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middle-school math

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Back-to-School Tech Gift Guide

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Use your phone's camera to solve equations with PhotoMath

With PhotoMath, you can use your phone to scan an equation and immediately receive the answer.

By October 28, 2014

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It's the end of the light bulb as we know it

With new, stricter efficiency standards almost upon us, it's time to think differently about your lights. Here's why you should feel fine.

By September 20, 2013

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Translating math problems into the real world (video)

SRI researcher Phil Vahey finds that visualization techniques and storytelling can help middle-school students struggling with math. SmartPlanet gets a tutorial.

By May 24, 2012

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A shortage of tech workers? Not so fast

Although the U.S. is minting more grads with computer and information science and engineering degrees, guest workers make up a large and increasing portion of the IT labor market.

By April 29, 2013

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The future of music, according to Spotify's Daniel Ek

Your home's tunes controlled by a wave of the hand or a voice command? It could happen, and the big-thinking Swede believes his music service could be the soundtrack to that very plugged-in vision.

By April 9, 2013

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iPads in classroom provide 20 percent jump in math scores, study says

After a yearlong pilot program initiated by publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, students' math scores jump 20 percent compared with classrooms that used traditional paper texts.

By January 20, 2012

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Texas school district to track kids through RFID tags

A San Antonio district is so concerned that it can't keep tabs of its kids that it has decided to insert RFID tags into their IDs. This will, apparently, save money, as well as help the counting process.

By May 25, 2012

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'Steve Jobs' biography: A wealth of detail

Walter Isaacson's biography of the Apple leader has been released. Here's a look at what's in the book.

By October 23, 2011

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New Apple iPad 2 ad wants to help you 'learn'

The commercial walks folks through the many ways in which they can learn with the help of the tablet.

By September 1, 2011

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Missouri restricts social networking between teachers, students (podcast)

A controversial new Missouri law would prohibit teachers from using social-networking sites like Facebook for carrying out "exclusive" conversations with a current or former student.

By August 3, 2011