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BBC launches Doctor Who Game Maker to help teach principles of game design

The BBC has launched a new Doctor Who Game Maker tool, letting fans of the perennially popular show create and share their own games featuring the time-travelling doctor.<p>For the uninitiated, Doctor Who is a British science fiction series first produced by the BBC in 1963, and has emerged as one of …

Plex and VLC are coming to the new Apple TV

If you’re worried for some reason that the new Apple TV might not have strong enough video chops with all those apps and games, good news: Plex and VLC, two of the best video apps around, are coming to Apple’s new set-top box.<p>According to a blog post this morning, VLC is developing a tvOS app. …

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Pink Floyd's entire back catalog headed to Spotify, sooner or later (update: available now)

There aren't as many big bands and artists holding out on streaming or downloaded music as there used to be, but there's unquestionably still some noticeable omissions on today's most popular services. One of those gaps now looks set to be filled, though, as a tweet from the official Pink Floyd …

U.S. Schools Are Dumb About Their Smart Devices, Report Finds

Just having an iPad for every kid isn't enough.<p>U.S. schools are spending money on laptops and tablets for their students, but they aren't checking what kinds of returns on investment they're getting, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.<p>In addition, many schools end up …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), …