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Lego lovers unite: Library taps into toy's popularity to boost literacy, numeracy skills among children
Lego lovers are using the colourful childhood bricks to build a lifetime love of literacy.
Broome Public Library has tapped into the timeless …Lego
Adobe shows off upgraded Photoshop and Premiere Elements 14 with camera shake removal, motion titles, more
Adobe is out with its annual Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements updates, which let you quickly edit and share your photos and videos from the desktop. The consumer friendly Photoshop Elements 14 and Premier Elements 14 includes handy new features that everyday photographers will appreciate …Photoshop
Dropbox has released the source code for its Hackpad collaborative note-taking application under an open-source license.
Dropbox acquired Hackpad in April 2014. About a year later the team behind Hackpad informed users that the code would become available under an open-source license “in the next …Dropbox
Artificial intelligence research never sleeps, especially when it’s tied to the multi-billion-dollar mobile phone market.
Google GOOG is claiming better voice search on its Android and iOS mobile apps, thanks to a new approach to the artificial intelligence technique the company uses to power that …Google
Here’s what you need to know to prevent criminals getting their hands on your personal data.
Cyber attacks are now so common that many people are desensitized about the danger of their personal data falling in the hands of criminals.
That’s one of the takeaways from a report this week by security …Security
The next stage in the evolution of virtual reality has so far been pitched mainly at gamers -- with a sprinkle of social media, journalism and interactive wingsuit flights for people not so interested in shooting things from an accurate first-person perspective.
So it was notable that Oculus VR …Netflix
How To Cite Social Media In Research
by TeachThought Staff
Back in 2012, we shared how to cite a tweet.
We followed that up with how to cite an app.
So when …
Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.
It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is …Human Geography
The BBC has revealed a Doctor Who Game Maker tool for fans of the show to create their own games today.
Open to international users, it’s part of BBC Mixital, a new platform that lets anyone create their own content based on BBC brands, like Doctor Who.
The game maker lets users create an entire game …BBC
The New Hampshire library, which last week took down a Tor relay after federal authorities read about it on Ars, has finally restored its important …Homeland Security
Norse Theme Parks is blending traditional attractions with virtual reality and augmented reality experiences at its new Copenhagen park.
Theme parks around the world are beginning to incorporate virtual reality into their attractions, in addition to using it to design rides. There’s a VR theme park …Virtual Reality
Shortly after a baby’s birth, bacteria aren’t the only invaders to colonize the gut. Viruses move in, too, according to new research.The study, …Scientific Research
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said the company is considering ways to allow iPhone users to remove or hide apps installed by default that they don't actually use.
The necessity of a 'junk' home screen folder usually containing a mixture of Stocks, Tips, Maps, Contacts and Calculator, is known to virtually …iPhone
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It's 9.30 on a cloudy morning in June, and in an IT classroom …BBC
Fancy taking control of the TARDIS? How about the Doctor himself? As part of the BBC's latest "Make it Digital" campaign, you'll soon be able to do both, with a new online game maker letting you create your own interactive adventures with the Time Lord in the iconic blue box.
Aspiring game designers …BBC
A new 3D printer capable of manufacturing objects with up to ten materials at once has been unveiled.
MIT's (apparently very busy) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) released video of the printer, which they say is cheaper and "more user-friendly" than previous …MIT
Not content with cultural control over Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and his broader near-monopoly on cinematic explosions, Michael Bay has set his sights on comic books.
Bay's 451 Media Group has set up an interactive publishing division, with a view to create a series of graphic novels …Comics
New 3D-printed robots in the shape of small fish may one day be able to swim through bloodstreams, delivering drugs to the human body and removing toxins.
The "microfish" were created by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego, who claimed they can print hundreds of the tiny …Robots
Facebook has announced that merely 85.7 percent of the Earth's population did not log on to its service within 24 hours on Monday 24 August 2015.
The social network said that six billion people did not use its suite of status updates, contacts, messaging and media sharing tools on Monday.
Economic theories emanating from business schools do not usually draw 6,000-word takedowns in the popular press. But then, few ideas have permeated …Innovation
And if it were a store, what kind of store would it be? Please don’t say bookstore, because even though we apparently love them, they’re dying and …
One of the reasons Minecraft is so popular is that it gives players a blank slate on which to build whatever creations their imaginations can conceive. This level of freedom has led to entire cities and even countries taking on a virtual form, though sometimes our destructive nature can be just as …Minecraft
Facebook has completed construction of its solar-powered, unmanned aircraft Aquila, designed to deliver radio internet coverage across the globe using lasers. And it's majestic.
"When you bring a road to a rural area, it always improves their lives. Similarly when you bring information hive into a …Facebook
At a recent conference, NSW Police deputy commissioner Nick Kaldas noted concern at the increasing public visibility of right-wing extremism. He …Social Media
By Matt RenwickOverloaded with Twitter? Stem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.Social Media
One of the most important lessons we ever learned might have been when we discovered that we could solve maze puzzles by starting from the end and …Education
The ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them all: “We of the craft are all crazy,” he told the Countess of Blessington, casting a wary eye over his fellow poets.
The notion of the tortured artist is a …Scientific Research
A few things to know about Charlie Chaplin. He starred in over 80 films, reeling off most during the silent film era. In 1914 alone, he acted in 40 …