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Developer Seeks Arduino Robotics API Funding

Fredrik Per Erik Persson, a Swedish software developer, aims to build an API that will allow Arduino/Raspberry Pi robots to be controlled from …

This is Mobile World Congress through the eyes of MKBHD

This week, we flew out to Barcelona to capture the madness of MWC, one of the year's biggest tech industry events. There with us was Marques Brownlee himself, otherwise known as MKBHD, and you might have seen him pop up in a few of our videos while he worked on his own. We were at HTC's event early …

Teachers Will Embrace Students’ Smartphone Addiction In 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Joe Mathewson cofounded learning platform Firefly when he was 14.</i><p>These are heady days for education technology. In fact, with big investments in outfits like Everspring and Udemy, I’d say 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t …

How Tesla got Nevada to give it $1.4B in exchange for a giant battery factory

Elon Musk is riding high.<p>He’s running two acclaimed companies, SpaceX and Tesla. The former recently scored a multi-billion-dollar contract with NASA to shuttle supplies and astronauts to the International Space Station. The latter is building one of the most highly acclaimed cars ever, …

Why cats never became man's best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

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8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

Why Out-of-Classroom Experiences Are Critical to Your College Education

College isn't all about what happens in the classroom. It's a time to try new things, have new experiences and discover who you are and what you value. With each passing year, it's getting increasingly more difficult for young professionals to stand out from the thousands of other graduates who …

Physics teacher adopts Google Glass, gives students a glance at CERN (video)

When Google asked what we'd do if we had Glass, it was no doubt hoping we'd produce some world-changing ideas. We now know at least a few exist, courtesy of physics teacher Andrew Vanden Heuvel. He's long been hoping to use the wearable tech for remote teaching and one-on-one sessions, and the …

How Google Glass Apps Showcase the Potential of Wearable Educational Technology

Last month Google made its wearable Glass product available to the general public for the first time. While you no longer need to be an invited Google Glass Explorer to play around with the pioneering (albeit unfashionable) platform, you still need $1,500 to get one shipped to you from the Google …

Highly educated, unemployed and tumbling down

In the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of jobs these days, even an advanced degree can't protect some Americans from tumbling down the economic ladder.<p>The conventional wisdom that more education bears fruit in the labor market gets turned on its head when it comes to unemployment. For people with …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Check Out These Awesome Gadgets From the Tokyo Toy Show

The world's smallest multicopter, "QuatroX", measuring approximately 2.5 inches wide and 1 inch high, is demonstrated at<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Kiyoshi Ota—EPA

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

What Developers Think About Apple's New Swift Programming Language

Apple dropped a huge surprise at WWDC on Monday, as it announced that it’s built a new programming language for iOS and OS X called Swift.<p>The new language — which is in beta until iOS 8 is released — is Apple’s replacement for Objective-C and the company explained its big decision to developers by …

A Park Ranger's Guide to Yosemite

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been …

Coding bootcamps will graduate 6,000 people in 2014 — 3x as many as last year

Learning to code is the new Pilates. In 2014, U.S. learn-to-code bootcamps will churn out nearly 6,000 entry-level programmers, according to a new report.<p>That’s almost three times as many graduates as last year, and it’s one-tenth as many graduates as will emerge from undergraduate computer science …

You can now use Chromecast to share your Google Drive Presentation

Google's inexpensive dongle can do a lot of things. Whether it be streaming music or a variety of video programming, the Chromecast is capable of handling it all -- and don't forget live TV is coming soon, too. But while having these entertainment options is nice, sometimes you have to be, you …

In Education Technology, Startups With Big Impact Tend to Be Rather Simple

Edmodo, Remind101, ClassDojo and StudyBlue break out from the pack, but not because of some complex technology.<p>After years of meager investment, early-stage education technology has seen a boom time in the past three years. There was $1.1 billion worth of funding for ed tech in 2012, up from a …

Knewton Is Building The World's Smartest Tutor

Facebook and Google are two of technology’s great data projects. Love them or hate them, they spend all day mining their users’ activity. They harvest a few dozen bits of usable personal information per user per day. All in the interest of serving you ads.<p>That’s nothing, as data projects go, next …

Could Robot Aliens Exist?

Ask an astrobiological philosopher!<p>The existence of a race of sentient alien robots might be not just possible, but inevitable. In fact, we might be living in a "postbiological universe" right now, in which intelligent extraterrestrials somewhere have exchanged organic brains for artificial …

How Dragonflies Could Help Scientists Build Better Robots

Dragonflies process light and dark a little differently than the rest of us.<p>New research into the visual system of dragonflies could one day improve target detection and tracking in robotics, according to a pair of Australian researchers.<p>Steven Wiederman and David O'Carroll from the Center for …

Chimpanzees to retire from US government research

<b>The National Institute of Health, the largest funder of medical research in the US, is planning to stop using chimpanzees in laboratory experiments. But where will the chimpanzees go and how will it affect scientific research?</b><p>The head of the National Institute of Health (NIH) said its decision to …

Private Company To Put A Telescope On The Moon

Lunar citizen science by 2016!<p>Private space exploration is coming to the Moon, and soon. The world's first mission to the Moon's sunny South Pole will put a private telescope on a the lunar peak Malapert Mountain as early as 2015.<p>Moon Express, a private 'lunar commerce' startup, and the …

Bill Gates on the future of education, programming and just about everything else

Microsoft (s msft) co-founder Bill Gates has thoughts on a lot of things, from the demise of lecture halls to the awesomeness of the patent system. …

Talking About the Taboo in Education

Why would anybody, let alone a teacher, choose to contribute to a show exploring education topics usually shoved under the rug? Why would anybody, let alone a teacher, want to contribute to the negative narrative surrounding American education? Isn't there already enough teacher-bashing going on? …

Teach for America isn't perfect, but it has been a boost to education

As an African-American male born to a teenage mother, my future was bleak, but I had an extended family of teachers, mentors and coaches whose high …

Helping High Schoolers Redesign Their Own Education

In today's public high schools, standards are rising, funding is declining, and employer expectations continue to grow. Mastery of the fundamentals, …

Can Humans Really Feel Temperature?

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