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Small heads, safe ears: The best headphones for kids

These days, kids need headphones, too. We looked at a slew of cans designed to fit your child's head while protecting their hearing.

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Get productive in the new school year with the best free Android apps for students

It's time to load up your Android phone or tablet with the right apps for getting things done and staying organized.

on greenbot.com

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LeapTV puts kids inside the video game for active, educational fun

A new kids-only video game console lets kids use a Wii-style controller and a Kinect-style camera to learn while playing (and dancing and jumping and giggling).

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Staff Picks: Brush up on your language skills with Duolingo

Want to learn a new language or brush up on one you already know? Our staff pick, Duolingo, provides a great foundation for doing so.

on macworld.com

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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.

on pcworld.com