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House Committee Considers Education Spending Bill That Trims Trump’s Cuts, Drops Funding for Private Choice

House lawmakers are set to consider an education budget that makes some cuts to the Education Department, though much smaller than what the Trump administration put forth, and does not include sweeping funding the president wanted for new private school choice programs. President Trump had proposed cutting the agency’s overall budget by about $9 billion and adding $1 billion in ... Read More »

What we are doing to improve education for the children of South Sudan

Refugee children from South Sudan at Bidi Bidi settlement camp, north Uganda. Around $4m of a $36m grant could be reallocated to refugee education by the South Sudan government ‘if it wishes to do so’, says Alice Albright. Photograph: Sumy Sadurni / Barcroft Images Conflict in South Sudan has sent a million people over the border to Uganda and three-quarters ... Read More »

Binky is the social media app for anti-social people

The internet is a vast wilderness full of politics and cat memes. Navigating social media requires a PhD in Facebook and an intravenous Twitter feed. It’s just flat-out overwhelming — until now. Binky is a new app that aims to rid you of the worst part of every social media platform: people. It’s a brilliant social media experience that provides the ... Read More »

Windows 10 Home vs. Windows 10 Pro: What’s the Difference, and Which One Is for You?

Microsoft Windows 10 for desktop, the successor to Windows 8.1, comes in two versions: Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home. This is a stark contrast to earlier versions of Windows, which came in as many as seven editions. Of the two editions, Windows 10 Pro, as you may have guessed, has more features. Unlike Windows 7 and 8.1, in which the basic variant was ... Read More »

Can the OnePlus 5 Be a Good Replacement for Your Google Nexus?

HIGHLIGHTS Nexus users have been short on options for an upgrade The OnePlus 5 is bringing back the midrange flagship It’s also close to stock Android and relatively quick on updates Google’s Nexus smartphones were known to be the flag bearers of the Android operating system. While they were made by different manufacturers over the years, Googlehad a close eye on the entire ... Read More »

Wisconsin Could Soon Set The Bar For Personal Finance Education

Shutterstock Just 17 states in the United States require high school students to take a course in personal finance, according to the Council for Economic Education. And while the sheer lack of access to personal finance education may seem abysmal it actually gets worse as according to the report, a mere 20 states required high school students to take a course ... Read More »

An Education Worth Fighting For

On April 27, Purdue University’s president, Mitch Daniels, the former governor of Indiana, unveiled a dramatic new program that he and the board of trustees had been fashioning in secret for months. This self-proclaimed world-class university would be acquiring Kaplan University, one of several controversial for-profit, online education companies that have emerged over the last twenty years. The announcement surprised ... Read More »

US Tech Firms Give Up Security Secrets For Access To Russian Market

  U.S. technology companies routinely share sensitive product security secrets with Russian agencies in order to gain access to the country’s lucrative tech market, a compromise that could enable Moscow’s aggressive hacking efforts against Western governments and companies. Russian officials demand tech companies hand over source codes for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications, and encrypted software before they are ... Read More »

WhatsApp Extends Support for BlackBerry, Nokia S40 Platforms: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp to continue working on BlackBerry and Nokia S40 platforms But Nokia Symbian S60 support will end this June Nokia Symbian S60 users will have option to get chat backups in email WhatsApp has become an essential messaging app amongst all kinds of mobile users irrespective of the operating system their devices run on. In February last year, Facebook-owned ... Read More »

Nativ Vita Music Player Is a $1,599 Tablet for Audiophiles

HIGHLIGHTS The prices for Nativ Vita go as high as $3,099 Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora are supported It comes with a 11.6-inch full-HD display Nativ, a tech startup which was came into prominence via a crowd-funded campaign early last year, has launched its Vita music player with a large touchscreen display and starting price of whopping $1,599 ... Read More »