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Algeria turns off internet for high school exams

Algeria turns off internet for high school exams

The blackouts will be enforced from 20-25 June. The measure was taken in reaction to a scandal involving dozens of people that tainted the 2016 exam session of the Algerian baccalaureate, after many exam questions were leaked on Facebook .



Apple launches service program to address MacBook keyboard woes

If you already paid for those repairs, Apple is issuing refunds. The program will fix any 2015 (or newer) MacBook (Retina, 12-inch), and any 2016 or newer MacBook Pro (13-inch or 15-inch). I was able to get it fixed for free because I had purchased AppleCare; the repairs could have otherwise cost me more than $700, based on the receipts given to me by Apple with the fix.


Google's augmented reality-based Measure app comes to Android phones

Google's augmented reality-based Measure app comes to Android phones

The app is created to let users use augmented reality (AR) technology to measure objects in the real world. This isn't a fast process and can be a bit of a pain when you just want to measure something. Of course, the best measuring tape is the one you have with you, and if you don't have a physical tool handy, your Android phone can now act as a decent stand-in.


Supreme Court Rules States Can Require Sales Tax for Online Purchases

Supreme Court Rules States Can Require Sales Tax for Online Purchases

Numerous largest online retailers, such as Amazon , already pay sales taxes because they have enough of a physical presence in most states through their network of warehouses and distribution facilities to qualify as taxable by states. In giving a victory to the states, the high court said that rule is outdated. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. disagreed in his dissent. North Dakota, which had said that the Constitution bars states from requiring businesses to collect sales taxes ...