J. Giese

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Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots?

For better and worse, toys powered by AI are becoming an intimate part of kids’ lives.<p>When I brought the robot home from the Apple Store, I knew I was inviting a new kind of strangeness into our lives. My wife worried about giving our 4-year-old son a(nother) digital thing, a “smart” thing. I …

Robotics

Xbox One X review: A console that keeps up with gaming PCs

The Xbox One X is the ultimate video game system. It sports more horsepower than any system ever. And it plays more titles in native 4K than Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro. It's just about everything you could want without investing in a gaming PC. The only problem? It's now been a year since the PS4 Pro …

iPhone X review: face the future

Works in progress can still be great<p>After months of hype, endless speculation, and a wave of last-minute rumors about production delays, the iPhone X is finally here. Apple says it’s a complete reimagining of what the iPhone should be, 10 years after the original revolutionized the world. That …

Mobile Technology

YouTube TV is rolling out on Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, and more

The video giant’s pay TV effort is expanding<p>Over the last five years, major cable and satellite television providers in the US have lost millions of subscribers, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Network television has also seen its ratings slide — even for tentpole products like NFL …

Televisions

Amazon Key takes deliveries to new level: Inside your home

The new in-home service will roll out to 37 US metro areas next month and eventually allow you to let in a dog walker or house cleaner.<p>Amazon wants to get even closer to its customers.<p>The world's largest e-commerce company on Wednesday revealed a new shipping service that lets customers receive …

Smart Homes

Arduino Shield Buying & Designing | EAGLE

A simple Arduino Uno board makes it easy to work with microcontrollers, but that’s just the beginning of what you can do. There’s only so much fun …

Arduino

Adobe's 'Cloak' experiment is a content-aware eraser for video

Glamorous show-reels from shows like <i>Game of Thrones</i> get all the fame, but a lot of VFX work is mundane stuff like removing cars, power lines and people from shots. Adobe's research team is working on making all of that easier for anyone, regardless of budget, thanks to a project called "Cloak." …

Game of Thrones

7 Techniques to Remember Anything Infographic

<b>7 Techniques to Remember Anything Infographic</b>Do you struggle to remember the name of a person you were just introduced to? How is it that some people …

eLearning

Facebook announces $199 ‘Oculus Go’ standalone VR headset

Onstage at Oculus Connect 4 in San Jose, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new mobile headset called “Oculus Go.”<p>According to Zuck, “it’s the most accessible VR headset yet;” it starts at $199 and it’s going to ship early next year. It appears that the mobile headset will be a similar …

Virtual Reality

Code-teaching app SoloLearn wins FbStart Apps of the Year competition

Facebook has announced its “FbStart Apps of the Year”, which is an event which recognizes the most successful apps from the global FbStart program. This year’s Grand Prize winner is <br>SoloLearn (iOS/Android] which is a free mobile-first app for anyone who wants to learn how to code.<p>SoloLearn’s CTO …

Apps

Facebook drops the price of its Oculus VR hardware yet again

The Oculus Rift and Touch controller bundle is $399 for the summer, months before Oculus' big fall event.<p>Facebook's Oculus Rift VR headset already got one price drop back in March. Now it's getting another.<p>As part of the "Summer of Rift" sales promotion Oculus is having, the VR headset and a pair …

Virtual Reality

HEIF: A First Nail in JPEG’s Coffin?

Cover photo: Minimalism by Roman Alyabev<p>Apple’s 2017 developer conference has just wrapped up, and there have been some pretty interesting …

Tech Trends

Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade

Teaching with Technology<p>In our 2016 Teaching with Technology survey, faculty members offered their predictions on what the future holds for …

Education Technology

A Simple Introduction to Lean UX

Lean UX is an incredibly useful technique when working on projects where the Agile development method is used. Traditional UX techniques often don’t …

UX Design

Drawing up the Details of Classroom AV Systems

AV Smarts<p>From floor plans and lighting zones to mounting specs and viewing angles, detailed AV design drawings will help keep your classroom …

Education Technology

Study: Display Size Impacts Student Comprehension

Research<p>More than half of students (58 percent) in a recent study couldn't read content displayed on a 70-inch flat panel in an average-sized …

Education Technology

Up close with Google's new Android Wear 2.0 update

Google just showed off the biggest update yet to its smartwatch platform.<p>Android Wear 2.0, previewed during the company's I/O developer conference, …

Google Home isn't good news for Nest

OK, Google, what’s up with Nest?<p>You just unveiled your widely anticipated smart home device, Google Home. Like Amazon Echo, it’s an always-listening …

Google Home

Google Home Has to Catch Up to Amazon Echo's Big Head Start | WIRED

Author: Brian Barrett. Brian Barrett Gear<p>Date of Publication: 05.19.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Google Home Is Cool, But Catching Up to …

Three Domains of Learning - Cognitive, Affective, Psychomotor

©Leslie Owen Wilson all rights reserved Contact Leslie<p>Three domains of learning –<p>What are the differences between the cognitive, affective, and …

Teaching

FLEXspace: Sharing the Best of Learning Space Design

C-Level View | Feature<p>A Q&A with Lisa Stephens and Rebecca Frazee<p>FLEXspace is a repository and open online education resource institutions can use to …

Education Technology

Virtual reality — from the living room to the classroom

David Baszucki Contributor<p>David Baszucki is the founder, co-creator and CEO of ROBLOX.<p>There is a world of enormous educational potential with video games. Highly acclaimed simulation and tutorial games such as <i>SimCity</i> and <i>Math Blaster</i> have been continuously employed in elementary schools across the …

Virtual Reality

Google’s New Search-Based iOS Keyboard Makes Texting Way Easier

Let’s just admit it to ourselves here and now: The stock iOS keyboard is not that good. Microsoft recently tried to make typing more comfortable with …

Evernote Adds Google Drive Integration to Easily Add Files to Notes

Evernote and Google are getting friendlier today. Now, you can add and search for Google Drive files right from Evernote.<p>The concept here works …

Apps

Build cross platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

CSS

Samsung Invents "Black Mirror" Contact Lenses That Live-Stream Your Life

Sci-fi comes to eye.<p>Samsung was awarded a patent on Tuesday for special contact lenses that take a picture when the wearer blinks. The lenses are …

Black Mirror

Only 1 in 5 Students Obtain All Learning Materials Legally

Research<p>A new study on student piracy makes a convincing case for open educational resources in higher education.<p>Students in higher education today …

Higher Education

Chrome Music Lab

Music is for everyone. Play with simple experiments that let anyone, of any age, explore how music works.

Sweeten Up Your Presos with Custom Bullets!

3/10/2016<p>Bored with circles and squares to organize your talking points? Sweeten up your presentations with custom bullets!<p>STEP 1: Create a new …

Nest devices get better at knowing when you're home

If you're a Nest owner, you've probably experienced the company's thermostat flipping itself to Away mode while you were still home. Most likely, that's because someone didn't walk past the motion sensor on the tech in a timely fashion. Thankfully, Nest announced two new features that will improve …