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Deliberate misdirection, omitting context, playing on fear are not new phenomena. (Image: pixabay/memyselfaneye)

Gaming against disinformation: game exposes methods in social media

It doesn't always have to be a deliberate lie. In the "Bad News" game, you can use your own techniques to manipulate followers and generate clicks. The learning effect is surprisingly high.
Mario Petzold, 05 May 2024 16:25
Which side of the scales are you on? (Source: Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash)

Social media: Does it cause more harm than good?

Debate It has been just over 20 years since Facebook first launched as a Harvard university project. In that time, a significant number of other platforms have launched including TikTok, Twitter (X), Snapchat, Instagram and more. But do ...
David Devey and Sergey Tarasov, 24 Apr 2024 23:20
Asus BR1402FG - Particularly robust convertible for students

80% Asus BR1402FG student laptop review: Robust for everyday use

Convertible with integrated pen for students. The new Asus BR1402FG is designed for robustness with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and US military standard MIL-STD 810H certification. Coupled with the 2-in-1 design and good repairability, this notebook is the ideal companion for everyday school life.
Intel Core i3-N305 | Intel UHD Graphics 32EUs (Alder Lake) | 14.00" | 1.7 kg
Philip Macdonald, 23 Mar 2024 11:52
LAUSD launches Ed AI to monitor student progress while creating custom learning plans and updating parents of grades and progress. (Source: LAUSD)

Los Angeles Unified School District launches Ed AI chatbot to answer student questions, plan learning activities, and track progress, and report grades and attendance

The Los Angeles Unified School District has launched Ed, an AI chatbot for students. The AI can answer questions, plan learning activities, track learning progress, and report current grades and attendance. The stated goal is to h...
David Chien, 22 Mar 2024 08:16
Young children watching too many hours of videos have stunted speech development. (Source: AI generated image Dall-E 3)

Researchers find once again young children watching too many videos negatively impacts speech development

Researchers have found once again that when young children watch too many videos, their speech development is negatively affected. Both total vocabulary and length of utterances were reduced as hours of video viewing increased. Ch...
David Chien, 28 Feb 2024 09:20
Pre-orders for Dynabook E11 clamshell and E11W convertible education series set to open this March (Source: Dynabook)

Pre-orders for Dynabook E11 and E11W convertible education series set to open this March

The E11 clamshell starts at just under $300 while the more versatile E11W convertible starts at just $50 more. Both include Wi-Fi 6E and USB-C DP connectivity.
Allen Ngo, 21 Feb 2024 21:08
Take a last look at this logo, you may never see it again. (Source: Gigaset)

VTech to absorb Gigaset as acquisition agreement reached

Gigaset accounts itself Europe's "market leader" in DECT products - however, it is also in dire financial straits and in need of a life-line. Fortunately, it has now secured one in the form of a buy-out agreement with VTech, a big...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 24 Jan 2024 22:52
The AD08. (Source: Acemagic)

Acemagic addresses recent Bing preload issue with software update

Acemagic has just responded to customer concerns following their discovery that a certain search engine could pre-install itself on some mini-PCs from the OEM with a potential solution. The issue affecting some of the brand's Inte...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 16 Jan 2024 18:44
The Fortis x360 G5. (Source: HP)

HP Fortis x360 11-inch G5 Chromebook debuts as tough, long-lasting work-ready PC

HP claims that its latest Chrome OS convertible can last the course as a rugged work PC. The Fortis x360 G5 is also touted to be as adapted to writing by hand as it is to typing, thanks to its Gorilla Glass 3-enhanced screen and o...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Jan 2024 21:42
Fortis 11-inch G10 Chromebook. (Source: HP)

HP Fortis 11-inch G10 Chromebook launches as resilient new work PC

The Fortis 11-inch G10 Chromebook is another new HP PC "purpose-built" to "stay productive" regardless of what it encounters at work, spills and drops included. It is also equipped with a Titan C chip for security as well as "resp...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Jan 2024 19:53
The Pro x360 Fortis G11. (Source: HP)

HP Pro Fortis x360 11-inch G11 launches touted as productivity tank of a Windows convertible

HP asserts that its new Pro Fortis-series Windows 360-degree convertible is built to withstand any professional or educational environment in 2024 with a MIL-STD-810-tested chassis and Gorilla Glass 3 screen. It is also equipped w...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Jan 2024 18:54
Passive houses: the future of sustainable living? (symbolic image: Bing AI)

Passive houses use up to 90% less energy to heat and cool: one of the most energy-efficient ways to build

Passive houses can reduce heating and cooling requirements by up to 90%. This energy-saving architecture for a sustainable future began in Canada in the 1970s. Although this special type of energy-efficient construction has not ye...
Nicole Dominikowski, 26 Dec 2023 21:45
COP 2023: Emissions from fossil fuels increased, CO₂ capture technologies hardly help (Symbolic image: Bing AI)

COP 2023: Emissions from fossil fuels are millions of times greater than efforts to capture CO₂

COP28: To support new climate funds, the USA has announced a $3 billion offer. A recent report shows that emissions have increased globally, and current technologies like capturing carbon dioxide from the air cannot help reduce th...
Nicole Dominikowski, 06 Dec 2023 16:09
Repurpose that old laptop into something that serves a genuinely useful purpose (Credit: NotebookCheck)

5 things to do with that old laptop after upgrading to an M3 MacBook Pro

CheckMag If you've upgraded to the new M3 MacBook Pro or a Lenovo X1 Carbon, take a look at some of the options for repurposing your old hardware instead of selling, recycling or sending to landfill. Repurposing old hardware can be a rewar...
David Devey, 14 Nov 2023 14:29
The Logitech Reach looks like a high-tech table-lamp (Image Source: Logitech)

Logitech announces Reach articulating webcam for streaming, e-learning and presentations

Logitech has announced the Reach, a “flexible show-and-tell camera”, essentially an HD webcam mounted on a hinged, articulating system. It is intended for educators and content creators who want to show their audience an overhead ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 16 Sep 2023 08:03
PHP trails behind C family programming languages in popularity (Image source: KOBU Agency on Unsplash)

4 of the world's most popular programming languages in 2023 according to IEEE and GitHub

Python, Java, JavaScript, and C family members are the world's most widely used programming languages as of September 2023, according to the IEEE and PYPL. The Rust language that is increasingly used by Microsoft is found closer t...
Sergey Tarasov, 12 Sep 2023 22:48
MSI Christmas 2022 deals

MSI Christmas 2022 deals: Unbelievable discounts on laptops for work and play

Not just gifts, but memories too. With the world getting used to the new normal, there has never been a better time to invest in tools that help you succeed at both work and play. With Christmas just around the corner, this is the perfect time to gift yourself or your loved ones with an MSI laptop. This year's MSI Christmas deals cover a wide range of laptops tailored for various use cases, so there's something for everyone across all budgets.
Advertising, 20 Dec 2022 23:59
MSI Holiday 2022 laptop deals

MSI Holiday 2022 deals: Enticing offers on incredible laptops for work and play

Savory discounts for all. Holiday season is here, and MSI is once again back with exciting deals on laptops across all budgets. With massive discounts on gaming and business laptops, everyone can have their pick from some of the best devices for work and play. (Sponsored article.)
Advertising, 27 Nov 2022 23:59
MSI is offering several enticing promotions for this year's back-to-school season

MSI 2022 Gaming and Productivity Laptops: Performance and panache for a memorable back-to-school season

Grades and gaming galore! MSI is once again back with enticing back-to-school offers. Powered by Intel 12th gen processors and Nvidia RTX 30 Series graphics, MSI's 2022 lineup of gaming and creator laptops are fully equipped to take on the rigors of the new academic year. Check out MSI's offerings below and equip yourself with the tools to take on both grades and games head-on. (Sponsored article.)
Advertising, 27 Sep 2022 10:38
Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable: Windows 11 brings significant progress to the ARM platform

Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable (B3000): Windows 11 brings significant progress to the ARM platform

Windows on ARM has been around for years. But it hasn't managed to break through into the mainstream yet due to the lack of fast processors and poor software compatibility. Whilst the CPU issue still lingers, the software situatio...
Benjamin Herzig, 29 Jul 2022 14:20
Review of Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable (B3000): silent & slow with ARM processor

77% Review of Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable (B3000): silent & slow with ARM processor

Compact student laptop The Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable is a small 2-in-1 laptop with an attachable keyboard. Featuring the power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, the device is designed to let students work and learn with ease. Whilst it may indeed be good enough for the intended market, the device still has many limitations.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 10.50" | 616 g
Benjamin Herzig, 27 Jul 2022 14:40
CTL's new keyboard and mouse. (Source: CTL)

CTL announces a new wireless keyboard and mouse custom-designed for its Chromebooks

CTL's latest product are matching peripherals specifically designed for use with the education- or enterprise-focused light PCs for which the OEM might be best known. To this end, the new wireless mouse and keyboard have the Made ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Mar 2022 22:07
HP Pro x360 Fortis 11 G9/G10 convertibles offer flexible learning experiences. (Image Source: HP)

HP Pro x360 Fortis 11 G9 and Pro x360 Fortis 11 G10 aim to augment learning with convertible adaptability

HP has introduced the HP Pro x360 Fortis 11 G9 and Pro x360 Fortis 11 G10 convertibles aimed at catering to the requirements of modern schooling. The Pro x360 Fortis 11 G9 and G10 can be configured with Celeron/Pentium and Alder L...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 18 Jan 2022 17:08
HP ProBook Fortis 14 G9 and ProBook Fortis 14 G10 are built to stand the vagaries of schooling. (Image Source: HP)

HP ProBook Fortis 14 G9 and ProBook Fortis 14 G10 are built to withstand the vagaries of schooling

HP is debuting a new Fortis lineup of laptops aimed at the education sector with an enhanced focus on durability. The HP ProBook Fortis 14 G9 and ProBook Fortis 14 G10 come with Intel Celeron/Pentium and Alder Lake processors, res...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 18 Jan 2022 15:55
Lenovo is now offering the 10w Tablet and 13w Yoga aimed at modern classrooms. (Image Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo 10w Tablet with Snapdragon 7c and Lenovo 13w Yoga with AMD Ryzen 5000-U aim to enhance modern classroom experiences

Lenovo is introducing two new devices aimed at augmenting the modern classroom. The Lenovo 10w Tablet is powered by the Snapdragon 7c and is aimed at younger students with a focus on reliability. The Lenovo 13w Yoga is a more capa...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 18 Jan 2022 15:00
The HP 320 and 325 webcams capture video at 1080p30. (Image: HP)

The new HP 320 and HP 325 FHD Webcams are designed for remote learning and plug-and-play telecommunication

HP today announced two new webcams for the educational market. The HP 320 and 325 FHD webcams capture FHD (1080p) at 30 fps and are compatible with Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS systems.
Sam Medley, 18 Jan 2022 14:00
Christmas tree ornaments made by a robot

Christmas for ma(r)kers: Personalized Christmas tree ornaments made by a robot

It's fewer than 20 days until Christmas Eve, and last-minute shopping will probably be tricky this year as well because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the parts shortages. The Spherebot can help to make some presents. It is a DIY project for less than US$50 that will turn ordinary Christmas tree baubles into personalized ornaments.
Marc Herter, 09 Dec 2021 22:10
Acer Chromebook Spin 511 R752T in review - The 2-in-1 laptop for the classroom

80% Acer Chromebook Spin 511 R752T in review - The 2-in-1 laptop for the classroom

The Acer Chromebook Spin is one of the digital devices that Austria's school-age children will get starting in fall 2021. The laptop is inexpensive and offers a balanced performance. The most pressing question that arises in the test is: Can a laptop with Chrome OS replace a computer with Windows?
Intel Celeron N4120 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | 11.60" | 1.2 kg
Marc Herter, 25 Nov 2021 14:42


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