Technology

$25 million bond project providing new technology in WSFCS

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system is putting about $25 million to work to better prepare their students for when they hit the workforce. As part of the 2016 bond referendum, Forsyth County residents approved the funds which go largely to updating technology in classrooms and media centers. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s very exciting for ... Read More »

Gadgets & Gizmos: Not An Idiot Box

If you’re shopping for the best TV tech these days, you’re probably going to have to pick between OLED and QLED. OLED TV panels are insanely thin, some even wallpaper-like, and offer uncompromised contrast levels, but they come with a price tag as large as the TV itself! Samsung’s rival QLED tech, on the other hand, claims to deliver significantly ... Read More »

Bridgeport Middle School gets technology coach

Bridgeport Middle School Principal Jonathan Colvin and technology coach Shannon McClain (Source: WAFF) JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) – A Jackson County middle school is partnering with Internet giant Google to better use technology in the classroom. It involves the hire of a full-time technology coach. This is actually the first of two Google grants that begin this school year. New technology ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Emergency Call Issue to Be Fixed via Software Update [Now Rolling Out]

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus confirms software update for OnePlus 5 The update will aim to fix emergency calling issue Users earlier reported their phone reboots when they dial 911 Several OnePlus 5 users recently reported a bug that prevented them from making emergency calls. According to the users, the OnePlus 5 smartphone rebooted every time an emergency number was dialled. OnePlus had earlier said ... Read More »

Indeed expansion signals rise of technology jobs in southwestern Connecticut

Southwestern Connecticut’s economy is programmed to grow its technology sector for years to come, according to industry experts. Job-search giant Indeed’s recent announcement that it would increase its Stamford contingent by some 500 people in the coming years represents a milestone for the local economy. Many see the company’s expansion as proof the area is developing into a top destination ... Read More »

New Lip-Sync Technology Uses Audio Clips to Generate Realistic Video

Scientists have developed new computer algorithms that can turn audio clips into a realistic, lip-synced video of the person speaking those words. The researchers successfully generated highly-realistic video of former US President Barack Obama talking about terrorism, fatherhood, job creation and other topics, using audio clips of those speeches and existing weekly video addresses that were originally on a different topic. “These type of ... Read More »

E-Commerce Sites Must Show MRP, Other Details From Next Year, Government Rules

HIGHLIGHTS E-commerce websites should mention MRP on products from Jan, 2018 Government rules that other details like expiry date should be given too “Consumers deserve the same protection online as offline,” said the govt To protect online consumers, the government has made it mandatory for e-commerce companies from January 2018 to print not only the MRP on goods but also ... Read More »

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Images Distant Galaxy With New Computer Code

HIGHLIGHTS Astronomers have obtained images 10 times sharper than what Hubble gave The reconstructed image revealed two dozen clumps of newborn stars The galaxy imaged appeared 11 billion years ago By applying a new computational analysis to a distant galaxy, astronomers have obtained images 10 times sharper than what Hubble could achieve on its own, NASA has said. The results show ... Read More »

Moto Z2 Spotted on China Site With July 25 Launch Date, Moto Z2 Force Specifications Leaked

HIGHLIGHTS Moto Z2 launch date was briefly listed on China site The smartphone is tipped to sport a dual camera setup Moto Z2 Force is expected to sport a 6GB of RAM While the Moto Z2 Play has already been made official, the Moto Z2 and Moto 2 Force are yet to be unveiled. Moto has sent out invites for a #HelloMotoWorld event ... Read More »

IRAN SEEKING NUCLEAR WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY, GERMAN INTEL SAYS

A ballistic missile is launched and tested in an undisclosed location, Iran, March 9, 2016. . (photo credit:REUTERS) Damning German intelligence reports emerged in June and July revealing the Iranian regime’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and missile technology in defiance of international sanctions and UN resolutions. A federal intelligence report also said that the Islamic Republic targets Jewish and ... Read More »