Jun 262014

What a great collection!  By Anup More at Linux.com…

Often due to some restrictions by the web development company, most of the web developers are forced to use free open source platforms such as Ubuntu. For such developers, it becomes headache to work without the tools that are mandatory and used for developing a website. However, there are some similar tools available for Linux that can be used in the web development.

via Web Development Tools for Linux & How to Install Them | Linux.com.

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Jun 262014

An impressive list of upcoming changes to Android, ChromeOS, Chromecast, Google Docs, and more.  By JR Raphael at ComputerWorld.com…

The big G kicked off its annual Google I/O developers’ conference with a massive two-and-a-half-hour keynote this morning — and this one was positively jam-packed with huge consumer news. Last year’s I/O may have been relatively quiet, but El Goog more than made up for it with this year’s avalanche of announcements.

via Google I/O condensed: The 33 most important things to know | Computerworld Blogs.

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Jun 232014

While I appreciate the good intentions behind it, here comes another unfunded mandate increasing the costs in higher education.  Next story line (from a different author) will be something like “The Soaring Costs of Tuition in U.S. Higher Education.”

By Karen Farkas at Cleveland.com…

In a continuing effort to curb campus sexual assaults, the U.S. Department of Education officially proposed a new rule that requires colleges and universities to compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, Inside Higher Ed reported.

via Universities may be required to keep statistics on dating violence, domestic violence and stalking: Higher Education Roundup | cleveland.com.

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Jun 192014

I’ll be checking in on this interesting initiative.  I have three family members going to school here.

By Conner Forest at TechRepublic.com…

Virginia’s Chesterfield County Schools recently announced that it will launch the largest education deployment of Chromebooks to date. Here’s what you can learn from it.

via 32,000 Chromebooks: How a Virginia school system bet on Google’s PC platform – TechRepublic.

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Jun 042014

Fascinating story at TelecomsTechNews.com, by Ryan Daws…

We’ve spoke previously about Google’s ambitious project to provide internet access in hard-to-reach locations, called ‘Project Loon’. Clearly not content with this, the company is looking to spend an expected minimum of $1 Billion on satellites to provide Earth-wide Wi-Fi for the masses.

Its rollout will consist of 180 “small, high-capacity satellites” which will orbit the Earth at a low altitude and be led by field expert, Greg Wyler, from satellite start-up O3B networks. It is said his team – consisting of between 10 and 20 people – will report directly to Larry Page.

The initial plans are expected to cost between $1 billion to “more than $3 billion” dependent on the network’s final design. If successful, a later phase could double the amount of satellites placed into the atmosphere.

via Google to cover earth in Wi-Fi via $1 Billion+ worth of satellites – Telecoms Tech.

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