Kahoot! Reaches 1 Billion Players

Kahoot!, the global game-based learning platform, today announced that it has reached 1 billion cumulative participating players since its launch, making it one of the fastest growing learning brands in the world.

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HL Tech: The Best Laptop Computers for College Students in 2016

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For students entering college, a laptop computer is no longer a luxury. In today's mobile world, students will fare best with a laptop that's small enough for travel, but powerful enough to handle the tasks associated with high-level academics. Two considerations - budget and durability - remain important for consumers to determine which computer will survive four years of dorm life.

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The Sound of Change: Sennheiser and DJ Luciano release a limited edition MOMENTUM On-Ear bundle for charity

Old Lyme, Conn., December 15, 2014 – Audio specialist Sennheiser is launching a special limited-edition MOMENTUM On-Ear bundle in support of DJ Luciano's One Coin For Life charity, which is featured in a Sennheiser film as part of the 'What's Your MOMENTUM?' project. In addition to a pair of MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones in red, the bundle includes ten tracks by Luciano, with a contribution from every pair sold going to the DJ's charitable foundation.

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Epson’s MegaPlex Portable Projector Review – Experience Cinema Under the Stars

It’s official! I’ve found my favorite gadget of this season: the Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD All-in-One Projector, Speaker, and Apple-Device Dock Combo that facilitates big screen viewing virtually anywhere. This haute high-tech toy offers crystal-clear portable projection and audio both indoors and out.

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  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Saudi Sanctions; Khashoggi Ambushed; Brexit Redux; China Builds A Bridge; Crimea Erupts; Paul Allen

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    President Donald Trump, since the news Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had Washington Post journalist Jamel Khashoggi murdered, has skirted a hardline position reserving his usual assertive and uncompromising stance for mild rebukes while the world demands justice.

     
  • Wonder Wheel Review – Visually Stunning, Woody Allen Captures Coney Island in its Glory Days

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    Wonder Wheel, from Amazon Studios, presents Coney Island, circa 1950: a cornucopia of memories, summertime, carnival, amusement rides, boardwalk games, sun, sand, surf, Nathan’s famous hot dogs, a lifeguard, a summer romance, a carousel operator and his wife.

     
  • Polar Vortex Set to Paralyze Nation

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    An historic polar vortex is set to blast a record breaking stint of frigid arctic air across much of the nation sending temperatures plummeting to paralyzing negative double digits and forcing the chilly air as far deep as the Gulf coast.

     
  • Eleven Madison Park Claims No.1 Spot At The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards

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    Eleven Madison Park in New York has secured the No.1 spot in the 2017 list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. This year’s winners were revealed at an awards ceremony at the historic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.  

  • Media Alert: di Rosa and the Northern California Wildfires

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    Due to the recent Northern California wildfires, di Rosa Center for Contemporary art is closed until further notice. This includes postponement of all events related to the upcoming exhibition Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times.

     
  • Op/Ed: Deutsche Bank - From Hero to Zero

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    An European icon’s fall from grace is almost complete. On November 29, 170 police officers and tax investigators raided Deutsche Bank's head office and other locations in Frankfurt. The ambush was part of a money laundering probe.

     
  • Sony Entertainment and Columbia Pictures Host SALT Junket in Washington, D.C.

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    SALT, a Sony Entertainment/Columbia Pictures film recently hosted its press junket which included a debut screening of the film, followed by an exclusive reception with panel discussion at The International Spy Museum and a Spy City Tour of espionage hot spots in Washington, DC.

     
  • La Crise d'Adolescence de l'Union Européenne

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    Annoncée comme un cataclysme, la sortie de la Grande-Bretagne de l'Union européenne est peut-être l'occasion rêvée de repenser l'Europe et de renouer avec ses origines sans occulter l'idée que ce Brexit traduit aussi une forme de crise de croissance de l'Europe politique.  

  • Boston Bomber Found Guilty; Sentencing to Follow

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    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon Bomber, was found guilty of homegrown terrorism and other crimes after a month long trial where the theory of mental coercion by the defendant’s brother was introduced. His guilty verdict deems him death penalty eligible.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Stumbles on Foreign Trip; Manchester; G7 Sours; Rome Earth Protests; Kaine Son Arrested

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    President Donald Trump pushed, shoved, and bullied his way through his inaugural foreign trip setting the tone for his presidency as he met with foreign leaders emphasizing his agenda wouldn't be set by previous agreements or administrations.

     
  • Ragnarok Review – Fabulous Family Fun

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    "Ragnarok," from Magnet Releasing and Magnolia Pictures, brings to the screen with the discovery of an ancient Viking hieroglyphic a suspenseful, thrilling, delightful family adventure setting off a journey that ends with renewed life, hope and love.

     
  • Shooter Kills 12 at D.C. Navy Yard

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    The Washington DC dawn was disrupted when a former employee, dressed in military fatigues, accessed the U.S. Navy Yard and opened fire killing 12 and injuring eight before he was gunned down by police.

     
  • The William Blake Gallery San Francisco Presents: William Blake in Color

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    The William Blake Gallery presents William Blake In Color, a selection of plates from the Illuminated Books of William Blake (1951 - 1987) by the Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust. Exhibition Dates: April 22 - July 28, 2017.

     
  • World News: Elections or Referendum Brexit Brings Down The House

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    Elections or Referendum If the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union seems highly likely, the demand for a long report could turn the European elections in Britain into a disguised referendum and conducive to pro-Europeans.

     
  • Five Great Family-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas

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    All around Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children the easy opportunity to explore unspoiled wilderness without traveling great distances. To compose this list, I tapped the memories of three experts: my children.