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Say hello to the new Gmail with self-destructing messages, email snoozing and more

Today, Google is launching the biggest revamp of Gmail in years. The company is bringing to the flagship Gmail service many (but not all) of the features it trialed in Inbox for Gmail, and adding a few new ones, too. With those new features, which we first reported earlier this month, the company …

How to Clean Up Your Overwhelmed Gmail Inbox (by Hand)

There comes a time when enough is, quite simply, enough. I had been putting off the task of organizing my sprawling Gmail inbox for months, if not …

13 Quick Tricks and Extensions to Become a Gmail Power User

There’s no such thing as too many Gmail tips, is there? Gmail has an appealing interface and several useful features that give it an edge over other …

5 Gmail Search Tricks Every Power User Should Know

It’s hard to feel like Gmail isn’t due a major overhaul. Many of Google’s other productivity apps—such as Calendar, News, and Keep—have been …

Nine Apple products you shouldn't buy | ZDNet

iPhone 7<p>If 2017 is in line with previous years, Apple will unveil a new iPhone in September, which means that with only a few weeks until then, …

Zuckerberg: 15M people worldwide can now access the Web via Internet.org

Facebook’s controversial free Internet project, Internet.org, has now brought online 15 million people who would otherwise have remained offline, according to comments from Mark Zuckerberg at a Townhall Q&A in India on Wednesday.<p>This number reflects global figures, but in India alone, the number of …

How the Constitution Was Indeed Pro-Slavery

Unlike Sean Wilentz suggests in The New York Times, the Constitution was not originally anti-slavery.<p>On Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders told his audience at Liberty University that the United States “in many ways was created” as a nation “from way back on racist principles.” Not everyone agreed. The …

Black History

Why laptops are mightier than guns

Laptops For Guns is a simple program making a big impact in Baltimore. You find a gun, dust it off, bring it to Lance Lucas CEO Digit All Systems and walk away with a brand new laptop. The exchange is held at the Urban League in West Baltimore and gains more popularity every year with support from …

Washington D.C.

Pro-Confederate flag protesters rally in South Carolina and Alabama

Confederate flag-waving protesters crowded the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia on Saturday, hours after an activist named Bree …

South Carolina

Can we guess which US state you are from? [QUIZ]

Featured image by Lachlan Hardy.

Croissant

White gunman caught in killing of 9 in historic black church

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It was an act of "pure, pure concentrated evil," Charleston's mayor said — a black community's leading lights extinguished in …

'Have Your Own Standards': Stephen Colbert Offers Spot-On Life Advice In Wake Forest Commencement Speech

“I hope you find the courage to decide for yourself what is right and what is wrong, and then please, expect as much of the world around you. Try to make the world good according to <i>your</i> standards.”<p>Those were some of the words of wisdom uttered by comedian Stephen Colbert during his commencement …

Check List

Here is a Check List to help teachers remember the main points whenredesigning a traditional lecture class or partial class into an online format …

Education Technology

Accessibility

In 2005 the California State University (CSU) system mandated that services and resources should be accessible to everyone. Therefore, online course …

Visual Design

Page Layout

Transferring a course from lecture or computer notes for online delivery requires careful thought about the page layout.<p>For example, if a Web page is …

Google flight searches to show if WiFi, power outlets available

With in-flight WiFi becoming more and more common, and recent regulation changes allowing the use of personal devices during take-off and landing, …

Air Travel

Religion’s new atheist scapegoat: Why the Chapel Hill shootings weren’t about Islamophobia

The killing earlier this month of three young Muslims by an atheist was horrible — but it wasn’t a hate crime<p>By now, certain facts appear well-established: in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Feb. 10, Craig Stephen Hicks, a 46-year-old avowed anti-theist and "gun-toting atheist" without a criminal …

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article.<p>When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota …

Google may have accidentally revealed it's making a new version of its gorgeous Chromebook Pixel laptop

The company published a video to YouTube in which Renee Niemi, Google's global business lead for Chrome, Android for Work and Education, confirmed that a new version of the high-end laptop is in the works (via 9to5Google).<p>The video has since been set to private, but blog Omg! Chrome! managed to …

Bill Maher Calls on Obama to End Drug War and Free Drug War Prisoners

Anyone who watches Bill Maher's HBO show, <i>Real Time with Bill Maher</i>, knows that one of his biggest passions is marijuana legalization. Almost every week he talks about our country's absurd war on drugs. Last week he did his best rap ever on the drug war that was both hilarious and blood-boiling.<p>Bill …

How A Single, Simple Guideline Could Help You Lose Weight

For some super-motivated people, counting calories, calculating macronutrient proportions or weighing food can help in their quest to lose weight. But for everyone else, it can be hard to keep juggling the cups and weighing scales and calculators for too long. If you fall into the latter category, …

“That’s something that should make libertarians nervous”: Inside the tumultuous rise of an American ideology

Executive vice president of the Koch-backed Cato Institute tells Salon why he thinks his creed is on the ups<p>"Libertarianism," like its ideological cousin neoliberalism, is one of those words that people in the political world use a lot without establishing whether everyone agrees on its meaning. …

Kill cable with these 18 streaming devices and services

The cord-cutting movement is here, and thanks to all the available services out there, it's easy to replace cable with one or a variety of streaming options.<p>First we'll look at the best online apps and services to watch movies and TV shows, and then we'll show you the best hardware you can buy to …

Smart TV

Affinity Photo, A New Mac Image Editor, Makes A Beta Splash

Serif, a UK-based graphic art and design software company, has just dropped a new photo editing app for the Mac to compete with Adobe Photoshop.<p>Affinity Photo, released today as a public beta, joins sister app Affinity Designer, a vector art and design tool. The new photo app touts pro-level raster …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

8 Mobile Apps that Will Make You Love Your Next Layover

Prayitno / Flickr<p>Flight delays are impossible to avoid and even more frustrating to deal with. But there are a few smartphone apps that will make your next delay less of a headache. Whether you want to find the nearest airport lounge or yoga room, or just need help getting rebooked, you'll find …

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Robert E. Lee’s Southern tragedy: The rebel general who might have been George Washington

Lincoln wanted him to lead the Union against the South. Lee chose differently, and forever complicated his legacy<p>The cadets at West Point might not have nicknamed Robert E. Lee the “Marble Model” had they seen the statue of George Washington in the rotunda in Richmond. Here was a real marble model. …

The Zuckerberg Bump

Another year, more lacklustre news for the book business. Stores closed. People ’grammed, Snapchatted, and streamed. Amazon did its thing. Then, at the dawn of 2015, came good tidings—from, of all places, Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, is known for making quirky New Year’s …