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Vending Machine In France Dispenses Short Stories

10/25/2015, With our phones, tablets, computers, and even smartwatches being connected to the internet all the time, taking a break from the virtual world to just sit back and enjoy a book is becoming harder, not to mention rarer these days. However over in the city...

Chicago Mayor Thinks All High School Grads Should Know How To Code

10/11/2015, Should everyone young person learn how to code? As technology becomes more integrated in our lives and with more jobs and industries relying on technology more than ever, the answer might be a “yes” for some. Over in Chicago, the city’s mayor Rahm...

Computer Science Now The Most Popular Major For Women At Stanford

10/09/2015, It has long been a stereotype that computer science is only for the boys. This is further enforced by the fact that there typically tends to be more males registered for such classes compared to women. However with all the advancements that we’ve made...

Psychologist: Giving Kids iPads Is A Bad Idea

09/23/2015, It seems to be pretty common practice these days that when looking after kids or even babies, plunking down an iPad in front of them, popping on a cartoon, and you’re good to go as far as keeping them distracted or entertained is concerned. Now while it...

Microsoft Invest $75m In Computer Science Education For Kids

09/18/2015, It used to be back in the day, maybe 20-25 years ago that learning about computers and doing stuff on the computer was deemed to be nerdy and wasn’t really viewed as a vital skill we needed to know. Fast forward to today, everything is about technology,...

Facebook Giving Away Educational Software To Schools

09/03/2015, We all know Facebook has primarily being a social network. However it seems that the company has other interests as well, and recently it was discovered that together with Summit Public Schools, Facebook has developed an educational software called the...

School Sued By Parents Claiming WiFi Made Their Son Sick

08/26/2015, Electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS) is acknowledged by the World Health Organization, but amongst the medical community, not so much. Maybe it’s a psychological issue, maybe it’s real, we suppose that’s a debate for another date, but in...

BBC Gives Pocket-Sized Computers To Every Year 7 Child In The UK

07/07/2015, When it comes to pocketable and programmable computers, you might think of the Raspberry Pi. This device has been used in all sorts of contraptions, but for the most part it seems to be largely targeted at grownups who might have an interest and...

Student Claims Playing Pokemon Helped Him Get Into University

07/02/2015, For those who don’t play video games, it’s easy to dismiss them at first glance as being mindless, violent, inane, or childish, but there’s a lot more going on to it than what you see on the screen, so much so that one graduate student over in Japan...

Microsoft Launches Site To Help Teachers Master Minecraft

06/30/2015, While Minecraft was probably created a simple open world game that let gamers build their own worlds and constructs, it eventually evolved and over time, it has become more than just a game. In fact educators have found that the game is pretty useful in...

Minecraft Will Be Used To Teach Kids To Code

06/24/2015, While Minecraft is largely viewed as a game, there seems to be something about it that has some kind of educational value attached to it. Previously we have heard how the game could be used to teach children about science and technology, and now a tech...