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  • Traditional teaching faces a cyberthreat from school model

    Traditional teaching faces a cyberthreat from school model
    There's a new network of K-8 private schools called AltSchool, based in San Francisco and soon expanding to Brooklyn, N.Y., and Palo Alto. From that tiny amount of information — the name, the locations — you can probably guess that AltSchool is trying to modernize education for the digital age. At AltSchool, according to NPR, every student “has a laptop or a tablet, and they spend about 30% of their day on their devices, completing what are called playlists.”
  • Finally: Scientists come up with pass codes you can't forget

    Finally: Scientists come up with pass codes you can't forget
    Imagine a whole new type of password -- one that lets you dispense with all those numbers, letters and symbols, but is still impenetrable to attackers. Researchers at Britain's University of York and the University of Glasgow have created a new password...

    Durable goods orders unexpectedly up in April

    Durable goods orders unexpectedly up in April
    Orders for long-lasting durable goods surprisingly rose in April, the third straight monthly increase and a sign that factories will be increasing production after a slow winter, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. New orders were up 0.8% last month...

    Sly shoppers' bag of tricks

    Nordstrom is famously forgiving when shoppers change their minds about purchases. Customers love it — especially those whose motives may be questionable. The Seattle retailer has been known to take back well-worn clothing, shoes bought years...

    L.A. school board moves forward with computer effort

    L.A. school board moves forward with computer effort
    Continuing its efforts to provide every student with a computer, the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday agreed to distribute iPads to 38 more campuses, begin the process of purchasing laptops for seven high schools and buy as many tablets as needed...