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Get totally free talk, text and data on your iPad, thanks to FreedomPop

You may know FreedomPop as the guys who will turn your iPod touch into a free iPhone, but if you have an iPad, the carrier is now willing to do the same thing, giving any Sprint-compatible iPad free talking, texting and data.<p>An iPad is not an iPhone, of course, but it does have LTE abilities, which …

Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling …

Google unveils Classroom, a tool designed to help teachers

Google looks to be making the grade with a new tool it unveiled Tuesday that aims to help teachers easily organize assignments and communicate with their students.<p>Dubbed Classroom, the free tool integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail so that teachers can assign and collect homework paperlessly, …

Education Technology

The difference between coders, programmers and engineers

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A Conversation With The President Of The World's First Non-Profit, Tuition-Free, Accredited, Online University

Shai Reshef is an Israeli-born entrepreneur who now lives in Pasadena, California. Although his master’s degree is in Chinese politics, he has made his name professionally in private education. He served as chairman and CEO of the Kidum Group, an Israeli test preparation which he sold to Kaplan, …

Corruption Blurs The Lines Of China's Mistress Culture

China's leader Xi Jinping has made a crackdown on corruption a centerpiece of his administration. He's vowed to root out corruption from the bottom to the top, or to use his expression, to "go after the tigers as well as the flies."<p>When it comes to corrupt, high-ranking officials, there's a …

The search for the real Hillary Clinton

In July 1999, as Hillary Clinton was preparing for a U.S. Senate run from New York, longtime Clinton adviser and messaging guru Mandy Grunwald gave the candidate-to-be some blunt advice on how to handle herself.<p>“Don’t be defensive. Look like you want the questions: The press is obviously watching …

This Startup Wants To End HIV And AIDS, And Give Away A Vaccine For Free

It wants to create a preventative HIV/AIDS vaccine and give it to people for free.<p>One out of 300 people living with HIV are HIV controllers, meaning they have a natural immunity to the disease.<p>The Immunity Project's goal is to create a vaccine that will make anyone a controller. Another key …

Which Coding Language Is Right For You?

Coding is all the rage these days. Students of all ages and adults already in the workforce are increasingly encouraged to learn programming. Even President Obama said everyone should learn to code.<p>There are countless resources that offer the opportunity to learn different skills. From free online …

New Tech Site Re/Code Is Now Live

Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg have officially launched Re/code, described as a “new tech and media news, reviews and analysis site.”<p>Behind this new site is the same team from the former All Things Digital site — which Swisher and Mossberg ran for Dow Jones from 2007 onward. How did the name …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Historians tend to rate JFK as a good president, not a great one. But Americans consistently give him the highest approval rating of any president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Why?<p>Among the many monuments to John F. Kennedy, perhaps the most striking is the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, in the …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

· Programming for Biologists

This is the website for Ethan White’s programming and database management courses designed for biologists. At the moment there are four courses being …

MIT tool connects the dots of your life through Gmail metadata

How much does the metadata gathered in your inbox reveal about you? Quite a lot, judging by what researchers at the MIT Media Lab have managed to accomplish with Immersion. They've built a web app that — once you grant it permission to do so — digs through your email history to piece together a …

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

A survey of the burgeoning industry of cloud genomics

I like lists. Here is a list of companies in the cloud genomics industry.<p>Table 1: Companies acting in the industry of cloud genomics. The list is in …

MACH system from MIT can coach those with social anxiety

Plenty of people out there have a serious phobia of public speaking and there are tons of other disorders, such as Asperger's, that severely limit a person's ability to handle even simple social interactions. M. Ehsan Hoque, a student at the MIT Media Lab, has made these subjects the focus of her …

How YouTube Became The Most Popular Video Site In The World

YouTube is far and away the most popular video sharing site in the world. People watch over 6 billion hours of YouTube videos per month.<p>So, how did YouTube become THE place to go to watch videos online?<p>Find out everything you could possibly want to know about YouTube below:<p><i>Produced by William Wei</i>

PQI Power Drive merges power bank, card reader and wireless access point into one

After showing off its USB OTG accessories and NFC flash drive, PQI decided to tease us with its unannounced Power Drive that was sat quietly in a corner at Computex. Much like the Air Pen launched last November, this upcoming device acts as a portable wireless access point with storage expansion, …

iPad keyboard case roundup: Logitech Folio vs. Belkin Ultimate vs. ClamCase Pro

Listen, you probably shouldn't be here. The iPad is a pure and carefully honed machine. If its designers wanted you to use some kind of ludicrous hybrid contraption that fused a tablet with a physical keyboard and doubled the weight, they'd have built one for you. But they didn't. So go away and …