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AirPlay 2 makes Sonos the best audio option for most iPhone owners

For a long time, Sonos was only capable of streaming music to its speakers through a proprietary app, but that's changed in the last few years. After working with music services like Spotify and Pandora, users can stay in those apps and stream music straight to your Sonos setup. That hasn't been …

Smart Homes

Broadcom reaches deal to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9 billion in cash

Broadcom and CA Technologies on Wednesday announced that Broadcom has agreed to acquire the enterprise technology company for $18.9 billion in …

Enterprise Tech

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Americans are having fewer babies. At first, researchers thought the declining fertility rate was because of the recession, but it kept falling even as the economy recovered. Now it has reached a record low for the second consecutive year.<p>Because the fertility rate subtly shapes many major issues …

Demographics

Lyft Valuation Hits $15 Billion With Boost From Fidelity

Lyft Inc. got a vote of confidence from investors in the form of $600 million and a markedly higher share price.<p>The funding round, led by existing …

Venture Capital

The Need for Critical Thinking in Your Organization

In the world of academia, critical thinking skills are considered crucial to learning and development. In the workplace, little emphasis is placed on …

Critical Thinking

How India’s Women Work: 80% Employed in Rural Areas, More Than Half Suffer Illiteracy

Most of these women are agricultural labourers who work on someone else’s land in return for wages.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> Women living in urban parts of the …

India

Reading, Writing, and Rigor: Helping Students Achieve Greater Depth of Knowledge in Literacy

Reading, Writing, and Rigor: Helping Students Achieve Greater Depth of Knowledge in Literacy <b>Availability:</b> In Stock<p>Nancy Boyles<p>Description<p>What does …

Pedagogy

Starbucks Closes More Than 8,000 Stores Today For Racial Bias Training

A simultaneous training session for 175,000 employees, across more than 8,000 stores — that's what Starbucks is doing Tuesday, urging its workers and managers to discuss racial bias and respect following the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia store last month.<p>For the sessions, many Starbucks …

Howard Schultz

'Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace' review: Bridging a gap

For many, critique has been the absent presence in Islam. To practising Muslims, finding ways to negotiate between absolute surrender and rational …

Morris Halle, at 94; helped found MIT’s linguistics program

To generations of linguistics students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Morris Halle would say: “Argue with me” — usually an …

University of Chicago

How to Encourage Critical Thinking in Kids

In an age when most kids are glued to their phones and their primary mode of communication is Snapchat, it’s a concern for many parents as far as to …

Critical Thinking

Waymo executive claims his driverless technology would have seen the pedestrian killed by an Uber car

Waymo Chief Executive Officer John Krafcik said his company's self-driving software would likely have avoided the pedestrian death in which an Uber autonomous car was involved.<p>"We have a lot of confidence that our technology would be robust and would be able to handle situations like that one," …

Students Lead Huge Rallies for Gun Control Across the U.S.

WASHINGTON — Standing before vast crowds from Washington to Los Angeles to Parkland, Fla., the speakers — nearly all of them students, some still in elementary school — delivered an anguished and defiant message: They are “done hiding” from gun violence, and will “stop at nothing” to get …

Guns

Google's Gboard might soon do our texting for us

Google’s Gboard keyboard for iOS and Android packs a bunch of useful features, but it’s not flexible enough to get me to switch from SwiftKey. However, it looks like the company is working on adding a ‘Smart Reply’ feature to the keyboard, and if it happens, it’ll probably do the trick and convert …

School Vouchers Aren’t Working, but Choice Is

Betsy DeVos’s favorite education policy keeps looking worse. Last week, the Education Department, which she runs, released a careful study of the District of Columbia’s use of school vouchers, which she supports. The results were not good.<p>Students using vouchers to attend a private school did worse …

Here’s Your Chance To Understand 3-D Printing Once and For All

A full look at the societal impact—from medical to creative to economic—of 3D-printing technology.<p>With its amazing ability to replicate handmade crafts, collapse the development timeline of health initiatives, and, inexplicably bringing modern society closer to understanding its own humanity —3D …

3D Printing

Forget charter schools and vouchers — here are five business ideas school reformers should adopt

Donald Trump never tires of reminding us that he is a businessman, and in Betsy DeVos, he has nominated a secretary of Education who endorses a business model for improving elementary and secondary schooling. The problem is, it's the wrong model.<p>DeVos' prescriptions include for-profit school …

Education

Leveling the Playing Field in Education

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy tried hard not to go into education. She wanted to be a lawyer and TV broadcaster.<p>Holcomb-McCoy grew up in Hampton, Virginia, …

In 5 years, the Midwest will have more startups than Silicon Valley

Four years ago, I was a partner at Sequoia Capital, where Drew Houston, Brian Chesky, and a daunting parade of dent-making founders routinely proved that disruption happens in Silicon Valley like nowhere else. But things were changing, and fast.<p>We saw cloud access to cutting-edge technology sprout …

7 drone-based business ideas for 2017

Drones have arrived. We’ve seen a plethora of ideas springing up around drones and their potential uses for business – aerial surveying and reporting, real estate assessment, wedding photos, sports action photos, to name a few.<p>And with plenty of new software and hardware coming out all the time, …

2,000 Seattle teachers wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirts to class

About 2,000 Seattle educators wore Black Lives Matter shirts at their schools Wednesday to call for racial equity in education.<p>Schools across the …

Students Pinpoint Their Academic Needs in Georgia District

Complete Coverage<p>Georgia district refashions strategy after determining original personalized learning plan was too fixated on technology<p>On Mondays …

Pedagogy

Black College Grads Owe Nearly Twice as Much Student Debt as Whites Four Years Out

The findings suggest the past decade’s surge in student debt is affecting blacks far more than any other racial group<p>Blacks owe nearly twice as much student debt as whites four years after graduating college—and they are three times more likely to default. Those findings, contained in a new paper …

College & University

Tales of creativity and play

At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play -- with many …

Creativity

The South Must Confront Its Whitewashed History of Racial Cleansing

Since I was a child I’d heard the legend, usually told by another school-boy in the backseat of the bus. It was a kind of tall tale, about how “a …

Black History

Top 5 Qualities of Effective Teachers

What do you think are the most important qualities of an effective teacher?<p>Pearson surveyed educators across US about what they thought made a great …

HACU Conference Hones in on Latino Graduation, Retention

SAN ANTONIO ― How to improve student graduation and retention is a quandary that preoccupies many a college administrator. For institutions that …

Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, upgrades apps & announces Team Drive

Google announced today that its now ten-year old service Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Your Domain), is getting rebranded yet again. This time around, the company will call it “G Suite.” Sounds more hip, right? Alongside the news, Google also noted a handful of upgrades and …

Apps

Counselors vs. cops by The Seventy Four