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Boston Public Schools Map Switch Aims To Amend 500 Years of Distortion

Students attending Boston public schools are now getting a more accurate depiction of the world after the school district rolled out a new standard map of the world that show North America and Europe much smaller than Africa and South America. From a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

PitchBook moves to a microservices infrastructure – scaling the business through scalable tech

PitchBook is a data company. Its reason for being is to provide a platform that tracks a plethora of different aspects of both private and public markets. Want to know about what’s happening in venture capital, private equity or M&A? Chances are.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News1 hr. 49 min. ago

Juniper’s Cloud-Grade networking aims to deliver network agility

There should be no question in anyone’s mind that the cloud era has arrived. Businesses are adopting the cloud at an unprecedented rate and by 2020, the number of cloud workloads will be on par with the number of on-premises ones.Businesses of a.....»»

Category: cloudcomputingSource:  linuxworldRelated News1 hr. 49 min. ago

Court Hands Internet Textbook Pirates Suspended Sentences

Three men have received conditional jail sentences for selling online access to pirate textbooks. The trio, aged between 26 and 71-years-old, scanned and made available at least 198 books without copyright holder permission in exchange for a $45 per.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Facebook Is Telling Your Friends Where You Are at All Times. Here’s How to Stop It

Snapchat isn't the first app that allows users to track friends' locations. Snapchat made headlines earlier this week with the introduction of “Snap Map,” a new feature that allows users to see their friends’ location on a map.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Latest Overwatch Patch Namechecks New Hero and Event

Will we finally, finally see Doomfist appear? A new update could be suggesting so... The latest update to Overwatch's public test servers appears to be internally referred to as "Doomfist / Summer Games", referencing a long-rumored new hero and.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

War for the Planet of the Apes Review

Andy Serkis returns as Caesar, and this time it's war. But does this third film in the rebooted Apes series do the franchise justice? In one of the more unexpected Hollywood developments in recent years, 20th Century Fox’s dusty old Planet of.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Nintendo"s Market Value Climbs Past Sony

The company's market value is now higher than Sony's entire electronics and entertainment divisions. Thanks to the success of Nintendo Switch and Pokemon Go, Nintendo's market value has climbed considerably, eclipsing Sony's entire electronics.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Researchers build simple DNA machines that can be used for making molecular computers

The machines can switch reversibly between two different shapes and could be used to make nanotech sensors, amplifiers and even a molecular computer. The post Researchers build simple DNA machines that can be used for making molecular computers appe.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News2 hr. 1 min. ago

20 of the best one-liners in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher"s Stone"

On this day 20 years ago, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone — the first of seven spell-binding novels — was finally published. You may have had an inkling somewhere along the line that there’s a few Harry Potter fans at.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

There"s evidence that Doomfist may be coming to "Overwatch" in August

Doomfist appears to be coming to Overwatch this August, according to files in the game's latest public test region update that refers to the update as "Doomfist/Summer Games." Over the weekend, players on the Overwatch PTR noticed that the game's cra.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

How J.K. Rowling, the "Harry Potter" fandom, and technology all grew up together

For 20 years, J.K. Rowling has been forging a relationship with fans — millions and millions all over the world in a way that can feel deeply, deeply personal (who among us hasn't tweeted at her hoping for a fave?).  "The online Harry Pott.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

How to create viral content: Try, try again

Benjamin Hardy was the #1 writer on Medium.com in 2016.  He has grown his email subscriber base from zero to over 200,000 people in the past two years.He attributes much of his success from a single idea he learned from Tim Ferriss: Rather than.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Nintendo fans freaking out to the "Metroid" E3 reveal is why I love video games

Nintendo's big E3 surprise was one that fans have been waiting to hear about for years: Metroid Prime 4 is coming. Most of us watched it at home, but a group of dedicated fans gathered in Nintendo's New York City retail store for a public showing.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Nintendo is releasing the Super NES Classic Edition on September 29th

 Slated for a launch on September 29th, the Super NES Classic Edition is a console kit similar to the original console that launched more than 20 years ago. Like the NES Classic edition that came before it, the new Super NES allows you to play r.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 33 min. ago

Facebook adds animated reactions, more masks, filters, and effects to Messenger"s video chat (Nicole Lee/Engadget)

Nicole Lee / Engadget: Facebook adds animated reactions, more masks, filters, and effects to Messenger's video chat  —  Facebook Messenger has had video chat capabilities for a couple of years now, and last December, it finally adde.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

11 ways Apple’s iPhone changed the enterprise

Ten years since Apple’s iPhone went on sale, here are eleven ways the device has profoundly transformed the enterprise.The BYOD moment The popularity of iPhone drove enterprise everywhere to permit employees to bring their own devices to work. E.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News3 hr. 17 min. ago

How to Stop Sharing Your Location on Snapchat

How to Stop Sharing Your Location on Snapchat is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile. The new Snapchat Snap Map is a way to see where your friends are, but it is a problem for some parents and users who are not excited that the app shares your.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News4 hr. 1 min. ago

Preview the look of golden hour in 3D with this Ephemeris photo app update

A popular photo-planning app gets a big brother capable of previewing a scene's lighting even in the mountains. The Photographer’s Ephemeris 3D previews natural light, including the sun, moon, and Milky Way, on a 3D topographical map. The post Prev.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 41 min. ago

Purism offers reassurance with expanded access to security-minded Librem laptops

After two years of manufacturing its Librem laptops to order, Purism has announced that increased demand has prompted changes to its production process that will allow it to hold inventory in reserve. The post Purism offers reassurance with expanded.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 41 min. ago

MIT’s new drones switch between flying and driving for optimal urban transport

 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has developed a new prototype drone that can both fly and drive, and will determine which method to use to optimize battery life, speed and efficiency. It’s a preview of how aut.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 1 min. ago