EASI: Bringing science and tech to students and teachers | Local News Stories

For over a decade local science teachers have banded together to form the Eastern Arizona Science Initiative. Together, these educators put on annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math summer camps and provide teacher support.

Paul Anger is the EASI chairperson and one of the creators of the non-profit group in 2008. Anger is also the director for the Eastern Arizona College Discovery Park campus, where the group holds their meetings and multiple youth summer camp activities.

“Teachers meet once a month to go over planning activities to help each other as teachers. A big factor is the extracurricular activities during the summer for the youth,” Anger said. “The idea is Discovery Park will be the hub of science and STEM activity of Graham and Greenlee County.”

Anger said over the years the initiative’s summer STEM camps have grown in popularity. While the cost of attending the three to four-day camps

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Microsoft reportedly bringing Project xCloud to iOS via internet browsers in 2021

Several sources reported this week that Microsoft is working on a browser-based edition of its cloud gaming service Project xCloud. Business Insider reported that Xbox chief Phil Spencer told Microsoft employees at a meeting Wednesday that the company will pursue a “direct browser-based solution” for bringing the Xbox Game Pass to Apple’s family of devices.



Project xCloud, as shown at the Xbox E3 Showcase in the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live, Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images)


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Project xCloud, as shown at the Xbox E3 Showcase in the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live, Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images)

If this were to work similarly to features on other services such as Google Stadia, it would allow Game Pass subscribers to connect to xCloud’s servers on an Apple device via its web browser, rather than launching any kind of discreet individual app. It would work identically to how one logs into any other streaming service, such as Netflix or Hulu,

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Microsoft Reportedly Bringing Xbox Game Pass To iOS As Browser App

Microsoft’s gaming boss Phil Spencer told employees that the company is planning to bring Xbox Game Pass streaming to Apple’s iPad and iPhone devices using a “direct browser-based solution,” according to a Business Insider report.

“We absolutely will end up on iOS,” Spencer reportedly told employees this week. According to The Verge, Spencer also mentioned bringing this browser solution to Windows 10 PCs next year.

Microsoft’s game-streaming portion of Xbox Game Pass has so far only been available on Android as Apple at first blocked it and similar services such as Google Stadia, but then agreed to allow those apps onto its iOS devices provided that there were separate apps for each game. Apple also required that each game be submitted individually so that it would comply with the company’s 30% profit-splitting policy.

Microsoft declined to participate, calling the solution a “bad experience for customers” as it wanted all of

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Arctic odyssey ends, bringing home tales of alarming ice loss

The biggest Arctic expedition in history will return to the German port of Bremerhaven on Monday after a year-long mission, bringing home observations from scientists that sea ice is melting at a “dramatic rate” in the region.

Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be no grand fanfare when the German Alfred Wegener Institute’s Polarstern ship docks.

But the information gathered by researchers as the ship drifted through the ocean trapped in ice will be vital to helping scientists understand the effects of climate change.

In the summer, the researchers saw for themselves the dramatic effects of global warming on ice in the region, considered “the epicentre of climate change”, according to mission leader Markus Rex.

“We could see broad stretches of open water reaching nearly to the Pole, surrounded by ice that was riddled with holes produced by massive melting,” Rex said.

His sobering conclusion: “The Arctic ice is disappearing at

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Roku is bringing its Roku Channel to Amazon Fire TV, which makes sense

The Roku Channel, Roku’s free streaming service that offers more than 100,000 ad-supported titles and 115 live TV channels, is now available to Amazon Fire TV users, the company announced today. And while it may seem odd that The Roku Channel would live on Fire TV devices — Amazon and Roku are direct competitors in set-top-box hardware — it might actually make a lot of sense.

Neither Amazon nor Roku truly rely on hardware sales to boost their TV brands. Amazon’s gadgets have always been a gateway to Amazon’s services, and the company may just need more content to offer its Fire TV on top of its existing channels. Meanwhile, Roku makes the majority of its revenue through advertising and subscriptions, which is a big part of why it took so long for NBCUniversal’s Peacock to roll out on Roku. It makes sense that the company would want to make

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Instagram is bringing its Shopping feature to IGTV and Reels

  • Instagram is bringing its Shopping feature to IGTV and Reels.
  • The move is part of Facebook’s push to make social commerce a more central part of its apps.
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Yesterday, Instagram rolled out Instagram Shopping for its long-form video platform IGTV, part of the company’s push to make social commerce more central to the app. Users will be able to add products featured in an IGTV video to their in-app shopping cart and then check out either on the company’s website or within Instagram.

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Instagram is bringing its Shopping feature to IGTV and Reels.

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With this rollout, Shopping is now available on almost all parts of the platform, including the main feed, Stories, and livestreams. The company plans to make Shopping available across the platform’s

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Verizon 5G Home expanding to 2 new cities, bringing total to 8

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Verizon is launching a new 5G Home internet gateway.


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Verizon is expanding 5G Home to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, on Oct. 1, the carrier announced Tuesday. The home internet service provides download speeds of up to 1Gbps when used with a new 5G internet gateway router also announced by Verizon. The launch comes at a time when more people are working and studying from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With people spending more time at home during these challenging times, the expansion of 5G Home Internet to new markets with new and improved hardware will provide customers with the flexibility and reliability to enjoy more digital experiences and increased productivity from the comfort of their home,” said Frank Boulben, Verizon senior vice president of consumer marketing and products.

The

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The Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties Partners with Martin Communications on “Bringing You Home” Campaign

Durham, NC, Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties (HBA DOC) has partnered with Martin Communications, an integrated marketing and communications agency, to create and launch a campaign to educate homeowners on the significance of utilizing industry professionals for home construction and renovation projects.

A result of joint efforts between The HBA DOC and Martin Communications, the digital Bringing You Home campaign features a set of rotating ads promoting HBA DOC member services in the categories of home improvement, new construction, healthy living, home maintenance and industry professionals.

“We launched this campaign to provide consumers with an extensive pool of licensed, knowledgeable experts for their home building and renovation needs,” said Holly Fraccaro, CEO, HBA DOC.  “We also wanted to highlight our incredible sponsors to recognize the generous support they provide to our industry, members and greater community.”

The campaign—which will

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Quicken Loans Mortgage Services ‘Rockets’ to New Heights, Bringing Most Recognizable Brand in Mortgage Origination to Broker Partners

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DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), the fastest growing mortgage lender serving brokers, community banks and credit unions, today announced a complete rebrand coming soon, and with it will come a massive step forward in the technologies and services it offers partners.

QLMS will become Rocket Pro TPO (TPO representing “third party origination”) within the next 60 days, to closer align with Rocket Mortgage – the brand that has become ubiquitous in the mortgage lending space. This move gives its partners the opportunity to leverage the equity of the strongest name in personal finance, while accessing an entirely new suite of industry-revolutionizing technologies.

“Through the thousands of conversations we have had with our partners, we know brokers want cutting edge technology, marketing support and

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Minneapolis-based health insurance company raises another $500M, bringing total to $1.5B

Minneapolis-based Bright Health has raised $500 million in another round of venture capital fundraising that will help expand its geographic reach and add additional services, it said on Tuesday.

The consumer-focused health care and technology company picked up new investors in the latest round and has now raised more than $1.5 billion from venture capital firms since 2016.

The insurer had 60,000 customers at the end of September 2019. It said in January that it would grow to at least 200,000 members this year.

New York-based investment firms Tiger Global Management, Blackstone and Baltimore, Md-based T. Rowe Price are new participants in Bright Health’s latest fundraising. Prior investors NEA, Bessemer Venture Partners and Greenspring Associates also participated in the latest round.

“NEA has backed Bright Health from the very beginning, and we are privileged to continue helping the team transform how health care is delivered and paid for in this

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