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Say what? Duolingo points to data's important role in online education

Should mobile phones be banned in schools?

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A headteacher says pupil behaviour is better and bullying is down since he barred mobiles in his school. So should others follow suit? Teachers argue for and againstNo - they help independent study"You'll have someone's eye out with that" used to be the refrain of teachers in my day. In...
Should mobile phones be banned in schools?

Should 'real' students do an online course on the side?

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What can you get from a mooc - that's a massive open online course - other than a chance to attend lectures in your pyjamas?Universities have started giving away their content free as "massive open online courses", with the satisfyingly ridiculous acronym mooc (I challenge you to say it three...
Should 'real' students do an online course on the side?

ROCCAT Savu hybrid mouse ready to assault PC gamers' senses for $60

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If ever there were a prime candidate for Pimp my Mouse, ROCCAT's Savu would be it. The R.A.D. peripheral (no, really, that's the acronym) incorporates a category-first: an achievements application that rewards players for "a wide range of gaming feats, such as mouse movement, button clicks, scroll steps, etc."...
ROCCAT Savu hybrid mouse ready to assault PC gamers' senses for $60
Crocodoc rethinks PDFs for the mobile web

Another Cloud Computing Acronym To Drive You Bonkers

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Scanning the news the other day and what do we see but a reminder of the many acronyms in the cloud computing world. Again, it's a vendor with a made up name. This time it's Verizon with an update to its "Computing as a Service" or CaaS for short. Acronyms...
Another Cloud Computing Acronym To Drive You Bonkers

Firefox 13 final swings by with new home and tab pages, flaunts its SPDYness

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It's been barely over a month since the Firefox 13 beta began, but the wait for a completed version has felt especially drawn out. Thankfully, Mozilla has just wrapped up its work and set loose the polished code. The new release makes its changes felt right away, as you'll...
Firefox 13 final swings by with new home and tab pages, flaunts its SPDYness

MVC for Noobs

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Model-View-Controller (MVC) is probably one of the most quoted patterns in the web programming world in recent years. Anyone currently working in anything related to web application development will have heard or read the acronym hundreds of times. Today, we’ll clarify what MVC means, and why it has become so...
MVC for Noobs

Applications for the 85,000 US STEM visas open this year have outstripped supply, inducing a lottery

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The debate on STEM immigration may be in a Congressional lull at the moment as the Gang of Eight dithers and other proposals wither, but all parties involved have something new to think about: the 85,000 high-skill visas open this year were overbid in just 5 days. STEM, a now-common...
Applications for the 85,000 US STEM visas open this year have outstripped supply, inducing a lottery

“Baby Killer” Becomes Healthcare Vote’s “You Lie” [VIDEO]

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On Sunday night, the House of Representatives passed a $875 billion healthcare bill with a vote of 219-212. While discussion of the news is currently dominating the social web, a specific moment from the proceedings is also getting attention – a member of the House yelling out “baby killer”...
“Baby Killer” Becomes Healthcare Vote’s “You Lie” [VIDEO]

Samsung outs SAFE with Knox, details plans to secure the enterprise Galaxy (hands-on)

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BlackBerry has Balance, and no more than a month after the company once known as Research in Motion debuted its first BB 10 handset, Samsung has a dual-workspace solution of its own: SAFE with Knox. Unlike SAFE, which stands for Samsung for Enterprise, Knox, which was named for the...
Samsung outs SAFE with Knox, details plans to secure the enterprise Galaxy (hands-on)
Hacker group allegedly takes down nearly 9K Tumblr accounts
Is AT&T's plan to end landline phone service crazy, or just crazy enough?

Your Website Will Work Better When You Realize It's Not Your Website

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As an American spending a year in South Africa, I’m horrified by South African drivers. Every single one of them drives on the wrong side of the road. No matter how much I honk, yell, and gesture, they just keep doing it. And the police are no help either. They...
Your Website Will Work Better When You Realize It's Not Your Website
iRobot and InTouch Health announce RP-VITA 'telemedicine' robot

Norwegian Security Service Wants Details Of Citizens' Web Comments Retained For Six Months

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Governments around the world are seeking to monitor more and more of their citizens' online activities -- and it's not just the most obviously repressive regimes doing this. In the US, there is CISPA, while the UK is drawing up the Communications Capability Development Programme. Thomas Steen alerts us to...
Norwegian Security Service Wants Details Of Citizens' Web Comments Retained For Six Months

From POTS to PANS Conference at ITEXPO

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ITEXPO will start tomorrow – today I am in a session regarding the move from plain old telephone service or POTS to PANS – which may be the acronym for the new phone network which is IP communications based. Right now Carl Ford who spent his life in the world...
From POTS to PANS Conference at ITEXPO
Music startups: your product is probably just a feature

Get Ready for More TaskRabbit, With New Open API

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TaskRabbit, the Bay Area-based start-up that farms out human “rabbits” to perform the odious chores you hate to do (like build IKEA bookshelves #firstworldproblems), is introducing a version of its application that allows other companies to tap into the rabbit-hiring. In short, it’s offering an open API. For casual app...
Get Ready for More TaskRabbit, With New Open API

ACTA: The acronym hardly anyone knows yet should be scared to death of

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ACTA: The acronym hardly anyone knows yet should be scared to death of

Facebook was the top search term for fourth straight year, accounting for 4.13% of all US searches

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For the fourth year in a row, Facebook has been crowned the number one search term. More specifically, Facebook accounted for 4.13 percent of all searches in 2012, a 33 percent increase over 2011. The latest data comes from Experian, which analyzed the 68 most popular search engines in the...
Facebook was the top search term for fourth straight year, accounting for 4.13% of all US searches

NFC could be a game changer for Nintendo’s Wii U

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Nintendo is a funny old company. Just when you think it is out of ideas, it has a habit of springing innovation on the market that changes things forever. The Wii brought us motion gaming, and the 3DS saw the mass market arrival of glasses-free 3D tech. Now the Wii...
NFC could be a game changer for Nintendo’s Wii U

Japan’s newest mobile network makes U.S. LTE seem sluggish

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fJapanese operator eAccess isn’t deploying any old LTE network. It’s going for broke, pushing the upper limits of the technology to launch a network that could theoretically support downlink speeds of 300 Mbps, according to TeleGeography. That makes Verizon’s LTE network, which can breach 25 Mbps on a good day,...
Japan’s newest mobile network makes U.S. LTE seem sluggish

AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013

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AMD's press event here in Vegas just wrapped up, and if there's a single acronym to describe everything that we witnessed, it's this: APU. The two highlights were codenamed Temash and Kabini, two products that the company is touting as its first true system-on-chip APUs. In fact, each of...
AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013
Are You a Human replaces annoying CAPTCHAs with games

RIM finally gets some good news, court rules it can keep using BBM name

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Between delays, executive defections and falling market share the news lately hasn't been rosy for RIM, but today it got at least one reprieve as a Federal Court in Canada ruled its use of the acronym BBM did not infringe another company's trademark. The lawsuit was filed last December...
RIM finally gets some good news, court rules it can keep using BBM name
ICE & FBI Hatch Ingenious Plan To Make DVD Piracy Warnings Longer

France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law

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Content owners have been hoping that France’s controversial HADOPI scheme for disconnecting file-sharers might provide a model for the rest of the world. Now, the fate of the plan is in confusion (like much else in France) after last week’s election that brought Socialist Francois Hollande to power. The French...
France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law
White House opens @FLOTUS, the official Twitter account for the First Lady

Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan has visited Apple, Google and Microsoft in the run-up to a tender for 10.6 million tablets for use in Turkish schools as part of a major modernization program in which textbooks will be replaced by tablets and chalkboards by electronic whiteboards … The FATIH...
Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools
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