Month: October 2020

Partnership Between College of Technology, Microsoft Focused on Innovation, Digital Proficiency

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The College of Technology has joined a statewide initiative to bring digital and technical skills to students and the workforce across Texas. Photo: Getty Images

The University of Houston College of Technology has joined Microsoft and other Texas innovation entities in a statewide initiative to bring digital and technical skills to students and the workforce. Part of Microsoft’s Accelerate program, the collaboration will create training in innovation skills and digital technology proficiency, along with opportunities for economic recovery in communities impacted by COVID-19.

“The University of Houston is proud to be part of an effort to prepare strong professionals

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The Best New Laptops Coming in Fall 2020

In the lead-up to the holiday buying season each year, a slew of new laptops always getting announced. Between the upcoming move to Apple Silicon for Macs to the highly anticipated launch of Intel’s 11th-gen processors, the end of 2020 is turning out to be a fascinating time to buy a new laptop.

Below are the best new laptops currently scheduled for release before the end of 2020, including some that are yet to be confirmed.

Asus ZenBook S

Asus is the David to the Goliaths of companies like Dell and HP. The company continues to churn out new

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The best Black Friday deals 2020: All the best early offers

The best Black Friday deals 2020

Black Friday deals are already on their way, despite the shopping season not officially starting until Friday November 27. That means there’s a lot to take in already, but should you buy now or wait? And what do we expect to see on the shelves over the next few weeks? We’re answering all these questions and more with our guide to the best Black Friday deals of 2020. 

You’ll find all the Black Friday deals live right now just below, but it’s worth noting that more offers are going live every day. Amazon is

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College-Aged Voters Have the Power to Shift the Election

Youth-led Twin cities Awake the Suburbs protest on June 17. (TML Weekly / Creative Commons)

“I feel like it’s just a waste for me not to,” said Avery Walker, a Pennsylvania college sophomore, of her plans to vote this November. “If I don’t vote in this election, then clearly I don’t think voting is important.” 

Walker’s message reflects a key consensus amongst experts: The youth vote will be crucial in deciding the outcome of next week’s election.

With the clock ticking down towards Nov. 3, a newly energized Gen Z is expected to turnout in record high numbers.

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These 25 Technology Trends Will Define The Next Decade

We may not be living on Mars or traveling to work using jet packs, but there’s no doubt the coming decade will bring many exciting technological advances. In this article, I want to outline the 25 key technology trends that I believe will shape the 2020s.

1.     Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The increasing ability of machines to learn and act intelligently will absolutely transform our world. It is also the driving force behind many of the other trends on this list.

2.     The Internet of Things (IoT).

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