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Google Cardboard Brings Virtual Reality to Education, Business

Forays into virtual reality technology have been mostly limited to creating increasingly immersive gaming experiences, but the technology is also …

Virtual Reality

The frog that jump-started Mark Twain's career

In the humble-looking notebook of a luckless prospector staying in a cabin on Jackass Hill near here in California's Gold Country a century and a half ago, there's an entry barely longer than a tweet.<p>"Coleman with his jumping frog — bet stranger $50 — stranger had no frog & C got him one — in the …

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

Raspberry Pi

Windows 10 will be 'the last version of Windows'

Microsoft to move to smaller, more frequent updates – meaning the all-important version number will remain the same from now on<p>Windows 10 will be the last major release of Microsoft’s venerable operating system, according to a development executive at the firm.<p>Once the new version is released this …

Laptops

A major change is coming to Google search

The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites that Google defines as "mobile-friendly." Websites that don't fit the description will be demoted in Google's search results on smartphones while those meeting the criteria will be more likely to appear at the top of the …

SEO

The Ultimate Unofficial Beginner's Guide For Playing Minecraft

• <b>Author:</b> David Oconner<p>Minecraft is block-infested sandbox building/exploring game developed by Mark Persson, aka 'Notch', and his company, Mojang AB.<p>This beginner's guide will show you how to survive the first day, and teach you the basics on how to craft tools and weapons, build shelters, explore, …

Our Final Invention

• <b>Author:</b> James Barrat<p><b>Elon Musk named Our Final Invention one of 5 books everyone should read about the future</b><p><b>A Huffington Post Definitive Tech Book of 2013</b><p>Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It puts the "smart" in your smartphone and …

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

For the First Time Ever, a Computer Passed Turing Test for Artificial Intelligence

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Yesterday, at a University of Reading demonstration in London, a computer convinced human judges …

Skype finally catches up to Google Hangouts with free group video calling

It has been a long time coming. Today Skype finally made group video calling a free feature for users on the Mac, Windows, and Xbox One. iOS is left out of the initial mix, but Skype says that it will be adding free group video to more platforms in the future.<p>Group video calling was previously part …

Want to prepare kids for the future? Teach them to code.

We are experiencing a technology revolution, a new world in which coding is no longer for the anti-social, nerdy white males but for the cool kids. Figures like Facebook’s<p>Mark Zuckerberghave created a culture that embraces technical innovation and that has popularized the leaders behind the …

Our Data, Ourselves

We’re generating digital information at an exponential rate. It’s coming from more devices that are more connected than ever <i>and</i> getting smarter all the time.<p>In 2013, global mobile data traffic stood at 1.5 exabytes per month – the equivalent of 4,100 text messages each second.By 2018, that will …

The Best Mobile Tech From SXSWi

Mobile addicts rejoiced this past week as SXSW Interactive took over Austin, Texas with the latest in cutting-edge mobile technology.<p>Market Developer …

The Decline of Wikipedia - MIT Technology Review

The sixth most widely used website in the world is not run anything like the others in the top 10. It is not operated by a sophisticated corporation …

Journalism

Can online learning make teaching more human?

Data-driven pedagogy. The phrase conjures a robotic, dull future that only intensifies the worst aspects of 20th-century, bureaucratic, industrial …

Pedagogy

Google Keep Code Hints at Upcoming Google Drive Integration

Ever since Google launched Keep, its rival to note-taking apps like Evernote, there’s been an assumption that the service will integrate with Google Drive, which covers Google’s cloud storage and Google Docs services, but it seems that the connection will be broader than initially expected.<p>The …

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech …

Google Glass facial recognition apps not allowed until “strong privacy protections” are in place

Posting on its <i>Project Glass</i> Google+ page, Google revealed that it won’t allow Google Glass apps that use facial recognition features for the time being, as long as “strong privacy protections” aren’t in place.<p>The news is not unsurprising considering the on-going privacy-related debate we’re …

Privacy

Why your 8-year-old should be coding

Learn-to-code startups abound these days, but one in particular is focusing on the very young and is having some success in elementary schools around the country — even underserved schools with no budgets for STEM but a great need for better tools.<p>The startup is Tynker; it makes a web-based …

Bridging the Digital Divide

How are you reading this blog right now? Are you at home or work? Are you on your phone or a computer? Unfortunately, many people don't have such luxuries. In a job seekers' world that is heavily reliant on the Internet, a lack of digital access means a job seeker must jump through extra hurdles to …

Series Category

66<br>Shares<p>By: Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski. The expanded vision of the graduate has widened the gap between the competencies educators want for …

Architects are starting to 3D print houses—but without a house-sized printer

A couple of months ago, Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars announced that he was building a curvy, loopy and for some reason, largely see-through building, to be made with the help of Enrico Dini’s D-Shape 3D printer. The project would cost up to 5 million euros ($6.4 million) and be completed in …

3D Printing