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Microsoft's unXcellent math adventure in new Surface 2 ad

Doing great ads is hard.<p>In fact, I'd say it's harder than math.<p>With math, you have machines that can do it all for you. You just have to punch in the numbers, press enter, and the answer comes out.<p>Which is why it's a touch unfortunate that a new billboard for Microsoft's Surface 2 seems to have …

Geeking out young: gadgets and coding need to be core in US schools

Remember readin', 'riting and 'rithmatic? According to our Rethinking Education panelists, the three R's need to be joined by a "C" -- for computer science -- or the US risks getting run over by more progressive nations. That was the opinion of Rodrigo Arboleda from the One Laptop Per Child …

Gamers can now apply to beta test Steam's In-Home Streaming service

A big part of Valve's steamy vision of the future will be the ability to play full-fledged PC games on a relatively small living room machine, by streaming them to the Steam client from a main gaming PC in another room. (Much like Remote Play on the PS4 and Vita, or NVIDIA's GameStreaming from a PC …

The Ex¹ Rapid 3D Circuit Board Printer Launches on Kickstarter Today

The Cartesian Co. has launched its EX¹ circuit board printer project on Kickstarter today aiming to raise $30,000 in 30 days.<p>The device, its engineering student creators say, will transform product prototyping in the same way that 3D printers have made things possible that previously seemed …

Sony gets weird again with a PlayStation 4 homage to Daft Punk

After promoting the PlayStation 2 with duck-headed freaks and the PlayStation 3 with a terrifyingly anthropomorphic doll, you'd be forgiven for being disappointed by Sony's run-of-the-mill juxtaposition of Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' for its PlayStation 4 ad. Luckily, there's still some life in Sony's …

New Samsung Android flip phone bubbles up with quad-core CPU

Samsung looks to be readying yet another quad-core beast of an Android, but with a more olde tyme shape: the humble flip phone.<p>The third Android-power flip phone to emerge (after the Galaxy Golden and Hennessy), this model was recently spotted online.<p>Known as the SM-W2014, it looks like it marries …

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Lenovo IdeaPad A10 leaks reveal a cheap, convertible Android laptop

If convertible Lenovo PCs like the Yoga 2 Pro are well beyond your price range, we have good news. The company has prematurely uploaded PDF manuals that reveal the IdeaPad A10, a 10.1-inch Android 4.2 laptop with a fold-back display. The device is clearly focused on entry-level users between its …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday that the new Galaxy Round incorporates the latest in screen technology, along with other unique features.<p>The device resembles the<p>Galaxy S3andS4, but it has slight …

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