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City in New Jersey Teams Up With Uber In Creative Parking Solution

City in New Jersey Teams Up With Uber In Creative Parking Solution

Commuting is a big part of every day life in the United States, but while it may be one of the most defining characteristics of this time—providing benefits that the earliest generations did not have—commuting is also a... 
Target to Spend $20 Million To Add Private Bathrooms To All Stores

Target to Spend $20 Million To Add Private Bathrooms To All Stores

The Target Corporation has just announced plans to spend $20 million across retail locations throughout the United States to add a private bathroom to each of its stores by next year. This is in response, of course, to customer... 
Apple Will Replace Pistol with Squirt Gun Emoji in iOS 10 Update, this Fall

Apple Will Replace Pistol with Squirt Gun Emoji in iOS 10 Update, this Fall

It seems like every day the powers that be add new emoji to the growing alphabet of digital texting symbols. Indeed, we can now send little icons for just about anything, despite the fact that many symbols will probably never... 
Apple Brings Former Blackberry Exec To Self-Driving Car Division

Apple Brings Former Blackberry Exec To Self-Driving Car Division

In the tech world, it is not often you hear that Blackberry is on the cutting edge of product development; at least, not anymore. While the company is certainly not out of the business, their devices have been overshadowed over... 
Missouri Education Officials Celebrate Potential In Review of Financial Education Standards

Missouri Education Officials Celebrate Potential In Review of Financial Education Standards

Barely a month following the Missouri State Board of Education approved a regulatory review of personal finance learning standards across state schools, local education officials now hope that the overhaul will assist in preparing... 
Does Higher Education Mean Lower Heart Failure Risk?

Does Higher Education Mean Lower Heart Failure Risk?

There are obvious benefits to higher education. Of course, the theory is that more education—specialized education—leads to a better career and higher income. But with studious knowledge also comes an expanded perspective... 
Montana State Officials Propose New State Science Standards

Montana State Officials Propose New State Science Standards

Education officials in Montana just proposed new science standards last week emphasizing local roots as a major foundation for them. The new science standards, explains Montana Office of Public Instruction director of content... 
Are Tennessee Schools Setting the Bar for Technology Equity in Education?

Are Tennessee Schools Setting the Bar for Technology Equity in Education?

It is no surprise that American children need to learn about technology as part of their primary and secondary education. The world is changing and technology is leading the charge; and American children are actually not as... 
Android Co-Founder Looks to the Future of Technology and Education

Android Co-Founder Looks to the Future of Technology and Education

Android co-founder Rich Miner is not one to shy away from new ideas. A general partner of Google Ventures (GV) since the 2009 formation of the corporate venture capital group, it seems that Miner is already moving on to new... 
Google Establishes Foundation for a Virtual Reality-Based Chrome Browser

Google Establishes Foundation for a Virtual Reality-Based Chrome Browser

Virtual reality is not a new idea.  The idea has been around for decades, though admittedly touted as a science fiction concept  that would only become commonplace in the very distant future. Well, it seems that this future... 
Does Facebook User Your Location Settings to Suggest Friends?

Does Facebook User Your Location Settings to Suggest Friends?

If you use Facebook daily you might notice that your friend suggestions somewhat shift from day to day. You might not think anything of it but some people seem to think that these changes are a result of Facebook tracking your... 
Uber Releases Info Regarding How they Keep Drivers In check

Uber Releases Info Regarding How they Keep Drivers In check

One of the risks of a new industry—like ride sharing via companies like Uber—is that they are often not as well regulated as industries which have been long-established. This does not necessarily make these industries dangerous... 
Amazon Launches Inspire Digital Education Tool Sharing Program

Amazon Launches Inspire Digital Education Tool Sharing Program

On Monday, Amazon launched a new online education portal which makes thousands of free educational tools available to teachers. This includes handy worksheets and lesson plans; obviously the web giant’s biggest move towards... 
Do College Graduates Get More Brain Tumors?

Do College Graduates Get More Brain Tumors?

It is a somewhat shocking and unusual question, sure, but a new study suggests that this may be true.  According to an analysis of medical data from more than 4.3 million Swedish residents, those with a higher education or... 
GAO Calls for Servicer Communication Overhaul to Improve Student Loan Health

GAO Calls for Servicer Communication Overhaul to Improve Student Loan Health

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just released a report called “Federal Loans: Education Could Improve Direct Loan Program Customer Service and Oversight.” The  June 15th report is part of the office’s... 
The Oddly Complex For-Profit Higher Education Model

The Oddly Complex For-Profit Higher Education Model

The decades leading into the 21st century showed great promise for young people looking to make their marks in the world. A college education held the key to many opportunities that were supposed to open up after walking down... 
New US DoE Report Shows massive Racial Disparities In Public Education

New US DoE Report Shows massive Racial Disparities In Public Education

On Tuesday, the US Department of Education released a collection of data tracking roughly 50 million students from almost every single one of the country’s 95,000-some public schools. This is the most recent installment... 
Does Education Level Affect Life Expectancy At Birth?

Does Education Level Affect Life Expectancy At Birth?

According to an insightful new study published in the International Journal of Innovation and Learning, the average level of education in any given country correlates somewhat directly with life expectancy at birth.  Experts... 
Is Atari Making a Comeback in the IoT Field?

Is Atari Making a Comeback in the IoT Field?

Atari was, perhaps, the first major video game entertainment company in the United States. Their games populated arcades and then were among the very first to make their way into homes via the Atari 2600 video game console.... 
Security Breach puts Facebook, Tumblr Passwords Up For Sale

Security Breach puts Facebook, Tumblr Passwords Up For Sale

Even before personal computers and mobile phones became everyday technology, hackers were breaking through the available networks to steal information (among other things).   For example, a hacker known only—and, it seems,... 
Tech Companies Work With EU on Hate Speech Code of Conduct

Tech Companies Work With EU on Hate Speech Code of Conduct

The web’s biggest tech companies—Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Microsoft—are now working with the European Commission to unveil a new code of conduct over hate speech.  The hope, of course, is to remove instances... 
Qualcomm Hopes New IoT Chip Helps Boost Sales

Qualcomm Hopes New IoT Chip Helps Boost Sales

The wearable technology trend continues to grow and Qualcomm is getting directly into the game by launching a brand new set of Snapdragon Wear chips aimed specifcally at wearable devices. On Tuesday, the company made an announcement... 
Caltech Sues Apple and Broadcomm over Patent Dispute

Caltech Sues Apple and Broadcomm over Patent Dispute

Caltech has just filed a legal complaint against both Apple and Broadcom in which the school accuses these companies of illegally using their proprietary Wi-Fi patents.  In the complaint, the university shows that Apple had... 
Obese Young Adults Need To Know About their Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

Obese Young Adults Need To Know About their Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

It is no big secret—no pun intended—that obesity has become a major, growing problem in the United States. The reason this should be of such concern, however, is that obesity can lead to a handful of more complex and related... 
Alarming New Data Says Majority of Military Suicides Occur Pre-Deployment

Alarming New Data Says Majority of Military Suicides Occur Pre-Deployment

Unfortunately, suicide remains a prevalent issue among US soldiers, even in today’s military. However, while many studies exist suggesting that the stresses and restrictions of military life can sometimes be too much,... 
US Supreme Court Upends Conviction On Racial Discrimination Grounds

US Supreme Court Upends Conviction On Racial Discrimination Grounds

On Monday, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction and coinciding death sentence of an African-American man from Georgia under the determination that the prosecutors violated the Constitution by not including jurors of... 
Sesame Street and IRC Team Up To Bring More Education To Refugee Children

Sesame Street and IRC Team Up To Bring More Education To Refugee Children

Jim Henson productions have been entertaining and educating children for decades. Now it looks like his beloved Muppet characters from the hit television show, Sesame Street will be taking their particular brand of “edu-tainment”... 
ISIS Claims Responsibility For Bombs Which Claimed Nearly 150 Lives in Syria

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Bombs Which Claimed Nearly 150 Lives in Syria

A series of well-coordinated attacks sent explosions through two government strongholds in Syria, killing at least 78 people. The explosions claimed casualties in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jabla while two more attacks—more... 
Can Michigan Recover its Failing Education System?

Can Michigan Recover its Failing Education System?

It is no big secrets that American schools are struggling but in Michigan, K-12 students continue to fall behind the schools across the rest of the United States.  This, of course, not only threatens the future lives of these... 
When States Cut University Funding, What’s A School To Do?

When States Cut University Funding, What’s A School To Do?

A Washington-based policy institute has recently published a report which describes a grim outlook on nationwide spending on higher education. The report describes that reduced per-student spending by specific states has contributed...