1. cageymaru

    Chromebooks Create Demand and Supply Issues for Intel

    Notebook original design manufacturer (ODM) Compal is predicting a worsening of the current supply issues for Intel chips. According to company president Martin Weng and vice chairman Ray Chen, 1Q2019 saw a 10% - 20% supply issue for its clients due to Intel chip shortages and 2Q2019 will be...
  2. cageymaru

    Students Revolt Against Facebook Sponsored "Summit Learning" Curriculum

    Students at Brooklyn's Secondary School for Journalism staged a walkout in protest of the adoption of Facebook sponsored educational tools. Summit Learning is a web-based curriculum designed by Facebook engineers and is financially backed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla...
  3. cageymaru

    GOG Launches the FCK DRM Initiative to Promote Consumer Rights

    GOG has launched a new FCK DRM initiative to educate the public on DRM and the effects that it has on consumer rights. They discuss how DRM on games, music, video and books is intended to provide control for the content provider to shape how and when you can use your licensed product. There is...
  4. cageymaru

    Online Coding Schools Adopt Income-Share Agreements as Alternative to Tuition

    Online coding schools are adopting Income-Share Agreements (ISA) which have officially been around since the 1950's but rarely implemented. Instead of paying tuition upfront which causes many students to go into debt, an ISA contract stipulates that the student pays the school a percentage of...
  5. DooKey

    People Recall Information Better Through Virtual Reality

    A new study released by the University of Maryland shows that people can recall information better if it's presented to them via VR. The immersive environment of VR as opposed to traditional computers screens or tablets appears to be the next step in education. This is one of the first studies...
  6. R

    Microsoft Releases $189 Laptops For Schools

    Microsoft is unveiling 10 new Windows 10 devices for schools starting at $189, challenging the Chromebook to keep teachers and students using Windows. The least expensive if the group is the Lenovo 100e, which is an 11.6" rugged laptop, with an unspecified Intel Celeron Apollo Lake processor, 2...