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Have you needed to use your high school chemistry recently? Anyone asked you lately who won the US-British war of 1812? Probably not.
Tracy Chou wrote a post on Medium in October 2013, challenging tech companies to tell the world what percentage of their software engineers were women. Surprisingly, it worked: Google, Apple, Facebook and others published their lopsided race and gender statistics.
Cloud computing, the technology-industry joke goes, is a marketing term for "other people's computers." The quip is not far from the truth.
Toothaches or asthma can cloud the minds of children who are eager to learn, but a new private school started by Dr Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, might be just what the doctor ordered.
On weekdays in the Larsen household, Kirsten, 12, and Soren, 15, get up early and park themselves on the couch before school. But they do not turn on the TV. Instead, the youngsters each pull out their respective phones and fire up YouTube to get a dose of videos.
Old Dominion University students have spent this semester working with drones – but not to spy on anyone. Rather, they've focused on projects to help firefighters find blazes in remote areas and aid law enforcement in navigating water rescues.