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Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Millions of children are already playing Minecraft at home, whether on computers, consoles or mobile devices. Now the game’s parent company Microsoft wants to encourage more teachers to use it in the classroom.<p>Microsoft, which bought the game’s developer Mojang for $2.5bn in 2014, has launched a …

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The stuff of science fiction: New Intel tech brings fantasy to your living room

This kind of technology used to be reserved for your imagination — like sending your personal robot out to fetch the newspaper, deleting a computer …

Living Rooms

Samsung Livestreamed The Birth Of a Child In VR

Here’s something I never expected to write: Samsung today announced that it has streamed the very first child birth in virtual reality.<p>The company wanted to help Alison Larke and her husband Jason, who couldn’t be at the birth of his third child due to work commitments in Australia.<p>Samsung allowed …

The social network that you can wear

<b>(CNN) —</b> Once was a time when finding out if you were compatible with someone involved a complex social interplay of body language, conversational nuance and good food and wine.<p>Tomorrow it could simply be a matter of reading someone else's T-shirt.<p>A joint venture between design teams at MIT's …

Twitter Launches Periscope, its Live Video-Streaming App

Meerkat.<p>That’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you launch Periscope, Twitter’s new live video streaming app for iOS. Sure, Twitter acquired Periscope in January and the app was already in development before that. However, you can’t help but think of the app darling of SXSW that made …

Future of Film: Special Report

Chicken Little scenarios about the movie business are abundant as radical changes in technology force studios to beef up franchises, exhibitors to …

Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology: A visual framework

My colleague and friend Richard Watson and I have created a number of visual frameworks together, including Trend Blend 2007+ based on the London …

SpaceX Scores $1 Billion From Google, Fidelity

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the rocket maker run by billionaire Elon Musk, said that Google Inc. and Fidelity Investments have invested $1 …

Fidelity Investments

Microsoft announces Windows Holographic with HoloLens headset

"We're not talking about putting you into virtual worlds. We're dreaming beyond virtual worlds."<p>Microsoft has just revealed its next great innovation: Windows Holographic. It's an augmented reality experience that employs a headset, much like all the VR goggles that are currently rising in …

Bill Gates and The Verge: How technology will change the world by 2030

For the month of February, Bill Gates will be guest-editing <i>The Verge</i>. Over the course of four weeks, Gates will be guiding us as we explore how technology will transform the lives of those in the developing world through advancements in banking, healthcare, farming, and education technology. Bill …

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Five Artists Predict What's Next for 2015

Here's five digital art trends that you might be seeing a lot of this year.<p>Digital art is in a constant state of flux. With the year underway, we tapped leading digital artists for their predictions on what trends will gain traction—and which projects they’ll be unveiling—in 2015.<p>Says London-based …

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Hyperloop Is Real: Meet The Startups Selling Supersonic Travel

The majestic Senate majority leader suite in the U.S. Capitol was still Harry Reid’s in September when he eagerly scooched his leather chair across the Oriental rug to gaze at something that, he was told, would change transportation forever.<p>Former SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan (yes, that’s his …

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10 emerging technologies that could change the world in 2015

From zero-emission cars fuelled by hydrogen to computer chips modelled on the human brain, this year's 10 emerging technologies offer a vivid glimpse of the power of innovation to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard our planet.<p>To compile this list, the World Economic Forum's …

Why video game engines may power the future of film and architecture

Epic Games, the company best known for <i>Gears of War</i>, has a very different plan for this generation of video games — one that expands far beyond what games are typically assumed to be. Founder Tim Sweeney sat down at the annual Game Developers Conference to explain why the company has moved away from …

The Grid Uses Artificial Intelligence To Design Your Websites For You

Designing a good-looking website has never been easy, and while many services promise to let you build a site without ever having to touch any code, you quickly reach their limits if you want to have a more advanced site. The Grid, which is launching its crowdfunding campaign today, promises to do …

Skype Launches A New Video Messaging App For The Mobile-First Era, Skype Qik

If Skype was invented today, what would it look like? This morning, a small team within Skype is attempting to answer that question with the launch of a new video messaging application called Skype Qik, which reimagines how the Skype experience would work if Skype had been built for mobile …

500 Startups Keeps Its Commitment To Invest In Women In Tech

“The best thing women in tech can do is to invest in other women,” 500 Startups managing partner Christine Tsai told me. That’s exactly what the early-stage investment firm has been trying to do over the last five years, and it seems to be succeeding.<p>Its commitment starts with the makeup of the …

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Shocase Launches Social Network Targeted to Marketing Pros

There are plenty of social networking platforms out there, but few are targeted directly to the worldwide crew of marketing professionals. That’s about to change with today’s launch of Shocase.<p>Designed to pack the best aspects of LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest into a marketing-oriented …

Microsoft wants us all to play with holograms

Unlike other head-mounted computing systems in the works, Microsoft’s new glasses-based virtual reality device, HoloLens, doesn’t need to be connected to a phone or computer. “We’ve unlocked the screen,” one developer said during the presentation at its Windows 10 event this afternoon.<p>Similar to …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Artist Adds Whimsical Cartoon Twists to New York City Photographs

As a teenager growing up in the Czech Republic, Eliska Podzimkova's daydreams about New York City turned her into an artist. From her home in Prague, she started adding her own original sketches to photos of the Big Apple. Now, the 21-year-old New York Film Academy graduate lives in the city and …

Investors Build New Marketing Tools For The Visual Web

Navigating the web these days is increasingly a case of what you see is what you get. Sites like Pinterest and Tumblr, and apps like Instagram, Vine, and Snapchat are replacing text updates with images and video as the primary mode of communication — and marketers and investors are taking …

The anti-Facebook: one in four American neighborhoods are now using this private social network

Neighborhood gossip and community policing thrive on Nextdoor<p>It was early in the morning when the flooding hit The Knolls, a neighborhood of about 500 homes in Columbus, Ohio. The sewer overflowed, dumping a foot and half of water into Chuck Totten’s basement, where his wife Deb kept around $25,000 …

ClassDojo Now Helps Teachers, Parents and Students Communicate Better

ClassDojo, a teaching aid platform designed for use in schools, has today updated its core offering to include a range of new features and the ability to keep parents better informed of progress.<p>Fully overhauled, the platform now provides a specifically tailored view for teachers, students and …

Viddy becomes Supernova, launches new social expression products including a Snapchat competitor

Since its launch nearly three years ago, Viddy’s social video platform has been all about self expression in a mobile-first world. But this is a …

TED Rebuilds Its Site For The Future Of Online Video

As with so many fast-growing organizations, TED’s website had lagged behind the evolving needs of its creators and users. That’s about to change.<p>The completely rebuilt TED.com is now accepting signups for its private beta at hello.ted.com, with its official launch early next year. Co.Design got a …