Amazon Announces New Fire 7 Tablet with Android 11 via FireOS 8

Amazon has just announced a new Fire 7 tablet and will  retail for $59 in the US and $69 in Canada. It features a 7 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 with 171 PPI. It is powered by a MediaTek Quad-core 2.0 GHz, 2GB of RAM and either 32 or 64GB of internal storage. If this is not enough, there is an SD card that is capable of an additional 1TB.  There is a USB-C port for charging it on your computer or plugging into a wall outlet. It has a 2 MP front and rear-facing cameras

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Acer’s new portable monitors can make 2D look like 3D

Acer's SpatialLabs View portable monitor.
Enlarge / Acer’s SpatialLabs View portable monitor.

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Good portable monitors improve your computing experience by providing more screen real estate. But two 4K portable monitors announced today, Acer’s SpatialLabs View and SpatialLabs View Pro, have a trick up their sleeves: making content look like it’s coming out of the screen. Using Acer’s proprietary hardware-software solution, SpatialLabs, the monitors can convert 2D content, like supported games, photos, and CAD designs, into stereoscopic 3D.

Certified by Adobe and Autodesk, SpatialLabs uses a specialized optical lens, two eye-tracking cameras, and AI to make 2D work look 3D without pesky glasses or

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New model could improve matches between students and schools

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For the majority of students in the U.S., residential addresses determine which public elementary, middle, or high school they attend. But with an influx of charter schools and state-funded voucher programs for private schools, as well as a growing number of cities that let students apply to public schools across the district (regardless of zip code), the admissions process can turn into a messy game of matchmaking.

Simultaneous applications for competitive spots and a lack of coordination among school authorities often result in some students being matched with multiple schools while others are unassigned. It can

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Learn How to Code: 22 Free Online Resources

Whether you’re looking for something new to learn, or just want to refresh your memory on something that might be a bit rusty, there are plenty of free sources online that you can take advantage of free code classes. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook is quite favorable for software developers:

“Employment of software developers is projected to grow 30 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of applications developers is projected to grow 28 percent, and employment of systems developers is projected to grow 32 percent….. Job prospects

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