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Middle School Maker Journey: First Month's Reflections

Back when our fantastic new learning space was still all gleaming and ready for kids to experience, compliments started rolling in, but I reminded …

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Easy-to-make mini brains will help medical research

If you want to study the effects of drugs or transplants on the brain without operating on the real thing, you typically have to break out some microelectronics and build a model yourself. Not exactly convenient or cheap, is it? If Brown University scientists have their way, however, just about any …

Mattel and Google teamed up to make VR kid friendly, and they got pretty darn close

Mattel thinks it’s cracked the code to making virtual reality kid friendly.<p>The 70-year-old toy company, under the guidance of Google, released its Cardboard-powered View-Master on Friday. After going hands-on with the nostalgic headset this week, we’ve reached a verdict.<p>For tech-savvy parents, kid …

Facebook will provide internet from satellites in Africa soon

Facebook initially planned to connect the world by producing its own satellites, but it might be tacking a different tack now.<p>According to The Telegraph, a new agreement between Facebook and Eutelsat due to start in late 2016 will deliver free internet in Africa via an existing satellite.<p>Eutelsat …

Peeple shuts down its social media accounts but will launch its nicer, more boring app next week

Controversial people-rating app Peeple took a new path today and now it seems like it’s going to be available sooner than we expected and in the form of a more pleasant app than previously reported.<p>Originally, the cut-throat app was due to be released officially in November and let you review …

UnlimitedHand controller wants to add sense of touch to virtual reality

Japanese developer H2L is making a controller for VR gaming that simulates the feeling of touch, hoping to release it by May 2016.<p>The visual fidelity of virtual reality experiences is rapidly increasing, with designers creating worlds and experiences that inch ever closer to looking real. But …

Virtual Reality

Ubisoft announces Far Cry Primal, coming this February

After literally 24 hours of teasing (and a leak or two), Ubisoft has finally revealed the next <i>Far Cry</i> game, entitled <i>Far Cry Primal</i> — and there will be mammoths. It's coming February 23rd, 2016 to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while a PC version will ship in March.<p>The game is being developed by …

Ubisoft

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

Uniqlo is using neuroscience to help you find the perfect shirt

Have you ever walked into a store and been overwhelmed by choice? Well, Uniqlo wants to read your brain and help you quit waffling.<p>On Wednesday, the …

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Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: A quantum simulator of impossible physics: In the experiment, developed by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country in conjunction with the University of Tsinghua (China), the atoms simulate absurd actions "as if they were actors in a quantum theatre"

Home > Press > A quantum simulator of impossible physics: In the experiment, developed by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country in conjunction …

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Zuckerberg Confirms Facebook Is Working On Augmented Reality

“Yeah!” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said excitedly in response to a big question for his company: is Facebook working on augmented reality? “It’s a bit further out,” he followed up during a talk about virtual reality at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco.<p>Facebook’s …

Augmented Reality

CNET News - Minecraft + HoloLens = Whoa!

VICE maakt gebruik van cookies

VICE maakt gebruik van cookies.<p>Hallo! VICE maakt gebruik van functionele en analytische cookies. Met cookies bedoelen we ook scripts, local storage, en pixeltags of beacons. Die gebruiken we om inzicht te krijgen in de werking en effectiviteit van onze site. Derde partijen plaatsen via onze website …

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Google now owns abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

Apparently owning abc.xyz isn’t enough for the newly-formed conglomerate headed up by Google’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Thanks to a recent change in DNS registrant info, we now know that Google has (via <i>DomainInvesting</i>) acquired abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com, a site that was first …

Commercial drones could require direct human oversight for years, FAA says

Companies are pushing for the ability to fly their drones without the strict supervision that is currently required, but regulators say it could be a long wait<p>If you’re hoping Amazon will send the next George R R Martin novel to you by drone, you may have even longer to wait than you thought: the …

Drones

More people now search Google on their phone than from their computers

"This summer, for the first time, we are getting more searches on mobile devices than on desktop," Singhal said at the Code/Mobile in Half Moon Bay, California on Thursday.<p>Google is processing more than 100 billion searches a month, and mobile is now the majority. (That doesn't include tablets …

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The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

Iron Man

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5 noteworthy trends happening in mobile apps

The app market continues to evolve as developers and users explore the possibilities of mobile technology. From business security concerns to developers news to consumer product highlights, these five trends could change tomorrow’s mobile app landscape.<p><b>App Security</b><p>In mid-September of 2014 at the …

Engage Your Audience

• 28 November 2014<br>• By Ffion Lindsay<p><b>A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring</b> …

Digital Textbooks & Online Tools

Textbooks are expensive. And let’s face it, the added costs of tutoring and supplemental resources are no help when you’re not doing very well in a …

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