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How to Customize the Windows 10 Power User Menu

Don't like the commands in the Power User Menu? Here's how to modify them.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Star Trek

How Google Classroom Prepares Students for the Future of Work

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about a skills gap in the workforce. Every time there is a major shift in the economy there are always people who are …

Education Technology

How to Enable the Optimal Audio Codec for Your Bluetooth Headphones in macOS

How good your digital music sounds often comes down to which file format it's encoded in. Be that as it may, every Mac audio setup is only as strong as it's weakest link, and if your Bluetooth connection isn't up to scratch, even the best BT headphones will fail to deliver a decent wireless …

Audiophile

The Third Education Revolution

Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.<p>When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key …

High School

Where to Find Tons of Free Classical Music Downloads

Download Free Classical Music at Musopen<p>Updated February 15, 2017<p>Musopen is a wonderful website dedicated to providing free classical music downloads …

Drowned in sound: how listening to music hinders learning

In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: listening to music while studying<p>Read more Lessons from Research<p><i>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to</i> …

Teaching

How to troubleshoot and fix common problems in Outlook

If the Outlook app is acting up, you can use this guide to troubleshoot and fix most issues.The desktop version of Outlook is perhaps one of the most …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Social Media

In Winston Churchill, Hollywood rewards a mass murderer

<i>Shashi Tharoor is author of “Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.” He chairs the Indian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.</i><p>“History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He needn’t have bothered. He was one of the great mass murderers of …

World History

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

Linux

Hedy Lamarr – the 1940s ‘bombshell’ who helped invent wifi

The actor, who depicted film’s first female orgasm, was well known for her scandalous love life and sultry beauty. Now, a new documentary explores how her scientific talents were vastly overlooked<p>Hedy Lamarr, the star MGM called “the most beautiful woman in the world”, had two of the worst-kept …

Inventions

How to give your Finder window superpowers

The Finder has been with the Mac since day one, way back in 1984. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some new tricks. Did you know, for instance, that you can add a path bar to the bottom of the window to show the path of the current folder on your Mac? Or that you can add …

10 Actually Cool Uses For A USB Drive

The humble USB drive - supplanted by the download and the cloud sync, but still useful in all kinds of ways. If you've got an old drive lying around, …

Raspberry Pi

How to Update macOS Using a Simple Terminal Command

If you're sick of waiting for the progress bar to complete every time you reboot after a macOS software update, then you'll be pleased to learn there's another way to update your Mac that could potentially reduce your downtime.<p>The process involves a simple Terminal command, and allows you to …

Learn to use your tablet like an ace with these eight iPad Pro tips and tricks

Jessica Lee Star/Digital Trends<p>When the original iPad launched in 2010, it was in many ways a glorified iPhone with a significantly larger screen. …

IPad Pro

How To: The Fastest Way to Transfer Photos & Videos from Your iPhone to Your Windows 10 PC

Thanks to iCloud and AirDrop, it's really easy to sync photos between an iPhone and a Mac. But if you have an Apple phone and a Windows computer, …

Apps

Why this economist thinks public education is mostly pointless

Spoiler alert: We disagree.<p>I’m not a libertarian, but I love debating libertarians.<p>Case in point: Bryan Caplan. Caplan is an economics professor at George Mason University and the author of a new book, <i>The Case Against Education</i>. In that book he makes a bold argument: Public education is waste of …

Education

'Guns and survivalists, but no school until I was 17'

<b>There can't be many people with a doctorate from the University of Cambridge who never got a single school-age qualification.</b><p>But Tara Westover's story is more like something from another era, than a tale of modern America.<p>Tara grew up in rural Idaho, in a family of survivalists who saw schools as …

University of Cambridge

People Have Believed a Lie About Rabbit Domestication for Decades

Scientists don’t know when bunnies became docile—and they're not even sure if that's an answerable question.<p>It is often said, in both popular articles and scientific papers, that rabbits were first domesticated by French monks in 600 AD.<p>Back then, Pope Gregory the Great had allegedly decreed that …

Rabbits

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

Elon Musk is right: silly and fun things are important. But some of them are an indefensible waste of resources<p>On Wednesday, two things happened. In Syria, 80 people were killed by government airstrikes. Meanwhile, in Florida, Elon Musk fired a sports car into space. Guess which story has dominated …

Tesla

'I have daily struggles': Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles reflective after victory

Back-up quarterback threw three touchdowns and caught another Foles may stay in Philadelphia after Eagles’ victory over Patriots<p>Not even a Super Bowl MVP award could make Nick Foles’s head swell. Barely 12 hours after firing the Philadelphia Eagles to a sensational 41-33 victory over New England – …

NFL

How to remotely help someone fix their iPhone, iPad, and Mac using Messages screen sharing

You can use Message screen sharing on your Mac to help fix problems on other Macs, as well as iOS devices. Here's how.Messages on the Mac works a lot …

Operating Systems

The issue with millennials isn't narcissism but our depressing culture of mass consumption

Society's emphasis on the market economy and "meritocracy" correlate with a spike in negative self-image and social alienation.<p>If you're a young person feeling lonely these days, you're in good company. Youth everywhere are experiencing record rates of depression and anxiety, surrounded by a …

Psychology

Speedometer 2.0 lets you put your browser speed through its paces

Apple has released Speedometer 2.0, a benchmark that lets you test your browser’s web app responsiveness. The tool is part of Apple’s contribution to WebKit, a collaboration between Apple, Adobe Systems, Google, KDE, and others.<p>Speedometer 2.0 works by simulating “user interactions.” Essentially, …

JavaScript

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

Creative Writing

How to remove MacKeeper from your Mac

It happened again last week.A friend was telling me she had convinced her mother to get a Mac laptop."But what is this MacSweeper?" she said, with a …

Operating Systems

The Tattooist of Auschwitz - and his secret love

<b>For more than 50 years, Lale Sokolov lived with a secret - one born in the horrors of wartime Europe, in a place that witnessed some of the worst of man's inhumanity to man.</b><p>It would not be shared until he was in his 80s, thousands of miles from that place.<p>Lale had been the Tattooist of …

World History

Install Neptune Rising Kodi

This step-by-step guide will show you how to install Neptune Rising on Kodi.<p>Neptune Rising is a Movie & TV Show add-on and a fork of the Covenant …

Raspberry Pi

A memo to Canada: Indigenous people are not your incompetent children

The election of Justin Trudeau's Liberal government was supposed to signal a new 'nation-to-nation relationship.' But until the country recognizes the right to self-determination and acknowledges the sovereignty of Indigenous nations, argues Alicia Elliott, the future will be the same as the …

Canada