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Meghan Markle Exits Social Media. In 2018, Marrying Your Prince Still Means Loss Of Identity

The soon-to-be royal has shut down all her social media accounts Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during an official appearance (Image Credit: kensingtonroyal) There’s no way to soften this particular blow for fans of former Suits actress and soon-to-be-royal Meghan Markle – she’s officially shut down all her social media accounts. Kensington Palace, in a statement, confirmed that Meghan has shut down all ... Read More »

Nokia 9 Specifications Leaked via US FCC Site Ahead of Expected January Launch, Render Suggests Thin Bezels

HIGHLIGHTS FCC site reveals that Nokia 9 (TA-1005) will run Android Oreo Listed Nokia 9 model is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Leaked render suggests two camera sensors on the front Ahead of its formal announcement, some key specifications of the Nokia 9 have been revealed through an US FCC (Federal Communications Commission) certification. A render that is claiming to have featured ... Read More »

WhatsApp: Here’s a List of New Features Introduced and Spotted in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS In 2017, WhatsApp introduced many features in beta and stable versions Most notable is the new Status feature WhatsApp has also been testing the new Recall feature for months now WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world, used by over 1.2 billion people worldwide and 200 million in India alone. Despite its success, the Facebook-owned company has not become ... Read More »

The Gifts of Technology, Diversity, and Global Connections

In the jungle of offices at Rackspace on the South of Market tech hub, Shahin Shadfar sits at a desk cluttered with tech parts and points to his latest creation, an app called Zurf which is the latest in a string of successes for the San Francisco transplant. While Shadfar has gained a reputation for an innovative entrepreneur in Houston ... Read More »

China’s Bike-Share Market a Failure of Transparency and Tech

Bluegogo, one of China’s largest bike-share companies, appears on the edge of ruin, with its office empty, debts unpaid and its CEO suddenly absent. The firm, which has raised $58 million and funded moves into Sydney and San Francisco, has outstanding debts of $30m it cannot pay, one insider told Yicai Global. Bluegogo, which has 700,000 bikes in its network, was ... Read More »

How one of America’s most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey

It hasn’t been a great few weeks for social media companies like Facebook and Twitter. But in spite of all the undeniable problems associated with fake news, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the equally undeniable civic value of social media. Take, for example, the role of social media in the response in Houston to Hurricane Harvey. According to Art Acevedo, Houston’s Chief of Police, social ... Read More »

Could the Future of Virtual Reality Lie in Enterprise Software?

HIGHLIGHTS VR can enable immersive lessons, and be useful for education and training It is making an impact in gaming but also has potential in enterprise Early adoption of VR is slowing, but this is fairly typical, says HTC “Virtual reality can enable unique experiences that are not available through any other platform, and come in a number of different ... Read More »

International Certificate of Christian Education: ready for university?

Is the International Certificate of Christian Education (ICCE) evidence that you’re ready for university? Michael Reiss and I wanted to know, so we researched it, and we’ve published our findings in the Oxford Review of Education (paywalled link). It’s the first peer-reviewed article to discuss Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) substantially since 2010, and the first to focus on it entirely since 1993 (more paywalls, sorry). ... Read More »

Dean of Education retires after years of service to the educational community

Joe Johnson, Dean of the College of Education and Interim Dean of the College of Extended Studies, announced that he will retire from San Diego State in June of 2018. He has been an educator for 30 plus years and has had a fulfilling career in the academic field. “Joe has been a bright spot in our college from the time he ... Read More »

Monitor social media of young offenders to prevent crime, says watchdog

The social media of young offenders who pose a risk to others should be monitored to prevent crime, the probation watchdog has suggested. In a report published on Thursday, HM Inspectorate of Probation found that in one in four cases examined by its staff, the young person’s use of social media was directly related to the offence they committed. It said ... Read More »