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Daily Archives: January 6, 2022

How to Get Free Microsoft Office for Students

Make Use Of: “Microsoft Office is the most widely used suite of office tools. It includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation program, and several other tools. The company also sells different plans designed for non-profit, business, or personal usage. If you are a school administrator, teacher, or student, you might be eligible for a free Microsoft 365 subscription. The Microsoft Office student package is great for students on a budget, especially those who don’t want to or can’t pay the full price for the Office Suite…”

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CharaChorder can do everything your keyboard can and much more

Slashdot/msmash: “The CharaChorder is a new kind of typing peripheral that promises to let people type at superhuman speeds. From a report: It’s so fast that the website Monkeytype, which lets users participate in typing challenges and maintains its own leaderboard, automatically flagged CharaChorder’s CEO as a cheater when he attempted to post his 500… Continue Reading

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How to Opt Out of Verizon’s Custom Experience Tracking

Wired: “Verizon users are now automatically enrolled in a data collection program tracking information like websites visited  and mobile app usage. Recently reported on by Input, the telecommunications company runs a two-tiered tracking program and automatically enrolls every customer in the first tier. The Verizon Custom Experience and Custom Experience Plus programs are a rebranding… Continue Reading

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Free Expression in America Post-2020

Knight Foundation: “Free expression and the freedom of speech are cornerstones of American democracy. Yet the interpretation of the First Amendment continues to be a flashpoint in the 21st century as the nation debates how to apply these rights to our society.  For the 2021 “Free Expression in America Post-2020” report, Knight Foundation commissioned Ipsos… Continue Reading

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Three-in-ten Americans now read e-books

Pew – “Americans are spreading their book consumption across several formats. The share of adults who have read print books in the past 12 months still outpaces the share using other forms, but 30% now say they have read an e-book in that timeframe. Overall, 75% of U.S. adults say they have read a book… Continue Reading

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A dream of power, an awakening to destruction

Timothy Synder, Yale history professor – Thinking About newsletter on Substack: “How the events of last January 6 put the existence of the United States in question…Democrats have a lot to think about in the months to come. They need to do two things at the same time: hinder the collapse of democracy by defending… Continue Reading

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