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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

Nintendo nabs two-thirds of monthly game hardware sales thanks to Switch

 Nintendo has managed to lead the industry in video game hardware sales – by a wide margin – for September, which is a very promising sign going into the holiday shopping season. The Nintendo Switch helped this immensely, leading the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 45 min. ago

The Virtual Singapore project aims to digitize an entire city

It’s a wildly ambitious concept: to create a working virtual 3D model of an entire metropolitan city with highly advanced visualization tools and the ability to analyze data in real time. Dassault Systémes is partnering with the city of Singapore.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 46 min. ago

Is Apple iPhone X anticipation hurting demand for the iPhone 8 models?

Apple iPhone X may be hurting sales of other iPhones, Nintendo issues an update to the Switch console, rockets (and balloons!) to the moon? The post Is Apple iPhone X anticipation hurting demand for the iPhone 8 models? appeared first on Digital Tren.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 46 min. ago

MongoDB closes up 34% on its first day of trading on the Nasdaq, at a market cap of around $1.6B, after raising $192M in its IPO (Katie Roof/TechCrunch)

Katie Roof / TechCrunch: MongoDB closes up 34% on its first day of trading on the Nasdaq, at a market cap of around $1.6B, after raising $192M in its IPO  —  New York-based MongoDB went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, finishing th.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News4 hr. 54 min. ago

MongoDB finishes up 34% in database IPO

 New York-based MongoDB went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, finishing the day at $32.07, up 34% above its IPO price of $24. This is also above the proposed range of $20 to $22, which had been increased from $18 to $20. The IPO netted $192 mil.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 2 min. ago

Stitch Fix has filed for an IPO, and the numbers look good

 Stitch Fix has filed to go public, finally revealing the financial guts of the startup which will be a test of modern e-commerce businesses that are looking to hit the market — and the numbers look pretty great! Let’s start off real.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 2 min. ago

Amazon’s original Echo gets a much-needed upgrade

 It’s been nearly two full years since the first Echo was made available to Amazon Prime subscribers. In that time, the company added six new members to the Echo family (seven if you count the Tap, which Amazon kind of, sort of does) ̵.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 2 min. ago

Nintendo Switch update 4.0 also adds support for wireless headsets

Earlier today, Nintendo pushed an update to Switch consoles that added a few long-requested features. Switch owners now have the ability to move their game data and saves to another console and they can also now record video clips of their gameplay......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News5 hr. 26 min. ago

Apple makes the case that even its most banal features require a proficiency in machine learning

 A detailed blog posting in the company’s machine learning journal makes public the technical effort that went into its “Hey Siri” feature — a capability so banal that I’d almost believe Apple was trying to make a p.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 54 min. ago

Google considers "fixing" the Pixel 2 XL"s display colors

While Google's Pixel 2 XL has generally been well-received, there have been some complaints about its LG-made P-OLED screen. It's supposed to reflect "natural" colors, but many see it as downright dull after years of seeing extra-.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News6 hr. 10 min. ago

Ulysses and Chrome updated with Drag and Drop, other iOS 11 enhancements

A month after the public release of iOS 11, apps continue to be updated with support for the new features in Apple’s latest operating system. Today, popular writing app Ulysses and Google Chrome were both updated with support for new iOS 11 fun.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News6 hr. 26 min. ago

JOHN WILCOCK: The Diggers" Death of Money & Other Counterculture Moments of 1966

Ethan Persoff will be speaking about the John Wilcock comic at The New School's Parsons School of Design, on November 7. Free and open to the public. Read Scott Marshall's adaptation of Nietzsche, An Illustrated Zarathustra. Ethan Persoff will be.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News6 hr. 26 min. ago

15 Games Released on Nintendo Switch This Week

The next packed seven days see over a dozen Switch releases, headlined by Fire Emblem Warriors. Ahead of Super Mario Odyssey's launch on October 27, the Nintendo Switch is still not lacking for releases, with 15 games set to release between tod.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News6 hr. 34 min. ago

Clear weeds from sidewalks with the aptly-named Weed Snatcher

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The Weed Snatcher is a Kickstarter project that aims to clear your weeds in half the time with half the effort — no crouching or bending over.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News6 hr. 34 min. ago

Dog-loving UPS drivers created a wonderful Facebook page full of the pups they meet at work

Meet Sean McCarren: UPS driver, dog lover, and your average American hero.  Per Buzzfeed, he's spent the last 17 years working for UPS, bringing joy to not only humans, but their pets too. So to document his pup encounters, McCarren created a Fa.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News6 hr. 34 min. ago

AT&T Challenger Lays Out Advantages of FirstNet Opt Out; 18 States in Play

AT&T Challenger Lays Out Advantages of FirstNet Opt Out; 18 States in Play Executives at Rivada Networks are trying hard to get states to use their company, rather than AT&T, to build statewide mobile broadband public safety networks that would inte.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated News6 hr. 45 min. ago

Google Support Double Confirms Pixel 2’s 3 Years Worth of Android Version Updates

If the Google Store’s not-all-that-clear suggestion that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were set to get 3 years worth of both Android version updates and security patches, we’ve got some clarity. The Google Support page that lists end-of-supp.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News7 hr. 2 min. ago

Tim Cook says Apple plans to keep Mac mini in the lineup, stops short of promising update

It’s been three years since the last Mac mini hardware refresh so there’s been growing concern from fans of the standalone computer over its fate in the lineup. A new email response apparently from Apple CEO Tim Cook to a customer asking.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

Las Vegas gunman’s hooker, Hillary Clinton’s lies, and Jerry Lewis’s forged will in this week’s tabloids

With its impeccable military intelligence contacts and team of White House insiders, the National Enquirer has scooped the world by obtaining “ISIS’s Map of Terror!” – revealing the jihadist group's “top secret” targets across America. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

Apple’s Self-Driving Car Caught on Video

Apple’s Project Titan may have hit a few rough patches over the years, but the tech giant isn’t giving up on automated transportation. In a video posted to Twitter this week, Apple was caught testing an autonomous car on public roads. Before you.....»»

Category: autoSource:  motortrendRelated News7 hr. 18 min. ago