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Palm Pre gives educators another smart-phone option

Beginning on June 6, educators and students will have another smart-phone option for staying connected to each other and to campus networks when the Palm Pre debuts -- and its…

40,000-plus web sites infected in ‘Beladen’ web attacks

Hackers have compromised as many as 40,000 legitimate web sites, infecting them with malicious JavaScript that ultimately redirects users to a malicious site, eWeek reports. …

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…