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U.K. educators: School Wi-Fi networks should be stopped

A major teachers union in the United Kingdom says the use of wireless internet access in schools should be suspended amid claims that children might be exposed to health risks,…

FCC studies goal of affordable, nationwide broadband service

The Federal Communications Commission begins work today on a national broadband plan, with the goal of ensuring that all consumers have access to services that are fast and affordable, reports…

Group protests Kindle e-reader’s read-aloud limits

A group representing the blind and other people with disabilities protested limitations to the new read-aloud feature on Amazon.com's latest Kindle electronic reader April 7, arguing that the restrictions unfairly…

‘Tweeting’ between students, faculty gains popularity on campus

The microblogging format of Twitter, which has become increasingly popular on campus, might bring administrators and faculty members closer to students as they divulge personal details of their lives in…

Your MySpace rant will go down on your permanent record

If you write something on the internet, you can't later claim it was private. That's the surprisingly commonsensical ruling in the case of Cynthia Moreno, a California college student who…

Fear of viruses could be causing PC attacks

Computer users' growing fear of worms and viruses could be behind a recent spike in attacks on PCs via bogus security software, according to a Microsoft report published April 8,…

Study: Visual learners convert words to pictures in the brain

A University of Pennsylvania psychology study, using functional magnetic resonance imaging technology to scan the brain, confirms that people who consider themselves visual learners have a tendency to convert linguistically…

Report envisions shortage of teachers as retirements escalate

Over the next four years, more than a third of the nation's 3.2 million teachers could retire, depriving classrooms of experienced instructors, reports the New York Times. …

Tech giants help clients tap stimulus funds

With the recession forcing many institutions to cancel projects, technology suppliers are eyeing the economic stimulus package as an elixir to keep revenue flowing -- and many are offering advice…

University of Illinois’ Global Campus faces uncertain future

After investing more than $10 million in an online program that has attracted only a few hundred students, University of Illinois trustees are considering whether to shut down the university's…