Microsoft makes a big push for schools with Windows 10

Microsoft is unveiling a number of classroom-focus features for Windows 10 and Office today. One of the big advantages of competitors like Chrome OS is the ease of setup and configuration for students and teachers, and it appears Microsoft is targeting this directly with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Microsoft …

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Allumette taps into the raw emotion of virtual space

The tiny girl in the cloud city is shivering. Her patched dress and leggings are stiff in the snow-flecked wind that’s blowing over her temporary shelter, located at the base of a floating stone bridge. Moving with the slight staccato of a stop-motion clay figurine, she looks real enough to …

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Texas inmates are now barred from using social media

Inmates in Texas prisons are now barred from using any form of social media, under a rule that was implemented this month. As Fusion reports, the measure prohibits inmates from “maintaining active social media accounts for the purposes of soliciting, updating, or engaging others,” and bars their friends or family from …

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Drone racing is coming to ESPN this August

ESPN and the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) have announced a partnership to broadcast drone racing live on TV, starting with a three-day event in New York City this August. The sport is being positioned as the niche interest it still is — with the NYC championship streaming live on online …

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CDC confirms Zika virus does cause microcephaly

For the first time, US disease experts have agreed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus does indeed cause babies to be born with abnormally small heads — a condition known as microcephaly. Until now, the two conditions were linked — but experts didn’t know for sure if Zika caused the brain-damaged …

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