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Why Edtech is Flunking Out

Education technology is in demand, but there may be more challenges than most think.<p>Education technology, or EdTech, is one of the fastest growing, and needed technology sectors to make our schools more competitive, give our teachers the resources to succeed, and students the ability to …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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CES 2014: Phones morph into 'stun guns' and 'tricorders'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1042000/1042535_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524656233_016342518c8a0e455befc9887145e4b7<p><b>Add-ons that turn smartphones into Star Trek-like tricorder medical diagnostic kits, Predator-style thermal vision cameras and even electric</b> …

Introducing the Best of CES 2014 finalists!

CES 2014 is only just officially beginning, but the show has already been an eventful one for us. To select finalists for the Best of CES Awards, Engadget's senior editors have been pounding the pavement at the Las Vegas Convention Center to find top contenders for the 13 categories in the running, …

Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

Here's a scary statistic: In 2007, 87 percent of households in the U.S. used air conditioning, compared to just 11 percent of households in Brazil …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

This Is the Average Man's Body

Graphic renderings of modern males<p>George Maat, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has said that within another 50 years, the Dutch Todd could be six-foot-three. Several years ago the Netherlands was compelled to increase building code …

Undercover at Disney: 'Deplorable' scheme to skip lines

<i>TODAY National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen takes you to Disneyland to show you what many call a shameful trick to skip the lines on rides.</i><p>It's made headlines recently. We all know how frustrating it is, waiting in those long lines at Disney. But now some families are cheating the …

Researchers Develop Smartphone That Curls When You Receive a Call

Researchers at Queen's University's Human Media Lab have developed a new smartphone that can morph its shape to indicate an incoming phone call, text …

Kids and Adults: How To Avert Communication Breakdown

Kids think of mobile devices holistically, in that the device encompasses everything – email, video, photos, games, music, social media – all …

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Getting rich off of schoolchildren

Stop pretending wealthy CEOs pushing for charter schools are altruistic “reformers.” They’re raking in billions<p>Last week, Los Angeles provided yet another example of a cadre of anti-public-school millionaires swooping in to try (and in this case, fail) to buy a big-city school-board election. And …

Sleeping on it helps memories stick - Futurity

NORTHWESTERN (US) — Rehearsing memories, during either sleep or waking, can affect what is remembered …

Pick An App Just By Thinking About It With Samsung's Mind-Controlled Tablet

For when touchscreens will be *so 2010s*<p>One of my friends already thinks that people look silly holding up tablets to take photos, so I'm not sure what he'd think of using a tablet with a wire-covered EEG cap on. The experience might be worth the side-eyes, though: Samsung is researching a system …

Petition for Verizon to go contract-less gains steam

Verizon Wireless customers and, in some cases, critics have been signing a petition at a torrid pace, asking the company to go contract-less.<p>The petition on Change.org now has approximately 94,000 signatures, roughly 56,000 supporters shy of its goal of 150,000. The petition, created by "longtime …

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Immigration Isn't The First Cause Zuckerberg Has Liked

Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders in Silicon Valley are banding together to push for comprehensive immigration reform, the Facebook co-founder announced this week. But Zuckerberg has dabbled in politically charged matters in the past.<p>In September 2011, the social media company created a …

Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story

When it came to solving the riddle of the peacock's tail, Charles Darwin's powers of evolutionary deduction were second to none – the more …

New law to protect Puerto Rico leatherback turtles

<b>Puerto Rico has introduced a new law protecting a swathe of the island's coast that has become a major nesting site for the world's largest turtle, the leatherback.</b><p>The Northeast Ecological Corridor comprises 14 sq km (5.4 sq miles) of the island's coast.<p>The law ends a 15-year battle which pitted …

7 Tips for School Leaders New to Twitter

One of the most popular social media platforms for educators looking to build a Personal Learning Network (PLN) online is Twitter. Twitter provides …

Most Say Illegal Immigrants Should Be Allowed to Stay, But Citizenship Is More Divisive

Opinions about whether the growing number of newcomers to the United States strengthens society or threatens American values break down along similar …

Diddy's a Has-Been, Still Worth $580 Million

<i>See also</i>:<p><b>50 Cent - $125 million</b><p>Fiddy has been absent on the scene for a while. He's knee-deep in his comeback, but he's still sitting pretty on all …

Beyond School Closings

On this week’s <b>Dropout Nation Podcast</b>, RiShawn Biddle, observing the latest wave of school closings in cities such as Chicago and Philadelphia, …