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Language Learning

Amazon’s New Bookstore Flips The Script

Tien Tzuo Contributor<p>Tien Tzuo is the CEO of Zuora.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why newspaper subscriptions are on the rise<br>• Large CPGs are under attack by startups… and consumers are winning<p>Amazon’s new bookstore in Seattle has been getting a lot of questions and criticism — but only from people …

eCommerce

Festival Of Code Winners May Be The Startups Of The Future

Startups start with talent, and the talent, as we all know, seems to get younger every year. But it wouldn’t happen if children themselves were not introduced to the word of technology and engineering early, and shown that it can be a fun, creative environment. For the last 6 years, a pioneer of …

iOS Apps

This startup wants to be the Amazon of Wi-Fi access for the Internet of things

If you want to connect your device to the cloud you have to build in some way to access the Internet, and that’s actually not an easy task when …

Internet of Things

Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Minecraft in Education portal aims to get educators sharing tips on how Mojang’s popular game can be used to teach children<p>Millions of children are already playing Minecraft at home, whether on computers, consoles or mobile devices. Now the game’s parent company Microsoft wants to encourage more …

Education Technology

Google Translate gets more conversational

Google Translate is notorious for spewing out either oddly worded or overly formal results, but the company says it's getting better thanks to people's help. Mountain View's online translator is now more adept at figuring out informal speech -- for instance, it can tell if you want to ask "Is …

Caring Pepper robot hits the market, sells out in a minute

Humanoid robot Pepper has started selling on the Japanese market -- and its first limited run sold out within a minute.<p>The adorable Pepper robot unveiled a year ago by Japan-based mobile and telecommunications company SoftBank has finally been made available to consumers, and it's been a roaring …

Robotics

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than Jo Nesbø?

The Three Switches puzzle is a classic, but most of you will not have heard of it.<p>Strangers often ask me to challenge them with mathematical brainteasers. It comes with the territory, I suppose.<p>My stock reply is to pose them Three Switches puzzle. It’s a classic that is easy to state rhetorically, …

Mathematics

Using Mobile Learning Tools To Gather Learning Analytics

Today’s organizations are beginning to realize the potential of building data-driven learning programs, making it crucial that we know what …

How To Build A Home Fusion Reactor

The tale of a teen physics prodigy<p>The Boy Who Played With Fusion <i>had its beginnings in 2010 when, as a contributing editor at PopSci, I discovered a small and unusual community of makers, high-energy hobbyists who were taking on both the formidable theory and the precision engineering of applied</i> …

Nuclear Energy

Amazon says it is building an ‘ambitious new PC game’

Amazon has wanted to become a major force in the video game scene for years. And now, it’s hired a dream team of video game developers who are working on “an ambitious new PC game project using the latest technology,” it says.<p>The company revealed this information in a series of recruiting ads on …

Adorable AI-powered robot Musio just wants to be your friend

Everyone complains about not having flying cars yet, but where are our robotic pals? Films like <i>Short Circuit, Big Hero 6</i> and <i>Wall-E</i> certainly make them seem appealing, though our ever-constant anxiety around <i>Terminator-</i>like robot uprisings is likely holding them back. Musio, the first hardware …

Lego's 'Minecraft' competitor is real and ready to download

Yes, those rumors of Lego building a direct competitor to <i>Minecraft</i> were true: meet Lego Worlds. The sandbox game has launched on Windows through Steam's Early Access program for $17, and promises to do more than just let you sculpt buildings and fight off critters. You can alter the terrain on a …

Lego

You can pre-order the first official Steam Machines starting today

Look, there's literally no shortage of things you can slot into your home theater system for a spot of streaming media or some melt-into-your-couch gaming. If you want to be able to recline in your living room <i>and</i> comfortably sneer at people who play games on consoles, though, you can pre-order an …

Passing 5 Million Downloads, JuiceBox Games Announces Second Title

JuiceBox Games today announced the upcoming release of Sword Storm, their second title in the collective card game genre (CCG).<p>Founded by three former Zynga developers, Juicebox has had tremendous success with its first release, recently surpassing $7 million dollars in revenue. Sixty percent of …

Zynga

Codequest: A fun, engaging kids game that covers some basic coding and programming principles

Invalid data returned from the iTunes Web Service. Check your app ID, and verify that the iTunes is currently up.<p>With the way our world and society …

Magic Leap Announces Its Augmented Reality Developer Platform

Magic Leap wants game makers, filmmakers, and other creators to build augmented reality experiences on its platform, and today on stage at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital conference, it announced how that will happen. Magic Leap is launching a development platform. It’s just opened a …

Augmented Reality

Outlier Dictionary Is A Savior For Overwhelmed Chinese Language Students

Learning Chinese as an adult is like playing a game of chicken with your brain. When I was 26, I spent nine months in a Mandarin program and every time I sat down with a new stack of flashcards, I wondered how many characters would get shoved out of my memory to make room for new ones.<p>As a kid …

Language Learning

LMS vs. LRS. Can you lose your LMS?

With the amazing success of the Experience API (xAPI), many organizations are wondering if they need both a Learning Record Store (LRS) and a …

Inspired By Bauhaus Design, ShapeKit Lets Kids Create Gorgeous Animations

Being a child is awesome because every little thing is an adventure. Rolling over, sitting up, eating solids, making letters, telling time–life is one milestone after another. As a jaded adult, it’s hard for me to remember the overwhelming wonders of growing up. ShapeKit, however, recaptures a …

iPad Apps

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Adorable AI-powered robot Musio just wants to be your friend

Everyone complains about not having flying cars yet, but where are our robotic pals? Films like <i>Short Circuit, Big Hero 6</i> and <i>Wall-E</i> certainly make them seem appealing, though our ever-constant anxiety around <i>Terminator-</i>like robot uprisings is likely holding them back. Musio, the first hardware …

Robotics

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