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Software Software application that keeps an eye on trainees throughout tests perpetuates inequality and breaks their privacy

Software Software application that keeps an eye on trainees throughout tests perpetuates inequality and breaks their privacy

The coronavirus pandemic has been a boon for the test proctoring industry. About half a dozen companies in the US claim their software can accurately detect and prevent cheating in online tests. Examity, HonorLock, Proctorio, ProctorU, Respondus and others have rapidly grown since colleges and universities switched to remote classes. While there’s no official tally,…

Software How to utilize (practically) any cam as a webcam

Software How to utilize (practically) any cam as a webcam

Cameras, even those in phones, brag about megapixels and lens specifications — but laptops? Not so much. There’s a reason computer companies don’t say much about the webcams that come built into the bezels of their screens. Most of these cameras are low-quality, with tiny sensors and cheap lenses. Sure, they work for basic videoconferencing,…

Software Local-First Software (2019)

Software Local-First Software (2019)

Motivation: collaboration and ownership It’s amazing how easily we can collaborate online nowadays. We use Google Docs to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations; in Figma we work together on user interface designs; we communicate with colleagues using Slack; we track tasks in Trello; and so on. We depend on these and many other online…

Software How to build a $100 productivity PC with a Raspberry Pi 4

Software How to build a $100 productivity PC with a Raspberry Pi 4

This basic computer comes together fast and costs very little. Rob Schultz / IDG Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Table of Contents Show More For a short while, PC building was gloriously affordable. The cost of graphics cards and RAM finally dropped after…

Software Small software glitches which can be fixed by an update! Even I had preordered…

Software Small software glitches which can be fixed by an update! Even I had preordered…

Microsoft has priced the Surface Headphones 2 competitively. (Image source: Notebookcheck)The Surface Headphones 2 offers more features than its predecessor at a lower price. Since Microsoft’s latest over-ear headphones support high-resolution Bluetooth connectivity, we decided to purchase a pair to see how they fare. The Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 has been tough to get hold…

Software When the best headphones have such great software application, does hardware even matter?

Software When the best headphones have such great software application, does hardware even matter?

Home News The Klipsch T5 true wireless earbuds. (Image credit: Lewis Leong) Headphones are getting better and better, with advances in audio engineering coinciding with breakthroughs in wireless technology, active noise cancellation, and AI sound processing allowing for the very best headphones to become more accessible than ever.Which headphones style is best for you?Once upon…

Software Podcast: Lassoing the venture capital cowboys

Software Podcast: Lassoing the venture capital cowboys

The numbers tell the story. US venture capital firms have $444 billion under management, including $121 billion in “dry powder” waiting in reserve—all in pursuit of the next “unicorn” startup that will grow to be worth billions. But about three-quarters of the industry’s cash goes to support software innovation—a habit that’s looking particularly short-sighted at…