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Online learning tops UK universities’ tech wish lists

New research has revealed that online learning tools are the most important technology for British universities and these tools are twice as popular than any other type of tech. A new survey, from Jisc and ucisa, also found that 68 percent of higher education (HE) digital leaders feel the effective use of this technology is  Full Article…

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Ex-Westwood Devs Reminisce About Making Original ‘Command & Conquer’

Released in 1995, “Command & Conquer” helped define the strategy game for an entire generation of gamers. Westwood Studios, the developer behind the game, had dabbled in real-time strategy before with “Dune 2,” but it was “C&C” that really put the genre on the map, and most contemporary real-time stratey titles–like Blizzard’s “Warcraft”–paled in comparison  Full Article…

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‘Speaking Simulator’ and the Fine Art of Talking

Most of us rarely consider just how difficult it would be to learn how to speak from scratch. But that’s the mission of one very odd upcoming game. Affable Games, a two-person team out of Brisbane, Australia, is currently developing “Speaking Simulator,” and they brought a demo of it to the Game Developers Conference. Sure,  Full Article…

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Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Named to National Registry, Along With ‘Schoolhouse Rock,’ ‘Superfly,’ Nina Simone and More

“Minnie the Moocher,” meet “The Blueprint.” The recordings being inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry for 2019 range from Cab Calloway’s 1931 signature single to a landmark 2001 Jay-Z album, with stops along the way for Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” and Cyndi Lauper’s “She’s  Full Article…

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Pet Sematary’

In Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary,” the big-city Creed family moves to rural Maine, inadvertently buying a plot of land that includes an ancient Indian burial ground. If you inter a beloved feline correctly in the creepy pet cemetery behind their house, it’s liable to come back … different. Same goes for cadavers of the non-cat  Full Article…

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