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The life of Pi: how Britain's biggest hardware hit for a generation came to be

Moments before Amy Mather is due to give the closing presentation at the Raspberry Jamboree being held in Manchester, the creator of the computer …

Amid Controversy, Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun Is Relearning How to Teach

“I don’t know why people react so extremely to what we do,” said Sebastian Thrun, the co-founder and CEO of Udacity, a company that’s trying to …

Higher Education

Computer-mad children turn to volunteers to fill schools IT gap

When David Jay became frustrated by his inability to find out what was on the school lunch menu, he took action in the way only a technically minded …

How can we protect our daughters from abusive relationships?

When I became the mother of one, then two, girls I would occasionally think about the prevalence of eating disorders and what I could do to make sure …

One in three Britons fear they will be unable to keep up with housing costs

One in three Britons fear they will struggle to afford their housing costs next year as rising rents and living costs as well as welfare reforms take …

Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism

Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English, says Anne Merritt.<p>Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains …

Online universities: it's time for teachers to join the revolution

The past few centuries have witnessed revolutions in virtually every area of our world – health, transport, communications and genomics, to name but …

Back To Basics: Android versions explained

Welcome friends to the “Back to Basics” series, where we run a fine toothed comb over each and every aspect of Android so that you can make an educated decision on which Android device is for you. This week’s edition is all about Android versions, and we’ll be releasing a new edition to the series …

Jelly Bean

Internet dating: does an innocent Facebook check make you a stalker?

In my last stint as a single female 13 years ago, I distinctly remember technology playing a fairly minor part in the dating process.<p>The technology …

How three designers are teaching toddlers to code

Most parents will recall the moment when their kids master a ‘first’ with pride: their first steps, their first sentence. And these days, their first website.<p>Confident that toddlers can learn to code, three female entrepreneurs have developed a website and interactive book called My First Website. …

NSA fears spark traffic surge on DuckDuckGo search engine

Media coverage of the US National Security Agency's Prism electronic surveillance program, as well as wider publicity for online privacy issues, is …

Edukart Raises $500K To Bring Better Online Education To India And The Developing World

Launched in late 2011 by Stanford grad and ex-Facebooker Ishan Gupta and Indian Institute of Management grad Mayank Gupta, Delhi-based EduKart is on a mission to bring online education to India and the developing world. Today, the startup announced that it has raised $500K in seed capital from a …

Ubuntu’s number 1 bug is fixed: Microsoft is no longer the enemy

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Canonical<p>When the first version of the highly popular Ubuntu Linux distribution came out in 2004, the first bug …

3-D printing: Creating ‘a new class of entrepreneurs’

In an industrial park on the outskirts of Tijuana, Chris Anderson is building drones.<p>The former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine readily acknowledges that just a few years ago, he knew almost nothing about the aerospace industry. But after building a small plane out of Lego parts with his kids, …

3D Printing

WikiLeaks tears apart 'We Steal Secrets' documentary in full annotated transcript

On the eve of the international release of Alex Gibney’s WikiLeaks documentary <i>We Steal Secrets</i><i>,</i> the organization is blasting the film, leaking a complete, annotated transcript reporting dozens of factual errors and instances of "sleight of hand" from the Oscar-winning director. In the transcript, …

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

Why Waze Is Worth More Than $1 Billion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Israeli mobile GPS startup Waze has another mega-suitor in Silicon Valley, with Google …

The Porn Industry Has Already Dreamed Up Awesome Ideas For Google Glass

Some products get into the erotic side of things later in their life cycles, but some get heaps of sexy attention right away.<p>So it's time to ask how Google Glass will be used for porn.<p>We talked to some active professionals working in the pornography industry to get their opinions on how Google's …

Google Glass

Olympia Circuits shows Arduino datalogger and Arno Add-Ons at Maker Faire 2013

Olympia Circuits is best known for its Arno board and Arno Shield, which are designed to ease the Arduino learning curve by providing a bevy of pre-wired sensors and controls along with detailed instructions for several DIY projects. The company announced a couple of new products at Maker Faire …

Unheap.com: a Better jQuery Plugin Repository? — SitePoint

I’ve never been particularly complimentary about the official jQuery Plugin Registry. The team are working on it, but perhaps the kindest observation …

Designing Experiences for Responsive Web Sites

• Why the Web Is Ready for Responsive Web Design<br>• Designing Experiences for Responsive Web Sites<p>Before You Get Started<p>Responsive Web design is intended …

Study: Happiness Comes Easier With Upbeat Music

Resarch subjects were better able to will themselves into positive moods while listening to rousing symphonies.<p>Toby Melville/Reuters<p>People Who Are Famous and Successful Have Shorter Lives<br>• People Who Believe in God Are More Responsive to Treatment of Depression<br>• Antibiotics May Prevent Men From …

A Catch for Undocumented Immigrants in Recent Reforms

Years of hiding mean squeaky-clean youths out of school don't have the paper trail to prove they've been in the U.S.. Those with infractions on their records can be better off.<p>Dominican-native Yilbert Pena used to divide his life into two halves. The first half was the blithe era until his 16th …

Egypt 'suffering worst economic crisis since 1930s'

Egypt is suffering its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, a former finance minister of the country and one of its leading economists …

Greek addicts turn to deadly shisha drug as economic crisis deepens

Nobody knows which came first: the economic crisis tearing Greece apart or shisha, the drug now known as the "cocaine of the poor". What everyone …

Syrian Electronic Army Adds Financial Times to Its Social Media Hacks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Financial Times</i> became the latest news agency to fall prey to the Syrian Electronic Army, the …

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