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Serverless Vs Self-Managed – Gigaom

NoSQL databases store data differently than relational databases and come in several different “types” based on their data model....

Think Digital Native Means Digitally Literate? Think Again.

Aigner Picou, a program director at the Learning Agency Lab, spent a lot of time talking to teachers in 2020. She was part of...

Pass/Fail Grading Was an Act of Pandemic Compassion. Is It Here to Stay?

In his 21 years of teaching, Jesse Stommel says he has never put a grade on a piece of student’s work. As executive director...

Lenovo’s Flex 5 Chromebook is on sale for $300 right now

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Castaways launches on Apple Arcade 

Lego Star Wars: Castaways launches on November 19th exclusively on Apple Arcade. The title is an online social adventure game set in the Lego Star...

Automated Proctoring Swept In During Pandemic. It’s Likely to Stick Around, Despite Concerns

The most controversial new tech tool for colleges since the start of the pandemic is automated proctoring, which aims to detect cheating on online...

Facebook test offers more control over who you see in your News Feed

Facebook might soon help you manage the overly chatty people in your social stream. The Meta brand is testing News Feed controls that let...

Samsung Panasonic and Tesla embracing cobalt-free batteries

Lithium-ion batteries contain a number of different materials including lithium, nickel, aluminum, iron, manganese and cobalt. Of all these metals, cobalt is the most...

How a Frustrating Search for Scholarships Grew Into a Life-Changing Opportunity

One afternoon, during Samuel Hill’s junior year at the Mississippi School for Math and Science, his parents told him that they wouldn’t be contributing...

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French Spyware Executives Are Indicted for Aiding Torture

Earlier this week, French authorities indicted four former executives of the surveillance firm Nexa Technologies, formerly called Amesys, for complicity in torture and...

Andreessen Horowitz Goes Ham on Crypto with a New $2.2B Fund

In 2013, the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz led a funding round for a startup called Coinbase. Cryptocurrency had hardly gone mainstream, but Coinbase,...

Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration Instead

Ernest Ogbuanya spent the pandemic working from his home in Virginia, near Amazon’s HQ2, supporting the Amazon Web Services network. The work could be...

How a Chaos Monkey Caused an Apple Uprising

Plus: A review of the book from 2016, the accessibility potential for AR, and a few too many sinking ships.

These Ex-Journalists Are Using AI to Catch Online Defamation

The insight driving CaliberAI is that this universe is a bounded infinity. While AI moderation is nowhere close to being able to decisively rule...

Don’t End Up on This Artificial Intelligence Hall of Shame

When a person dies in a car crash in the US, data on the incident is typically reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

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9 Best TVs We’ve Tested: Cheap, 4K, 8K, OLED, and Tips (2021)

Saving up for a new screen? To help you navigate the dozens of seemingly identical TV models from Samsung, LG, Vizio, TCL, Sony, and other manufacturers, we've watched hundreds of hours of content on them and picked a few...

10 Best Grilling & BBQ Accessories (2021): Gloves, Cleaning Tools, and More

Grilling is the most elemental way to cook. There's the burning wood, charcoal, or gas-producing heat, and there's your food sizzling in that heat....

10 Best Mechanical Keyboards for PC (2021): Gaming and Work

There are few things as polarizing as PC keyboards. There are message boards and subreddits filled to the brim with opinions on the virtues...

10 Video Game Series That Deserve to Be Resurrected

When a video game is successful, a string of sequels is usually inevitable. With fans clamoring for more, developers want to deliver. Sometimes these...

11 Best Amazon Echo and Alexa Speakers (2021): Earbuds, Soundbars, Displays

Amazon's family of Alexa-enabled devices keeps growing. From the spherical Echo to the swiveling Echo Show 10, you can get Alexa into your home...

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How Wavelets Let Researchers Transform and Understand Data

In an increasingly data-driven world, mathematical tools known as wavelets have become an indispensable way to analyze and understand information. Many researchers receive their...

How Parents Can Deal With Climate Anxiety

This is probably a good time to note that parents are also really, really overwhelmed people. They’re often sleep deprived, emotionally stressed, hormonally imbalanced,...

Walden Pond Is Now Teeming With Jellyfish—but Don’t Panic

One 2020 sighting at the pond made it onto the United States Geological Survey’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database. Someone apparently spotted the jellies near...

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Researchers Want to Restore ‘Good Noise’ in Older Brains

To eavesdrop on a brain, one of the best tools neuroscientists have is the fMRI scan, which helps map blood flow, and therefore the...

A New Theory for Systems That Defy Newton’s Third Law

The flocking of birds can also be viewed as a breaking of symmetry: Instead of flying in random directions, they align like the spins...

The North Carolina Town Besieged by Armadillos

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.In the pitch dark, Jason Bullard adroitly shoulders his rifle...

The Gut Microbiome’s Role in Autism Gets Murkier

The study “validates a lot of what people have been thinking,” says Calliope Holingue, a psychiatric epidemiologist at the Center for Autism and Related...

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What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas

Last March, Zoom, the ubiquitous online conferencing platform, became a staple of daily life for many students and educators as learning shifted online. Millions...

Can the ‘Netflix For Textbooks’ Model Actually Improve Access?

Textbooks play a central role in discussions around higher ed affordability, and publishers have long been cast as the villain, pulling in high profits...