Mike Coomer

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10 Hacks to Make The Most Of Your Netflix Experience

Sometimes all you want to do is curl up, relax, and dive into a great Netflix binge. However, there are ways to make Netflix’s already great and …

Earth's radio signals may be protecting it from space radiation

The Earth's atmosphere bears precious little resemblance to what it looked like at the start of the Industrial Revolution. As radio technology has advanced and spread, the signals that transmitters produce -- specifically the Very Low Frequency (VLF) variety -- have changed the way that the upper …

Now That Netflix Is Global, You Should Go Buy A VPN

Netflix shocked the tech world (and excited investors) with an unprecedented global expansion into 130 countries yesterday. That move means that the video streaming service is now available in 190 countries, so the chances are that you, dear reader, are eligible to access it right now — unless you …

New $13 Internet Of Things Boards Runs OpenWrt On MediaTek MIPS SoC (video)

A couple of new and very small Internet of Things development boards have been made available worldwide this week in the form of the LinkIt Smart …

Rich vs Poor: How Parents Wealth Helps Or Hurts Children

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The Analytics Revolution: How to Improve Your Business By Making Analytics Operational In The Big Data Era

Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Visual Studio Code, a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run on OS X, Linux and Windows. The application is still officially in preview, but you can now download it …

What The Apple Watch Could Be

What is the Apple Watch? The simple answer is Apple’s first smartwatch. In fact Apple calls it its “most personal device ever”. But early reviewers have wrestled with the <i>raison d’être</i> of the Apple Watch.<p>“Do you want another tiny computer in your life that you have to worry about and charge every …

The Best School Choice: The More Parents Know, the Better

My role as an unapologetic advocate for public education in the most affluent predominately African-American county in America often turns a trip to the park into a lesson on why large public education systems struggle, and why successful parents may be asking the wrong questions before making …

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

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MSN | Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

How Skype Translator Learns Language from Social Media

When Microsoft and Skype revealed Skype Translator in May, everyone displayed awe and wonder at a service that could finally traverse the language …

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27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM Workforce, and It Starts With Educating Teachers

Digital device learning, often called 1-to-1 computing or a "smart classroom," is not some faraway abstraction or revolutionary concept in education. In fact, thanks to grants and state-subsidized funding, an increasing number of school districts nationwide are securing electronic devices such as …

How Valuable Are Your Customers?

Not all customers are created equal. If you’ve ever run a business (or even just been a customer yourself), then you know that some customers provide more revenue (and incur fewer costs) than others. Figuring out which to focus on and invest in is critical if you want to maximize your profit.<p>Many …

Transformed schools 'drive London success'

<b>The "dramatic improvement" of exam results in London has been driven by improvements in schools and not changes in the pupil intake, say researchers.</b><p>A study has been examining how state school pupils in London, including the disadvantaged, get much better results than anywhere else in …

Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists

<i>Michael Bodekaer, 30 and Mads Bonde, 29, founded Labster, an internationally focused company dedicated to the development of pioneering online tools for teaching science globally. I conducted this interview for Truth Atlas' "Driving Innovation" series which celebrates successful entrepreneurs. It</i> …

The Global Search for Education: Which Digital Device Is Best?

<i>"What are the learning needs of your child? What kinds of initiatives are your child's school currently implementing? These are important questions for parents before they head into the mobile device market." -- Carl Hooker</i><p>Which digital device is the better learning tool for students - a Chromebook …

This is the most secure computer you’ll ever own

From the moment you boot up, your computer leaves footprints. Websites leave tracking cookies, following you from page to page and session to session, alongside the usual traces left by your IP address. Persistent logins from Google and Facebook tie each site visit to your offline identity. If …

The best iPad apps for note-taking

If you have a need to take a lot of notes, you’re probably very happy with the advent of the iPad. Rather than filling notebooks with pages of …

What's your metabolism personality type?

A new diet book identifies ways that people sabotage their own weight loss and how they can fix their metabolism.<p>Do you have trouble losing weight? Are you constantly struggling to drop 10 to 20 pounds? Maybe it's not you but your metabolism.<p>Part of the problem for many people is they have a …

Lingua.ly Transforms The Web Into A Language-Learning Opportunity

Learning a language with the help of texts that were specifically written for learners is one thing, but over time, that tends to get boring and once you venture out to read “real” texts, you quickly realize how artificial the texts for learners are. With Lingua.ly, a smart language-learning …

Family And Religion Play A Critical Role In Economic Mobility

If there has been one casualty of the Great Recession, it's the "American dream "- the idea that no matter where you come from, everyone has a fair shot at a good life.<p>Study after study has painted a picture of a much different reality, but none has been as clear as a new report on income mobility …

Google To Launch Play Textbooks In August, Partners With 5 Major Publishing Houses

At its Android and Chrome event in San Francisco today, Google announced that it is bringing textbooks to the Google Play store so students will be able to purchase and rent their textbooks for their Android devices and for reading on the web.<p>The company has partnered with five major textbook …

How To: Set Up an AirPort Base Station From Your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

Apple’s AirPort routers are easy to set up and come with great compatibility with Apple devices. However easy to set up they are, it’s still …

PC, tablet markets trend in opposite directions

Computer manufacturers may have adopted the advantages of portability and touch, but in recent years the PC and tablet markets -- always different -- have diverged even further.<p>June was a big month for the PC. Intel Corporation led things off with the release of its widely-anticipated Haswell …