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PC touch screens move ahead

Software makers and PC manufacturers are hoping to spur sales with more complex touch-screen systems that can recognize more than just one or two fingers at a time, reports the…

46 states, D.C. plan to draft common education standards

Forty-six states and the District of Columbia have announced an effort to craft a single vision for what children should learn each year from kindergarten through high school graduation --…

Microsoft alters gaming experience with new full-body motion sensor

Microsoft on June 1 unveiled Project Natal, a system that lets users play video games without a controller through face recognition that is captured on a 3-D motion capture camera,…

Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard opens $15M ‘Inner Space Center’

In a June 1 ceremony at its Narragansett Bay campus, the University of Rhode Island opened the $15 million Ocean Science and Exploration Center and the Pell Marine Science Library,…

Effort to reshape U.S. schools faces challenges

As chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools, Arne Duncan closed more than a dozen of the city's worst schools, reopening them with new principals and teachers. Now Duncan, President…

Study: Young adults haven’t warmed up to Twitter

CNET reports that while 99 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds have profiles on social networks, only 22 percent so far are using Twitter. …

Preparing to sell eBooks, Google takes on Amazon

In discussions with publishers at the annual BookExpo convention over the weekend, Google said it plans to introduce a program enabling publishers to sell digital versions of their newest books…

New pay-by-phone system hits Texas Tech parking lots

Texas Tech students now have more options when trying to avoid tickets in the university parking lots, reports the Daily Toreador: University Parking Services recently installed a new "pay-by-phone" system…

Danish schools consider allowing the internet for exams

It might seem self-defeating to some, but Denmark's Education Ministry is seriously considering allowing the use of the internet during school exams, IceNews reports. …

Seminars in Mass., R.I. address ‘sexting’ danger

Students in a number of Massachusetts and Rhode Island schools will be warned this week about "sexting" and other cyber dangers, reports the Boston Herald. …