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Citations formatter arriving¹ on Google Docs (1. Perhaps for all users?)

Citations formatter arriving¹ on Google Docs (1. Perhaps for all users?)

For most scholars in 2020, Google Docs will probably be the go-to choice to type up their five-page essay or 500-page dissertation. Unfortunately for said writers, the word processor has lagged behind its competitors when it comes to including an built-in citation management feature, forcing them to do it all by rote memory or with third-party add-ons and websites. But that will be the case no longer for G Suite customers as citation formatting has finally come to Docs!

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Here's what's changing as Google hands off Science Journal to Arduino

Here's what's changing as Google hands off Science Journal to Arduino

Like the world at large, schooling is a bit of a mess right now in these pandemic times. For students at home, that means missing out on precious laboratory time. Science Journal was a Google app that let amateur scientists use the sensors on their phones to perform simple, yet valuable experiments. We say "was" because open-source microcontroller designer Arduino has acquired the app and we have just learned from Google when a big transition will take place.

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Students and teachers can save 8% on the Galaxy Note20, Watch3, and Buds Live

Students and teachers can save 8% on the Galaxy Note20, Watch3, and Buds Live

Samsung just released a heap of new devices, including the latest Note20 smartphone, a refreshed smartwatch, and new wireless earbuds. They're some of Samsung's most expensive products to date, but if you're a student or teacher, you can save at least 8% on any Samsung product with the company's education program.

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Shared Piano is a Google experiment for jamming with your friends remotely

Shared Piano is a Google experiment for jamming with your friends remotely

Lockdown has been especially hard for musicians around the world, whether professionals who play in bands or amateurs who like to noodle around with their friends sometimes. Google's latest web-based experiment could help with that, allowing groups of up to 10 to play music together remotely.

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YouTube highlights channels that help children learn while they're stuck at home

YouTube highlights channels that help children learn while they're stuck at home

Millions of children are stuck at home right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't mean they should be in summer holiday mode just yet. To help parents get into the homeschooling groove, Google has put together a list of Youtube creators and channels that make learning from home easier for kids of all ages.

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HP upgrades its education line with four new inexpensive Chromebooks for classrooms

HP upgrades its education line with four new inexpensive Chromebooks for classrooms

Apple might be upset (and maybe a little envious) when it comes to Google's massive success in education, with over 30 million Chromebooks in the classroom to date. Today HP is revealing four more models for its educational lineup in sizes from 11 to 14 inches, sporting student-resistant designs, the same deep G Suite for Education integration, and prices that all start under $300.

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Jump start your kid's love for coding and have some fun too with the Sphero BOLT for $105 ($45 off)

Jump start your kid's love for coding and have some fun too with the Sphero BOLT for $105 ($45 off)

If you have an inquisitive and curious-minded kid who spends more time indoors than out, then gifting a fun yet educational robotic toy like the Sphero BOLT will be a good way to get his or her brain juices flowing. Being a STEM toy, it's designed to prepare kids for a successful career later in life by developing their science, technology, engineering, and math skills. This smart toy usually sells for $150 but Amazon has it for $105 ($45 off) right now.

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My Echo is the one that says 'Bad Motherfucker:' Samuel L. Jackson will be an Alexa voice

My Echo is the one that says 'Bad Motherfucker:' Samuel L. Jackson will be an Alexa voice

Amazon just reported that Alexa is now available on over 85,000 devices, a 41% spike from May, from 9,500 brands — up another 28.3% from four months ago. With those kinds of numbers, it is paramount that more thought be put into a user's sense of privacy and security when they own an Alexa product. Today, the company announced a number of improvements, features, and skills it has worked towards in the past year with some new features available from today — notably including the coming addition of Samuel L. Jackson as a voice for Alexa.

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Microsoft may launch a dual-screen, foldable Surface that runs Android apps and iCloud

Microsoft may launch a dual-screen, foldable Surface that runs Android apps and iCloud

As Samsung and Huawei attempt to re-engineer their foldable phones so that they don't break so easily once they limp to market, we're left with smartphones with tack-on screens, laptops, and convertible or so-called 2-in-1 tablets. Microsoft seems to have mastered the folding aspect of its hardware with its Surface lineup of PCs, but it may be stretching to produce a new "foldable" tablet that will run, of all things, Android apps.

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Samsung is offering up to 40% off for students and teachers, including 8% off Galaxy S10 lineup

Samsung is offering up to 40% off for students and teachers, including 8% off Galaxy S10 lineup

Samsung just announced its latest flagship Galaxy S phone lineup and the one thing most people tend to agree on is their relatively high price. The company is replicating Apple's strategy, with products growing increasingly expensive over the years, but is also offering a similar education markdown if you purchase through its online store.

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