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Emergency warnings might someday interrupt your Netflix binges

People might find their Netflix binges interrupted by emergency alerts under a bipartisan bill announced in the Senate Wednesday.
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Interactive Projectors Have a Positive Impact on the Classroom Learning Environment

Imagine taking students for a walk around the solar system during their lesson. Creating more immersive visual experiences are possible within the classroom when digital devices, such as document cameras, student devices, and audio equipment, are networked with interactive projector displays.

Download this eBook for ideas on how today’s projection software can be used to do more, including: 

  • Browse the web and project web pages while enjoying high-quality images on the big screen. 
  • Share, manage, and annotate displayed content from an easy, intuitive menu. 
  • Take notes and then send work back to the projector—no PC required. 
  • Connect up to 50 devices, with built-in moderator features.

Click here to download the full whitepaper.

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Three Tips for winning a Tech&Learning Award of Excellence

To win a Tech&Learning Award of Excellence (AOE) isn’t just a badge of participation. It is an endorsement that your product or service meets the standards of the most innovative edtech educators working in classrooms today. Since 1982, T&L has sought out and celebrated the best in education technology through the AOE. It used to be a simple review of speeds and feeds. Going forward, it won’t be that easy. We want to know about how your product or service improves teaching and learning through hearing from those who have been using it.

To help with your application, here are 3 things to keep in mind when submitting:

  1. Variety of formats. Submissions can be provided in a number of ways—traditional case studies, video testimonials, podcast essays. Get creative!
  2. Tell a story. The nomination content is your chance to tell the story of how your product or service makes a difference in schools. Explain to the judges what makes your product/service unique or better than other available offerings.
  3. Make it real. Most importantly, we want to hear from the educators themselves. How this tech change teaching and learning on a day-to-day basis?

Key Takeaways

What? Nominations for Tech & Learning’s AOE

When? Submissions open June 25, 2018 and closes Sept. 15, 2018

Why? Your product or service will be recognized by one of the most respected competitions in the edtech space.

Tech & Learning editors and advisors will select 10 finalists in three categories—Best use of edtech in a classroom, school, or district. All finalists will be invited to a special reception at TCEA where the grand prize winners in each category will be announced. These winners will be recognized in the May 2019 issue of Tech and Learning.

The 2018 Awards of Excellence are presented by Tech & Learning and parent company Future plc. 

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U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is mostly restricted by law from promoting its content in the United States except on request.
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How DNA analysis technology is unlocking cold cases

Nicole Eby was 9 years old when she last saw her sister Michella Welch alive—and she didn’t know if there would ever be a break in the 32-year-old cold case.
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Alarming study shows link between digital media use and ADHD

Digital media overuse can lead to ADHD in young people, a new study says.
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Mobile games are being used for money laundering, report warns

Popular mobile games such as “Clash of Clans,” “Clash Royale” and “Marvel Contest of Champions” are being used to launder money, according to a new report from a German cybersecurity company.
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Army’s new machine gun will blast like battle tanks

The Army’s new weapon will look like a light machine gun, but will put M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank-style blasting power literally at the fingertips of U.S. soldiers.
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Is your Mac showing random black boxes in photos? Here’s the fix

Here’s a problem that could cause a panic. Macworld reader Cil has been seeing seeing black squares in their photos at random locations and often in different places. It not only appeared on screen, which was bad enough, but when exporting to create a photo book, a black square appeared in one of those.

mac911 black boxes on photos gpuMacworld reader Cil

An example of the randomly appearing black boxes our reader sees.

To read this article in full, please click here

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New York City Looks to Crack Down on Airbnb Amid Housing Crisis

The City Council voted unanimously to significantly regulate Airbnb and its peers, taking aim at landlords renting apartments a few nights at a time.
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