Back to school: Gear for teachers who want to up their online game

Education takes on all forms. There’s traditional K-12, college, corporate communication and training, specialized online resources, and even YouTube. In this back-to-school guide, I’m not going to limit my suggestions to one discipline of education.  I’m also staying away from software recommendations because teachers need a lot of different types of software, but much of …

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Philo live-TV service adds Chromecast support — with a twist – CNET

Philo is adding Chromecast support, one of the company’s most requested features.  Sarah Tew/CNET Philo, a skinny-bundle TV streaming service, is adding one of its most requested features: the ability to watch with Google’s Chromecast streaming devices. But the company is doing it with a bit of a twist. In addition to simply casting video …

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Nvidia reportedly in advanced talks to buy Arm

Nvidia is in advanced talks to acquire chip designer Arm from Softbank, according to reports — a move that would be sure to draw regulatory scrutiny. According to the Financial Times and Bloomberg, the potential deal could value Arm at more than $32 billion, the price at which it was acquired by SoftBank four years …

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GM and EVgo will bring over 2,700 new fast chargers to national network – Roadshow

Coming to a neighborhood near you. EVgo Automakers plan to roll out numerous new electric cars over the course of this decade, but they won’t do much good if drivers don’t have consistent access to a plug. General Motors and EVgo will diminish that exact fear. On Friday, the automaker and charging station operator said …

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Microsoft to end support for Cortana app on mobile; Harman Kardon speakers in early 2021

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is continuing its march toward refocusing its Cortana digital assistant on productivity scenarios. Today, July 31, Microsoft is going public with dates for phasing out more consumer-focused entertainment and smart-home features via a new Support Article on upcoming changes to Cortana. Microsoft has been transitioning Cortana from a personal digital assistant similar …

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Galaxy Note 20 rumors: Everything we know the week before Samsung Unpacked – CNET

If this is the Galaxy Note 20 in copper, sign me up. Screenshot by CNET Now that Samsung has officially announced that Unpacked 2020 will take place Aug. 5, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive. Samsung is expected to launch a slew of new hardware, including an extra-large version of the Note 20, called the …

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Microsoft Teams: These new features fix remote classroom shortcomings

Microsoft has outlined dozens of new Microsoft Teams features that are designed to address key shortcomings that teachers and students have experienced in remote classrooms during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  The back-to-school season is usually about discounting Chromebooks and Surface laptops for students after the long summer break, but in this peculiar year software and …

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Google gets funky with ‘Cha Cha Slide’ easter egg in Search – CNET

Google Search has a hidden surprise. Angela Lang/CNET Google Search is celebrating the 20th anniversary of popular song and dance combo, the “Cha Cha Slide,” with a hidden surprise.  When you search “Cha Cha Slide” on Google, a microphone appears next to the music video and prompts you to tap along to an interactive edition …

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Phablets are so pre-pandemic: Pair a smaller phone with a tablet instead

At its Unpacked event next week, Samsung is expected to unveil an updated line of Note phablets — namely the Note 20 Ultra, which will have a gigantic 6.87-inch Ultra-HD resolution screen. Samsung, however, is not alone in the ever-enlarging-phone department. In the fall, when Apple is slated to refresh the iPhone line, the 12 …

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Amazon’s Project Kuiper gets FCC approval for over 3,200 internet satellites – CNET

Amazon’s internet satellite plan has gotten FCC approval.  Angela Lang/CNET Amazon’s internet ambitions are getting a boost this week. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission granted the tech giant approval to “deploy and operate our constellation of 3,236 satellites,” the company announced on its Day One blog.   Amazon says that when launched the network …

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