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Why fixing the Arab world’s education crisis is Queen Rania’s top priority

Urgent action needs to be taken to fix the education crisis afflicting the Arab region, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan told CNBC on Thursday. The Jordanian royal highlighted how over 15 million children in the region don’t go to school and that providing them with access to quality education could improve their lives. “Our region has had its fair ... Read More »

Robot DJ Puts the Tech Into Techno for Czech Clubbers

These days artificial intelligence is so advanced that robots trade shares, make restaurants suggestions and diagnose diseases. But can a robot get a dance floor jumping? It is a question that Prague’s Karlovy Lazne Music Club has endeavoured to answer by employing a specially adapted former automotive industry robot as a DJ in the popular nightspot. The robot is shaped like a ... Read More »

Samsung Patent Details Holes Under Display for Front Cameras; Expected on the Galaxy Note 9

With ‘fullscreen’ smartphones galore in all of last year, 2018 is expected to be the year when smartphone manufacturers take it to the next level in terms of display technology. According to news reports, Samsung has filed a patent that has a concept which uses holes within the phone’s screen to incorporate components like the front camera and iris scanner. The Samsung Galaxy ... Read More »

A Floating Car Is Born From the Carnage of Japan’s Tsunami

At best it is envisioned as a small electric vehicle. A second car for affluent families for short trips. Hideo Tsurumaki watched the giant tsunami waves crash onto Japan’s northeast coast on March 11, 2011, sweeping away cars filled with people trying to escape. As the vehicles sank slowly into the sea, Tsurumaki thought about his mother, who lives by ... Read More »

Social media policy in the works for FCPS employees

Frederick County Public Schools is working on a social media policy for its employees. A draft policy and regulation aim to provide guidelines to Frederick County Public Schools employees on how to conduct themselves on social media. The policy, which has received a first reading by the Board of Education, and its accompanying regulation would make the professional social media ... Read More »

‘Heidi’ in Hindi: A translation brings the classic children’s book to new readers. Will they care?

“Yeh kaam sooraj karta hai,” Dadu bole. “Jab woh pahado ko good night kehta hai, woh apni sabse sundar kiraney un par barsaata hai, ki ve use bhoole na, jab tak ki woh subah aakar dobara unse nahi milte.”  “This is the sun’s work,” said Grandpa. “When it says good night to the mountains, it shines its most beautiful rays ... Read More »

Dr Gadget Has The Kitchen Tools To Make Feeding Holiday Guests Easier

The holidays are here and for many people that means family is in town! Here with some great kitchen gadgets to make feeding all those extra mouths easier this holiday season is Dr. Gadget. He’s also a spokesperson for the products he’s showing us and we’re giving everyone a chance to win them! Watch the video to find out how ... Read More »

Google Stole Data From 5 Million iPhone Users in the UK, Lawsuit Alleges

A consumer activist launched Thursday a lawsuit accusing Google of illegally collecting data on more than five million British iPhone users, who could possibly see a payout reaching into the hundreds of millions. A campaign group dubbed ‘Google You Owe us’ says the tech giant owes consumers “trust, fairness and money” after unlawfully placing cookies on mobile phones between 2011 and 2012. ... Read More »

Microsoft, Facebook Complete the Highest-Capacity Subsea Cable to Cross the Atlantic

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft, Facebook, Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second Speed delivered by Marea can stream 71 million HD videos simultaneously In an incredible feat, Microsoft, Facebook and the telecom infrastructure company Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable across the Atlantic Ocean that is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of ... Read More »

Why should the poor be left in the internet slow lane?

Imagine if the government had restored ownership of Britain’s roads to the private trusts that used to run them. Imagine they were allowed to charge companies different amounts to use them, so that companies with enough cash could pay for exclusive use of fast lanes, leaving their smaller competitors consigned to lag behind on slow, badly maintained roads. Sounds outrageously ... Read More »