Roli’s Songmaker Kit bundles its best music gear into one package

March 28, 2018 Editor 0

Roli’s Blocks, a system of portable, modular MIDI controllers for expressive music creation, are some of the most clever gadgets I’ve tried in the past few years. Now the company is combining some of its best gear into one package called the Songmaker Kit, retailing for $649. The Kit has previously been available in limited amounts on Roli’s website, but is now selling globally at physical and online locations. The kit includes three of the most important Blocks in the […]

This artist is building solar lanterns so kids can study and play after dark

March 28, 2018 Editor 0

Olafur Eliasson is an Icelandic-Danish artist, known for his large scale sculptures and and experiments with ephemeral elements.  In 2012, Eliasson started a foundation called Little Sun, which distributes thousands of palm-sized solar lanterns to communities living without access to light. Read more… More about Design, Education, Africa, Social Good, and Artist Powered by WPeMatico

How to evaluate secure messengers and decide which one is for you

March 28, 2018 Editor 0

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is running an excellent series on the potential and pitfalls of secure messaging app — this is very timely given the ramping up of state surveillance and identity theft, not to mention anyone looking to #DeleteFacebook and transition away from Facebook Messenger. (more…) Powered by WPeMatico

OnePlus Please Stop Explaining Your Phone Notch

March 28, 2018 Editor 0

Even though the iPhone X wasn’t the first handset with a notch (please see examples A and B), after Apple added cutouts to its $1,000 phone, a lot of Android fans suddenly developed strong feeling about the whole notch trend. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

What does Apple’s new SchoolWork and ClassKit mean for the classroom?

March 28, 2018 Editor 0

With the Chromebook becoming the darling of the US education system, and making inroads around the rest of the world, Apple needed to enhance its teaching tools to help push the iPad back into the conversation with educators. At the March 27 event for once the hardware wasn’t the star of the show. It was the apps and the tools that enable teachers to control them, with a particular focus on the collaborative side of things: a Chromebook strength and […]