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Steve August 18, 2020

With the “will they, won’t they” of school reopenings as one of the most divisive debates of pandemic America, education policy is enjoying a rare moment at center stage. But as the presidential election draws nearer, remote learning is just one of many education policy concerns on the ballot. College affordability, sexual assault policies and […]

Steve August 18, 2020

I’ve been trying to avoid writing about the Epic versus Apple quarrel, as while it serves to help consolidate App Store critics, it’s not especially interesting story, but here goes. It’s just about money and control In my experience, when rich people talk about “freedom” it doesn’t usually mean freedom for the rest of us, […]

Steve August 18, 2020

Microsoft on Monday set dates for nudging Internet Explorer (IE) toward the grave and for ending security support of the original circa-2015 Edge browser. Neither announcement was unexpected. Microsoft reduced IE – notably the final edition, IE11 – to second-rate status more than four years ago, when it halted development of the browser. And once […]

Steve August 18, 2020

Poland’s minister of health has resigned following questions about the procurement of questionable medical equipment August 18, 2020, 2:12 PM 2 min read WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s health minister, a doctor who has been a leading figure in the government’s fight against the coronavirus, resigned Tuesday following questions about the procurement of questionable medical equipment. […]

Steve August 18, 2020

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken out against further relaxing coronavirus restrictions in the country, citing the recent rise in the number of new cases. Merkel says Germany is “in the middle of the pandemic” and called on Germans to respect social distancing and hygiene rules. Speaking after a meeting with the governor […]

Steve August 18, 2020

While TikTok’s race against President Tweety McTreason’s deadline for a sell-off is inching closer, a new potential bidder for the short-form video app has emerged. Oracle is the latest tech giant to be reportedly in talks to acquire some operations of TikTok. The Financial Times reported today that the computer software giant has held talks […]

Steve August 18, 2020

Microsoft’s recently launched Garage project, Trove, has begun its fourth sweepstakes round today. The firm describes Trove as an experimental marketplace “for responsible data contribution” where photographers can come and license their photos to be used by AI developers. Those who submit their photos are entered into a sweepstake that includes prizes such as Amazon […]

Steve August 18, 2020

Apple has built itself a large comfortable place in the tech world, and there aren’t many who can survive going up against the company. There are many businesses and customers who don’t like Apple’s practices, but it’s such a behemoth in the industry, that it often gets its way. Epic Games decided to go up […]

Steve August 18, 2020

If you don’t know much about the technology, HDR can sound like a useless boondoggle, abstractly promising “better picture quality,” much like 3D TVs promised to be immersive. HDR is actually an incredible technology that can accomplish visually spectacular things, but it can also be much more complicated than it needs to be. There are […]

Steve August 18, 2020

Stocks roared past their all-time record highs on Tuesday, powered by rising tech shares and robust quarterly earnings from power house retailers such as Walmart and Home Depot. The S&P 500 index hit a record intraday high of 3393.52 Tuesday morning, surpassing its previous high, which was set on Feb. 19, before the coronavirus pandemic […]

Steve August 18, 2020

A Long Island couple was charged on Monday for allegedly “persistently” harassing their neighbor, including throwing dog feces and repeatedly shooting a pellet gun, which caused the woman to “live in fear,” the prosecutor said. John McEneaney, 57, faces charges of criminal mischief and harassment, and Mindy Canarick, 53, a charge of criminal tampering, Nassau […]