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Sick Kids Use Google Glass to Virtually Visit the Zoo

With all the talk of Google Glass' supposed image problem, it's easy to forget that the technology can enable some wonderful things.<p>For proof, look …

GDC's alternative arcade: a gallery of crazy, homemade game controllers

The idea of the gamepad is so entrenched in our mind, it's easy to forget that there are <i>other</i> ways to play video games. No, we're not talking about the PC gamer's keyboard and mouse, or even the traditional arcade stick -- but custom, purpose built controllers made to augment a specific experience. …

Facebook unveils Hack, a new programming language for writing code faster

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr/Marcin Wichary<p>Facebook is at it again, introducing a new programming language designed to make the process of …

10 things your iPad can do with a little extra help

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>The App Store has allowed a wide range of talented developers to think of new ways that people can use the Apple’s iPad to …

In Education Technology, Startups With Big Impact Tend to Be Rather Simple

Edmodo, Remind101, ClassDojo and StudyBlue break out from the pack, but not because of some complex technology.<p>After years of meager investment, early-stage education technology has seen a boom time in the past three years. There was $1.1 billion worth of funding for ed tech in 2012, up from a …

Tory Boss of government coding education initiative can’t code

The row over <b>Tory cronies in taxpayer-backed positions</b> look set to intensify after it emerges the <b>boss of the government’s coding education initiative</b> …

Kinect-based games shown to have positive impact on children with learning difficulties

A company called Kinems is using personalised, video game-based learning to improve the skills of children with motor impairments and learning …

This kit lets you build a musical instrument from just about anything

Wish you could easily craft a musical instrument out of whatever you have lying around the house? You'll get that opportunity if Yuri Suzuki's team at Dentaku brings its crowdfunded Ototo kit to market. The synthesizer turns any conductive material into an instrument, changing its sound based on …

In one month, 500K students sign up for Code.org’s computer science 101 course

Code.org is on a mission to get more kids learning about computer science, and so far, the Seattle-based non-profit seems to be making legitimate …

Computer Users Encouraged To Come Up With Better Passwords

According to SplashData's annual survey of bad passwords, password has fallen to second place as the most common one. The most common password: 123456.<p><b>Listen · 0:28</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, and if I had to guess what your …

Michael Gove announces a computing curriculum worthy of the 21st century

Finally, Britain’s children will be equipped for the Internet age. In a speech to the BETT education conference today, Michael Gove announced the details of the new computing curriculum, which will take effect from this September.<p>As well a new Computer Science GCSE and a beefed-up A-Level …

Computers Are The Future, But Does Everyone Need To Code?

Republicans and Democrats don't see eye-to-eye on much these days, but there is one aspect of the future that they can agree on: "Becoming literate in code is as essential to being literate in language and math," says House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia.<p>President Obama …

Fuel3D Scanner ready to turn objects into 3D printer files in a snap - Pocket-lint

Fuel3D has unveiled the first images of the final design for its handheld 3D scanner that aims to make object digitisation as easy as a point and …

Awesome Lego Astromech Droid (video)

Vimal Patel has created an awesome looking fully motorised Lego Astromech Droid which has been inspired by the Star Wars universe.<p>The Lego Astromech …

The Netflix of kids’ books? Epic launches on iPad for $9.99/month

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The Netflix(s nflx) monthly subscription model is a hit for movies and TV, and is spreading to music with paid versions of …

Code.org: 2 Weeks And 600M+ Lines Of Code Later, 20M Students Have Learned An “Hour Of Code”

Less than a year ago, brothers Hadi Partovi and Ali Partovi launched Code.org to help advocate for computer science in the U.S. and increase participation in STEM education by making these subjects more available in schools and classrooms around the country. Today, it seems that what started as a …