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New 'Steve Jobs' Grade Schools Will Use iPads Instead Of Books, Blackboards, And Everything Else

It will open up 11 schools where the only tool students and teachers will use is the iPad.<p>The idea of an iPad-centric school is so wild, these schools have been informally nicknamed as "Steve Jobs schools," reports Marco Evers at Dutch site, Spiegel Online.<p>Evers writes:<p>Some 1,000 children aged four …

Why It's Better To Sell A Startup For $20 Million Instead Of $200 Million

But it sounds <i>really</i> impressive when a company sells it for <i>hundreds of millions of dollars.</i><p>As a founder, which option is better? For many, a smaller exit should be the desired outcome.<p>The short reason: lower-valued startups take less time to scale and less venture capital to fuel which means …

Microsoft expected 100,000 Windows 8 apps in 90 days. It took 248

Yesterday Microsoft announced that Windows 8 had accrued 100,000 applications for its Windows Store marketplace. It was a nice milestone for Microsoft, even if the number itself is essentially meaningless to the average user.<p>However, as Wes Miller recently noted on Twitter, Microsoft had a very …

How Salesforce And Deloitte Tackle Employee Engagement With Gamification

With less than 30 percent of workers today committed to and satisfied with their work, leaders need to find ways to change their employees’ attitudes and habits. One route runs through non-financial recognition and rewards. Badgeville Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder Kris Duggan suggests that …

No more filthy smartphone screens with Corning's new Gorilla Glass

Corning’s new generation (Gorilla Glass 4?) of thin and durable glass is expected to pack new features that may make Dragontrail and even the superbly durable sapphire glass appear inferior. This time, it’s not just a solution similar to oleophobic coating, Nokia’s ClearBlack display polarizer …

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3 Fast Ways To Tame Your Unruly Inbox

Do you need help coping with the mountain of emails waiting for you each morning? We sat down with Dharmesh Mehta, senior director of Outlook.com for some quick tips to overcome the clutter.<p>You need to be strict with your inbox.<p>According to Dharmesh Mehta, Senior Director of Outlook.com, the …

How to get better at email: What science tells us

Email is all-pervasive, and arguably one of the most important tools of modern business. But the fact is most of us are not particularly good at it, wasting time on messages we should ignore and losing track of those that we should be focusing on. Then there’s the base human instinct to cc: …

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Boston University sues Apple over patented blue lasers in the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air

Boston University has sued Apple for allegedly infringing one of its patents to make the iPhone 5, iPad, and MacBook Air. In a suit filed yesterday, the university said that Apple was illegally using its '738 patent, which covers a method of making thin gallium nitride film semiconductors that can …

GE just invented the first “internet of things” device you’ll actually want to own

If you’ve always wanted to be able to check, from anywhere in the world, exactly how many eggs are in your fridge at home, the Egg Minder is for you. Sure, it sounds silly. Do we really need an internet-connected device and companion smartphone app to tell us something so inessential? But it’s no …

The TSA Has an Instagram Account Now – You Won’t Believe What People Try to Sneak on to Planes

- Jul 3, 2013<p>Remember when you were rude to the TSA person at the airport just because they wouldn’t let you take your handgun onto the plane? Well, …

Viber wants to hijack incoming calls as "terminator" to reduce costs

Viber is a cross-platform messaging and VoIP app, and its latest iteration extends calls, IM and even video conferencing to desktop users. At approximately 200 million, its user base is particularly impressive, even compared to the likes of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat and LINE. But how …

Jay-Z's new album leaks, no longer a Samsung exclusive

Jay-Z’s <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail</i> arrived on a million Samsung phones today, courtesy of a pioneering cross-promotional deal that will see the Brooklyn MC’s new album hit platinum status before it even arrives in stores. But it’s also everywhere online (except stores), thrown up on scores of blogs and …

Watch Samsung's new Monsters University themed Galaxy S4 ad

Samsung has released a new Galaxy S4 advert, this time with a Monsters University theme. The ad, which has long sequences from Disney’s latest blockbuster made by Pixar, underlines some of the S4’s features while using video clips and pictures from the 3D animated film.<p>For example, Air Gesture is …

Apple Seeks Patent For Waze-Style Crowdsourced Navigation That Could Boost iOS Maps

The U.S. Patent Office has just published a new patent application by Apple (via AppleInsider) that integrates crowdsourced traffic data for real-time information about road conditions, similar to what Waze does. Waze, which was just acquired by Google, seeks user input on changing road conditions, …

Jafar Panahi defies ban to appear at film festival via Skype

He is under house arrest, has been banned from leaving Iran and is prohibited from making films for 20 years. But that did not stop Jafar Panahi …

Facebook Makes A Run For FacebookAteMyBaby.com Domain Name

Facebook yesterday filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in an attempt to get its hands on a number of domain names containing the word ‘facebook’.<p>While it does that on a regular basis (as any company should, especially of that size), some of the domains it is …

Apple plotting iPhone sales overhaul, report says

The fruit-flavored firm is said to be queuing up new incentives for in-store shoppers.<p>Apple is said to be plotting new incentives and schemes to persuade shoppers to buy the iPhone in-store.<p>Head honcho Tim Cook imparted some of the new measures -- which could include more price-matching and …

Apple Exploring Earbud Tech That Can Compensate For Specific Fit In Each User’s Ear

The USPTO is big on Apple patents this morning, with a new application published around earbud technology spotted by AppleInsider. Apple’s own earbud designs have been mostly underwhelming, even if the last change for the stock set that comes with iPhones and iPods was an improvement. The new …

How Brazilian protesters are using Twitter

More than a million Brazilians have joined protests in over 100 cities throughout Brazil in the past few weeks. Since their early beginning as a …

Manchester United manager David Moyes holds all the aces in test of wills with Wayne Rooney

New manager’s credibility at Old Trafford could hinge on how he decides to deal with the club's unsettled striker.<p>In his first week at <b>Manchester United</b>, David Moyes has been arriving for work early. Since Monday, he has been photographed at 8am driving through the gates of United’s Carrington base …

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England slump to 15th in Fifa world rankings, lowest since 2008

England have dropped to 15th in Fifa's world rankings – the team's lowest position since 2008.<p>Roy Hodgson's side have dropped out of the top 10 and …

Chelsea agree £8 million deal with Vitesse Arnhem for midfielder Marco van Ginkel

Chelsea have reached an agreement over the signing of midfielder Marco van Ginkel from Vitesse Arnhem.<p>The 20 year-old, who played for Holland in this year's European Under-21 Championships having made his senior debut last year, has two years remaining on his contract with the Eredivisie club and …

Gonzalo Higuaín set to complete £23m move to Arsenal from Real Madrid

Gonzalo Higuaín is on the verge of signing for Arsenal for £23m. The Argentinian striker is hoping to fly to London on Thursday evening to complete …

Ryan Giggs appointed player-coach at Manchester United

Ryan Giggs has been appointed as a player-coach at Manchester United with immediate effect, the club have confirmed.<p>Often linked with the United …

Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Rules Out Potential Return to Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo has crushed the dreams of many Manchester United fans across the world by announcing that he does not intend to return to the club, or even leave Real Madrid, this summer.<p><i>The Guardian</i> has posted a one-minute-and-31-second video of Ronaldo answering questions fielded to him in a …

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FIFA 14: 5 Improved Defenders to Consider for Your Ultimate Team

For many European clubs and players, preseason has started, and we can officially call the 2012-13 campaign "last season."<p>As usual at this time of year, fans are watching summer transfers like hawks and dreaming up new ratings and lineups for EA's next <i>FIFA</i> franchise.<p>With <i>FIFA 14</i> being prepared for …