Palm Beach County coalition shows a way to improve digital access

In South Florida, a coalition of community, heath and technology groups have developed an innovative project, in an attempt to bring digital access to all in the area. 

During Palm Beach County’s stay-at-home orders at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community realized just how many residents lacked fundamental digital access. In April of 2020, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County school district led initial discussions on the issue.

The county commission developed workgroups to advise the county government on navigating the pandemic, and the initial focus was to ensure that all students

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Argonne National Laboratory Computer Models Help PG&E Plan for Climate Change Impacts, Including Wildfires

LEMONT, Ill. & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Our climate is changing, and those changes impact critical infrastructure in the U.S. Patterns of floods, fires, heatwaves, and hurricanes are shifting, and forward-thinking companies are taking steps to analyze current and future climate-related risks so they can improve the resiliency of their infrastructure and keep critical services up and running.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) provides service to approximately 16 million people in California. To protect the safety of its customers and to support the reliability of its electric grid, PG&E is looking for additional tools to forecast and mitigate wildfire

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China to focus on ‘frontier’ tech from chips to quantum computing

GUANGZHOU, China — China is looking to boost research into what it calls “frontier technology” including quantum computing and semiconductors, as it competes with the U.S. for supremacy in the latest innovations.

In its five-year development plan, the 14th of its kind, Beijing said it would make “science and technology self-reliance and self-improvement a strategic pillar for national development,” according to a CNBC translation.

Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday that China would increase research and development spending by more than 7% per year between 2021 and 2025, in pursuit of “major breakthroughs” in technology.

China’s technology champions such as

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LastPass’s free plan will make you choose between your computer and your phone

You’ll once again have to pay for LastPass if you intend to use it across all your devices. As of March 16th, the company is limiting LastPass Free to one device type. You can use it across all your computers or all your mobile devices, but not both at the same time. Your first login on or after that date will determine your choice of platform, although you’ll have three chances to switch device types if you have second thoughts.

LastPass stressed that you won’t lose access to anything stored in your vault, but added that email support will be

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XPrize details Elon Musk’s $100M prize to fight climate change

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Last month, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO and richest person in the world Elon Musk announced he’d put a small percentage of his billions toward “a prize for best carbon capture technology.”  On Monday, XPrize announced the broad outline of the competition.

The nonprofit will run the contest, which it says will be the largest incentive prize in history. Teams from anywhere in the world are invited “to create and demonstrate a solution that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans and lock it away permanently in an environmentally benign way,” according to

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This Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Version of the Future of the Home Office

Pandemic lockdowns have shown that it is not necessary to tie employees to physical locations and offices, as AR and VR technologies make it possible to live anywhere and be present wherever you want.

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook proclaims that in the future work will overcome physical barriers and enter the level of virtual reality (VR) and augmented (AR). He pointed

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Friendswood ISD revamps website

A redesigned website for the Friendswood school district aims to make it easier and simpler for visitors, including parents and students, to access information and the district’s social media pages.

The new design also boosts the district’s ability to make quick updates and changes to the site as needed, said Dayna Owens, the district’s communications director, who spearheaded the redesign with colleague Kelsey Purcell.

Owens said key additions include a cleaner design and direct links to each campus (found through in a pull-down menu from “schools” in the top gray bar) and links to all the district’s social media pages.

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