Today, skywatchers across North America will have the privilege of watching the moon punch the sun right in its smug face, visually speaking. The eclipse will be visible in some form to all of North America. BUT if it happens to be cloudy where you are, don’t fret; there are plenty of options to watch online! Cloudy With a Chance
Do you want to use Microsoft Office without paying for it? Try the free Office Online edition. As the name indicates, Office Online is an online version of Microsoft’s popular software suite. Instead of installing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on your computer, you tap into cloud-based varieties of the different programs; all you need is a web browser. Instead of
Available now in the Android and iOS app stores, but don’t expect it to do anything useful just yet. We need Splatoon 2 to launch for that to happen. Nintendo is taking its time rolling out a full online service for the Switch. What we have now is a free, but limited service, with the promise of the paid-subscription version
The goal is to get two million rural Americans connected from 12 different states over the next five years using white space broadband. The quality and speed of your Internet connection relies entirely on the infrastructure available to Internet Service Providers covering your local area. Typically, those in rural locations have very little choice, ancient infrastructure, and therefore terrible Internet.
Those dealing with online harassment can, perhaps, find some comfort in the fact that they aren’t alone. A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that around four in 10 Americans (41 percent) have personally experienced online harassment, up from 35 percent in 2014. What’s more, the survey of 4,248 US adults also found that 66 percent of Americans
The impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on the global economy could reach $6.2 trillion by 2025, McKinsey Global Institute estimates, and those billions of devices about to come online will need stellar connectivity. Australia-based Fleet Space Technologies believes hundreds of nanosatellites monitoring Earth’s IoT array from low Earth orbit is the best solution. PCMag met with Fleet CEO
Contrary to popular perception, faculty are not reflexively opposed to online learning. In a recent survey of 3,500 postsecondary faculty and administrators, Tyton Partners found that a majority of faculty—63 percent—valued the potential impact of courseware. The trouble is, they lack the time and training to pursue it. The solution isn’t another learning management system (LMS). Educators need an easy
It’s 6 a.m. in Los Angeles, but I have a fresh pot of coffee beside me, and I’m ready for class to begin. Class, in this case, is being conducted through my computer. I’m enrolled in a massive open online course (MOOC) through FutureLearn, and for the past three weeks, my Philosophy of Technology and Design class has studied the