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This researcher asked kids what's wrong with U.S. schools. Here are their ideas.

This is not news: America does pretty badly when it goes up against other countries academically.<p>This is true even if we take it one state at a</b> …

Education

Google's New Chromebit Computer Is Ridiculously Small

An inch or two longer than the typical USB drive.<p>Google's newest computer is about the size of an inhaler and could easily be mistaken for one were it not for its Chrome branding. It's called the Chromebit and it will be one of the smallest computers on the market when it ships this …

Diminutive

26 Eating Habits Of People Living On A Tight Budget

We've all been there: You have a wild weekend of great fun (i.e. drinking, eating, not paying attention to your spending) and you wake up in a daze on Sunday. You decide to take a glance at your bank account and sadness ensues. You have to pay rent this week and you're not getting your next …

Highfive: A new device and cloud service that will fix your meetings and video conferences

Even with technological advances in other aspects of our lives, business meetings have remained frustratingly antiquated. Conference calls, which often still take place over traditional landlines, are spent talking over each other, while the first chunk of in-person meetings is wasted trying to get …

Someone Was Accidentally Shipped An iPhone 6 Prototype And Now It's On eBay For Over $99,000

There are plenty of iPhone 6 units available on eBay, but a new listing is promising bidders the opportunity to purchase a never-before-seen iPhone 6 prototype.<p>The listing has already seen over 190 bids, and the current bid has skyrocketed past $99,000.<p>According to the eBay user "kimberlyk1018," …

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DNA clears North Carolina inmates after 30 years in prison

North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate and his half-brother serving a life sentence have been exonerated and released from prison after spending more than 30 years behind bars for a rape and murder they did not commit.<p>Robeson County superior court acted with lightning speed to free the …

This Wi-Fi Router Provides the Fastest Connection

After spending a total of 200 hours researching and testing over 20 Wi-Fi routers, plus analyzing reader comments and feedback, the $100 TP-Link …

You don’t have to be a geek to play Golem Arcana, but it helps

SEATTLE, Washington — Table top miniatures are some of the geekiest board games, coming as they do with thick rulebooks and complicated sets of play mechanics. Developer Harebrained Schemes, the folks behind video games <i>Shadowrun Returns</i> and the more recent <i>Shadowrun: Dragonfall</i>, has decided to bring …

Board Games

A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time

The H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight to clean water and power. What were you doing when you were 17?<p>Around the world, many of the 783 million people who don’t have clean drinking water also don’t have access to electricity. A new design from an Australian high school student aims to solve both …

Snorkeling

Feds Say Requiring Car-to-Car Technology Could Prevent Accidents

A safety study suggests the systems could prevent more than half a million crashes and 1,000 deaths a year.<p>New wireless technology that allows cars to talk to each other should be required in new cars and light trucks, the Obama administration said Monday, arguing the change would prevent thousands …

How To: Hacked! How Thieves Bypass the Lock Screen on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 & More Android Phones

Lock screen exploits are becoming increasingly common in the mobile world. Four weeks ago there was the iPhone 5 passcode bug (which just got fixed …

Kindly App Helps You Find Someone to Listen When Times Are Tough

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

Sprint to slash pricing starting next week, report says

Sprint's new CEO has only been on the job four days and is already promising employees "disruptive" price cuts as soon as next week, according to a report from Light Reading. Will this move finally stem Sprint's subscriber losses?<p>Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure is wasting no time in making good on …

Telecoms

Google launches a teaching tool to help schools ditch paper

Google's itching to get Chromebooks into classrooms (and it's doing a pretty good job too), but the search giant just went full steam ahead with another product meant to help it shape the school experience. It's called (unsurprisingly) Classroom, and the free service is finally ready for …

MacTrast Deals: TuneUp – Clean & Organize Your iTunes Music Collection

If you’re like me, your iTunes music collection is a sad mess. It’s amazing how many groups recorded a song called “Track 1”, isn’t it? Today’s …

How NSA access was built into Windows

Careless mistake reveals subversion of Windows by NSA.<p>A CARELESS mistake by Microsoft programmers has revealed that special access codes prepared by …

Fitle Will Let You Try Clothes On A 3D Avatar Of Yourself

When Charles Nouboue was in business school, he found he had little time to shop during regular store hours. But shopping online proved to be hard.<p>“It’s difficult to find exactly what you want to buy,” Nouboue said. “It’s very complicated to find the right size.”<p>That’s why he and his partner, …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

Gear & Gadgets

Teach Google Now new voice commands

The free Android app Commandr helps you carry out common phone tasks using a few spoken commands and Google Now.<p>Google Now is great for getting directions, checking the weather, looking up the definition of a word, or just searching the Web, but that's no longer all it can do. With the help of a …

Android News

Robotic Exoskeleton Turns Korean Workers Into Ironman

This suit helps out with the heavy lifting<p>The South Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering is trying out something new: equipping workers with robotic exoskeletons. Workers are only testing prototypes for now, but future shipbuilders might strap on exoskeletons as easily as they …

Robotics

The Future Television Will Be Paper Thin and Rollable, LG Says

Perhaps in a few years we'll see people carrying around their rolled-up televisions the way they used to carry newspapers.<p>LG Display unveiled a paper …