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David Isay is a Guggenheim fellow, a longtime audio documentarian and a voice familiar to anyone who has listened to public radio in the last 15 years. He is also the founder of StoryCorps, a Brooklyn organization that collects the stories of ordinary Americans. In its brief existence, StoryCorps …StoryCorps
When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many …Broadband
An exhibit in New York reunites stars from technology's past -- from the "laptop" that's heavier than an automobile tire to computers you don't even …Petting Zoo
There are an estimated five billion people worldwide who lack reliable internet access but Facebook is reportedly "ready to spend billions" in order to change that. The Menlo Park-based company has recently announced plans to deliver global connectivity on the backs of enormous, solar-powered UAV, …Facebook
Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback.
Now they’re cranking things up to an almost absurd level. 60 FPS video, on YouTube… at 4K.
The catch? It’s just something of an experiment, for now, and is limited to a reaaally …YouTube
Watch out Wacom! Inklet is a new app by Ten One Design that allows your trackpad to emulate a pen tablet! Inklet takes advantage of the new Macbook´s …Tablets
Create Cutting Edge Scenario Based eLearning
If you take a look at one example of effective eLearning, such as Lifesaver, you’ll become aware quickly …e-Learning
If there’s one thing Intel is known for, it’s regular—and frequent—updates of its processors. The company follows what it calls a tick-tock model of …Batteries
It's called Robots4Us, and it's smarter than it sounds
In case you were wondering whether Steve Wozniak is afraid of robots, get this: He probably is. "Computers are going to take over from humans, no question," the Apple co-founder told the Australian Financial Review earlier this week. He also …DARPA
These days, it feels drones are everywhere: drone lifeguards in Tuscany, a drone delivery service through Amazon and drone selfies.
In the latest in the dronevolution, Facebook continues to investigate the use of solar-powered drones that would supply Internet to the two-thirds of the world (!!!!) …Facebook
Texthelp, a language and literacy support software company, has just announced Teach for Google, a new, online, professional development resource for …Google
Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Press Play
About Jane McGonigal's TED Talk
When Jane McGonigal was bedridden after a concussion, she gave herself a prescription: play a game. She says games helped her get better, and for many of us, virtual games can improve our real lives. Here's her first TED …TED Talks
The need for researchers to escape the lab or the seminar room from time to time, and talk to the wider public about the work that they do, and why it matters, is now such an established feature of the academic landscape that it’s easy to forget how far and fast we’ve travelled.
From the …United Kingdom
Facebook and virtual reality, at first glance, might seem like pieces of a puzzle that don't exactly fit in the social network's future.
But as Facebook wrapped up its annual F8 conference on Thursday, the company's chief technical officer, Mike Schroepfer, explained to developers why the company …Virtual Reality
There's Twitter, but no Facebook yet
Pre-orders for the Apple Watch don’t begin for another two weeks and sales don’t begin for four, but the App Store team has already approved two dozen third-party apps for the new device.
The list below, scraped from the App Store by 9to5Mac’s Zac Hall, was …Apple Watch
The Apple Watch is still almost a month away from shipping and 15 days away from being available to preview in Apple Stores, but a select few apps selected by Apple to be available for the Apple Watch have started hitting the App Store today. These app updates that add Apple Watch support include …Apple Watch
As part of C.M Rubin’s monthly series in the Huffington post: The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs, this is the second …e-Learning
Razer's entry into virtual reality may not be as ballsy as HTC's or Samsung's, but it could be just as important. Back in January the gaming manufacturer revealed Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), a project that offers a hardware design and software framework that anyone can build VR devices and …Virtual Reality
Minecraft has been heralded for its focus on building, creativity and exploration. Players learn about architecture and construction, as well as the simple joy of self expression. The game's open nature has also given birth to countless mods that teach budding builders about coding, geography and …United Kingdom
In a rather off-hand comment at today's Facebook developer's conference, company CTO Mike Schroepfer dropped a hint that the Oculus Rift VR headset could come to market this year. It was during an overview talk about what VR means for the company, where Schroepfer demonstrated a sleek looking space …Facebook
LEGEND OF THE PHOENIX: The University of Phoenix is not having good fun, and it's definitely not getting lucky. CNN reports that enrollment at the …Phoenix
As Chief Content Officer of a learning company, people frequently ask me: “Won’t all of your content eventually be free? After all, when technology …Education
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Microsoft hasn't given up on the idea of a mini-me version of its successful Surface Pro 3 convertible, according to a rumor from WinBeta. But a Surface 3 model won't follow in the Surface 2's wobbly footsteps by packing the RT version of Windows. Instead, it will reportedly take a page from the …Microsoft Surface
At some point or another you will need to decide whether video is a good option for your online course.
Depending on the content and the audience, …Security
When I first wrote about Leap Motion’s virtual reality ambitions, I said its hand-tracking sensor offered a means of controlling apps and games that normal people, not just geeky VR developers, might want to use.
In other words: Putting a VR headset on one’s head is daunting enough to a new user. …Virtual Reality
Even for researchers experienced at examining technology that might be invasive, this warning was alarming: “Your location has been shared 5,398 times with Facebook, Groupon, GO Launcher EX and seven other apps in the last 14 days.”
The warning was sent to a subject as scientists at Carnegie Mellon …Carnegie Mellon University
More than 10 million Americans have trouble distinguishing red from green or blue from yellow, and there's no treatment for colorblindness.
A biotech company and two scientists hope to change that.
On Wednesday, Avalanche Biotechnologies in Menlo Park and the University of Washington in Seattle …Color Blindness
Starting on Friday (or March 27, if you prefer) you'll be able to stroll into one of about a hundred Best Buys and walk out with a Gear VR Innovator Edition to combine with your Galaxy Note 4. This isn't the first time Samsung and Best Buy have tied up to promote one particular vision of VR; after …Virtual Reality