Facebook's new Timeline is rolling out to the public, offering users the chance to upgrade to "a new kind of profile." The new profile was revealed at Facebook's f8 developer conference on September 22. The rollout began in New Zealand on December 6, and it's now spreading worldwide. Timeline turns the profile into an illustrated, browsable history of a user's entire life, with major milestones and little moments smartly chosen by Facebook's algorithm. The recent history is specific and full of activity, but Facebook automatically focuses older stories on life's big moments....
Nearly half of America's public schools didn't meet federal achievement standards this year, marking the largest failure rate since the much-criticized No Child Left Behind Law took effect a decade ago, according to a national report released Thursday.
Of all the genres that can be played on a mobile device, strategy is my favorite. Touchscreens often aren’t the best choice for titles that rely on quick reflexes, but in strategy titles where planning is more important than reacting, that’s not a problem. It’s also a bit hard to look mature while tapping away in a game like N.O.V.A. 2.
Do you remember your excitement as a student when the teacher rolled in that huge TV on a cart and announced that you were going to watch a movie? Those were usually the best and most memorable classes. Google figured this out, and so have launched a special YouTube network, just for schools and universities.
At this time of year, Twitter and Facebook might come in handy for proving the existence of Santa Claus to cynical children. But given the abundance of fake Clauses out there, we thought we'd provide a guide to choosing your online Saint Nick wisely.