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Gates Foundation CEO Admits Common Core Faults and Education Initiative Struggles

Edtech Business<p>Gates Foundation CEO Admits Common Core Faults and Education Initiative Struggles<p>Jun 7, 2016<p><b>HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY:</b> During the …

Education Technology

This Amazing Video Shows How Beautiful and Fun New Zealand Is

New Zealand is one of the most breathtaking places on Earth and attracts hordes of young thrill-seekers on an annual basis. In YouTube sensation …

Coastlines

Here's why Google's Motion Stills is my new favorite iPhone app

Apple introduced Live Photos with much fanfare as one of the marquee additions to the iPhone 6S, but I've never really got much out of the feature. Even when I do take a picture that could benefit from a little movement and sound, Apple's implementation is lacking; the results are usually jerky and …

iPhone Apps

How to go from $13,000 to almost $20 million in capital

Take it from someone who survived the Shark Tank: the journey of raising capital for a startup isn’t easy. If it was, every business would get off the ground without a hitch.<p>The truth is, even the best startups have to work hard to raise money. In fact, a 2014 CB Insights survey found that almost a …

Create animated GIFs in seconds with this photoshop method

Are you really proud of an image you just processed? Want to show off how good you are at processing images? There is no better tool for this than …

Tutorials

Your Horoscopes — Week Of June 7, 2016

Gemini | May 21 to June 20<p>Awesome forces beyond your control will continue to cause pictures and sounds to emanate from your TV.<p>Aries | March 21 to …

Astrology

What It Means When You Have a Bad Dream About Your Partner

Source: Fabiana Ponzi/Shutterstock<p>Almost all dreams contain social situations, and most of these dreamed interactions involve friends, family, and …

Psychology

Q: When is it OK to start calling someone your boyfriend? A: Not the first date...

I recently found out I had an ex-boyfriend I never knew about. He informed me of this when we bumped into each other last week and referred to me as his 'ex' in conversation. It was unexpected, given I had never thought of him as anything more than ‘a guy I once dated’ – less catchy but more …

Zootopia Honest Trailer treatment video

After all of its box office success (including crossing the billion-dollar mark worldwide), Disney’s <i>Zootopia</i> is finally getting the Honest Trailers …

North American Anime, Manga Releases, June 5-11 - News [2016-06-07]

The Boy and The Beast, Psycho-Pass, Wake Up, Girls! films; After War Gundam X, Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!, Lupin III: Alcatraz Connection, Mobile Suit …

Manga

Trench Coats, The Symbolic Tokyo Skinny Jeans, Miu Miu & Chanel in Harajuku

We spotted this stylish duo wearing matching outfits on the street in Harajuku. This is what we found out about them:<p>S.You is the creator of The …

Triumphant Warcraft puts Ninja Turtles in the shadows at UK box office

Half-term crowds help propel family-friendly action-thrillers to the top, as Anthony Hopkins/Al Pacino turkey gobbles up just £97<p><b>The winners: Warcraft and Turtles</b><p>With an official opening number of £3.62m, Warcraft: The Beginning wins the box-office chart, just ahead of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: …

Film Industry

Google tests a cleaner look for Search

Google has begun to test a new Material Design layout for its desktop search results. The company introduced Material Design in 2014 at its annual I/O conference during its Android Lollipop unveil, promising to spread the new grid-based look across Android, Chrome OS and the web. It's... taken a …

Android News

Samsung Galaxy Note 6: These Are the Most Futuristic Rumored Features You Need Now

Samsung's Galaxy Note 6 is the competitor to consider for anyone not fiercely loyal to the iFamily.<p>The year 2016 has brought us a new batch of new …

Electronics Industry

A venture capital firm with $9 billion has poached a Facebook exec to invest in Israeli startups

Nir Blumberger, a corporate development executive at Facebook, will be leading investments in consumer and enterprise startups in the region on behalf of Accel, which has $9 billion (£6.17 billion) under management globally, with $2.5 billion (£1.7 billion) of that specifically for startups in …

Venture Capital

Decorating Home with Color - Quiet Corner

Tips for Decorating Home with Color<p>Decorating home with color reveals quite a bit about a person. Right now, you’re probably wearing your favorite …

If you have the latest iPhone, Google has a new app that will make your photos look way better

If you have one of Apple's latest iPhones — the 6S, 6S Plus, or SE — then you should check out Google's newest app, Motion Stills, an auto-editing app which will make your Live Photos look way better.<p>With Live Photos, iPhones capture the moments before and after you take photos, storing them as …

Mobile Photography

​Google's AI software is moving into your iPhone

The next version of Google's TensorFlow neural network software will run on iPhones and iPads, bringing a new type of computing smarts to mobile devices.<p>Google's artificial intelligence software, smart enough to help vanquish the world's top Go player and answer your email, is coming to your iPhone.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

China's high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Forget Beijing and Shanghai. China's economic future is emerging in Shenzhen.<p>Formerly a collection of fishing enclaves next door to Hong Kong that became the epicenter of China's manufacturing-driven miracle, Shenzhen is reinventing itself again by staking its future growth …

China

Seven surprising signs that you're suffering from emotional distress

As a doctor working in the field of psychological wellbeing, eliciting emotional ill health can often be a piece of detective work. For example, what is often termed ‘biologically based’ depression presents fairly uniformly with common symptoms, whoever we are and whatever our circumstances, and …

How to make difficult hair selections in Photoshop CC

If you photograph people or even furry animals, then at some point you’re probably going to have to make some kind of hair selection that lets you …

Android just blew past the iPhone

Commentary: Google's additions to its mobile software in voice recognition alone will push the platform far beyond where iOS is today. But Apple has a chance to strike back.<p>Google's digital voice assistant was already miles ahead of Apple's Siri even before Google's announcements on Wednesday at …

Apps

The 5 Design Secrets It Took to Make This Dark, Drab Bathroom Feel Lik

When it comes to the resale value of a home, renovating your bathroom is arguably one of the most important investments you can make. But there’s another, perhaps ultimately more beneficial, reason to consider upgrading these utilitarian rooms. “I’m a firm believer that the space one inhabits has a …

New York City

10 Showstopping Desserts for Your Next Party

We're pretty sure the phrase "save the best for last" became popular because we eat dessert at the end of the meal. When you're the host, you want to …

Dessert

This is Why Kojima is Visiting Developers Around the World

Hideo Kojima has discussed his recent travels to various video game developers around the world, explaining that he is searching for an engine to develop his new studio's first game.<p>Speaking in an interview at the Nordic Game in Malmo, Kojima said he believes developing games using internally …

Happy Birthday Route 66 - 10 alternative road trips you could try this summer in celebration

This year the most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sprawling across the USA, it truly is a life-changing experience for anyone who’s made the journey. But at 2,451 miles, most people don’t have the time to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles. We asked expert …

Hiking

Earth, Mars, and the Sun Are Aligning This Weekend to Put on a Beautiful Show

And the moon even has a trick up its sleeve, too.<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a place with a clear sky this weekend, grab your binoculars, because there's going to be a lot to watch this weekend.<p>The Associated Press reports that on Sunday morning, Earth, Mars, and the Sun will be perfectly …

YI Technology's new action camera adds 4K video

YI Technology's new YI 4K Action Camera just went on presale at Gearbest for $249.99. The updated version adds 4K recording and some girth to the original YI, which came out last year as a budget alternative to GoPro's cheapest Hero edition cameras. The YI 4K does the same but with GoPro's high-end …

Action Camera

Spinn’s unique coffee brewer brings ‘third wave’ roasters to your countertop

There’s no shortage of ways to get a satisfactory caffeine fix these days, and some of them are mighty high-tech. Spinn Coffee’s new machine, demonstrated onstage at Disrupt NY today, claims one of the most high-tech of all — but this elaborate centrifugal brewing method may be the most versatile, …

Coffee