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This is why Finland has the best schools

Unlike in the United States, where many schools are slashing recess, schoolchildren in Finland have a mandatory 15-minute outdoor free-play break …

The Inside Story of Apple’s New iMacs

Retina displays, rechargeable input devices, a force touch trackpad, and more power. Not bad for a truck.<p>E<b>arly this year,</b> the top-secret laboratory …

5 reasons Finland's schools are better than America's

Finland is an innovative country when it comes to education, and its innovation yields results. It's consistently one of the highest performing developed countries on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), an important tool for measuring education systems worldwide.<p>While Finland's …

Education

Web accessibility

For Wikipedia's accessibility guidelines, see Wikipedia:Accessibility.<p><b>Web accessibility</b> refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that …

These Facebook engineers are expanding social technology to blind users.

<i>This post originally appeared in WIRED.</i><p>Jessie Lorenz can’t see Facebook. But it gives her a better way to see the world—and it gives the world a …

All Technology Is Assistive

Six design rules on “disability”<p>In 1941, the US Navy commissioned the husband-and-wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames to design a lightweight …

At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff.<p>Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage.<p>"Everybody who ages is going to be their own …

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Apple puts Environment VP Lisa Jackson in charge of boosting accessibility efforts

Apple told employees during a week at the flagship Berlin Apple Store in Germany that the company will increase its focus on product accessibility by putting executive Lisa Jackson in charge of the efforts, according to people in attendance. Asked by an Apple Store employee if the Apple Watch will …

Accessibility

build & SHARE your flipboard

Add a button to your website to help your visitors find and follow you on Flipboard.<p>Make it easy for other Flipboard users to share your content with the Flipboard audience.<p>Embed a thumbnail of your magazine on your website or blog to help others discover your Flipboard magazine.

Two Weeks Later, Here's What Users Think of the iPhone 6 Plus

When Apple unveiled not one, but two new iPhone 6 devices — the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus — the question of which iPhone 6 to …

Apple Siri is more dangerous for drivers than using handheld phone

Road safety charity Brake calls on Government to ban hands-free devices in cars after Apple's Siri voice system performed poorly in study<p>Using <b>Apple</b>'s Siri voice system while driving is far more dangerous than talking on a handheld phone, a new study has revealed.<p>Researchers found that using Siri, …

Directory App Truecaller Raises $60M At A $300M Valuation Led By KPCB, Atomico, Sequoia

Truecaller, a mobile phone directory and called ID app that lets people search for other mobile users by name or number, is dialling up something else at the moment: its funding. TechCrunch has learned that the company, based out of Stockholm, Sweden with operations in Silicon Valley, has raised a …

Google offers three months free Now TV streaming to UK Chromecast owners

Every now and again, Google likes to give something back to Chromecast owners. In July, it celebrated the streaming dongle's first birthday by offering a free 90-day subscription to Google Play Music All Access, but now it's now decided to provide UK streamers with more of a visual treat. If you …

Here Maps comes to Galaxy Android phones, thanks to exclusive Samsung deal (Updated)

Here Maps has come to Android as a beta app, thanks to a new agreement between the Nokia-owned navigation firm and Samsung. Unfortunately, this does …

GT Advanced Bankruptcy Unlikely to Affect Apple Watch, But Sapphire for Future iPhones in Doubt

A new report from KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple's sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies' recent filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection will not affect its upcoming Apple Watch. However, he cautions that it does raise concerns about the possibility of future iPhones using …

San Francisco moves towards legalizing Airbnb

New law will come with a variety of requirements for potential hosts<p>A new law that legalizes short-term rentals like those seen on Airbnb received initial approval from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, who voted seven-to-four on the legislation that is slated to take effect in February 2015.</i> …

Samsung touts Galaxy Note 4's resilience in drop-test video

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is tough, says Samsung. Hot on the heels of the "Bendgate" controversy that marred the launch of Apple's rival iPhone 6 Plus , the smartphone-maker has published a video that shows its next major mobile getting pummeled in a series of factory resilience tests.<p>In the video, …

Phones

Twitter Sues The Government Over Data-Request Disclosures

Twitter wants you to know that it is serious about data request transparency, and that is a darn fine good thing.<p>The social company is suing the government for the right to share, in more granular detail, the requests for user data that state makes. The United States government would like such data …

Uber shows new carpooling feature reduces traffic congestion 50% in pilot areas (Updated)

<i>Uber has emailed me to say that they have no official comment on the percent reduction in the traffic, only the reduction from 18 to 10 cars. Since there has been some confusion about how to interpret this number, I address it below the original post</i><p>One of the promises of the sharing economy is …