Partners mentioned in the announcement include Google, Autodesk, Khan Academy, and Intuit. The initiative emphasizes curricula that are affordable and sometimes free, according to the … Read more
A full 50 percent of Internet users surveyed say they're concerned about the growing amount of personal information revealed about them online.
A study released Thursday by Pew Internet found that more people are worried about certain information now available online, including photos, videos, e-mail addresses, birth dates, phone numbers, home addresses, and groups to which they belong. The 50 percent cited in the poll is a jump from just 30 percent in 2009.
Surveying 792 Internet users about online privacy and anonymity, Pew also discovered that 86 percent of those polled have taken steps to protect themselves in … Read more
Microsoft's Bing search engine has been steadily gaining in US market share since 2010, but it still has a long road ahead in its potentially fruitless attempts to dethrone Google. Its strategy in that department -- to out-feature the no-frills search behemoth -- has proven effective in the past, and Microsoft has once again managed to keep up the fight with an overhauled video search function.
Announced Wednesday, the new Bing video search was designed "from the ground up," Microsoft's official Bing blog reveals, to put the focus on navigation and discovery while easing maneuverability between … Read more
Back to school isn't just for kids. As professors at top universities put more of their course materials online, everyone from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to teens at Ghana Internet cafes are taking advantage of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, to expand their minds.Some subjects don't lend themselves to just lectures and multiple choice quizzes, though. Stanford lecturer Clint Korver teaches entrepreneurship.
"A lot of online education you're seeing the video of the professor. You're taking a multiple choice test. That's the most boring parts of the educational experience. Now it's the … Read more
When I was growing up and didn't know what a word meant, my parents would send me to the bookshelf to look up the word up in a hardbound dictionary. The youth of today would laugh at this notion.
Online dictionaries now seem to be the go-to for finding word definitions. And, Google announced Thursday that it's making this process even easier.
In Google Search's revamped dictionary, besides the good old-fashioned word definition, people can now get sample sentences, synonyms, translations, spoken responses for words, and more.
For example, when a user types in "define artful,&… Read more
Hackers have breached the system of one of the world's most popular online video games: League of Legends.
Riot Games, which developed League of Legends, announced Tuesday that some usernames, e-mail addresses, salted password hashes, first and last names, and even some salted credit card numbers have been accessed. The salted data is somewhat protected, but if users have easily guessable passwords, their information could be susceptible to theft, Riot Games warned.
The affected users are only those who live in North America. While the accessed credit card information is alarming, it pertains only to records from 2011 and … Read more
Rockstar Games today released this video explaining what gamers can expect in Grand Theft Auto V's online mode. GTA V is set for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17. While the game hits in September, Grand Theft Auto Online won't be live until October 1.
Microsoft is still trying to resolve a nagging problem that has affected access to Outlook.com for many users.
A few of Microsoft's key online services started suffering from hiccups on Wednesday. Many users reported trouble trying to access Outlook.com, SkyDrive, and Contacts. Microsoft's status dashboard confirmed the trouble with all three. The problems with SkyDrive and Contacts were apparently resolved on Wednesday, and they were given a clean bill of health later in the day via the status page.
Outlook.com has remained the sole problem child, and it's proving to be a difficult one. … Read more
Be honest with me. When you go on a dating site, what are you there for?
Are you truly looking for the partner of your everlasting dreams? Or do you prefer those dreams to be short and temporary?
I need to know because I have just been given exclusive eyes to a study that seems to compare how much men and women value exclusivity.
The principle behind this study was eclectically profound. Forty profiles were created for the dating site OkCupid. Twenty were male and 20 were female. The photographs of real, malleable people were used.
The profiles were written … Read more