World Cup 2014 begins on Thursday, June 12.
The Windows 8.1-powered laptop comes with a snap-on microscope lens as well as a temperature probe for use in science experiments.
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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.
The video-sharing site works with Music Vault to bring users thousands of remastered music videos, from The Grateful Dead to The Sex Pistols to Fleet Foxes.
The 3D Printed Anatomy Series allows medical students to learn human anatomy without needing access to a real cadaver.
After just a month and a half, Orbotix's education initiative using Sphero to teach children programming is gathering serious momentum.
The company plays catchup with Apple on the education front with its recently acquired education app's debut on the Kindle Fire tablet.