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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

8Bitdo retro controllers now work with the Nintendo Switch

If you aren’t a fan of the Nintendo Switch’s controllers or the system’s excellent Pro gamepad, there’s now another option available for you. 8Bitdo’s various retro-inspired controllers are now compatible with the Ninten.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated News14 hr. 6 min. ago

Origins of humans can be traced back to Europe, not Africa, study claims

Up until now, East Africa - long referred to as the cradle of humanity – was thought to have been the place where the last common ancestor of chimps and humans lived 7 million years ago. But the commonly held theory could have been out by 200,0.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News14 hr. 6 min. ago

Bizarre Star Dims Again, and Astronomers Scramble to Catch It in the Act

A new observing campaign aims to understand a star that some have suggested might even host an alien civilization -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News14 hr. 6 min. ago

Ford’s CEO, Now Gone, Didn’t Push Fast Enough Into the Future

Ford's youthful-looking CEO didn't position Ford well for the near future, internal critics say. Mark Fields got blamed for not going there. Yet a predecessor, Jacques Nasser, walked the plank 16 years ago for delving too far into the future. The po.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated News14 hr. 6 min. ago

Revolutionary wheelchair lets users move in both sitting and standing modes

A team of engineers at Chicago’s Center for Bionic Medicine have developed the world's first manual wheelchair that allows users to switch between both seated and standing positions. The post Revolutionary wheelchair lets users move in both sitting.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 7 min. ago

Verizon CEO confirms company’s plan to launch a streaming TV service

 Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed the company’s plans to launch an over-the-top streaming service later this year, according to a report from Variety, citing remarks the CEO made at a telecom conference in Boston this week. Verizon (wh.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 14 min. ago

Dell EMC World 2017: Services Will Enable the Digital Transformation

Professional services did not feature on the main stage, but Dell EMC's Services will prove to be a key success factor in the company's Digital Transformation strategy. Following years of mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs, Dell EMC Services strate.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  idcRelated News14 hr. 14 min. ago

Google Aims To Connect Online Ads to Real-World Sales

Google already monitors your online shopping -- but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising. Google's computers will be trying to connect the dots between what people look at afte.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News15 hr. 14 min. ago

Google rolls out enterprise bundle for Chrome, Citrix support

Chrome adoption in the enterprise has already doubled in the past two years, Google says, but now it's easier for IT admins to deploy and manage the browser......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated News15 hr. 14 min. ago

Uber says it accidentally underpaid drivers in New York City

 Uber has come out and said that it accidentally underpaid drivers in New York City over the past two and half years, the Wall Street Journal reports. On Friday, Uber announced a nationwide change to how drivers see their earnings. While going.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 14 min. ago

New ‘Overwatch’ esports league gives amateur players a shot to turn pro

For the amateurs and aspiring professionals, Blizzard has announced Overwatch Contenders. Beginning this summer in North America and Europe, this development league aims to bring high-level competition to the west. The post New ‘Overwatch’.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News15 hr. 39 min. ago

Samsung"s stretchable 9.1-inch screen will make its public debut in L.A.

Samsung's first stretchable screen -- a 9.1-inch AMOLED screen that retains its shape when bent and rolled -- will make its public debut at the Society for Information Display 2017 in Los Angeles. The post Samsung's stretchable 9.1-inch screen w.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 7 min. ago

Samsung will show off a stretchable screen at a display convention in L.A.

Samsung's first stretchable screen -- a 9.1-inch AMOLED screen that retains its shape when bent and rolled -- will make its public debut at the Society for Information Display 2017 in Los Angeles. The post Samsung will show off a stretchable screen a.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 31 min. ago

Blockchain consortium R3 raises $107 million

 People may well remember 2017 as the year that blockchain broke. After years of development and flickering just outside of mainstream consciousness and acceptance, record high prices for the most popular blockchain-based cryptocurrencies Bitco.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 38 min. ago

Meet the 21st batch of 500 Startups companies

 500 Startups’ next batch of accelerator companies is launching now that its previous demo day has wrapped up, this time seemingly having a bit of a wider focus than we’re accustomed to seeing coming out of the firm. This batch, whic.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 38 min. ago

Chinese Giant Huawei Gets Serious About PC Business, Announces Plans For Global Expansion

Speaking of new laptops, Chinese conglomerate Huawei plans a global expansion into computers, it said on Tuesday, posing a fresh challenge to established PC players in a market that has suffered two years of falling sales volumes and pressure on marg.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 58 min. ago

Acer Predator Z35P Available for Order: Curved 35" with 3440×1440@120 Hz and G-Sync

Acer has quietly launched yet another curved ultra-wide Predator display for gamers seeking a large diagonal, a high resolution and an ultra-high refresh rate. The Predator Z35P resembles its predecessor launched a couple of years ago, but has a hig.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News17 hr. 6 min. ago

Twitter’s new interactive cards help you slide into brands’ DMs

Twitter has been working hard to find new ways for brands and advertisers to connect with its users, especially since becoming a public company in 20131. Hey, shareholders need to make that money. But while customer service experiences are c.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News17 hr. 38 min. ago

Apple"s updated Android "Switch" campaign explains why people move to iPhone

Apple and Android may forever be locked in a fight for mobile domination, but they take very different approaches to their quest for market share. On the one hand, there are more than 2 billion active Android devices in use around the world. On th.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News17 hr. 58 min. ago

Fanduel investor Pentech raises new £88M fund for more early stage startups

 You know it’s spring when VC funds start to announce their new fund raises. But it’s buoying to see a mid-sized fund appears which over the years has been highly geared towards early stage startups, just starting out on their journe.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 14 min. ago