Fred Liebenberg

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Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

It's mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk's children are gathered around him – one of …

Google's Latest Self-Learning AI Is Like an "Alien Civilisation Inventing Its Own Mathematics"

Okay, that's pretty awesome.<p>An AI that vanquished humanity at perhaps the most complex traditional game on Earth was inconceivably smart. But not …

This Face Built in Unreal Engine Looks Disturbingly Lifelike

Could you tell the difference between these images and a real person?<p>This face rig demo from Snappers Mocaps gives us a peek of what video games will look like in the future. The face in the video soars across the uncanny valley--if you weren't aware going in that it was CG, you might never …

Unreal Engine

SpaceX unveils Mars city plan, will fly two cargo missions by 2022

SpaceX hopes to land at least two cargo missions to Mars a mere five years from now. The aerospace company's chief, Elon Musk, discussed its plans at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Australia. He talked about how SpaceX intends to use the BFR, the massive rocket it's developing, …

Space Exploration

GPS will be accurate within one foot in some phones next year

Smartphones’ GPS systems are going to start getting a lot more accurate. According to <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, Broadcom is starting to make a mass-market GPS chip that can pinpoint a device’s accuracy to within 30 centimeters, or just under one foot. That’s compared to today’s GPS solutions, which typically …

Google beat Apple in education, one of its oldest strongholds — but now it's time for round two

In 2013, iPhones, iPads, and Macs made up half of devices sold to American classrooms. Now, Apple products are in third place — behind Google's Chromebooks and Microsoft Windows, according to a Futuresource Consulting estimate.<p>Apple's announcement on Tuesday, in which it introduced a new low-cost …

Solutions built for teachers and students

To help expand learning for everyone<p>Working to support education though our products, programs, and philanthropy.<p>Watch video<p>Enable collaboration with …

Chromebooks for Education Changed Everything

In 2011, Google (being Google) disrupted the entire laptop and tablet marketplace with the debut of the first Chromebooks. The new devices operated …

How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill.<p>In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then …

Education

EduTech: What Apple can do to win back Chromebook users & improve the education system

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments …

How Google Chromebooks conquered schools

The Google Chromebook, a type of stripped-down laptop, isn't a practical mobile device for many people — mostly because it basically turns into an expensive paperweight whenever it can't find a Wi-Fi connection.<p>Yet Chromebooks have defied expectations and made major inroads in an unexpected …

Joseph Garrett, the children’s presenter with 7.8 million subscribers

The biggest new children’s TV genre of recent years isn’t on broadcast television. It’s people posting videos on YouTube of themselves playing video game <i>Minecraft</i> and racking up billions of views from children around the world. One of those stars is Joseph Garrett, whose YouTube persona is a cat …

Social Media

10 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on Google Classroom

For the past few years Google has provided educators with a killer blended learning platform that allows them to create, distribute, grade …

Teaching Coding for Beginners–Resources to get started

<i>In part 2 of this series, Matthew Jorgensen presents some of visual programming tools for anyone wondering how to I start teaching coding for</i> …

A Wharton professor shares 3 science-backed strategies for raising highly creative kids

To do this, Adam Grant, a professor of management at Wharton, author of the new book, "Originals," and father of three, tells Business Insider, you need "to foster an identify that 'I'm somebody who doesn't conform,' that 'I'm somebody who doesn't follow the crowd.'"<p>According to Grant, parents of …

Missing Pieces in Education Technology Innovation

School districts in the U.S. have more access to technology than ever before. They have made major investments in education technology to engage, …

Education Technology