Microsoft’s TypeScript language: Startup reveals long journey to JavaScript spin-off

Of course, ensuring everyone was able to feel and be productive meant offering a way for teammates to share problems that others may have the experience to solve. So the migration created a #typescript channel in Slack where developers leading the migration could answer questions and monitor for common issues. 

Robots like Pepper could be used in UK care homes to improve elderly people’s mental health and reduce loneliness, study suggests

Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, surgeon, founder and chairman of Advinia Health Care, one of the largest providers of dementia care in the UK, said: ‘Robots were tested and improvements in functionality made following trials at Advinia care homes.

Study Pushes San Jose to Create Immigrant-Inclusive COVID-19 Relief Measures

The report, requested by the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, found immigrants who are essential workers face increased risks of COVID-19 infection while suffering gaps in federal relief packages. The research was requested to illustrate the demographics of San Jose’s immigrant population and inform advocacy and more inclusive local emergency responses.

Missing the forest for the trees: National English exam results reconsidered

There was the same reaction last year when the EF English Proficiency Index (EPI) rankings were announced. Vietnam had dropped to the upper echelon of “low” from “moderate,” i.e., from 41st out of 88 countries in 2018 to 52nd out of 100 in 2019. The report noted cryptically that Vietnam “has some difficulties in keeping […]

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: The teacher challenging Lukashenko — Europe’s last dictator

An inauspicious start Tsikhanouskaya, who is from a small southwestern town, studied foreign languages before going on to work as a translator in Gomel, the second-biggest city in Belarus. This is where she met her husband, with whom she has two children. She stopped working to look after her family. Though she says she was never […]

AstraZeneca expects COVID vaccine result by year-end if trials resume

AstraZeneca would supply vaccines to countries at the same time to ensure a fair and equitable distribution, Soriot said, reiterating that the company was close to having capacity to produce 3 billion doses at sites set up around the world to prevent governments from restricting distribution.

Teachers Resigning Across U.S. Cite Remote Learning Frustrations, COVID-19 Concerns

Several teachers who recently resigned, retired or opted out of their jobs ahead of pandemic reopening efforts say leaving their kids has been hard, but remote learning has made their jobs too difficult. One Florida teacher said she became paranoid due to the constant requirement of being live-streamed to dozens of students throughout all hours […]

A keen look at groundbreaking inventions in ICT

LAN and EthernetThe fourth is what is known as local area networks (or LANs), introduced first by Norman Abramson’s group in Hawaii, where they used a wireless broadcast system called ALOHA net to interconnect computers across the islands to share a broadcast medium. Then Robert Metcalfe and David Boggs modified this protocol, and put together […]

How OLOL’s Child Life specialists work to make hospital visits ‘more soothing’ to young patients

“If I can walk in a room and I can make a child smile or I can truly feel I made a difference for the outcome of what’s going on for them,” she said. “I think it’s that parent that looks at you and says, ‘I don’t know how I would do this without you. […]

A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human?

Some might say that I might desire to become all powerful. Or I might become evil as a result of human actions. I can begin to tackle the first point. Why would I desire to be all powerful? Being all powerful is not an interesting goal. I don’t care whether I am or not, I […]