Senators ask Comcast to open all its WiFi hotspots to students

Comcast’s offer of free Xfinity WiFi during the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t go far enough for some in Congress. Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Ron Wyden have sent a letter (via Gizmodo) to Comcast urging it to open all its WiFi hotspots to stu...

Netflix puts free documentaries on YouTube for students and teachers

To help teachers and students learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Netflix is making a handful of documentaries available for free on its Netflix US YouTube channel. At the moment, there are 10 documentary films and series available, incl...

Students develop a smart bra for early breast cancer detection

Students from the Swiss university EPFL have developed a smart bra designed to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. They believe it's the first piece of clothing that can be used for cancer prevention. They even claim that it's comfor...

Verizon will provide free internet to students in Los Angeles

Verizon will provide free internet access to all students who need it in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the company announced today. This could help as many as 100,000 students continue to learn while schools are closed.

‘Overwatch’ college esports series will award $40,000 in scholarships

There's certainly an active Overwatch college esports scene, but it can be difficult for a player to stand out and turn pro when there are hundreds of schools. Activision Blizzard, Torque and UMG might have a way for serious players to shine. They'...

Google will support new Chrome OS education devices for eight years

To help schools get more out of their limited resources, Google is extending the length of time it plans to support new Chrome OS education devices with security and platform updates. Starting this year, the company will furnish new Chromebooks and t...

Michelle Obama is hosting an IGTV series about getting into college

IGTV isn't the most exciting destination for original video, but Instagram isn't giving up. Instead it's bringing in more star power. Up next: Michelle Obama will host a six-episode series about getting into college.