EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 69 Percent of Respondents Support the Idea of Schools Providing Students with Laptops for Classroom Use – by Education Next

Source: EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 69 Percent of Respondents Support the Idea of Schools Providing Students with Laptops for Classroom Use – by Education Next EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 69 Percent of Respondents Support the Idea of Schools Providing Students with Laptops for Classroom Use The use of technology in schools continues to advance, and significant opposition to it has receded. According to our 2017 Poll, 69 percent of respondents support the idea of schools in their community providing students with laptop computers for classroom use. Approval is higher among parents, at 77 percent, ...

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Microsoft and Red Hat now offer a jointly managed OpenShift service on Azure

Source: Microsoft and Red Hat now offer a jointly managed OpenShift service on Azure Microsoft and Red Hat are deepening their existing alliance around cloud computing. The two companies will now offer a managed version of OpenShift, Red Hat’s container application platform, on Microsoft Azure. This service will be jointly developed and managed by Microsoft and Red Hat and will be integrated into the overall Azure experience. Red Hat OpenShift on Azure is meant to make it easier for enterprises to create hybrid container solutions that can span their on-premise networks and the cloud. That’ll give these companies the flexibility ...

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Microsoft’s Snip Insights puts A.I. technology into a screenshot-taking tool

Source: Microsoft’s Snip Insights puts A.I. technology into a screenshot-taking tool A team of Microsoft interns have thought up a new way to put A.I. technology to work – in a screenshot snipping tool. Microsoft today is launching their project, Snip Insights, a Windows desktop app that lets you retrieve intelligent insights – or even turn a scan of a textbook or report into an editable document – when you take a screenshot on your PC. The team’s manager challenged the interns to think up a way to integrate A.I. into a widely used tool, used by millions. They decided ...

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Following Gmail’s makeover, Outlook rolls out new features focused on business users

Source: Following Gmail’s makeover, Outlook rolls out new features focused on business users Microsoft announced a series of new features for Outlook across desktop, mobile and web to take a bit of the focus off of Gmail’s massive redesign. Some of the features highlight Outlook’s usefulness in the workplace – like new meeting room suggestion capabilities and RSVP tracking. But others, particularly on mobile, are more innovative – like Quick Reply which turns email replies into chats – or Office Lens, which enhances attached photos. Office Lens was already available in a standalone mobile app that does things like straighten ...

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What do Meltdown, Spectre, and RyzenFall Mean for the Future of Cybersecurity?

Source: What do Meltdown, Spectre, and RyzenFall Mean for the Future of Cybersecurity? Andrew Lohn Contributor Andrew Lohn is an engineer at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. The security community is still reeling from the discoveries of the Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities and now it seems that a rash of new hardware vulnerabilities called MasterKey, RyzenFall, Fallout, and Chimera have been found in the past few months too. Unlike most previous threats, all these vulnerabilities attack a computer’s hardware, rather than its software. This second release of attacks may be early indications that Meltdown and Spectre have opened a ...

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