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Brain scans could uncover dyslexia before kids learn to read

A type of MRI scan reveals the size and set-up of a part of the brain that appears to be smaller in children with dyslexia.

By August 14, 2013


Google-like data bank of kids' brain scans could aid docs

The goal of the cloud-computing project is to let physicians and radiologists "google" a brain scan to find patients with similar abnormalities, review their anonymous medical records, and improve both diagnosis and treatment.

By January 9, 2014


Aacorn app anticipates what kids want to say

A new app out of Australia enables kids with speech impairments or developmental delays to convey their thoughts more quickly and easily.

By November 22, 2013


IBM's 5 in 5: The five ideas that will change your life

From DNA medical treatments to digital guardians, IBM's annual "5 in 5" list looks at the things that will change our lives in the next five years.

By December 30, 2013


The 404 1,267: Where we fang with briends (podcast)

A new single-serving Tumblr page makes every New Yorker hate their apartment, a San Franciscan put a van on Airbnb, a new font lets dyslexia sufferers read, and Bang With Friends saddles up for life on the run.

By May 9, 2013


Tech giants back effort to revolutionize teaching

Once intended for a young cousin, Sal Khan's online tutorials now attract millions of people, laying the groundwork for a new approach to education, "60 Minutes" reports.

By March 11, 2012


The Kindle 2 has enough features, for some

The Reading Rights Coalition protests in front of the Authors Guild, 31 East 32nd Street NYC.

By April 7, 2009


Intel debuts text reader for the blind

The Intel Reader is a new mobile device designed to read printed text aloud for the blind or those who have a difficult time seeing or reading.

By November 10, 2009


Former Google CIO back with book, start-up

After a short stay in digital music, Douglas Merrill has written the book "Getting Organized in the Google Era" and founded a new financial-services company.

By April 6, 2010


When Exaudios is in use, it pays to get angry

New system can examine phone callers' intonation to tell they are happy, sad, in love, or angry. The technology is being pitched to call center managers.

By March 22, 2010