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Drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, two studies say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday.<p>The findings have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee's health effects.<p>One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study …

Coffee

Doctors say electronic health records hurt patient care - Futurity

A recent survey found doctors agree that keeping electronic health records makes for worse patient care—but their reasons why depend on where they …

India could become the first digital, cashless society

It's called India Stack.<p><b>The Foundations of a New Financial System</b><p>Before 2009, half of all Indians didn't have any form of identification, not even a birth certificate.<p>Without a form of identification, citizens couldn't access services like banking, insurance, or even get a driver's license. As …

India

Tesla is changing the electric grid

From CNET Magazine: The next power plant could be that giant battery in your garage.<p>There's a good chance flipping on the light switch 10 years from now will feel just as ordinary as it did for your parents and grandparents.<p>But behind the scenes, a radically different system for sending electrons …

Clean Energy

How Finland Created One of the Best Educational Systems in the World (by Doing the Opposite of U.S.)

Every conversation about education in the U.S. takes place in a minefield. Unless you’re a billionaire who bought the job of Secretary of Education, …

Education

Editorial: A disappearing computer so big it's invisible

Editorial<p>A week away from WWDC17, there's much anticipation about what Apple might show: new Macs, iPads, a Siri Speaker, future insights on the …

A 75-year Harvard study has revealed the most important factor in human happiness

Have you ever heard of the Harvard study that ran for 75 years to assess what makes us happy? It’s a revolutionary study in psychology.<p>It followed …

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Even if you think you know it all, you don't.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this …

Tutorials

6 Traits of Life-Changing Teachers

For me, at least, terror became inspiration. I’ve never forgotten him.<p>In education there’s a lot of talk about standards, curriculum, and …

This new digital music store could change the way we pay artists

In the streaming economy, Voltra hopes to bring the focus back to music ownership<p>Paolo Fragomeni can play half a dozen instruments and owned around 4,500 LP records and a thousand 45s at the peak of his vinyl collection. When wanderlust took over, he digitized his entire library into about 50,000 …

Google Play

Ten Reasons Why I’ll Quickly Reject Your Story

This past week I've been judging Writers of the Future. Most of the stories come to us electronically, so much of my day is spent opening files, …

Creative Writing

Technology Does Not Magically Make Teaching/Learning Better

There is a myth out there that integrating technology in your classroom makes you a better teacher.<p>It is important to be clear that there is so much …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Programming

This is what could happen if Obamacare is repealed

Samantha Lee/Business Insider<p>What's happening now<p><i>Tuesday 1 p.m.:</i> The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says in a new report that repealing major parts of Obamacare without a replacement plan could lead to an additional 20-25% hike in premiums above existing projections. And it says 18 million …

Health Care

4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World

From online microtutoring to photographic tours back through history, educational technology is giving children new ways to learn.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Technology has been transforming the educational world for the past few years. Every year, new edtech …

Education Technology

How Spotify chooses what makes it onto your Discover Weekly playlist

<b>Edward Newett is the man behind one of the most influential innovations in music: the Spotify Discover Weekly algorithm. WIRED talks to the</b> …

Machine Learning

The Circle of 5ths Explained—Plus Three Ways You Can Put It to Use

0<p>SHARES<p>The circle of fifths is a chart that shows the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale. It’s a central aspect of music theory, …

Electric Guitar

Will Streaming Music Kill Songwriting?

For many songwriters, the wake-up call comes when they have their first streaming hit. For Michelle Lewis, an indie-rock singer-songwriter who now writes primarily for other artists, it was the song “Wings,” which she co-wrote for the British girl group Little Mix. Lewis and her writing partner, …

Songwriting

Latest Surface Phone Leak Promises Frustrating Delays Alongside Ultimate Power

Late last week Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella intimated that the Redmond-based company was working on “the ultimate mobile device.” While there were a number of ways to read this statement, Occam’s Razor suggests that he was talking about the long-rumored Surface Phone. The latest leak around the …

Mobile

Novel Mobile App May Help Doctors Diagnose Uveitis

Presented this week in Chicago at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2016 Meeting, a novel new mobile application may make it easier for …

Pioneer's X-CM56 desktop Bluetooth audio system goes both ways

For less dough than most well-regarded Bluetooth speakers the Pioneer X-CM56 sounds better, and has separate stereo speakers -- with and without wires.<p>The Pioneer X-CM56 is a handsome three-box audio system, with two speakers and a combo CD player/Bluetooth/stereo amplifier/AM-FM radio. The …

Audiophile

Xiaomi's first laptop is the $750 Mi Notebook Air

It wouldn't be a Xiaomi event if it was just announcing one product. In addition to the new Redmi Pro smartphone, the Chinese company threw in a huge surprise by launching its first-ever laptop line, the Mi Notebook Air, running on Windows 10. It comes in two sizes -- the powerful 13.3-inch and the …

Consumer Tech

Microsoft Word wants to help you with your homework

Microsoft's online office suite looks to machine learning to power a small set of new convenience features.<p>Back in the days of shrinkwrapped software, Microsoft would roll out giant new upgrades of its Office suite every few years, brimming with a laundry list of new (but not always improved) …

Machine Learning

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless review: A full-size Bluetooth headphone with active noise canceling that rivals Bose QC35 - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless is very comfortable, relatively lightweight over-ear wireless headphone that sounds very good and features impressive noise-cancellation technology. It has touch controls and delivers excellent performance as a headset. Good battery life.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's pricier …

Consumer Tech

Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy?

Elon Musk says ‘this is within the power of humanity to do so’ as he unveils new batteries in effort to change the way the world consumes energy<p>Will the world become battery-powered? That’s certainly the ambition of Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire turned would-be space explorer and electric car …

Clean Energy

Google's new Spaces app mixes chat, YouTube, and Chrome

With Google+ dying a slow death, Google has been looking for other ways to help users share content online. Its latest attempt is a new standalone app for group discussions on specific topics called Spaces.<p>It’s simple enough: you create a ‘Space’ dedicated to a particular interest, and then invite …

The 8 fastest-growing tech skills worth over $110,000

Job-hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000-plus tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine the fastest-growing skills based on job openings.<p>We then cross-checked those skills against …

Big Data

Why Edtech is Flunking Out

Education technology is in demand, but there may be more challenges than most think.<p>Education technology, or EdTech, is one of the fastest growing, and needed technology sectors to make our schools more competitive, give our teachers the resources to succeed, and students the ability to …

Education Technology

Microsoft is trying to bring back the '80s with its Windows 10 strategy

In 1980, IBM contracted a startup called Microsoft to deliver DOS, an operating system for its forthcoming IBM PC, on a tight deadline.<p>The IBM PC came out in 1981 and soon became a smash hit, surpassing the leading Apple II.<p>A horde of competitors rushed to build their own "IBM Compatible" clones …

Augmented Reality