Tag Archives: education

The A-Z of Awesomeness: An Alternative Method of Learning the Alphabet

The future geeks of America are going to have about as much patience to learn in school as a mouse has patience to escape a mouse trap. Technology has minimized patience to a minimum, thanks to the speed of now. So, how are we going to teach future generations the essentials? Such as reading. The A-Z of Awesomeness caught my ...

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Japanese Robot Teaches Children

I really have to lay off the news from Akihabara and Tokyo. Every time I write about something that’s from Japan, it’s usually disgusting, weird or downright wrong. Here we have a robot that acts as a teacher for first graders in Japan. It can speak various languages, take attendance, and has over 18 motors for controlling facial expressions. Creepy? ...

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College iPhone Giveaways

Today’s New York Times reports that many colleges are giving away free iPhones or the iPod Touch to their students. Apple hopes to hook new customers with the program and the schools involved hope to improve communications, test educational applications, and allow online research in class. Many professors are concerned that the devices will be a distraction.

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Gizmodo’s Ultimate Cable Guide

The crew at my old puking grounds, Gizmodo.com, have whipped up one of the most comprehensive guides to cables on the ‘net. Whether it’s USB to Firewire or CAT-5 or even DVI, you will leave incredibly educated on the subject of tech-related cables. Been trying to figure out what kind of charger that weird phone you got off Craigslist takes? ...

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UC Berkeley Lectures On YouTube: Save The $28K Tuition

So you dropped out of High School and now you work at a sewage treatment plant scraping condoms out of human waste. I’ll bet that if you had to do it over again you would have stayed in school, earned that degree, and worked in a cushy office job. Well, it’s never too late my friend. Thanks to UC Berkeley, ...

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