Okay, we can all attest to the power that Janet Jackson possesses in her music… but we didn’t know it was THIS powerful! Apparently, there is a certain song in her iconic catalog that can cause certain Windows laptops to crash. Seriously! Let us explain. In a recent blog post, Microsoft’s principal software engineer Raymond Chen […]
Freddie Figgers, the founder and owner of Figgers Communication in Tallahassee, Fla., channeled his natural curiosity into a thriving telecommunications business. The self-taught engineer and inventor is now taking in the ultra-competitive world of smart-phones with is own custom-designed device after earlier successes. At the age of nine, Figgers’ dad brought home a used IBM […]
While we’re all scrambling through toy stores to find Hatchimals, iPhones and every other sold-out item worth panhandling for, there is a hefty lot of alternatives out there that will impress the most trendy teen, fickle adult and snobby toddler. I’ve put together a list of gifts that won’t get you trampled like the Black […]
We’ve all heard about the problems associated with kids consuming too much technology. It discourages critical thinking, imagination and other useful skills that they’ll need to be productive adults. Aside from limiting a child’s consumption of tech or banning it altogether, there is a way to turn a love of gadgetry into useful knowledge that […]
With over 11.5 million Black millennials in the United States and $162 billion in generated revenue, the demographic is a game-changing influencer in the areas of tech and content.
Marques Brownlee was once called the best technology reviewer on the planet by a former top executive at Google. While Brownlee has never made such a claim for himself, his popular YouTube channel is one of the most-watched on the social media network. Brownlee, 22, is a native of Maplewood, N.J. He came by his […]
There’s a big push to get more African-Americans into the tech world and the culmination is happening this weekend. The Black Data Processing Association will hold its annual Technology Conference and Job Fair August 10th through 13th in Atlanta, Georgia. The BDPA provides training for professionals and scholarships for students in an attempt to increase […]
A new study shows that educators with a pessimistic attitude toward education technology tend to teach at urban and low-income schools. This further widens the digital divide.
A new report says schools are accepting technology from companies that are data mining students. The researchers say students are vulnerable to privacy violations and harmful marketing.
In this video, Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal discusses effective ways to open the education space for 21st century learning. His vision includes using culture to reach today's students.
Technology is affecting how people decide whether or not to have children, according to this The Jazzy Report! Click on the audio player to hear more on…