The companies are providing education tools, devices, and wireless service as part of President Obama's ConnectEd initiative.
The organization, EducationSuperHighway, steers schools toward speedier, more secure broadband connections.
Amazon continues to make a push into education tech, an area Apple's been trying to conquer as well.
The Microsoft chairman and longtime donor to educational causes partners with Common Sense Media to launch a Web site that offers free apps, games, and curricula to teachers.
Speaking at Microsoft's Faculty Summit Monday, Gates took questions from an audience of researchers about the work of his foundation and other topics.
Digital education startup Kno is making its move on elementary and secondary schools. Rent a textbook, anyone?
After a successful education-focused hackathon last year, the two tech giants are expanding the program with two events, female teams, and prizes for the best ed tech apps.
The cost of higher education has seen rapid growth lately, but there are alternatives. Many sites offer excellent coursework for free.
They're called Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) and many are taught by top professors at the best colleges in the world. Molly Wood looks at how education is getting re-imagined online.
A reasonable option for an entry-level dSLR, the Pentax K-50 should satisfy if you need the weather-sealed design. But while acceptable, it and its cheaper sibling the K-500 lag behind the competition in image quality and performance.