduling of his inaugural Fake News Awards from tomorrow to Wednesday, …

Trump delays 'Fake News Awards,' saying excitement is off the charts

President Trump said Sunday that he’ll delay the announcement of his promised Fake News Awards -- “going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media” -- by more than a week.<p>Trump tweeted last week that he would announce the awards Monday, a day when Sunday's Golden Globe awards could …

‘Fake News’: Wide Reach but Little Impact, Study Suggests

Fake news evolved from seedy internet sideshow to serious electoral threat so quickly that behavioral scientists had little time to answer basic questions about it, like who was reading what, how much real news they also consumed and whether targeted fact-checking efforts ever hit a target.<p>Sure, …

Is Something Neurologically Wrong With Donald Trump?

It is best not to diagnose the president from afar, which is why the federal government needs a system to evaluate him up close.<p>President Donald Trump’s decision to brag in a tweet about the size of his “nuclear button” compared with North Korea’s was widely condemned as bellicose and reckless. The …

Mental Health

Words banned for the new year? 'Fake news' gets top vote

DETROIT (AP) — Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could it …

Fake News

The Betoota Advocate, a Fake News Site Australians Really Love

SYDNEY, Australia — The theme was fake news, and the crowd of young Australians at a pub in Sydney was eager to hear more. At the front of the room, two of Australia’s most popular (fake) reporters grilled a panel of (real) journalists from some of the country’s most established news outlets.<p>The …

Facebook dumps 'disputed flags' on fake news for context

Facebook is making some modifications to how it combats fake news for its users.<p>The social networking giant said late Wednesday it would dispense with the Disputed Flag, a tool introduced a year ago to make it easier for Facebook users to identify hoax articles on their News Feeds. The company …

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Augmented reality is a growing industry that is expected to be worth $165 billion by 2024! Learn the necessary tools to be an expert in Augmented …