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A first peek behind the scenes of Hillary Clinton’s Technology operation

Did you know that Hillary Clinton has a team of software engineers? We don’t operate at Google scale, but we scale people and products rapidly. We’ve …

A/B Testing

80 Must-See Free Educational Resources

There are many great things about the Internet. One is that it has plenty of free educational resources for teachers. Back by popular demand, we’re …

12 Free Mobile Apps to Promote Creativity

It can be difficult to encourage creativity in the classroom. These free apps promote creativity and help get those creative juices flowing in your …

Creativity

New Jersey proposes $50 fines, jail time for pedestrians who text while walking

- A lawmaker in New Jersey is proposing issuing fines to pedestrians who text while walking.<p>The new law would treat texting while walking the same …

New Jersey Bill Would Make Texting While Walking Illegal

<b>TOMS RIVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</b> — A new bill in New Jersey would make it illegal for people to text while walking.<p>CBS2’s Meg Baker reported Thursday …

How The Education System Is Leveraging Innovation And Technology To Help Students Compete

The US education system is going through a Renaissance in how students learn. Especially when it comes to those learners focused on college preparedness. While many teachers still teach to a test, others are turning to new technologies and systems to help their students to move beyond the …

Innovation

How Technology Will Revolutionize Education For Poor People By 2030

Online learning "will be a revolution" for people around the world by 2030, giving the citizens of poorer countries educational opportunities they previously had no access to, according to the 2015 annual letter from The Gates Foundation.<p>This year's letter — on the 15th anniversary of Bill and …

Education

The Value of Using Podcasts in Class

Ironically, they can encourage students to read more.<p>Two years ago, I was practically begging a student to read a novel in my high-school English class. This isn’t an unusual problem. The girl, who’s a relatively bright, college-bound athlete, told me that she “just gets too distracted after five …

Podcasting

Learning to code vs. coding to learn

By Michael Trucano<p>This week, over a million students around the world will participate in the Hour of Code, an annual event designed to excite …

Education

BMW teases tons of new vehicles including a giant SUV and an ultra-luxury electric car

BMW has been going wild around its 100th anniversary celebrations this month, first with its Vision Next 100 concept car — a wild interpretation of what an Ultimate Driving Machine might look like a few decades from now. (And "wild" is an understatement, considering it has <i>several hundred morphing</i> …

BMW

This robot flies, lands and crawls up walls like a bug

After years of trials and research, Stanford University has made a robot that's agile as a cockroach.<p>Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence earlier this week proved that machines can outsmart humans. A new prototype from researchers at California's Stanford University shows that robots are more …

Robotics

Facial Recognition: Who's Tracking You in Public?

The mall is crowded, including the department store that keeps your family supplied with everything from handbags to business suits. Moments after …

The Generation That Doesn't Remember Life Before Smartphones

What it means to be a teenager in 2015<p>Down a locker-lined hallway at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Zac Felli, a junior, walks to his first class of the day. He wears tortoiseshell glasses and is built like he could hit a ball hard. He has enviable skin for a teenager, smooth as a …

Imagining Football’s Future Through the Super Bowl of 2066

Fifty years ago, when it was still a modest spectacle watched on a single medium, played by a single gender, contested exclusively between teams from …

NFL

Will the Push for Coding Lead to ‘Technical Ghettos’?

The emphasis on knowing Java and JavaScript could put students of color on the bottom rung of the tech workforce.<p>For its most ardent champions, enthusiasm for coding comes close to evangelism. From Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt—“Let’s get the whole world coding!”—and the actor Ashton …

Education

The Reality of Coding Classes

President Obama wants to prepare the next generation for the workforce by spreading computer-science education to more students of all ages.<p>The White House wants every child in the United States to learn computer science.<p>The president’s plan to reach that goal? Ask Congress to fund a new $4 billion …

Education

Machine Learning, Computer Science and Algorithms

Artificial Intelligence<p>China’s Artificial-Intelligence Boom<p>The country’s universities and tech giants are starting to surpass American ones when it …

Five questions we should ask ourselves before AI answers them for us - BBC Newsbeat

<b>Artificial intelligence is already here.</b><p>If you clicked on this article from Facebook, a form of AI decided to put it in your newsfeed.<p>Listened to recommended music on Spotify? AI played a part in that too.<p>There's 'narrow' AI like this, and then there's the AI of the future.<p>The tone of the debate …

Artificial Intelligence

3 ways robots and AI will change the way you work

Whether you like it or not, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are going to be a big part of the future workforce.<p>Amid warnings about "killer …

Robots

15-Year-Old's 'ReThink' App Aims to Prevent Cyberbullying

For teen tech whiz, Trisha Prabhu, being a high school science nerd is actually kind of cool.<p>She’s traveled the world sharing her ideas and was even …

Education

10 places where anyone can learn to code

Teens, tweens and kids are often referred to as “digital natives.” Having grown up with the Internet, smartphones and tablets, they’re often …

Programming

7 (More) Places to Learn to Code for Free

Coding isn't just for computer geeks. Check out these awesome free resources to get you started.<p>Once upon a time, coding was only for the super-elite computer-nerd crowd. Today, coding is for everyone, from bloggers to marketers to students to C-level execs.<p>Some of the benefits of being able to …

Programming

Apple and IBM Aim to Transform the Classroom | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource

by István Fekete on Friday, June 19th, 2015 - 7:16am PDT<p>Apple and IBM partnered up about a year ago to bring mobile solutions to the enterprise. As …

Children should advance in school according to skill, not age

In 2010, a fifth-grade student named Jack started the year at the bottom of his class in math at Santa Rita Elementary School in the Los Altos School District in California. He struggled to keep up, and grew to consider himself one of those kids who would just never quite ‘‘get it.’’ In a typical …

Education

Gogoro's electric Smartscooter hits the market this month for $4,140

Gogoro’s battery-swapping Smartscooter is set to launch in Taipei – and the company just announced that it’s taking pre-orders this month. The …

Forget Text Messages--Send Emotions Over The Air

Technology gets the touchy-feelies<p>It used to be the case that if you wanted to reach out and touch someone, you had to use your hands. But thanks to scientists in the U.K., you might some day be able to use technology--and no, we're not talking the telephone--to transmit the emotions you experience …

Mercedes unveils self-driving car

Mercedes unveils self-driving car

Jay Leno Says Early 20th Century EVs 'Killed' Because They Were Women's Cars

The documentary “Who Killed The Electric Car” pointing an accusatory finger at General Motors is actually a record of a second premature ending for …