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Prestigio Click&Touch: a virtual mouse & touchpad on a keyboard

The Prestigio Click&Touch keyboard from Clevetura is a clever and somewhat unusual piece of kit.

Let’s just state this plain and simple: this is a Bluetooth keyboard that acts as keyboard, but also as a mouse and a swipeable touchpad. 

Before we talk about the product, let’s point out what that means. Yes you could use it with a laptop or even with a larger machine. But, crucially, it also means you can use it with a tablet.

We’ve used other Bluetooth keyboards with tablets and it’s a nice way of being able to type properly and get a little more full-blown machine feel out of your mobile device. But with this product you can also ‘point’ onto the screen and use mouse-type commands.

You can be typing away and then rest a single finger on the keyboard (almosty anywhere at all) and a mouse ‘pointer’ icon will appear. Similarly,

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Virtual Program – Narrative Threads: New Jersey Quilts & Textiles

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This program is free and open to all. It will be presented on the Zoom platform.

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MPS holds virtual meeting to help families return to school via the internet

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These online learning tips will help parents prepare for a successful school year, even if it is virtual.

Many of the nation’s largest school districts plan to begin the fall semester online-only. As schools consider reopening, children face a future in which online courses will probably be part of the curriculum. To make the best of this situation, here are some tips to help your child adapt to learning from home.

Studies show that in online learning, parents often take on the role of a teacher. Making school a priority will help keep kids from treating online learning as a vacation.

Research suggests that some types of parental participation have a greater impact on children’s academic achievement than others. One analysis showed that schoolchildren benefit from discussions about learning and school-related issues with their parents and from joint readings.

Reduce distractions

A report in 2016 found that students spent about one-fifth of class time on laptops, smartphones and tablets, knowing that doing so could harm their grades. They

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Virtual house hunting gets a pandemic boost

It’s Saturday evening in London, and I’m house shopping in Dublin, thanks to a virtual-reality headset.

Temporarily forgetting she is sitting beside me, I shout to my wife: “I’m in the children’s bedroom.”

We can’t go to the Republic of Ireland ourselves to do this. Travellers from Great Britain need to restrict their movements for a fortnight, so nipping over and back is off the cards.

But I can take several paces through a virtual seaside flat in Dublin’s Dún Laoghaire, while based in our south London home.

Circles appear on the floor of the Dublin flat and, using hand controls, I can glide between them and explore.

Standing in each circle, I can peer up, down, whichever way I like. It is immersive and I feel as though I’m there, even if moving about feels a bit like using Google Street View.

Welcome to house shopping in the age

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Dyckman Farmhouse Gets Grant To Help With Virtual Programming

INWOOD, NY — The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is getting appreciated aid in its fight against the financial hardships that have come along with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Humanities New York (HNY) organization, which commits itself to strengthening civil society and the bonds of community, recently announced that the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is receiving $2,500 in the form of a grant from HNY’s CARES program.

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is located on 4881 Broadway at West 204 Street. It is the oldest remaining farmhouse in Manhattan and opened as a museum in 1916.

The museum is planning to use the Humanities New York grant to help create a free virtual summer camp program, as well as a virtual lecture series called “Talking About Race Matters: Join the Conversation.”

The program will take place on Wednesday evenings throughout the month of August, and will feature experts in the field, according to Meredith

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Online education was a mess in the spring. As COVID-19 prompts schools to stay virtual, will it get better this fall?

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Chicago Public Schools to make a hurried switch to remote instruction earlier this year, Lidia Muro said it didn’t work out so well for her 5-year-old stepson Elijah, then a kindergartner at Marvin Camras Elementary.

Some of the schoolwork he was given required logins and passwords his parents didn’t receive, she said. Communication with his teacher was lacking. And while it took Elijah a single day to finish math lessons that were supposed to stretch over months, he fell behind in reading.

“The program was mostly games, I think,” Muro said. “Educational games are good, but (children) can only do games for so long.”

Contrast that with the experience of Wauconda High School junior-to-be Tori Mraz. She found her school’s online classes to be rigorous but flexible, and while a lack of face-to-face instruction created challenges, she gave virtual education high marks.

“I did really

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Everything that happened at the Big Tech anti-trust virtual hearing

Everything that happened at the Big Tech anti-trust virtual hearing
Everything that happened at the Big Tech anti-trust virtual hearing

There was yelling. There was butt-kissing. There was Jeff Bezos forgetting to take himself off mute. Another congressional hearing where members of congress get to blast tech CEOs with questions – some crucial, some nonsense – is in the books.

As a hearing on anti-trust law, it was a historic moment of reckoning with the most powerful companies and people the modern world has ever known. It was also at times ridiculous and awkward, thanks to political theatrics, and the fact that all the CEOs appeared virtually via video conference because of coronavirus precautions.

Will it result in any action that impacts the might of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google? We’ll have to see how Congress looks after the November elections. If the democrats gain control, the companies could be subject to more intense regulations and potential restructuring. If the

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Ozark’ to Appear at First-Ever Virtual PaleyFest

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PaleyFest is the latest high-profile event to go remote: The Paley Center for Media announced its first-ever virtual PaleyFest L.A. event, which will open to the general public on August 10.

The Virtual PaleyFest L.A. selections include: Netflix’s “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings,” “Ozark,” and “Queer Eye”; Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; YouTube’s “Justin Bieber: Seasons”; NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers”; FX on Hulu’s “Mrs. America”; Pop TV’s “One Day at a Time,” and Starz’s “Outlander.” Programs can be viewed for free on the Paley Center’s YouTube channel.

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Citi will serve as the event’s official sponsor. All programming will be made available to Citi cardmembers and Paley Members on August 7. Those two groups will also be able to watch an exclusive panel conversation with the cast and creative team from Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek” as they reflect on

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What Harvard MBA Virtual Admissions Events Are Like

It was the first virtual graduation in the history of Harvard Business School

The COVID-19 pandemic forced b-schools across the nation to shift their courses online back in March. And following suit, many in-person events and functions had to be canceled only to be brought back in a virtual state.

At Harvard Business School, two primary admissions programs – the Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) and Peek Weekend—went virtual this summer due to the pandemic. Despite the fact that attendees didn’t meet in-person, the virtual gatherings still saw great success, according to an article by the HBS Newsroom.

“One silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic is that it provided an opportunity to expand virtual admissions events beyond what we thought was possible,” Kate Bennett, director of marketing for MBA Admissions at HBS, tells Newsroom. “We were able to reach a far higher number of prospective students—an unprecedented number of

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