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Dubai's racing to build the world's first hyperloop

As competition for the world's first operational hyperloop heats up, CNN asks how the super-fast transport system could change lives and business in the UAE.

Hyperloop

Leak: New Google Chromecast will add Bluetooth and stronger Wi-Fi

The $35 Google Chromecast is one of CNET's go-to streaming gadgets to cheaply and quickly beam YouTube videos and the like to your big-screen TV. And a new version that adds a stronger Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth might be coming soon, according to a new FCC filing that's leaked out some …

Chromecast

Google is using AI to run its data center cooling systems

Google's data centers hold thousands of servers and they power everything from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube. But those data centers need to be kept cool in order for those servers to run reliably. A couple of years ago, Google began applying AI to its data center cooling systems and it offered …

Google Search

The Galaxy Note 9 is one step closer to the smartphone-computer dream

Turning a phone into a desktop has been done before<p>Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy Note 9 last week, and it announced that the device would work with Samsung DeX, a desktop-style environment you can project to a monitor using a USB-C to HDMI adapter / cable.<p>It sounds fairly simple, and it …

Galaxy Note

How electric vehicles are moving into the fast lane

<b>From battery-powered delivery trucks and rickshaws, to Formula E racing cars, electric vehicles are entering the mainstream. But will a lack of investment in charging infrastructure hold the market back?</b><p>In 2015 single mum Sushila Devi was struggling to make ends meet and didn't even have the money …

Electric Vehicles

The TSA Is Testing Airport Security Scanners That Let Travelers Leave Liquids, Electronics in Carry-On Bags

Busy travelers, rejoice. There may soon be one less time-consuming step to clear airport security. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) …

Flying

Windows 10 users can now try Microsoft’s Your Phone app to mirror phone content to a PC

Available for all Windows 10 users with Android devices<p>Microsoft started testing its Your Phone app with Windows 10 Insiders last month, and now the company is making it available to all Windows 10 users. If you’re running Windows 10 with the latest April 2018 Update, Your Phone is available to …

Windows 10

Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money

A Colorado school district intent on saving money has cut one of its greatest costs: teaching.<p>District 27J, one of the state's larger districts, has dropped Mondays from the school week and switched to a four-day schedule as of Tuesday, the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Superintendent …

Education

Pixel 3XL Tests List Huge 6.7-inch Display

Thought you knew everything about Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 smartphones: the controversial design, polarising specs, long-awaited upgrades and intriguing new camera system. Guess again, because a major new leak has delivered a truly massive surprise…<p>Earlier this week, a Ukrainian blogger managed to …

Mobile Technology

Arris made the first product to support the open Wi-Fi mesh networking standard

The standard was set earlier this year<p>Earlier this year, an industry organization which oversees Wi-Fi standards known as The Wi-Fi Alliance, introduced a new standard called EasyMesh, which will set a common standard for mesh routers to work with ones manufactured by other mesh routers from other …

Wi-Fi

'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before.<p>If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly …

Parker Solar Probe

Chromebooks to get new Windows 10 dual-booting feature called Campfire

Google is reportedly working in a new feature in ChromeOS called Campfire, which will allow users to dual-boot Windows 10 on their Chromebook laptops.<p>The feature was highlighted by XDA Developers, which discovered a code branch called Campfire in the Chromium Git, and a reference to an “Alt OS.” It …

Windows 10

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

Employment

The Big Number: 2.5 million teens report having had a concussion in one year

A jolt or blow to the head can cause a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury that about 2.5 million teens, or 15 percent of U.S. high school students, say they sustained during a recent 12-month period while participating in sports or physical activity, according to a report from the Centers …

The Brain

Samsung is still trying to make DeX happen

There was a common thread running through Samsung's two big launches this week. Both the Galaxy Note 9 and the Tab S4 feature DeX mode, a desktop-friendly interface for Android devices that the company has been working on since 2017's Galaxy S8. In fact, since the introduction of the DeX dock with …

Mobile

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launches tonight to ‘touch the sun’

NASA’s ambitious mission to go closer to the Sun than ever before is set to launch in the small hours between Friday and Saturday — at 3:33 AM Eastern from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to be precise. The Parker Solar Probe, after a handful of gravity assists and preliminary orbits, will enter a …

Space

Georgia is paving the way for a high-tech, sustainable highway

If you want to see what the highway of the future might look like, then you only need to drive down to Georgia.<p>On an 18-mile segment of Interstate 85 …

Roads

Magic Leap's First Augmented-Reality Glasses Get Underwhelming Reviews

The first augmented-reality glasses from hot startup Magic Leap are now shipping to customers, but early reviews say the AR specs have a long way to …

Augmented Reality

The Army is buying microwave cannons to take down drones in mid-flight

The high-powered microwave system would be mounted to an aircraft<p>The US Army has a new plan for microwaving drones out of the sky. In a public solicitation last Friday, the agency announced its intention to purchase an airborne high-powered microwave system from Lockheed Martin, which is intended …

Drones

CVS to offer nationwide telemedicine service through smartphone video

Think of it as a digital doctor.<p>Drugstore giant CVS Health plans to offer a nationwide service to treat easy-to-diagnose maladies and other medical issues via its smartphone app.<p>The telemedicine service will be offered for diagnosis of conditions such as colds and flu, skin issues and general …

Health Care

Vector by Anki: A giant roll forward for robot kind.

Vector is the most advanced home robot ever made—at a price that means you can actually bring him home. He begins to fulfill the promise of living …

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Andreessen Horowitz Leads $20 Million Investment in Wonderschool, an ‘Airbnb for Preschool’

Edtech Business<p>Andreessen Horowitz Leads $20 Million Investment in Wonderschool, an ‘Airbnb for Preschool’<p>By Tony Wan     Aug 10, …

San Francisco

How Can We Successfully Land a Rover on Mars?

To boost engagement in challenging science content, Devine has his students tackle the same problems that professional scientists and engineers …

Pedagogy

Behind Closed Doors: Edtech Entrepreneurs’ Biggest Challenges in 2018

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in an edtech company’s board meeting, or what keeps founders up at night, here was your chance to find out. …

Education Technology

What Students Want Colleges to Know About How They Learn

Even the best instructors may not be able to reach every student. And often that’s because there is a disconnect between what students expect from …

Pedagogy

Getting Started with Python on the Raspberry Pi

“Hey, I heard that the Raspberry Pi will teach you to program!”“I bought a Raspberry Pi because it’s cheap…now what do I do with it?”These are the …

Google Classroom Master Class

Frequently Asked Questions<p>When does the course start and finish?<p>The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - …

Education Technology

6 benefits of curriculum mapping

Curriculum mapping lets educators collect and record curriculum-related data that identifies the core skills and content taught, the processes …

Curriculum Development