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90 Seconds on The Verge: Xbox TV plans, Facebook status updates, and drone budget cuts
Why the academy *must* embrace its online future

SparkTruck Is A Force For STEM Education On Wheels

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Budget cuts and bureaucracy have kept engineering equipment from our nation’s schools, so a scrappy Stanford team is taking a truck chock-full of fun tools to the students themselves. SparkTruck literally parks a engineering bench outside of schools, let’s students play with the latest in maker technology, and has managed...
SparkTruck Is A Force For STEM Education On Wheels

Tech Seeds That Federal Money Can Plant

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At a time of looming budget cuts, advocates of government financing of technology research argue that it is an investment in the nation's future....
Tech Seeds That Federal Money Can Plant

RT @ECPIRaleigh: UNC System may suffer more budget cuts; could result in at least 500 faculty members losing jobs. http://bit.ly/ajz6Z1

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RT @ECPIRaleigh: UNC System may suffer more budget cuts; could result in at least 500 faculty members losing jobs. http://bit.ly/ajz6Z1

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

MI5 Agency: Spies Need Social Media Skills

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Aspiring James Bonds of the world, take note: brush up on your computer and social networking skills , especially Facebook and Twitter, or consider yourself obsolete. At least that’s the message that the UK’s MI5 (Security Service) agency is giving in their “redundancy programme,” designed to let go of agents...
MI5 Agency: Spies Need Social Media Skills
Ambitious Startups Could Signal The Coming Of A Second Space Age

Pew: Think Real Life Imitates Twitter? Think Again

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From natural disasters and national tragedies to elections and award shows, no event goes untweeted these days. For better or worse, we've come to consider Twitter an accurate reflection of opinion at large, a global zeitgeist bubbling up through real-time micro-musings. But according to a new report from the Pew...
Pew: Think Real Life Imitates Twitter? Think Again

Can Spotify and New York City save music education with technology?

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Forget recorders and bongo drums; the classroom musical instruments of tomorrow could look more like GarageBand and Spotify. And it’s not necessarily because educators want to familiarize students with technology. It’s because, in an age of declining budgets and disappearing school arts programs, technology might be a way to cost-effectively...
Can Spotify and New York City save music education with technology?

Chris Christie Is On The 14th Draft Of His Convention Speech -- Romney Hasn't Changed A Comma

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a frontrunner for the GOP Presidential nomination in 2016 if Romney loses in November, is giving the keynote speech at the Republican convention tonight. Along with the rest of the country, we're looking forward to it. Christie has captivated the country since dethroning Democrat Jon...
Chris Christie Is On The 14th Draft Of His Convention Speech -- Romney Hasn't Changed A Comma

Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle

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I blogged about this a couple weeks ago so this topic will be fresh in the minds of the AVC crowd. I am super excited about this. There is a documentary about a chess team in the IS 318 middle school in Brooklyn. The film is called Brooklyn Castle and...
Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle

RT @Bryan_Byrd: Calif schools hit by budget cuts to get makeovers this Saturday as part of Comcast Cares Day #ccdayhttp://bit.ly/dpBR0p

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RT @Bryan_Byrd: Calif schools hit by budget cuts to get makeovers this Saturday as part of Comcast Cares Day #ccdayhttp://bit.ly/dpBR0p
President Obama calls the Curiosity team, promises to 'protect... critical investments in science and technology'

The Department of Homeland Security Would Like to Talk to Your Hacker Teens

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The high school years! It’s hard being the Department of Homeland Security. Foreign agents are constantly trying to slip inside the D.H.S.’s computer systems. But America’s  hotshot hackers either go for the private sector ($$$) or somewhere you can go on the offensive, like the N.S.A. (which, let’s face it,...
The Department of Homeland Security Would Like to Talk to Your Hacker Teens

PBS shows quick ad instincts with 'Big Bird' Twitter buy

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In the midst of Big Bird-gate, PBS shrewdly purchased the character’s name as a way to promote the public broadcaster on Twitter. The decision shows how companies are learning to respond to the massive but short-lived ad opportunities that bubble up on social media. First some context. If you somehow...
PBS shows quick ad instincts with 'Big Bird' Twitter buy

How Heathrow became Hell on Earth

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Lines at London's major airport are longer than they've ever been, embarrassing the country just three months before the Olympics. By Katherine Ryder, contributor FORTUNE -- On May 15, the British Parliament held a meeting about Heathrow's border control problem, in a gilded room with oriental rugs and chairs emblazoned...
How Heathrow became Hell on Earth
NASA delays astronaut flights with SpaceX and other companies, extends Russia contract

RIAA: The Copyright Reform We Need Is To Make Everyone Else Copyright Cops

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The RIAA is gearing up for the big copyright reform battle doing the only thing it knows: whining that everyone else won't fix its own broken business model. Despite heavy budget cuts and layoffs, the RIAA hasn't yet realized that singing the same old debunked song isn't a winner. It's...
RIAA: The Copyright Reform We Need Is To Make Everyone Else Copyright Cops

Apple Stores reportedly still face budget cuts, unhappy workers

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Apple's retail outlets could be in the midst of some internal strife, with a new report pointing to budget cuts and lower employee morale. [Read more]...
Apple Stores reportedly still face budget cuts, unhappy workers
Following controversies, Apple retail chief John Browett rallies troops ahead of 'brilliant stuff' in Q1

Art Brodsky: Our Public Library Lifeline Is Fraying. We'll Be Sorry When it Snaps

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This is National Library Week, a time normally reserved for celebrating an institution that plays a vital role in many of our cities, towns and counties. Instead, many libraries, particularly public libraries, are being decimated by budget cuts at a time when library services are needed most. Libraries, once considered...
Art Brodsky: Our Public Library Lifeline Is Fraying. We'll Be Sorry When it Snaps

Florida university plan to 'decimate' computer science draws protest

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The University of Florida in Gainesville is on the verge of dismantling its computer science department through budget cuts and restructuring, a move that has shocked students....
Florida university plan to 'decimate' computer science draws protest
Quality to blame for declining news audiences, study suggests
Curiosity Piqued By The Mars-Bound Rover? Watch The Mission Unfold In Times Square

1Q Global PC Shipments Will Be Even Worse Than Expected, Thanks To Slowness In China, Says IDC

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Global PC shipments are expected to decline even more due to slower-than-expected growth in China, the world’s top PC market, during the first quarter of 2013, according to new data released by IDC. 1Q shipments will decline by 7.7 percent, two percentage points more than what IDC had expected as...
1Q Global PC Shipments Will Be Even Worse Than Expected, Thanks To Slowness In China, Says IDC
WebMD Announces Layoffs; 14% Of Staff, $45M In Total Spending Cuts Coming Off Of A $900K Quarterly Loss
Software: Historic Mars Landing Brought To You By...Windows XP?

Neil deGrasse Tyson pushes exploration in Space Chronicles

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Plans for NASA have seen some large swings in recent years. First came President Bush’s ambitious vision for a return to the Moon with a new spacecraft. Then it was President Obama’s reorganization of the space program, hastening the retirement of low Earth orbit vehicles and opening the door...
Neil deGrasse Tyson pushes exploration in Space Chronicles
AT&T, Feds neglect low-price mandate designed to help schools
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