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Internet addiction and school burnout feed each other

Excessive internet use contributes to the development of school burnout. School burnout, in turn, may lead to excessive internet use or digital addiction, according to research by the Academy of Finland. The findings show that, via school burnout, adolescents’ excessive internet use can ultimately lead to depression. Exposure to digital addiction is most likely to happen if the adolescent loses ...

Teaching of computing in schools faces big changes

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The Royal Society is commissioning a study to understand the challenges faced by teachers delivering computing and computer science and share best practice which can be adopted more widely. Professor Stephen Furber (right), from the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, will lead the research study which is part of a wider  action plan to transform computing ...

ARM, AMD, Huawei, IBM, Qualcomm, Mellanox and Xilinx team up on datacentre

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ARM, AMD, Huawei, IBM, Qualcomm, Mellanox and Xilinx have joined forces to bring a high-performance open acceleration framework to data centers. The companies are collaborating on the specification for the new Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators (CCIX). For the first time in the industry, a single interconnect technology specification will ensure that processors using different instruction set architectures (ISA) can ...

Google I/O: Google and Qualcomm demo Android embedded in a car

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Google wants to see the Android OS embedded directly into the car and it is working with semiconductor firm Qualcomm to achieve this. The functions of a concept car were demonstrated at Google I/O in California today.  They ran on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 automotive processor. The plan is to have a series of Automotive Development Platforms (ADP) for Snapdragon 820A and Snapdragon ...

Billions of trainers tagged in “biggest” IoT deployment

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Avery Dennison, provider of RFID technology to the retail clothing sector, has teamed with IoT data systems firm Evrythng to connect 10 billion clothing and footwear products for major brands to cloud-based product ID and tracking services. The IoT deployment will use Evrythng’s Janela platform to provide digital identity and data management capabilities to consumer products at the point of ...

UK robotics to get summer showcase

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UK tech industry will highlight the importance of robotics this summer with a nationwide programme of events for the first ever UK Robotics Week (25 June – 1 July 2016). Events will include open labs, schools and academic competitions and hackathons, and the build-up to UK Robotics Week will begin at the Imperial Festival 2016 on Saturday May 7th and ...

Microsoft combines BBC micro:bit and Bloodhound in skills initiative

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The BBC micro:bit educational computing module is the focus of a Model Rocket Car design competition for schoolchildren. Microsoft is behind the technology education initiative and it has joined with the Bloodhound landspeed record Project, along with the British Army and Buckingham Palace to create ‘Race for the Line’, a competition designed to encourage pupils from across the UK to ...

Google increases IoT user privacy with Eddystone beacon

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Google announced a new more secure version of its Eddystone beacon format to protect user privacy, called Eddystone-EID. Eddystone-EID protects user privacy in an app by broadcasting secure beacon signals, including website address URLs, using what’s termed a ‘rotating ephemeral identifier’. According to Google, this will allow manufacturers to manage access to beacons to avoid unpermitted access, and guard against ...

Google and IBM servers to reduce data centre power

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Google and IBM are leading a group of 200 companies starting projects to address the challenges of processing and storing big data in the world’s data centres. Under the banner of the OpenPOWER Foundation, Google is developing a new server as part of the Open Compute Project. The OpenPOWER Foundation supports the ecosystem for POWER CPUs, system platforms, firmware and middleware ...