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“Bing is bigger than you think,” Microsoft boasts, at 33% of US searches – Ars Technica

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

reader comments 57 Bing is bigger than you think! #SEM #PPC #bingadswebcast pic.twitter.com/fFtEDvM634 — Bing Ads (@BingAds) August 17, 2017 We’ve known from Microsoft’s financial reports that Bing has been growing. The search engine became profitable in the third calendar quarter of 2015, and Microsoft says it has continued to grow both the market share and revenue-per-search since then. But how big is Bing? Via OnMSFT, Microsoft tweeted yesterday that…

‘The Daily': The Alt-Right and the Internet – New York Times

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

• Tech platforms like Google, Airbnb and PayPal are battling with far-right activists, who accuse the companies of censoring their ideas. • Two women in the middle of the violence in Charlottesville have filed a lawsuit against more than two dozen white nationalists and groups that organized the march. Tune in, and tell us what you think. Email us at thedaily@nytimes.com. Tweet me at @mikiebarb. And if you’re interested in…

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program – NPR

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

It was the year 2000 and Maine’s governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it. “Go into history class and the teacher says, ‘Open your computer. We’re going to go to rome.com and we’re going to watch an archaeologist explore the Catacombs this morning in real…

ScreenDrive: Volvo’s take on the touchscreen actually makes sense – The Verge

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. If you know anything about Volvo, you know this: it makes safe cars. The company has spent decades working on that goal and making sure you know about…

Six Hidden Downsides Of Being A Digital Nomad – Forbes

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Shutterstock The digital nomad lifestyle seen on social media can be captivating, especially if you’re stuck in a 9-to-5, sitting in a cubicle under fluorescent lights in a work environment you don’t like. After all, who doesn’t want to work from exotic, sunny locations, or meet new, fascinating people from all over the world, assert their independence, and find better work-life balance? As someone who’s been nomadic since 2014, lived…

What to do when your laptop’s touchpad stops working – PCWorld

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

When your laptop’s touchpad stops responding to your fingers, you’ve got a problem. Have you ever tried to use a Windows PC without a mouse, touchpad, or other pointing device? It’s all but impossible.  If the problem just started, reboot your computer and see if that fixes it. (Yes, I know that’s painfully obvious, but we all sometimes overlook the obvious.) If that doesn’t work, try these solutions. First, make sure…