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NC students face digital divide at home without internet


Yolanda Ames sits outside her Grier Heights apartment Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Ames, who canÕt afford the internet, is among half of households in her neighborhood in Charlotte with no internet subscription.

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This report is brought to you by The North Carolina News Collaborative, a coalition of 22 newspapers across the state. This occasional series, Bouncing Back: North Carolina’s Economic Journey to Recovery, is made possible through a grant from The Pulitzer Center.

Yolanda Ames and her boys live in a crowded apartment on a dead end street in East Charlotte’s Grier Heights.

Wires that could bring the world — and her boys’ classrooms — into her home zigzag between poles across her neighborhood.

But that world comes at too steep a cost for Ames. On a muggy afternoon this month, she had about $25 in her bank account, a vague notion of what she could make

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Arm Halts IoT Software Spin-Off Plans Amid Acquisition Rumors

Arm has halted its plan to spin off two IoT software businesses into standalone entities owned by parent company SoftBank Group amid rumors that Nvidia and other companies are interested in acquiring the British chip designer.

An Arm spokesperson confirmed to CRN on Tuesday that the company has reversed a previously announced plan that it would transfer its two IoT Services Group businesses, IoT Platform and Treasure Data, to new entities under SoftBank. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news Monday.

While Arm initially aimed to give the two businesses “their own operating structures and business strategies optimized for success” with the proposed spin-off, the company decided that the two IoT units could continue to operate under Arm with operations and accounting kept separate from its silicon licensing business, according to the spokesperson.

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“After further diligence, we have

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An HD Webcam, 21-Inch Monitor and 13 Other Computer Accessories Under $100

Smartphones and tablets have earned their place in the world of tech, but most of us still spend a big chunk of our day in front of a computer. Whether you’re an office worker, freelancer, or student, nothing will quite replace the power of a Mac, or PC.

Pairing your computer with the right accessories can help you get the most out of your machine. That could mean enabling you be more productive, adding, upgrading, or replacing a crucial component, or using your computer for more than just work.

We’ve collected the best accessories for your computer that cost less than $100. All of these accessories will work with a Mac or PC, and most will work with a Chromebook. We’ve also made sure that a majority of our picks can work with both a laptop or desktop, so you’re not limited to one type of machine.

1. Edifier R1280T

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