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Judgement

Is there anyone in Ontario and the greater world who hasn’t stopped to think for a while about the incident that happened in Toronto on Monday?<p>Since …

Canadian News

How to Delete Apps From Chromebook

Installing apps and extensions on your Chromebook is a fairly easy process, so much so that you may eventually end up with more than you need. …

Google

As new YouTube ‘Remix’ streaming service nears, Google unsurprisingly killing Play Music

<b>Update</b>: A source tells us that Google is currently planning to stick with the “YouTube Music” brand for the forthcoming music service. Remix, as has been previously reported, is only the internal codename.<p>A tipster told us recently that Google has lately been “preparing to shut down Google Play …

Google Play

Every Library Has a Story to Tell

Three new books for bibliophiles dig into the hidden human side of book collections.<p>A library is, at its most essential, a space that holds a …

Books

Opera Touch is a brand new mobile browser built around convenience

Opera, a solid browsing option for those who don't want to use Chrome or Firefox, just announced the all-new Touch browser. Built from the ground up, …

Software

Google just revealed a huge update to Gmail — here's everything new

Google's Gmail is getting its biggest refresh in years, the search giant announced in a blog post on Wednesday morning. You can try it all out by clicking "Try the new Gmail" under settings in your Gmail account.<p>That means a shiny new look, sure, but also some useful-sounding new features. And the …

Apps

Schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls as teenagers are 'unable to tell the time'

Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said.<p>Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were struggling to read the correct time on …

Education

Google is finally making a standalone Tasks app

Hopefully this will be less confusing<p>Google has finally admitted that a proper suite of office productivity apps needs to include Tasks. Alongside the launch of the new Gmail, the company is announcing integration with Google Tasks. In Gmail, you’ll be able to drag emails over to the Tasks section …

Apps

Almost nobody wants the iPhone X

Apple’s first few quarters after releasing a new iPhone always have the potential to make CEO Tim Cook look like a fool: Is the latest iPhone truly the “best iPhone ever made?”<p>Usually it’s true, and we all run out to buy the latest and greatest phone, just in time to show it off to our technophobic …

Mobile Technology

Canada’s level-headed response to the Toronto van attack shocks the rest of the world

Canadian media and law enforcement stayed away from hyperbole and excessive use of force.<p>The international media is noting the response of Canadian …

Terrorism

Windows 10 Lean: Latest build offers first glimpse of Microsoft's new cut-down OS

Microsoft has built a lightweight version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 Lean.<p><i>Video: Microsoft plans to lure Linux distribution maintainers with new</i> …

Windows 10

How To: Create Your Own Search Engine for More Privacy & Zero Trust Issues

While there are a variety of privacy-focused search engines available like StartPage and DuckDuckGo, nothing can offer the complete trust offered by …

Linux

Google launches Gmail web revamp w/ new UI, snoozing, Smart Reply, and confidential mode

Two weeks ago, Google informed G Suite admins that a new version of Gmail on the web is in the works, with leaked screenshots quickly revealing the revamp. Google is officially launching that redesign today and taking the lid off a number of new smart features.<p>According to Google, the main idea …

Google

Here Are 17 Reasons Teachers Are Paid Too Much $$$

They get off at 3 every day.

Teaching

Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history

It’s a colossal pump-and-dump scheme, the likes of which the world has never seen.<p><i>This is a contributed post by Bill Harris, former CEO of Intuit and founding CEO of PayPal and Personal Capital.</i><p>I’m tired of saying, “Be careful, it’s speculative.” Then, “Be careful, it’s gambling.” Then, “Be …

Cryptocurrency

These are the best Android apps of 2018 nominated for a Google Play Award

There are millions of great apps on the Google Play Store, so it can be tough for apps to get noticed and pick up the traction they deserve. That's …

Apps

Does Mindfulness Actually Work in Schools?

Scholars want to know whether the practice helps young kids of color succeed academically.<p>A research team in Chicago has spent a year studying whether students who are taught to be in touch with their emotions do better academically. And they say the initial results are promising.<p>Perhaps …

Education

Spotify beefs up its free tier

Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify’s Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app.<p>By leveraging their investment in machine learning, Spotify’s new free tier recommends music to users on the fly. That said, the free tier has always …

Playlist

Apple's recycling robot rips apart old iPhones to recover valuable materials

Daisy is a recycling robot that Apple built to retrieve valuable materials from old iPhones. Capable of recovering components from nine different …

Recycling

This Is Library Storytime for the Next Generation

I have fond recollections of my mother taking me to storytime every week, climbing downstairs to the windowless basement community room of our local …

Kids

Power-sucking Bitcoin 'mines' spark backlash

Bitcoin "miners" who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York's northern border a couple of years ago to tap into some of the nation's cheapest hydroelectric power, offering an air of Silicon Valley sophistication to this …

General Motors

Best Chrome extensions to protect your online privacy and security

The internet has become more than just a fun tool and is now considered a necessity the same way electricity and indoor plumbing are. You <i>can</i> do …

Digital Advertising

Here’s yet another good reason to never use Internet Explorer

If you or any of your loved ones are still using Internet Explorer — and yes, I do mean true IE, not Microsoft Edge — then you probably already …

Internet Explorer

Google's new podcast 'app' is already on your Android phone

Google quietly rolled out a new way for Android users to listen to podcasts and subscribe to shows they like – and it already works on your phone.<p>Podcast production company Pacific Content got the exclusive on it: essentially, Google now surfaces podcast show info and episode listings in search …

Android News

Learning analytics - the next generation of higher edtech

Learning analytics - the next generation of higher edtech<br>Sponsored: Analytics provides insight into learning behaviours like never before<p>Posted by …

Education Technology

See every single building in Manhattan mapped with this new tool

The borough’s more than 1 million buildings are sorted by age, height, and building class<p>There are more than 1 million buildings alone on the island of Manhattan, spanning architectural styles, hundreds of years, and all manner of types. And now, a nifty new tool, called All the Buildings in …

Skyscrapers

Google teases new Chrome tabs as part of Material Design overhaul

Google is working on a Material Design Refresh of its Chrome web browser. The search giant has started testing the Chrome design in the latest Canary developer builds of the web browser, allowing anyone to get an early look at what Google is experimenting with. The most obvious addition is a new …

Google

20 genius 100-year-old life hacks that still work today

There's a reason your grandma always had baking soda to hand<p>New isn't always better. Case in point: All of these tricks that have lasted the test of …

Lifehacks

28 Trippy Optical Illusions As GIFs

This shit is CRAZY.

Cool Stuff

Five (Easy-to-Implement) Ways Video Can Have a Powerful Impact on Teaching and Learning

Technology in School<p>Five (Easy-to-Implement) Ways Video Can Have a Powerful Impact on Teaching and Learning<p>sponsored content from …

Education Technology