Neowin News Feed for: Students Neowin News Feed for: Students en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Chinese students are suing Apple because it doesn't ship iPhones with a charger <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple is being sued by Chinese students for failure to include a charger with an iPhone. They say that the USB-C to Lightning cable provided doesn&#039;t work as advertised by Apple and want compensation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 27 Oct 2021 17:04:02 +0000 Microsoft is working on a new Surface laptop running "Windows 11 SE" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is reportedly developing a new Surface laptop device targeting educational markets. It will feature a plastic exterior, an 11.6-inch 768p display, up to 8GB of RAM, and &quot;Windows 11 SE&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 26 Oct 2021 14:10:09 +0000 Google releases new Android development curriculum <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has released a new curriculum that educators can leverage to teach their students how to write Android apps using Kotlin. Google recommends that instructors have some programming knowledge. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 09 Feb 2021 21:08:01 +0000 Amazon Future Engineer programme lands in Canada <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amazon Future Engineer has launched in Canada to help students gain important skills in computer science. The firm will invest $3 million over three years which will benefit over a million kids. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:48:02 +0000 Students can now stream Hulu for just $1.99 a month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>College students can now access Hulu&#039;s ad-supported plan for $1.99 per month, a discount of $4 from the plan&#039;s usual cost. The offer is restricted to students living in the United States. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Mon, 11 Jan 2021 18:48:01 +0000 Three to offer disadvantaged school kids unlimited data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three is offering disadvantaged school children free unlimited data upgrades to help them engage in remote learning. The data is being provided in partnership with the UK Department for Education. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:38:01 +0000 AT&T is offering affordable wireless data plans to teachers and students <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The firm is attempting to enable connected learning by offering discounted wireless data plans, including free hotspots. It is also committing $10 million to help underserved communities. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Thu, 12 Nov 2020 20:52:01 +0000 Apple suspends business with Pegatron over labour issues <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has suspended future business with its supplier, Pegatron after it was found to be using student labour outside of normal rules. Pegatron said it&#039;s taking corrective measures. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 09 Nov 2020 20:34:01 +0000 Netflix has made a selection of documentaries free on YouTube <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Many of the firm&#039;s nature documentaries, including Our Planet and Babies, have been uploaded to its US YouTube channel. Subtitles in more than 12 languages will be available later this week. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Sat, 18 Apr 2020 03:48:01 +0000 Minecraft: Education Edition introduces new "Mindful Knight" world and lesson plan <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The new world for Minecraft: Education Edition revolves around the retrieval of armor relics through observance of different forms of mindfulness. It is available for download starting today. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:22:01 +0000 Spotify's student premium plan now includes Showtime along with Hulu <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Spotify&#039;s Premium for Students plan now includes a subscription for Showtime as well as Hulu at the existing price of $4.99/mo. Additionally, new subscribers get Spotify for $0.99 for first 3 months. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vishal Laul) Wed, 29 Aug 2018 16:16:01 +0000 Bangladesh government blocks mobile internet after protests turn violent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Reports claim that the Bangladeshi government has blocked mobile internet in some regions after protests against the killing of two students in a road accident turned violent, with over 100 injured. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 05 Aug 2018 16:16:01 +0000 Office 365 Education adds more features, including dictation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In addition to the new Windows 10 S laptops and tablets unveiled today for students and schools, Microsoft has gone into more detail about what has recently been or will be added to its Office suite. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Keefer) Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:40:01 +0000 Study: students can't distinguish between real news and an advertisement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A recent study by researchers at Stanford University found that while young people are indeed social media savvy, they have difficulty determining genuine news from sponsored content. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:50:01 +0000 Microsoft offers students up to $499 savings with Surface + Xbox One bundles <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is offering significant discounts to students who buy a Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book with an Xbox One - and savings of almost $500 are available on even the most inexpensive bundles. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:30:01 +0000 Microsoft is looking for exceptional students to have an 'experience day' at its UK R&D lab <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft wants to find the most promising students, aged 14-18, with an interest in computer science, to join it for a special experience day at its world-renowned research lab in Cambridge, UK. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 25 May 2016 07:58:01 +0000 Microsoft makes life a bit easier for teachers with new Class Notebook Add-in for OneNote <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With over 400,000 teachers and 3.5 million students now using its Class Notebook for OneNote, Microsoft is launching a new Add-in, designed and built with teachers in mind - and with their input. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:02:35 +0000 Acer announces the TravelMate B117, a notebook designed for the classroom <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Acer, in collaboration with Microsoft has unveiled the TravelSmart B117, a notebook made for the education market, aiming to make collaboration between teachers and students much easier. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:02:01 +0000 Study reveals smartphone ban at school helps boost students' test scores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A recent study has revealed that banning students from using their phones at school improved their test results. It also showed significant improvement of the test scores of underachieving students. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Tue, 19 May 2015 14:54:01 +0000 UK Universities ban watches in exam halls ahead of Apple Watch release <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Considering all the hype around the upcoming Apple Watch, which will be available this April, several UK universities have started banning the use of watches in exam halls altogether. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 07 Feb 2015 18:56:01 +0000 TechSpot: The Best Tech Deals and Discounts for Students <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>To help the millions of broke college students out, we&#039;ve compiled a list of some of the top tech-related student discounts from a variety of vendors. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Julio Franco) Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:42:01 +0000 DivX Plus Bundle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2094326630DivX.jpg" alt="" /></div>Based on the newest video compression standard, DivX HEVC strives to deliver up to 50% better compression than its H.264-based predecessor, DivX Plus HD. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Razvan Serea) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:27:23 +0000 Facebook to provide certain students in North Carolina with free WiFi <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/542942797facebook-zuck.png" alt="" /></div>Just after a year of creating the project, Facebook is at it again. They have made plans with the Rutherford County School District to bring free WiFi to its students. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brockman Davis) Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:41:36 +0000 Teachers warn of serious developmental issues in children 'addicted' to tech <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/11110055821906796031videos_megaplex_20110302.jpg" alt="" /></div>Teachers warn of infants struggling to play with building blocks, children with poor social skills and teenagers unable to handle pen-and-paper exams, due to &#039;overexposure&#039; to tablets, phones and PCs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:07:09 +0000 Microsoft extends $199 Surface RT school discount to September 30th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/785872806surface_logo2.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is extending its offer for schools to buy Surface RT tablets for just $199 each, along with price cuts for Touch and Type Covers, from August 31st to September 30th. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:31:33 +0000 Microsoft offering Surface RT to students for $199 [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/785872806surface_logo2.jpg" alt="" /></div>Starting today, and until August 31 2013, Microsoft will be making its Surface RT 32GB tablet available to students for just $199, through their schools and universities. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:13:04 +0000 Microsoft opens fourteen Innovation Centres across India <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/632851535microsoft-logo-2012-icon.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has launched fourteen Innovation Centres across four Indian states. The centres allow for students to gain certification with Microsoft&#039;s products, with seven in Andhra Pradesh alone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:52:29 +0000 $35 Android tablet releases in India, aimed at students <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1696025321india-flag.png" alt="" /></div>India&#039;s president, Pranab Mukherjee, has unveiled the country&#039;s Aakash-2 tablet. A successor to the original Aakash, the new model brings Android 4.0 to the table and is aimed at students especially. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:04:07 +0000 Windows 8 for DreamSpark students coming August 25th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/437326076win8boxlogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Students enrolled in Microsoft&#039;s DreamSpark program will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 starting on August 25th, according to a Microsoft blog post. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:30:47 +0000 Samsung to release Student Edition GTab, undercutting their own product <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/733002630tab7-7_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Samsung are to release a new variant of their Galaxy Tab 7.0. Entitled the &#039;Student Edition&#039;, it includes extras and retails for the same price as a standard model.... for some reason. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:30:19 +0000 Microsoft's Imagine Cup by the numbers, awesomeness <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" shot 2012-07-09 at 7.56.47 pm_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Imagine Cup is a global competition that fosters innovation and creative thinking to solve some of the most complex challenges that we face everyday. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 10 Jul 2012 02:16:35 +0000 Students first to be offered $20/month Google Chrome laptop package <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>The blogosphere has been abuzz with discussion in recent weeks over rumours that Google is poised to launch its new Chrome-powered notebook under an innovative package that would eschew an up-front fee in favour of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 11 May 2011 09:02:36 +0000 Revealed: How schools use laptop webcams to spy on students [Video] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1504797706466.png" alt="" /></div>Last week Neowin reported on a shocking case at the Lower Merion High School district in Pennsylvania, U.S. The FBI confirmed later that they will be opening up a criminal investigation over the matter. Students issued... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:21:00 +0000 Facebook probed after law students file complaint <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>The federal privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into Facebook after University of Ottawa law students complained the site breaches Canadian law by disclosing personal information to advertisers without obtaining proper consent. The students, some... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:16:02 +0000 Google aims Online Marketing Challenge at Students <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Students from anywhere in the world can sign up for the Google Online Marketing Challenge, a hands-on competition which will give undergraduate and post-graduate students direct experience with online advertising and marketing. Student groups will... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:09:30 +0000 Microsoft says college students can 'steal' Office <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For college students who want Office 2007, but don't want to pay Microsoft a fortune, the software maker is offering another option: Steal it. Well, actually Microsoft isn't encouraging piracy. Rather it is launching a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 13 Sep 2007 10:52:12 +0000 UC-Berkeley Students Face Tougher Piracy Rules <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As part of its war on pirated music and videos, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is opening up a new front at the resident halls of the University of California-Berkeley's campus. Starting this... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 16 Aug 2007 18:32:48 +0000 Students pitch software ideas to Gates <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Forty students from around the world got to pitch their software projects to Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates on Tuesday as part of a worldwide software development challenge. Gates as well as Craig Mundie, chief... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 27 Jun 2007 12:09:36 +0000 College advises students to push back against the RIAA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In February, the RIAA offered university students the option of an early settlement with the organization, which included lowered payouts and the benefit of avoiding going to court. While some universities were quick to comply... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 17 Apr 2007 17:06:06 +0000 Students largely ignore RIAA instant settlement offers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The RIAA has released figures regarding its recent campaign against file sharing at US colleges and universities: only 116 students of 400 have used their new web site to settle copyright infringement claims, meaning 284... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 26 Mar 2007 22:29:10 +0000