April 16, 2014 |
Marc's daughter is attending college in Michigan. She's also deaf. Sign-language interpreters have been provided for classes, but Marc wants to know if there's a more high-tech solution. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Isn't there an app for this? I put that question to the Hearing Loss Assn. of America. For its answer, check out today's Ask Laz video. If you have a consumer question, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz .
April 13, 2014 |
The basketball court at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion was teeming with young hackers this weekend as students descended on the school for the second annual LA Hacks event. More than 4,000 registered for the 36-hour hackathon, which drew developers from colleges including Stanford, UC Berkeley, USC, UC Davis and Harvard. [Updated at 9:15 p.m. Pacific time: Organizers said about 1,500 students showed up for the event.] VIDEO: Unboxing the Amazon Fire TV The event kicked off Friday night with a "mystery keynote" -- Snapchat co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel.
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April 11, 2014 |
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy on Friday provided an updated list of 14 Los Angeles Unified campuses with students on the bus involved in a fatal crash Thursday night near Orland, Calif. Deasy said he did not know if any students from those schools were among the five killed. “We're very worried about the condition of a number of students,” he said in an interview, declining to elaborate further. Five adults died in the fiery crash, including the driver of the bus. The high school students were headed to Humboldt State University for a visit organized by the college.
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March 31, 2014 |
A 19-year-old seeking adventure by hopping freight trains and riding the rails was killed by three transients who were also riding illegally on the trains, Roseville, Calif., police said. Detectives last week announced they had arrested three train hoppers -- two men and a woman -- in connection with the March 2013 killing of John Paul Alpert of Palmdale. Alpert attended community college and left his family to go on a “first-time adventure” by hopping aboard trains and riding the rails across California, police said.
March 25, 2014 |
For U.S. college students, a month of Spotify streaming now costs a little more than a large frappuccino. The Swedish digital music company, which launched in the United States in 2011, is offering college students its ad-free streaming service for $5 a month as it tries to get more young people to subscribe. The standard price for Spotify's so-called premium offering, which provides on-demand access to 20 million songs online via personal computers and mobile devices, is $10 a month.
March 21, 2014 |
A new University of California survey finds that nearly a quarter of students feel comfortable or even very comfortable at their schools. Only 7% feel uncomfortable. Is the message here that these are happy campusers? Not in the viewpoint of university officials, who fret over another statistic: About a quarter of students and staff say that they had experienced exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations at the universities. This, authorities indicated, cannot be tolerated.