New Orleans schools, internet providers working to get students online fast

Hellen Wadman

NOLA Public Schools has a laptop available for every student with around 16,000 hot spots purchased for students who need internet access.

NEW ORLEANS — Students in New Orleans and in other parts of the state will begin the school year virtually. That means they’ll all need access to internet.

“At the start of the school year, we’re entirely virtual,” said Allison Lowe, principal of Akili Academy of New Orleans. 

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Cyborg: Human organs could soon merge with computers to monitor health

Hellen Wadman

A new ‘cyborg-like’ technology has been developed to safely merge electronic devices with human tissue to better monitor health and track tumours.

Scientists from the University of Delaware found a way to attach devices inside a human body by connecting it to tissue using a coating that is more energy efficient. 

Connecting electronics to tissue is a ‘huge challenge’, researchers say as materials used in technology like gold and silicon

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New way to study ocean life

Hellen Wadman

Like spirits passing between worlds, billions of invisible beings rise to meet the starlight, then descend into darkness at sunrise. Microscopic plankton’s daily journey between the ocean’s depths and surface holds the key to understanding crucial planetary processes, but has remained largely a mystery until now. A new Stanford-developed rotating microscope, outlined in a study published Aug. 17 in Nature Methods, offers for the first time a way to

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Here’s who’s getting Rainbow Six Siege’s new hard breaching gadget

Hellen Wadman

Attacking team composition in Rainbow Six Siege has, for years now, depended largely on the choice of who to bring along as a hard breacher, particularly for certain bomb sites. Teams on offense know that they’ll need a Thermite, Hibana, Ace, or Maverick if they’re going to get through reinforced walls. With Operation Shadow Legacy, that’s about to change: now, eight more attackers will have the option to bring a

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The Smart Way To Profit Off The “Internet Of Things”

Hellen Wadman

GOOGL) just made a statement. On August 3, Google announced that it’s investing $450 million in home security company ADT Corp (ADT). The investment will give Google a 6.6% stake in the company.” data-reactid=”12″Google (GOOGL) just made a statement. On August 3, Google announced that it’s investing $450 million in home security company ADT Corp (ADT). The investment will give

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San Ramon Nonprofit Collects Computer Monitors For Local Teachers

Hellen Wadman

SAN RAMON, CA — A San Ramon nonprofit is collecting monitors from donors across the Bay Area to benefit Northern California teachers starting their school year with distance learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.



a laptop sits on top of a wooden table: Donations are sought from people across the Bay Area.


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Donations are sought from people across the Bay Area.

Vouch4Vets, which helps connect veterans with white-collar jobs, is switching gears to help connect teachers with larger monitors meant to make their jobs easier come

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Integrated ocean management for a sustainable ocean economy

Hellen Wadman

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    What is the real Warp Speed timeline?

    Hellen Wadman

    With help from Zachary Brennan, David Lim, Brianna Ehley and Lauraine Genota.

    — What is the real Warp Speed timeline? A new Pentagon website raises questions.

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    AstraZeneca leads vaccine trial enrollment, but companies are a far cry from 30,000 apiece.

    FDA says HCQ came from a questionable manufacturer in new memo.

    It’s Friday, welcome back to Prescription Pulse. Did you get your Anthony Fauci bobblehead before they

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    Tips to help improve broadband speed (Includes interview)

    Hellen Wadman

    There are many frustrations from working at home, from other family members, to longer-hours and persistent bosses. Having a slow broadband speed does not help the situation of assist with creating a calm working environment. Poor broadband is often the result of inadequate infrastructure or the consequence of an overstrethed provider of Internet services (a service that most employees are having to pay for themselves). Nonetheless, there are things that
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    Morrison concerned over 811 question delays, speed of test results

    Hellen Wadman

    P.E.I.’s chief public health officer is echoing concerns brought to her attention about 811 delays that are preventing people with COVID-19 questions from getting through.

    In an interview on CBC News: Compass Thursday, Dr. Heather Morrison said she is worried about the time it is taking for the call centre to return calls, as well as the length of time it takes from the point of testing to getting those

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    Make 2020 the year you master web development with this 11-course bundle that’s 98% off

    Hellen Wadman

    The internet already feels incredibly vast, but you ain’t seen nothing yet. Nearly half the world still lacks internet access, and when they finally do get online, we’ll see an explosion of new ideas, products, and services that are all suited for the modern, always-evolving web.

    The backbone of the web as we know it are web developers. This army of experts is unsung heroes, designing the sites that you

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    Google has asked the government to test next-gen Wifi in US cities

    Hellen Wadman

    • Google is asking the government to let it test next-generation 6GHz WiFi in dozens of cities across the US, according to filings seen by Business Insider.
    • The company wants to test the new technology in 17 states in total, and several cities within California.
    • 6GHz WiFi will be a major upgrade, but don’t expect it to arrive in devices for some time to come.
    • Are you a Google insider with
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    Consumer protection: OfReg launches internet speed test

    Hellen Wadman

    Utility regulator OfReg is providing consumers with a new system to test the speed of their internet connections and verify whether they are receiving the level of service they are paying for.

    Internet services have been the topic of frequent consumer complaints, Public Accounts Committee chairman Ezzard Miller said during a hearing concerning the performance of OfReg in July.

    The new independent speed test system launched by OfReg last week

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    So-called ‘speed test’ could cost you thousands

    Hellen Wadman

    Vulnerable Australians are being swindled out of thousands by “insidious” scammers posing as the NBN and asking customers to do a speed test.

    Over the past six months, a new scam has been on the rise, where customers receive an email from someone posing as NBN Co, and are urged to click a link to test the speed of their connection.

    With just one click, they are unwittingly giving scammers

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    New iPhones keep their resale value the best, followed by these other phones

    Hellen Wadman

    We’ve got fresh 2020 data on which phones are holding their value and which phones aren’t – useful information if you think you might want to trade your current handset in for a newer model in the near future.

    A new annual report put together by cash-for-gadgets enterprise MusicMagpie is based on trade-in data collected from its own deals with customers. As well as showing which handsets hold their value,

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    Mayor Isko turns over P1B worth of learning gadgets, SIM cards to Division of City Schools

    Hellen Wadman

    Mayor Isko turns over P1B worth of learning gadgets, SIM cards to Division of City Schools

    The Manila city government on Monday turned over thousands of gadgets and connectivity devices to the Division of City Schools (DCS)-Manila in preparation for the new blended distant learning setup. 

    (Manila PIO)

    Manila Mayor

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    Cool back-to-school gadgets for students that are home-schooling

    Hellen Wadman

    From clocks that gently wake you to Insta-video-studios for kids, Gadget Guy Steve Greenberg’s picks make at-home learning easier and fun #NewDayNW

    SEATTLE — Shopping for school supplies is one of the best parts of heading back to school. But this year, with all the remote learning our list might look a bit different.  Gadget Guy Steve Greenberg took the “new normal” into consideration as he rounded up the coolest

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    ‘Latest Computer Gadgets’ Makes Buying New Smart Watches, Drives and Tech Devices Easier with Insightful Reviews

    Hellen Wadman

    New York, NY – August 21, 2020 – A new tech and gadget review platform called “Latest Computer Gadgets” has just opened up for tech devotees, and it promises to be everything that tech enthusiasts wish for.

    Detailed information about the pros and cons of certain products make purchase decisions more satisfying. At Latest Computer Gadgets, prospective buyers will have access to a wide range of information

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    Engadget The Morning After | Engadget

    Hellen Wadman

    Now we’re done being drip-fed the Pixel 4a (oh, and it arrived), we move on to the Pixel 5 and a 5G variant. A briefly visible Reddit photo, spotted by 9to5Google, appeared to show both Pixel phones in the wild, along with specifications.

    Pixel leak

    Reddit

    It suggests that the Pixel 4a 5G (on the right) would have an extra camera over the standard Pixel 4a, not to mention an even

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