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3 great ways to build a website prototype

Each individual prototype, like each individual website, has its own styles, objectives, and strategies. What works well for a cloud CRM website might not work as well for an ecommerce business.<p>In this article we’ll explore three of the most common digital prototyping methods: presentation software …

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Google may be partnering with Ford to accelerate its autonomous car ambitions

Ford, which recently opened a Silicon Valley R&D facility, may be partnering with Google on future autonomous car initiatives.<p>According to The Wall Street Journal, Ford is also looking into making autonomous cars a branch of the company rather than central to its efforts. A partnership with Google …

Nuclear Computers Especially Vulnerable as Cyber Attacks Rise, Watchdog Says

The nation's unclassified nuclear computer systems are vulnerable to successful cyber attacks because "generic" security contracts don't make it clear who's responsible for keeping an eye on them, federal watchdogs said Tuesday.<p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's cybersecurity center isn't …

How to build a robot with Raspberry Pi

We now create four functions that will handle driving our motors in a particular direction. Each of the functions will take an argument, a duration …

Online learning can work if universities just rethink the design of their courses

Early attempts by universities to put their courses online haven’t been hugely successful so far in terms of generating strong grades and …

Report: Robots will make you better at your job, not steal it

There’s a lot of paranoia that robots could one day be responsible for doing our jobs. I’m not immune to this.<p>In a new report published Wednesday, Silicon Valley Robotics, a non-profit comprised of several robot companies, came to a general consensus that robots definitely won’t be taking your job, …

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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 …

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

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for …

From Legos to Raspberry Pi: The Most Creative Startups in Education Technology

There are two separate challenges in education: access and quality. In the U.S., <i>access</i> to primary education is guaranteed -- but the <i>quality</i> of that primary education varies widely. With public schools across the country struggling to meet their mandates and funding decreasing every day, primary …

On The Way To An IPO, Education Technology Startup Instructure Is Close To Raising A Big New Round

Education technology company Instructure has raised a big new round on its way to an initial public offering later this year, according to several sources familiar with the company’s plans.<p>We’ve heard rumors from multiple sources that the cloud-based K-12 and higher education platform is raising …

Investments Decline As Education Technology Grows Up

School may be out for summer, but the nation’s education-focused technology startups are still hitting the books, drumming up new business and new investments to capitalize on overwhelming demand for innovation from primary and secondary schools and colleges.<p>New government initiatives are underway …

How Big Data and Mobile Technology Startups Are Changing Education | The Network | The Network

Recently, there's been a notable increase in startup accelerators aimed at incubating educational tech companies. The first, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Imagine K12, opened for business in 2011. Now a handful of others have appeared, from Kaplan EdTech Accelerator powered by TechStars, a three-month …

G Suite Training

Following our acquisition by Google, we’re excited to share that Synergyse Training now has a new name -- G Suite Training -- as well as a brand new …

Tech Company Develops Robots to Replace $15 /Hr Workers - Can Produce 1 Burger Every 10 Seconds

by Jim Hoft July 23, 2015<p><b>On Wednesday</b> Governor Cuomo’s New York Wage Board set a new minimum wage for New York City’s 200,000 fast food workers.<br>City …

The 6 Most Popular Google Docs Templates for Teachers

July 23, 2015<br>In today’s post we are sharing with you a set of handy document templates created and provided for free download by the folks in Google …

Education Technology

Deal: Learn to build robots and more with the Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle for just $39 (93% off)

The Raspberry Pi is quite the interesting device, offering gadget lovers an affordable and fun way to build robots, sensors and more. If you’ve heard about this little device and would like a crash course on how to use it, the AA Deals Store might have a great option for you. Right now, you can get …

Watch Out Bricklayers, This Robot Is Coming For Your Job

Meet the machine that will build your future home in just a few days.<p>Beware bricklayers, this machine is coming for your job.<p>Developed in Australia, the Hadrian 105 is a prototype robot that lays bricks as well as humans can, according to the company behind it. And yet, it does so much more …

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BbWorld 2018: There's strength in numbers<p>See why over 2,000 people from 42 countries attend 150+ educational and inspirational sessions every year. …

How an investing giant taught Chicago kids financial literacy and disproved the doubters

This is a rare feel-good story about financial literacy. In 1996, John Rogers, head of $11 billion Ariel Investments, helped start an elementary …

The man who created the world's first self aware robot says this next discovery will change the human-robot relationship forever

A decade later, the Oxford professor's seemingly unattainable challenge has been met.<p>On July 9, a team of researchers led by Professor Selmer Bringsjord helped a robot solve the riddle, displaying a level of self-awareness and satisfying what had until then been considered "the ultimate sifter" …

Droobot

If you’re not familiar with them, bristlebots or brushbots are extremely simple versions of walking robots, and they’ve become increasingly popular …

GoPro unveils a 360-degree camera array for VR videos

Now that Google has announced Jump, a new VR technology platform that lets you create and share 3D content, you're probably wondering how you can do exactly that. Well, Google has partnered with GoPro to come up with a solution: a 360-degree camera array built out of 16 GoPros. The circular rig …

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Seattle Symphony uses Kinect to conduct robotic instruments

Microsoft might have scaled back its ambitions for Kinect, but creative modders and developers are still finding ways to put the peripheral to good use. Conductor Ludovic Morlot used the device to control three "kinetic" instruments -- a robotic grand piano, 24-reedhorn sculpture and custom concert …

This drone parachute automatically deploys itself if it detects a stall

The first time I ever flew a drone, I crashed it — and it wasn’t a small tumble either. I was helping my colleague Nick Jaynes shoot some aerial …

RoboUniverse, where bots build, teach and sell (pictures)

Robo-car, go! Google's latest self-driving prototypes are heading to public roadways

The company's bubble-shaped autonomous vehicles will soon take to the streets of Google's hometown to see how they fare in real traffic -- and how we respond.<p>If you find yourself in Mountain View, California, in the coming months, keep an eye out for Google's newest self-driving cars.<p>There may not …