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Technology in education: Then, now and the future

Technology in education: Then, now and the future

The use of technology in education is not exactly a new or recent phenomenon. It dates back to the 1960s when Stanford University professors experimented with using computers to teach maths and reading to young children in elementary schools in east Palo Alto. What started as an experiment in delivering education has since evolved into […]
Tocomail Debuts An Email Service Designed For Kids

Tocomail Debuts An Email Service Designed For Kids

Tocomail, a new iPhone and iPad application launching today, aims to be first email service for kids. The app was designed not only with children in mind, but also in collaboration with kids who provided input as Tocomail’s early adopters. But more importantly, Tocomail offers parental controls that allow mom and/or dad to designate who the […]
Apple to precisely locate shoppers within its stores using iBeacon technology

Apple to precisely locate shoppers within its stores using iBeacon technology

NEW YORK –  GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you’re inside, whether it’s to pick up an order, upgrade to a new iPhone or shop for a pair of headphones. On Friday, Apple will begin using the technology at its […]
Yes, You Can Use Your Phone On a Plane. Just Not to Talk

Yes, You Can Use Your Phone On a Plane. Just Not to Talk

As the business jet climbs past 10,000 feet, Gogo Inc.’s onboard wireless network latches onto the Internet, and digital addicts fire up their smartphones. Fingers fly across keypads on this demonstration flight over Manhattan to let users try an app called Text & Talk from the largest U.S. airline Wi-Fi provider. Only there’s little talk. As […]
7 Things Every Child Must Know Before They Go Online

7 Things Every Child Must Know Before They Go Online

The wealth of online content with the potential to reinforce learning makes the Internet an appealing place for parents who want the best for their children, even at the youngest age. But with reward comes risk, and there are many things that children need to know before going online. There are many things that parents […]
Seven Ways 3D Lidar Is Transforming Our Physical World

Seven Ways 3D Lidar Is Transforming Our Physical World

Picture a technology that creates perfect 3D replicas used for archeological discovery, crime-scene investigation and virtual-reality entertainment—and I’m not talking about the Enterprise Holodeck. Far from science fiction, it already exists and it’s called lidar.  Even if you’ve never heard of lidar, you’ve heard about the things it can do. The technology has been harnessed for everything […]
How to Know Your Customers’ Digital Personality Type

How to Know Your Customers’ Digital Personality Type

Once upon a time, consumer demographics just referred to customers’ locations, genders, ages, incomes and other types of personal data. In the Information Age, this is no longer the case, research finds. According to a new study by Mastercard, retailers should learn consumers’ online personas, which characterize the customers’ online behavior, willingness to share data […]
Preview: What Are Companies Showcasing at K 2013?

Preview: What Are Companies Showcasing at K 2013?

K 2013 is right around the corner, and companies from all over the world are making final preparations for the event. We’ve compiled a list containing just a few of the technologies and products that will be highlighted during the international trade fair. K 2013 is only a few days away, and excitement is growing. […]
Google offer may end search engine case, says EU antitrust chief

Google offer may end search engine case, says EU antitrust chief

(Reuters) – An offer by Google to modify how it displays Internet search results could settle a long-running antitrust dispute with the European Union, the EU competition chief said on Tuesday. The world’s most popular search engine has been under investigation for three years by the European Commission, which acts as the bloc’s antitrust regulator, […]
BlackBerry’s dwindling users ponder an uncertain future

BlackBerry’s dwindling users ponder an uncertain future

(CNN) — Since the dawn of the iPhone age in 2007, loyal BlackBerry users have watched their favorite device maker stumble into an ever-steepening decline. Some of the collapse is due to the consumer changeover to Apple and Google Android products, but the company — once known as Research In Motion — hasn’t helped itself with […]