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Illustrations by Andrew Fairclough

A collection of illustrations created by Andrew Fairclough, an Australian illustrator, designer, and art director.<p>Andrew Fairclough is the founder of …

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Buddhist Economics: How to Start Prioritizing People Over Products and Creativity Over Consumption

Much has been said about the difference between money and wealth and how we, as individuals, can make more of the latter, but the divergence between the two is arguably even more important the larger scale of nations and the global economy. What does it really mean to create <i>wealth</i> for people — for …

Firefox will begrudgingly support new DRM standards as Flash & Silverlight die off

Facing pressure from content owners and competing browsers, Mozilla today detailed plans to support digital-rights management (DRM) technology natively in Firefox.<p>Five years ago, this wouldn’t have happened. We’ll get to why in a moment.<p>Key to the issue is Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight, two …

Top Hat Raises $10.5 Million for Mobile Teacher Tools

Top Hat helps professors get real-time feedback, share homework, measure class participation and set up study tournaments.<p>Education startup Top Hat has raised $10.5 million in Series B funding, having evolved from a company that helps professors give instant quizzes on students’ mobile phones to a …

Mobile Deep Linking Startup URX Raises $12 Million, Launches Universal Link Service Called Omnilinks

Mobile deep linking – a technology construct which allows mobile apps to be interconnected in a way that’s similar to how the web itself operates via clickable links – took another step forward today. One of the top competitors in the deep linking space, URX, has announced an additional $12 million …

The Mythical 'Map Of The Internet 2.0' Is Even Better Than The First

Amateur graphic designer Martin Vargic has put together the second version of his "Map of the Internet," and not surprisingly, it's even better than the first.<p>His original map, put together using Photoshop along with data from Alexa, featured websites as different countries within different …

Blinkist Arrives for iPad

We brought you news on Blinkist back in January, a subscription service that helps you get to grips with books in fifteen minutes. It’s all about manual curation and condensing, as field experts with a passion for explaining complex matters provide abridged versions of non-fiction titles that can …

European Commission Wants MOOCs Providers To Help Boost Regional Web Skills

The MOOCs movement has generally lagged in Europe compared to the U.S. But regional providers are being established here in the Old World, such as Berlin-based iversity and the U.K.’s Futurelearn consortium — the latter backed by the veteran distant learning business, the Open University.<p>And now …

Obama, tech firms to announce software donations to U.S. schools | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is set to announce on Friday that private companies have donated more than $400 million worth of software and software licenses to bring more technology to classrooms.<p>President Barack Obama walks after delivering remarks at Organizing for Action's …

Study: Massive Online Courses Enroll An Average Of 43,000 Students, 10% Completion

Massively Open Online Courses are becoming more mainstream, as more top-tier universities give the public access to their courses. A new study demonstrates continued wide-spread popularity with part-time students looking to substitute otherwise cat-video-filled downtime with ivy league …

Two Gamers Aim To Transform Hospital Performance Evaluation

Key evidence suggests that as hospital systems in the US reach a crisis point – involving the transition to value-based purchasing and tying Medicare and Medicaid dollars to performance – quality of care must improve. In many ways hospital employees have become the most important piece of the …

Illustrations by Giordano Poloni

Selected Editorial Illustrations.<p>Giordano Poloni is a Milan, Italy based illustrator and motion graphic designer. This is a small collection of his …

Descomplica Lands $5M From Social+Capital, AngelList’s First International Syndicate To Become Brazil’s Go-To Online Classroom

Internet penetration and social media usage are on the rise in every corner of the globe, but few can hold a candle to the level of adoption one finds in Brazil. According to the Internet Telecommunication Union, the UN’s specialized agency for information and communications technology, the …

Sony exits the North American ebook business and gives its customers to Kobo

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Sony (s SNE), which is essentially a non-player in the U.S. ebook market at this point, is cutting its losses and shutting …

Red Hot Remind101 Gets $15M From John Doerr To Bring Free, Secure Text Messaging To Teachers

Brothers Brett and David Kopf launched Remind101 out of Imagine K12 in late 2011 to tackle what they saw as one of the key problems in primary education: The lack of simple, user-friendly tools that help teachers better communicate with both students — and their parental units. Today, in spite of …

5 iPad Apps for the Productive 21st Century Student

When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the …

Alma aims to simplify schools’ administrative needs

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Slavoljub Pantelic<p>Take a peek behind the desk at a local public school, and the ancient software that education …

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy individual songs from iTunes has come and gone. These days, Netflix, Spotify, Rdio, and other services are making it easier and easier for people to subscribe to all-you-can-eat plans.<p>As slow and painful as it …

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Absurd Animated Portraits by Romain Laurent | Colossal

<p>As a way to temporarily break free from a routine of personal and commercial projects, photographer Romain Laurent (previously) challenged himself …

How Can Developers Make Meaningful Learning Games for Classrooms?

One way to help teachers use games in the classroom is to build support materials that flow seamlessly from the game. With strong professional …

Going Beyond 'Learning to Code': Why 2014 is the Year of Web Literacy

In January 2012 the Mayor of New York tweeted, along with thousands of other people, that he planned to ‘learn to code’ during the course of that …

OLPC's got two new consumer kid tablets and accessories for CES

After months of waiting, we were pretty psyched to finally get our hands on the final version of One Laptop Per Child's first consumer-facing device, first announced this time last year. The anticipation may have played a role in our disappointment, but inevitably we just couldn't get behind what …

Samsung Introduces 12.2" Galaxy Tablets Ahead of Rumored iPad Pro Introduction

Some analysts expect Apple to introduce a larger "iPad Pro" later this fall, but Samsung has beaten them to the punch. The Korean firm today announced a pair of 12.2" Galaxy tablets running Android.<p><i>Engadget</i> got a hands on with the 12.1-inch Galaxy NotePro, noting that it "simply isn't designed for …

Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future

<b>San Antonio</b> --<p>Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon; iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers; and hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card.<p>Even the librarians …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Will The Large Screen iPad Pro Be Apple's First In A Line Of Desktop Touch Devices?

This week’s report that Apple may already be in production on a 12.9″ iPad, dubbed the “Pro,” has been the source of much speculation. In a well researched and reasoned post in ComputerWorld, Mike Elgan comes to the conclusion that it will be an “iPad optimized as a desktop touch computer for …