Technology in the Classroom: The Question Is Not Now “If” but “How”

Last Thursday, California approved its first budget under Governor Gavin Newsom, making a substantial down payment on education for the state’s high-tech economy. The budget significantly increases the state’s investment in schools and includes new funding for expanding broadband infrastructure in low-income communities and teaching computer science in the schools. These investments advance the effort begun in 2018, when the State Board of Education adopted computer science standards for K-12 students, making it one of only seven states in the nation with such standards. As California focuses its attention on…

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How to lose a technology cold war: Restrict visas

Last week, China’s education ministry issued a warning to students: if you’re thinking about studying in the United States, you might want to think again. Citing a rise in visa delays and refusals, officials called on students to adjust their “risk assessment” of pursuing an American education. While it might be tempting to dismiss the statement as a propaganda ploy amid a deepening trade conflict with China, the fact is that the Trump administration has taken steps that restrict Chinese students and researchers from coming to the United States, putting the…

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How To Transfer Your New Website

When you’ve built a website, either on a local server or on a web host that you want to switch from, you can follow a simple process to move it to a new host with no downtime. Completing the steps of transferring a site in the wrong order could result in downtime or errors for your visitors, however, so it’s important to follow this guide step-by-step. Follow this simple guide on how to easily transfer your website to any new host to start gaining traffic and potentially save money on…

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Most of the ocean floor is a mystery, but this technology could help map it

The numbers are startling: According to even the most generous estimates, more than 80 percent of the world’s oceans are totally unmapped. The average ocean depth is nearly two and a half miles, and oceans cover 70 percent of the planet. Do the maths and, in terms of total volume, 99 percent of Earth’s biosphere is essentially unknown. We think we’ve explored our planet, but those statistics are sobering. Topographically, we know more about the moon than we do about Earth. The math is about to get a little brighter,…

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Johnson Controls Launches Technology Contracting in Africa

Governments and businesses in Africa are making sizable investments in smart buildings, precincts –including airports, universities – and cities. However, ‘smart’ is not easy to do. To address the growing challenge of planning, integrating and maintaining a multitude of different, highly connected systems, Johnson Controls’ is launching a new offering in the Africa region — it’s called ‘Technology Contracting’. It’s one very few can match. “With technology advances and an explosion in cloud connectivity, a new approach is needed to construct and run smart buildings,” says Archibald Makatini, Regional General…

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Ticketmaster put an end to screenshots with new digital ticket technology

Ticketmaster is turning to new technology to help fight ticket fraud. The ticketing giant today unveiled its next-generation digital tickets, “Safetix,” which are tied to the ticket holder’s mobile device through an encrypted barcode that automatically refreshes every few seconds. The tickets will also support NFC technology, allowing fans to enter venues through a “tap and go” experience. The company says ticket holders will later this year be able to add their contactless ticket to Apple Wallet, so they can enter a venue with their iPhone or Apple Watch. This…

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Apollo Fusion Obtains Hall Thruster Technology from JPL

WASHINGTON — Satellite electric propulsion startup Apollo Fusion is expanding its product line through an agreement with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, giving it access to advanced Hall thruster technology. The Silicon Valley-based company said May 7 that it signed a deal that gives it an exclusive worldwide commercial license for JPL’s Magnetically Shielded Miniature, or MaSMi, Hall thruster technology, as well as a contract to provide JPL with three thrusters that use that technology. Apollo Fusion plans to use the MaSMi technology in an electric thruster called the Apollo Xenon Engine (AXE), which will…

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Prudential Singapore seeks collaboration with technology companies to chart the future of insurance

In a world that is seeing game-changing disruptions across geographies and sectors, Singapore has positioned itself as a centre of innovation. Much like India, the financial services industry in Singapore is also undergoing transformation. Today, the digital wave is changing the way we work. Several organisations in Singapore like Visa, PayPal, KPMG, DBS and more are working with technology companies to deal with the digital disruption. Prudential: Bridging scale-ups globally to enter the Singapore market Prudential, one of Singapore’s leading and longest-standing life insurers, is riding this transformation wave –…

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Features to Look for in a Channel Manager

Hotel channel management software helps in the smooth distribution of rates and inventory on different OTAs (Online Travel Agencies). The process involved in the software aids a hotel to maximize bookings and increase the revenues. If you run a hotel and get to diversify your hotel’s reservation sources, you have a greater chance of getting full occupancy, and channel managers help you cater to exactly that. Not only does the hotel channel management software help in bringing a lot of bookings, it also helps in solving the problem of overbooking…

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TECHNOLOGY ETHICS CAMPAIGNERS OFFER PLAN TO FIGHT ‘HUMAN DOWNGRADING’

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Technology firms should do more to connect people in positive ways and steer away from trends that have tended to exploit human weaknesses, ethicists told a meeting of Silicon Valley leaders on Tuesday. Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin are the co-founders of the nonprofit Centre for Humane Technology and the ones who prompted Apple and Google to nudge phone users toward reducing their screen time. Now they want companies and regulators to focus on reversing what they called “human downgrading,” which they see as at the…

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