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Here's Why Xbox One Just Got a Price Cut

Microsoft’s Xbox One is now on sale, but there’s more to the sale than a simple price cut.<p>Microsoft announced on Sunday a “Summer sale” on the Xbox …

DNC Livestream: Watch Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren

Democratic National Convention kicks off this week in Philadelphia and first night is full of powerful speakers<p>Following the disastrous Republican …

Middle-class

New Rules Aim To Regulate Online College Programs

Colleges offering distance education, such as online courses, must receive authorization from each state where it has students in order to receive …

Pokemon Go? Hell no, says Rihanna

Technically Incorrect: A clip from her Saturday concert in France shows the famous star clearly expressing herself about phones and Pokemon Go.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You can't expect everyone to love Pokemon Go.<p>There have already …

Pokémon Go

Nintendo loses billions in value after 'Pokemon Go' truth bomb

<i>Pokemon Go</i> is an unprecedented success, but Nintendo recently admitted it won't directly profit from the augmented reality game, leading to a loss of $6.7 billion in Nintendo's market value on Monday. Nintendo's market value rose by $7.5 billion on July 11th, just after <i>Pokemon Go</i> went public and …

More than 50 pro-Sanders demonstrators cited by police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police briefly detained more than 50 people after they tried to storm the barricades outside the Democratic National Convention …

Government

The new Glif smartphone mount is the smartest of its kind

Launched just 18 months after Kickstarter itself, the original Glif was an early beacon of what was to come for the crowdfunding platform, with an innovative tripod mount for smartphones unlike any other. Studio Neat has taken its sweet time to launch the sequel, but the new Glif was worth the …

Seth's Blog

As of now, there are more minutes produced by the podcasts I listen to each day than there is time to listen to them.<p>I can't listen to something new …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Heading Into Season 2, Has Serial Sold Advertisers on Podcasting?

Serial, a spinoff of the popular This American Life podcast, debuted in October 2014 to little fanfare but would go on to become the digital medium's …

Jeff Bezos plays an alien in the new Star Trek movie

Amazon employees better start practicing the Vulcan salute.<p>Their boss Jeff Bezos has landed a cameo role in the latest Star Trek movie. The billionaire founder and CEO of Amazon (AMZN) appears as an alien in 'Star Trek Beyond,' which opens on Friday.<p>Amazon confirmed Bezos' appearance in the movie …

Star Trek

Facebook’s new ad tool helps target people who will actually use, not just install, mobile apps

Getting people to download apps on their phone is hard enough. Getting to use them and return is even harder. And getting valuable users who spend money in the app or take other actions that the developer wants to encourage, is the most difficult task of all. Today, Facebook announced plans to …

Waterless toilet turns waste into clean water and power

With every flush, this toilet creates water and electric power for those who need it most.<p>The "Nano Membrane Toilet," developed by a group at Britain's Cranfield University, received a grant during the second round of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. This …

Bill Gates

Microsoft's 2TB Xbox One S arrives on August 2nd

You don't have to wait much longer to get Microsoft's higher-end 2TB Xbox One S. Microsoft has confirmed that the capacious console will reach both pre-order customers and retail shelves on August 2nd. As before, the $399/£350 you'll pay largely reflects that 2TB of storage. You'll get 4K (and HDR) …

Apple rolling out more accurate song matching algorithm to Apple Music subscribers, identical to iTunes Match

Apple is upgrading the song matching features for Apple Music subscribers to truly mirror the capabilities offered by iTunes Match; the new smarter more accurate song detection is rolling out to Apple Music subscribers for free, over the next few weeks (via The Loop).<p>Although Apple Music has always …

Apple Music

Microsoft launches Stream video sharing service for work, will combine it with Office 365 Video

Microsoft today announced the launch of Microsoft Stream, a new service that people can use to upload and share videos with their work colleagues.<p>The new service, which is becoming available today in preview, will eventually converge with the existing Office 365 Video service so that the experience …

Apps

Research: Want More Entrepreneurs? Make College Cheaper

When college tuition rises, fewer people take the plunge into entrepreneurship, according to a new working paper by Harvard Business School economist Gareth Olds.<p>The paper isn’t studying Millennials and how student debt affects their career choices. Instead, it’s focused on their parents.<p>Olds found …

Police officers pay for motel room, help raise $150G for homeless teen who biked six hours to college

More than $150,000 dollars have been raised for a Georgia 19-year-old who was found sleeping in a tent outside the gates of his college last weekend.<p>Fred Barley, who is homeless, was discovered by two police officers responding to a trespassing call near a parking lot at Gordon State College in …

Ice cream van man’s racist tirade against Edinburgh professor

AN ice cream vendor has avoided jail for shouting racial insults at a Saudi professor after parking his van over the man’s driveway in the Broomhouse …

Employment

Universities want funding clarity on Brexit and fees

<b>In the high-minded, intellectual world of higher education, there seems to be one thing that really matters - money.</b><p>The big questions for Jo Johnson, returning as universities minister, will revolve around funding and fees - and it won't always be easy to provide answers.<p>It's going to be made even …

Higher Education

'Fresh Prince' star Tatyana Ali marries college professor she met online

Actress Tatyana Ali has married Stanford professor Vaughn Rasberry.<p>People magazine reports Ali and Rasberry were married Sunday in a small ceremony in Beverly Hills.<p>The magazine reports the couple met online about two years ago and are expecting their first child together in March.<p>Ali is best known …

Celebrity News

The College Playbook: Tips On Finding The Perfect Roommate

Around this time last year, my mind was in a state of chaos. I had graduated high school and was ready to start the grand adventure that was college, but there were still a wide array of questions I had to answer: where would I be living? How far would I live from the McDonald's on campus? Would I …

3 Keys to Modernizing University Operations

When I went to college in the 1980s, I was able to pay most of my way and graduate with just a small loan balance. Today, the average student loan debt is more than $25,000; Americans hold more such debt than credit card debt—$1.2 trillion and $714 billion, respectively, as of last fall.<p>So while I …

College & University

Nice attacker sent text message about weapons supply – police

The Tunisian delivery driver who killed 84 people when he drove a truck into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in Nice on Thursday sent a text message just before the attack about his supply of weapons.<p>Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31, wrote of his “satisfaction at having obtained a 7.65mm …

Extremism

Batman-inspired software can bring 3D Touch to any device

3D touch is kind of a complicated technology. It requires specialized components beneath the screen to detect and determine pressure. So if you’re furrowing your brow at the concept that some kind of software could put it on any smartphone, then you’re not alone. Researches at the University of …

Computer Science

Mormon Church Condemns Sexual Assault at BYU as University Seeks Community Feedback

Yesterday, leaders of the Mormon Church (Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints) finally responded to the sexual assault and rape allegations that …

Jesus

University of Cambridge could soon offer one of the most expensive degrees in the world

The University of Cambridge is planning to launch a new four-year course, the Doctor of Business, which could be approved on 24 May by the …

Tips for filling out the FAFSA as a first-generation college student

Being a first-generation college student is a big deal and a huge opportunity. You’ll be the first person in your family to get a degree. But first, …

10 College Movies That Hold the Key to Your Squad Goals

The best lessons are learned outside the classroom.<p>School is almost out for summer, but that doesn’t mean you should stop learning. Chances are you …