Girls scouts can now earn badges in science, technology, engineering and math

Robots, coding and race cars: Girl Scouts offer 23 new badges in STEM

Girl Scouts from tiny Daisies to teen Ambassadors may earn 23 new badges focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It’s the largest addition of new badges in a decade for Girl Scouts of the USA. The effort takes a progressive approach to STEM and also nudges girls to become citizen scientists using the Read more about Robots, coding and race cars: Girl Scouts offer 23 new badges in STEM[…]

Handwritten notes can be turned into digital text

Converting Pictures Into Words You Can Process

  Let’s say that you take a picture of a handwritten recipe. However, you might want to make a change to the recipe without completely rewriting the recipe by hand. Thankfully software exists that allows you to convert words in pictures into computer-processable text. This software is called Optical-Character Recognition (OCR) software.   Read more Read more about Converting Pictures Into Words You Can Process[…]

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Change this iPhone setting to stop receiving unwanted photos or files from strangers

AirDrop, which uses WiFi and Bluetooth, is unique because it doesn’t require you to share your number or a username with someone to send or receive a file. People turn on AirDrop for work to quickly share files, and teens have used it to share photos and get around social media bans in class, Business Read more about Change this iPhone setting to stop receiving unwanted photos or files from strangers[…]

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New reality? The fast-growing skill for online freelancers is VR, according to report

Demand for online freelancers with VR expertise grew far faster than for people with any other skill last quarter. Billings on VR projects grew more than 30-fold from the same period a year earlier, according to U.S. data provided by Upwork Inc.’s website that connects freelancers with employers. To learn more about this rapidly growing Read more about New reality? The fast-growing skill for online freelancers is VR, according to report[…]

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How to Make Your House Into a Smart Home

Nearly everything in your home — including air-conditioners, thermostats, lights and garage doors — can be connected to the internet and be remotely controlled with a mobile device or smart speaker. But setting up a so-called smart home can be mind-boggling: There is a plethora of different accessories that work only with certain products, and Read more about How to Make Your House Into a Smart Home[…]

This woman picks up the items that she bought using voice-activated shopping

Walmart and Google to Offer Voice-Enabled Shopping

Corporate giants Walmart and Google are teaming up to enter the voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon. From next month, US consumers will be able to buy Walmart products using the voice-activated Google Assistant platform on phones and home devices. Amazon’s AI virtual assistant Alexa already enables users to shop directly from the online retail Read more about Walmart and Google to Offer Voice-Enabled Shopping[…]

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How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs

Microsoft has always been a prominent name in the technology industry, but Apple continues to dominate. However, as the underdog, Microsoft has made impressive advances and innovations and may soon overtake the Apple. While Apple has focused more on mobile devices, Microsoft has worked on building versatile products, such as the Surface tablet, a tablet-laptop Read more about How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs[…]