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What Students And Teachers Really Think About Computer Science In Schools

The good, the bad and the disappointing.<p>Teachers who work at the poorest schools are more likely to think that computer science is vital to their students’ futures, but are less likely to think their school boards agree, a new survey released Tuesday reveals.<p>The survey was conducted by Gallup on …

Taxi owners sue New York City as Uber 'eviscerates' their industry

Yellow cabbies and financial backers tell court that authorities are bankrupting them by letting app-based drivers operate without the same costly licenses<p>New York taxi owners and the lenders behind some of them are suing New York City and its Taxi and Limousine Commission, saying the proliferation …

Google Play services 8.3 brings simplified sign-in with Google accounts, app sharing, and Android Wear improvements

Google has updated their Google Play services framework, bringing things to version 8.3. The update brings a handful of new APIs for developers to …

App Aversion: We Used to Download and Try Apps All the Time, What Changed?

My first Android smartphone fascinated me, and as was the case with many at XDA, a big part of my slow descent into all things Android were apps, any …

Facebook Embraces Spotify, Apple Music With "Music Stories"

Now you can share 30-second song previews with your friends.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Now that Facebook has made itself a player in the online video space serving up a mind-boggling 8 billion videos per day, the company is looking to do the same with music.<p>On Thursday, Facebook debuted Music …

Twitter launches Answers Kit as standalone Fabric plugin

Answers, part of the Crashalytics Kit in Fabric, is now available as a standalone plugin.<p>Answers Kit is available via Fabric, and was separated from Crashlytics for those who want to take advantage of features like Audience Insights and Answers Events. Twitter considers app marketers and product …

Apps

Facebook No Longer Counts Third-Party Apps And Still Has 1.55 Billion Users

Some say Facebook inflates its monthly active user count by including people who shared from or used a Facebook-connected third-party app. But today Facebook quieted those critics with a 10-Q update to its SEC filing that says it now only counts people who used Facebook or Messenger directly. That …

Square breathes sigh of relief as Amazon discontinues its credit card reader

Last Fall, Amazon gave Square a good scare when it announced its very own mobile card reader. The system, called Amazon Register, worked a lot like Square: small businesses could use a small credit card reader to accept plastic for purchases using little more than a phone or tablet. To get …

British architect wins Japan toilet award and praise for his innovative lavatory

Entertainment, innovation and advertising in one toilet was praised in a country where lavatories are taken very seriously<p>A British architect has shown the lavatory-loving Japanese the potential of public conveniences.<p>Klein-Dytham Architecture, founded by Mark Dytham, originally from Milton Keynes, …

IBM buys digital part of Weather Channel

IBM and the Weather Channel. A match made in ... huh?<p>Hang tight. It actually makes sense.<p>IBM announced Wednesday that it has purchased the Weather Company. It is essentially buying everything except the actual TV network. IBM is taking the Weather Company's digital assets, including the …

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Urge mejorar lucha contra cibercrímenes

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO.-Especialistas en materia de ciberseguridad buscarán establecer un acuerdo para una estrategia nacional en esta materia, así como un modelo jurídico penal y procedimental para la investigación y persecución de estos delitos.<p>Así se informó ayer al iniciar la Semana Nacional de …

Internet está cada vez más vigilado

Freedom House alerta de la consolidación de las restricciones a la privacidad en la Red<p>La libertad en Internet se ha reducido por quinto año …

Los "drones" inflables con los que las potencias protegerán sus portaaviones

A simple vista, parecen ser una lancha rápida inflable no demasiado sofisticada. En realidad, son unos "drones" de última tecnología capaces de navegar autónomamente o ser operados por control remoto.<p>Las compañías BAE Systems y ASV los desarrollaron para la Marina Real británica, que planea usarlos …

4 trucos para ahorrar electricidad cuando usas electrodomésticos

Como cada mes te ha llegado la factura de la electricidad y te has llevado un susto por la elevada cantidad que debes pagar.<p>Para que el próximo mes no sea tan doloroso, BBC Mundo te ofrece varios <b>trucos sencillos para ahorrar energía en electrodomésticos</b>.<p>Seguro que tu bolsillo lo agradecerá.<p>Lea …

¿Sirven realmente las aplicaciones para aumentar la productividad en el trabajo?

Cada vez hay más. Cientos de aplicaciones que prometen hacernos más productivos, eficientes y organizados.<p>Dicen que pretenden "optimizar" nuestra productividad laboral y ayudarnos a gestionar mejor nuestro tiempo, pero ¿realmente nos ayudan o tan sólo nos dan más trabajo?<p><b>"La culpa es de los</b> …

Proyecto Loon: los globos con los que Google quiere llevar internet a todo el mundo

Sus globos superpresurizados, capaces de emitir señal de internet, ya han volado millones de kilómetros por todo el mundo.<p>Y Google cree que ya está cerca de colocar suficientes en la estratosfera como para formar <b>un anillo capaz de garantizar una señal de internet contínua en una pequeña parte del</b> …

Usar Cortana, Siri o Google Now al volante es más peligroso que hablar por teléfono

Se nos ha vendido que los asistentes de voz es la manera en la que interactuaremos con el coche en el futuro, pero quizá no sea un futuro tan cercano …

Después de más de cinco años, he vuelto a usar Opera

Lo bueno vuelve.<p>Soy de esas personas que comenzaron a usar Google Chrome casi de inmediato, cuando apreció por primera vez. Fue amor a primera vista:</b> …

Detenido el hacker, de 15 años, que robó datos de la empresa de telecomunicaciones TalkTalk

Hace varios días os comentamos que la empresa TalkTalk, responsable por servicios de acceso a Internet y TV en el Reino Unido, con 4 millones de …

Kangaroo es un PC de bolsillo con Windows 10, pero de bolsillo de verdad

En los últimos meses hemos ido viendo como el concepto de <b>dongle HDMI</b> se convertía en una tendencia entre distintos fabricantes del mercado. El …

Esta es la batería flexible de Samsung

<b>InterBattery 2015</b>, un evento realizado en Seúl con las baterías como protagonistas, tres días en los que hemos visto 140 empresas de varias partes …

LG estrena el nuevo Android con el Nexus 5X

Sólo está disponible con 16 o con 32 GB de memoria<p>Para cada versión de Android, Google elige a un fabricante de móviles con el que construir un …

Sony Xperia Z5

Ficha técnica<p><b>Pantalla</b>: LCD 5.2"• <b><br>Resolución</b>: 1920 x 1080 (428 ppp)• <b><br>Procesador</b>: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810• <b><br>GPU</b>: Adreno 430• <b><br>Conectividad</b>: Wifi 2.4GHz …

WhatsApp para Android usará Google Drive para guardar tus datos - Engadget en español

Todo lo que necesitas saber para entender el éxito detrás de Raspberri Pi - Nobbot

<b>¿Cómo comprender el éxito de la Raspberri Pi?</b> Estamos hablando de un concepto de ordenador que no ha llegado siquiera al lustro de vida (exactamente …

Google announces expansion of plans to deliver Internet by balloons

Google has announced that their internet-beaming balloons are ready to take off. The balloons will begin hovering in the stratosphere above …

Kim Dotcom reveals more about his blockchain-inspired alternative Internet

Kim Dotcom, the creator of notorious file hosting service MegaUpload.com, took time from fighting extradition charges in New Zealand on Thursday to …

Apple opens its first stores in Arab world in the Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Apple opened its first retail stores in the Arab world on Thursday in the luxury malls of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to sell wealthy consumers on their new high-end smartwatches.<p>Apple's two new stores, at Dubai's Mall of the Emirates and Abu Dhabi's Yas …

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Google’s latest Street View imagery lets you scale Malaysia’s highest mountain

Google released new Street View imagery of Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah on Thursday — just the latest addition to a slew of Street View imagery that it’s compiled in the country since late last year.<p>In fact, Google has Malaysia pretty well covered now (see a full list of locations at the end …

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The OnePlus X is OnePlus' best looking phone yet

OnePlus X<p>Glass Back<p>Smallest OnePlus yet<p>Back covers<p>Side bezel<p>Onyx<p>OxygenOS<p>Ceramic<p>OnePlus already has a reputation for solid budget smartphones but its …