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Apple introduces new Mac desktop computers

Apple Inc. has refreshed its line of Mac desktop computers, adding stronger capabilities and nudging some prices lower as consumer spending feels the pinch of the recession, Reuters reports. …

SunGard division purchases K-12 software maker

Software company SunGard Data Systems Inc. said its Florida-based Public Sector business unit has acquired Performance Pathways Inc., which provides instructional management software for K-12 school districts, reports the Philadelphia…

EPA to test schools’ air for toxic chemicals

The Environmental Protection Agency soon will begin testing the air around schools for toxic contaminants, reports the Associated Press. …

UMD journalists use Twitter track use of handicap parking spots

Students in a University of Minnesota Duluth journalism class used the computer application Twitter for help with a recent story on how many handicap-accessible parking spots were available on campus…

New Jersey students get homework help online

If students in Pennsville Township, N.J., are stumped by a tough homework assignment, now they can connect with expert tutors via the internet, reports Today's Sunbeam of Salem County, N.J.…

Butler Community College aims at a digital future

Butler Community College in Kansas is preparing for a growth in students looking for job training with new technology labs to help teach subjects such as computer-aided design, web design,…

Supreme Court enters the YouTube era

The advent of online video links as evidence has the potential to unsettle the way judges do their work, reports the New York Times. …

The real high-tech immigrant problem: They’re leaving

The hiring of immigrant high-tech workers was a heated issue well before the economy went into a tailspin. But the real worry should not be smart foreigners coming to take…

College Bowl hits the internet

In an internet-era twist to the old College Bowl idea, one scholarship program is leaving room for a little fun as students compete for college cash, reports the Appleton Post-Crescent…

Amazon to allow disabling of Kindle 2 audio

Amazon.com, responding to criticism that a text-to-speech feature on its new Kindle book reader helps it sidestep royalty payments, plans to allow the audio function to be disabled, Reuters reports.…