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Prizes, immortality await kid artists in annual Google Doodle contest

Students in grades K-12 can win scholarship money and a trip to Google headquarters just for coming up with an innovative play on the Google logo.

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Google may be the last calculator you'll ever need

How many kilograms are in a pound? How many inches in a light year? What's the square root of 268? Google has the answer—here's how to get it.

Play-i's friendly robots teach kids about programming

Even kids too young to read can order these robots around, learning coding concepts and having fun at the same time.

The White House cares about games, but not for the reasons you think

White House advisor Mark DeLoura talked at Gamesbeat 2013 today about video games, violence, and education. The result? Math Blaster 2014, hopefully.

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Microsoft gives Office to students whose teachers buy it

A new Microsoft program dubbed Student Advantage allows educators to extend their Office subscriptions to students if the educational institution buys it itself, offering massive savings for large universities.

Universities, IBM join forces to build a brain-like computer

IBM and four universities are planning a research project into cognitive computing, which seeks to build computers that operate in a manner closer to the human mind.

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Six ways to keep teenagers safe online

In days of yore, parents of teenagers just had to worry about sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. Now you can add technology to that list. Here are some ways to deal.

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Take note: Smart classroom tools for tech-savvy students

Attention college students! Use these tools to help you study.

The evolution of classroom tech, from wax tablets to the iPad

Dragging education into the Information Age has taken centuries of technological improvements.

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Intel revives OLPC rivalry with new Android tablet design

Intel's 10-inch and 7-inch Android tablet designs come less than a month after One Laptop Per Child’s $149.99 XO Tablet became available in Walmart.