Microsoft’s new Mixer Create app lets you live stream games from your phone

Begin: WordPress Article Content Microsoft’s mobile game streaming app Mixer Create is launching out of beta testing today on iOS and Android, allowing gamers to broadcast the games they’re playing right from their phone. This feature works on Android with all games, but is more limited on iOS. On iPhone, select games that have enabled Apple’s ReplayKit functionality will work, the company notes. That means games like Star Trek Timelines, Goat Simulator, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, and others will be supported. The app can also be used for co-streaming, which allows up to four streamers to combine their streams into ...

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And the Emmy goes to… Apple, DJI, Microsoft and Comcast

Begin: WordPress Article Content A handful of tech companies have just been given Emmy awards for a variety of behind-the-scenes accomplishments. Yeah, I didn’t know it was a thing either! Well, I kind of knew — as with the Oscars, it’s the “Sciences” part of the “National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.” They just don’t play it up a lot. But it’s still a little weird to see Apple win one for Siri, Microsoft win one for Skype and… Comcast win one (its third!) for its X1 remote. Really?! I don’t mean to downplay their glory. It’s just that ...

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Is Disruptive Innovation Driving K-12 Privatization? – by Thomas Arnett

If you’ve followed the K–12 education dialogue over the last decade, then you’re probably familiar with the term “disruptive innovation.” Edtech entrepreneurs and school choice advocates sometimes invoke it as an indomitable force that will redeem and transform broken school systems. Meanwhile, people on the other sides of these debates worry that “disruption” is a flawed yet rhetorically powerful narrative used to rationalize K–12 privatization. Somewhere in the middle are skeptics who give consideration to the idea, but wonder if disruption is an oversold term that is likely to underdeliver on its proponents’ promises. So how do we make sense ...

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MDE is solving real problems using data

The Mississippi Department of Education’s CIO Dr. John Q. Porter, is continuously looking for ways to help the children in the State of Mississippi. An article featured on Government Technology’s website highlights just one of the ways he has done this. Dr. Porter and his team at the MDE working in partnership the Mississippi Department of Health showed the strength of collaborative data in solving lingering issues surrounding feeding students. Read the full article on Government Technology.

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