The best online guitar lessons sites and apps 2020: improve with Truefire, JustinGuitar, Fender Play and more (Music Radar)

Music Radar: The best online guitar lessons sites and apps 2020: improve with Truefire, JustinGuitar, Fender Play and more. “There is a cornucopia of online guitar lesson resources to guide our playing, but why not take that a step further and find a structured teaching platform so you can be the best player you can be? With some time on your hands, now could be the moment to start learning a new instrument, or take the next steps in your playing development.”

Neowin: Google releases AI Explorables to make machine learning more accessible and participatory

Neowin: Google releases AI Explorables to make machine learning more accessible and participatory . “…much of the existing literature on machine learning, barring a few resources, can come off as abstruse and pedantic. Considering this, Google has taken an initiative called AI Explorables to make the core concepts of machine learning more accessible via a series of interactive explanations.”

Yale News: Fishy Facebook science? Yale ‘Methods Man’ gives tools to interpret data

Yale News: Fishy Facebook science? Yale ‘Methods Man’ gives tools to interpret data. “[Dr. F. Perry Wilson] is the instructor behind a free, online course called ‘Understanding Medical Research: Your Facebook Friend Is Wrong,’ developed before the onset of the pandemic but especially relevant in the current onslaught of science and medical news. In the seven-week Coursera course, designed to be entertaining as well as instructive, Wilson explains how medical research works and how misinformation happens through faulty study designs and bad reporting. He covers topics like medical jargon, statistics, and bias. He gives people the basic knowledge to go back to the original study and interpret it themselves, and to look at media reports about those studies with a critical eye.”

Neowin: Google launches app for helping kids to read in over 180 countries

Neowin: Google launches app for helping kids to read in over 180 countries. “Google’s speech-based app designed to help children learn to read is now available in early access in more than 180 countries. The app was originally launched in India in March of last year as ‘Bolo’, and its global release introduces a new name for the app: Read Along.”

Lifehacker: Learn How to Make Pretzels from Auntie Anne Herself on Facebook Live

Lifehacker: Learn How to Make Pretzels from Auntie Anne Herself on Facebook Live. “Whether you got your Auntie Anne’s pretzel fix at the mall or the airport (do they exist anywhere else?), you may be missing those salty, buttery treats now that we’re not spending much time in either place. If this is the case, mark your calendar for Sunday, May 31 at 4 p.m. EST, when THE Auntie Anne herself (the chain’s founder Anne Beiler) will be doing a Facebook Live pretzel-making tutorial.”

MIT News: A Ticketmaster for science seminars

MIT News: A Ticketmaster for science seminars . “The Covid-19 pandemic has put a pause on seminars hosted physically on university campuses. But in mid-March, a small team of MIT mathematicians began to notice that institutions around the world were finding ways to continue hosting seminars, online. To virtually attend these talks, however, required hearing about them through word of mouth or digging through the webpages of individual departments or organizers. Enter researchseminars.org, a website the MIT team formally launched this week, that serves as a sort of crowdsourced Ticketmaster for science talks. Instead of featuring upcoming shows and concerts, the new site lists more than 1,000 free, upcoming seminars hosted online by more than 115 institutions around the world.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Free Homeschooling Websites to Teach and Educate Children at Home

MakeUseOf: 5 Free Homeschooling Websites to Teach and Educate Children at Home. “With the internet, education comes to your home as you can teach kids through online classes. Where do you start? Try these best free websites and apps for homeschooling children. If homeschooling is a permanent plan for you, you’ll likely want to spend on premium apps and websites that offer robust packages. But if you are temporarily homeschooling or trying it out for the first time, the internet makes it easy to do it for free.”