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Yes, 10-Core Smartphones Will be a Thing in 2016

  (Engadget) – When MediaTek first launched an octa-core mobile processor back in late 2013, many folks — including Qualcomm — called it a gimmick, but said feature has since become quite popular amongst device manufacturers, to the point where Qualcomm eventually had to come up with its very own octa-core offerings. Read More

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Blacks Lag in Accessing High-Speed Internet

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As education, jobs, and the national and global economy go digital, people without broadband (high-speed Internet) access risk being left behind. This disparity in who’s online and who isn’t is often called the digital divide – Read More

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Google Embeds Engineers as Professors

Martha Mendoza, ASSOCIATED PRESS   MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. First, there was her name: Professor Sabrina. She was an African American woman, kept office hours Read More

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The Best and Worst From Microsoft Build 2015

Mario Aguilar, GIZMODO SAN FRANCISCO (Gizmodo.com) — Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference wraps up today, and as we pack away our (metaphorical/emotional) lanyards and look forward, we’re mostly excited about how Microsoft’s latest consumer electronics fever dream is shaping up. Best: HoloLens is achingly close to Read More

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Technology in Education: Research

by Johnny Taylor, MIT, MBA Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Over the last group of weeks we have been covering Technology in Education which included insights into Education Technology Infrastructure, Research and E-Learning. This week we will conclude the series with Read More

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Review: Microsoft Surface 3

  (Wired) – If you want to buy a Surface, Microsoft’s hybrid laptop-tablet device, you should buy the new Surface 3. It’s the Surface that’s both useful and affordable. It starts at $500 and runs a fully operational version of Windows. The Surface 3 is a Read More

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iOS 8.4 Beta Revamps Music App

  (PCMag) – Though iOS 8.3 just arrived, Apple has already launched the beta version of iOS 8.4, which according to 9to5Mac, includes a revamped Music app. The redesign “makes exploring your music collection easier and more fun,” the app description says, by allowing you to Read More