Host a TED-Ed Club Day event for your community


Students participating in the TED-Ed Clubs program are celebrating their TED-Ed Talks by hosting a Club Day event. TED-Ed Club Day events are informal gatherings all around the world that feature youth speakers sharing their ideas with their education community. Want to learn how to host a Club Day event? Keep reading for more details!…

AWS introduces 1-click Lambda functions app for IoT


When Amazon introduced AWS Lambda in 2015, the notion of serverless computing was relatively unknown. It enables developers to deliver software without having to manage a server to do it. Instead, Amazon manages it all and  the underlying infrastructure only comes into play when an event triggers a requirement. Today, the company released an app…

Supreme Court allows states to legalize sports betting, opening floodgates for online gambling profits


Whoever had the over on DraftKings‘ boss Jason Robins and FanDuel chief executive Matt King being given a potential billion-dollar windfall by the Supreme Court’s decision to allows sports betting should head to the cashier’s cage. In a six-to-three decision (Justice Breyer was a partial dissent), Supreme Court Justices struck down a federal law that…

President Trump says he’s working to give ZTE a reprieve


In a remarkable development, President Trump has thrown an olive branch to controversial Chinese telecom firm ZTE . The company, which sells telcom network equipment and consumer devices including smartphones, said on Wednesday that it would cease its main business operations after the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a seven-year export restriction for the company, resulting in…

Subscriptions for the 1%


We are in a subscription hell. Paywalls are going up across the internet, at aggregated prices few but Jeff Bezos can afford. The software I used to pay for once now requires an annual tax, because … “updates.” We are getting less every day, and paying more for it, all the while the core openness…

Apple hit with lawsuit over the “completely reinvented” Macbook keyboard it rolled out back in 2015


A little more than three years ago, Apple announced a new MacBook with a “butterfly” keyboard that was 40 percent thinner and ostensibly four times more stable than the previous “scissor” mechanism that MacBooks employed. The promise was to more evenly distribute pressure on each key. Not everyone loved this “reinvention,” however, and now, Apple is facing…

Gillmor Gang: Pop-Up Shop


The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Frank Radice, Esteban Kolsky, Michael Markman, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Friday, May 11, 2018. Audio networks, a new Beatles, and other digital cliffhangers @stevegillmor, @dsearls, @fradice, @mickeleh, @ekolsky Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor Liner Notes Live chat stream The Gillmor Gang on Facebook The…