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Verizon 4G LTE-based Home Internet maximizes rural availability edge

  • Verizon extended the availability of its 4G LTE-based Home Internet, and is now available in 189 markets
  • This allows Verizon to further capitalize on its advantage over the other major US wireless carriers in offering rural 4G.
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Verizon announced that its 4G LTE-based Home Internet service is now available in 189 markets across 48 states. In July 2020, Verizon began rolling out the service in a handful of markets across the Southeast.

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Verizon extended the availability of its 4G LTE-based home broadband.

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The service will cost $60 per month for non-Verizon wireless customers, or $40 per month for those with Verizon mobile plans (but only if they already pay more than $30 per month). Verizon promises typical download speeds

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Alexa, Play My Alibi: The Smart Home Gets Taken to Court

Lauren Goode: Mike.

MC: Lauren, do you ever wonder if the things that you say to Alexa might become evidence if you committed a crime?

LG: Well, I try very hard not to commit crimes, Mike.

MC: Alexa, do you send your recordings to the police?

Alexa: Sorry. I’m not sure about that.

MC: Alexa, do you send your recordings to the FBI?

Alexa: No, I work for Amazon.

MC: Alexa, does Amazon share your recordings with the FBI?

Alexa: Amazon takes privacy seriously. For more information, and to view Amazon’s privacy notice, visit the Help section of your Alexa app.

LG: Yeah, I’m sure lots of people are going to do that.

MC: [Laughs]

[Gadget Lab intro theme music]

MC: Hi everyone. Welcome to Gadget Lab. I am Michael Calore, a senior

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NC students face digital divide at home without internet

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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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How to speed up your home Internet and Wi-Fi on the cheap

You can speed up your home Internet connection and Wi-Fi for cheaper than you’d think. It’s a need many homes are facing now, when the pandemic traps both students and parents under one roof, all trying to work online at the same time. 

Wi-Fi range becomes an especially painful issue. In our tiny home, spreading out meant we needed solid signal even in corners of the house, deck, or yard that never mattered before. While an Internet drop-out while surfing the web was no big deal a year ago, a drop-out during a Zoom call is about as embarrassing today as showing up to work with your shirt on inside-out.

Here’s how I sped up our home Wi-Fi and even coaxed more speed out of our main Internet connection (with an assist from our ISP). It takes some smart shopping and DIY can-do spirit, but my cash outlay was minimal–and

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Empirical Software Engineering | Home

COVID-19 and Software Engineering
EMSE is now receiving submissions relating to topics on COVID-19. See “Journal Updates” below.

COVID-19 and impact on peer review
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Empirical Software Engineering provides a forum for applied software engineering research with a strong empirical component, and a venue for publishing empirical results relevant to both researchers and practitioners. Empirical studies presented here usually involve the collection and analysis of data and experience that can be used to characterize, evaluate and reveal relationships between software development deliverables, practices, and technologies. Over time, it is expected that such

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Home – Learning Technologies

Inspiring Education supports a vision of success for every student in an inclusive education system.   Achieving this vision requires focusing on the learner, and leveraging technology to support the creation and sharing of knowledge. In today’s classrooms, a wide range of technologies are also creating new options for differentiated instruction and for the inclusion of students with disabilities.

Introduction

The use of technologies can increase teachers’ capacity to provide support, choice and flexibility to students. It can also directly support the learning of individual students with wide differences in their abilities to see, hear, speak, move, read, write, understand English, attend, organize, engage and remember.

There are numerous ways that technology in the classroom can be leveraged to address diverse learning needs. To do this efficiently and effectively requires careful selection, purposeful planning and thoughtful implementation. Not all technologies are equally useful, either for individual students or for educational

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Calling and Texting Restrictions. Calling to numbers within the United States and Canada, and texting and other services provided by magicJack®, are based on normal, non-excessive use. If we become aware of unreasonably excessive use of the Services, including but not limited to, usage that is extraordinarily greater than the average customer usage, or calling more than 50 different telephone numbers per day, or forwarding calls from your App for longer than a two week consecutive period, or systematic or intentional misuse, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your use of the App and Service

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Home | Computer Science and Engineering

What an exciting time to be a computer scientist! Connected, computational devices permeate every aspect of modern life. Computational thinking and programming have joined mathematics, reading, and writing as essential skills for every student regardless of major. Right now, our department faces a myriad of opportunities and challenges. I am delighted to report that our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are embracing the opportunities and overcoming the challenges as they provide leadership and innovative solutions across all of our missions of education, research, and outreach.

In education, we are meeting the ever-increasing interest in computer science from majors as well as non-majors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by strategically expanding our offerings including our new Bachelor of Science in Computational Data Science degree program. At more than 1,600 students as of Fall 2019, our programs are now the largest in the College of Engineering and one of the

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SN Computer Science | Home

SN Computer Science is a broad-based, peer reviewed journal that publishes original research in all the disciplines of computer science including various inter-disciplinary aspects. The journal aims to be a global forum of, for, and by the community and offers:

  • Rapid peer review under the expert guidance of a global Editorial Board
  • No color or page charges, free submission, and is free to access for the first two years of publication
  • High visibility
  • Opportunities to Societies/Conferences/Institutes/Laboratories/Corporates to ‘partner’ with the Journal and enjoy the benefit of planning and publishing issues in hot areas of research, without being under the pressure of publishing a full-fledge journal

SN Computer Science welcomes submissions from a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Machine learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Image Processing
  • Computer Graphics
  • Human-Computer Interface
  • Document and Handwriting Processing
  • Video Technologies
  • Biometrics and Computer Forensics
  • Soft Computing
  • Brain
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People stuck at home due to virus turn to news programming

NEW YORK (AP) — With millions of American homebound due to the coronavirus pandemic, there’s little surprise they’re curious about what’s going on in the world.

News programs reached more people than they had in years and, in one case, notched its biggest average audience ever, the Nielsen company said.

Two of the broadcast evening newscasts, which offer a cogent summary of the day’s developments, had a bigger average audience than any program in prime-time last week. They were ABC’s “World News Tonight,” up 38 percent in viewers from its season average, and NBC’s “Nightly News,” up 47 percent.

The “CBS Evening News” audience was 31 percent higher than it is typically.

The cable news networks, which never turn off, were also playing in millions of American homes. MSNBC’s daytime audience, starting at 6 a.m., was higher than any other week since the network began in 1996.

CNN’s daytime audience

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