• While increasing student participation is an obvious goal for most teachers, growing numbers of pupils in a classroom makes this ever-growing challenge even more cumbersome. Traditional methods of teaching, namely in the form of frontal instruction or lectures make this task almost impossible.
  • The space startup ecosystem is blossoming, led by the wild success of Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The US is leading the charge, but startups from Israel, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Finland are also putting the right foot forward to get “astropreneurship” off the ground. Despite their small size by comparison to the competition, Finland has made some stunning contributions to the industry in the last year, and one software company has entered the industry with several major goals in mind. Among them? Launching humanity’s first network of satellites around the Moon.
  • There are many steps that can be taken for being more digitally secure. The basics include advice like not visiting suspicious websites and using more complex passwords with eight or more characters. These can help and you will be protect you from plenty of cyber threats.
  • 10 ways how blockchain will change your life

    Mary Ann Callahan

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    Blockchain is an intriguing concept to explore. It is a digital ledger that entails transactions, working with data arranged through a series of records called blocks. This uses a secure system and is essential for managing financial data as well as the development of the Bitcoin.
  • Continuing their mission to make international freight shipping more transparent and efficient, Jerusalem-based Freightos announced today that they had brought in $25 million as part of a Series B extension round.
  • Feeling like a movie that has been played way too many times, the UK’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd predictably came out swinging at encrypted chat app Whatsapp on Sunday. Appearing on the Andrew Marr Show, she told the BBC’s audience that it was “completely unacceptable” that authorities could not view messages sent by the London attacker, Khalid Masood, who killed four people last week.
  • It must be some kind of universal law that every year you will have a conversation with someone who is furious about Daylight Saving Time. Inevitably it will be someone who thinks it is a needless complication, a throwback to a time when the population was employed in agriculture and entirely irrelevant to the rhythms of modern life. Usually, this person has accidentally woken up an hour earlier than necessary that morning.
  • Nobody wants their personal life splattered all over the internet. However, it seems like the US Senate thinks that this might not be such a bad option. In case you missed the news last week, the legislators in the Senate voted on a law that will allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to collect your data and sell it to whomever they please.
  • There are plenty of languages Google has not yet added to its machine translation program, but they tend to be on the smaller end. Google Translate now has 103 languages in its repertoire and very few programs can possibly hope to compete with the giant. Microsoft Translator and Yandex.Translate have managed to add Native American and Russian languages, respectively, that Google has not. There are also others from India, China, and South Africa that Google has not gotten to but other players – big and small – have.
  • In one of the signs that companies on the internet are starting to grow up and act like adults, password management service provider LastPass issued a post on their blog today detailing a report of a vulnerability that could leave their users open to malicious actors.
  • So-called “V2X” startup Autotalks bagged $30 million Series D funding round late last week in funding according to an announcement from the company. Their main physical product is an eponymously branded chipset that is built into vehicle models. They released a 2nd generation of the chipset in 2016, timely considering the explosion in connected cars and self-driving vehicles’ dominance of technology headlines worldwide.
  • Having completed the pacification eastern Mosul in the initial push to retake the largest city under the Islamic State’s control, last month Iraqi forces began their assault into the western half of the city, waging a bloody campaign of liberation.
  • “If you can’t tell it, you can’t sell it,” claims Peter Guber, the famous executive, entrepreneur, educator, and author, who is most famous for films like The Kids Are Alright, Soul Surfer, and Bernie. When it comes to creating digital experiences or UX in general, telling a coherent and short story of what that experience is could be invaluable in the creation of the product.
  • Phoenix Arizona, (trivia test), is the US state capital with the largest population (1.53 million as of 2015). The 4.3 million people in the metropolitan area make it the 12th largest in the US. Being the state capital helped make Phoenix the cultural and business hub of the state. Before air conditioning made the aptly-named Valley of the Sun bearable after World War II, the area was known for the “Five C’s” meaning cotton, cattle, citrus, climate, and copper.
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a part of our daily lives right before our eyes, and as that happens, more of the security issues the IoT brings with it will be exploited. That’s a scary thought at first, but this is part of the growing pains of any new technology. We’ll learn in time to secure these devices. Necessity is the mother of invention, after all.
  • In March 2009, the consumer-driven ride-sharing corporation Uber was born. Since then, the firm has been lauded as one of the fastest-growing companies in the US, having reached more than 300 cities across six continents, with more than 1 million drivers.
  • Dubbed the Cyber Capital of Israel, this desert city is fast becoming a hub for innovation. Home to one of the leading universities in the country, the city has a wealth of potential as it positions itself to become an alternative to the Tel Aviv bubble in the center of the country.
  • Google is taking a massive logistical step to fix diversity gaps in Silicon Valley through a new partnership with Howard University, which will open a campus at the Googleplex.
  • Google rolled out several updates specifically for Brazilian users at an even in São Paulo that include special Brazilian Portuguese translation of emoji searches, audio calling via Google Duo, and direct posting to Google Search by people and places in the US and Brazil. They also announced a $5 million grant to the Lemann Foundation for a technology education project in the country.
  • It is important that startup companies don’t underestimate the importance of their website as it is often the first link to the company that a potential customer will see. A website that is littered with spelling mistakes suggests that the company doesn’t pay attention to detail and that they are unprofessional. A website that is not easy to navigate and not put together logically is off-putting and hard to use. The writing on a website can tell customers a lot about a company, and associated blogs can be a real asset for a company – so it makes sense to ensure that they are perfect.

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