Teachers know best: What teachers and students want from EdTech

June 12, 2015 Mashable

Technology is transforming America’s classroomsFrom online learning resources like Khan Academy to Teach to One – which creates customized lessons for each student based on progress from the previous day – new digital instructional tools allow teachers to tailor learning to st...

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New Vector smartwatch isn't the smartest, but 30-day battery life makes up for it

June 12, 2015 Mashable

If don't want to charge your Apple Watch every night, a new company called Vector has a smartwatch that wants to liberate you from the charging cable. The battery on Vector's new smartwatch will last for 30 days, according to the company. It will come to stores in the U.S.… Please click th...

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BlackBerry is reportedly planning a switch to Android

June 12, 2015 Mashable

BlackBerry may release an Android smartphone this fall. BlackBerry is considering a new smartphone that will run Google's Android operating system in a bid to win back customers it ceded to the iPhone and Android smartphones, Reuters reports. BlackBerry's existing devices currently run its own Black...

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Boeing shows off its 787 Dreamliner ahead of Paris Air Show

June 12, 2015 Mashable

From the moment of takeoff, the 787 Dreamliner in this Boeing video of a rehearsal for the Paris Air Show is out to make an impression. And it succeeds. See also: Bird makes huge dent in the nose of a Boeing airplane The jet takes off at an angle that… Please click the link below to view f...

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Silicon Valley: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo had it tough

June 11, 2015 Mashable

Twitter sent shockwaves throughout Silicon Valley on Thursday when it announced that Dick Costolo was stepping down as CEO, and cofounder Jack Dorsey would fill the role as interim chief executive. Costolo's last day with the company is July 1, although he will remain on Twitter's board of directors...

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iOS 9 code suggests next iPhone may have a 1080p front camera

June 11, 2015 Mashable

Now that developers finally have their hands on a beta of iOS 9, rumors on potential upgrades for the next iPhone are making their way out into the open. See also: iOS 9 will give your iPhone up to 3 extra hours of battery life As reported by SlashGear, developer… Please click the link bel...

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Hackers stole data and Social Security numbers of every single federal employee

June 11, 2015 Mashable

WASHINGTON — Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, saying that the cyber theft of U.S. employee information was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged. See also: How to keep your Starb...

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Twitter will remove 140-character limit on direct messages

June 11, 2015 Mashable

You will soon be able to send much longer direct messages on Twitter. The site plans to remove the 140-character limit on its direct messaging feature in July, the company revealed in a post on its developer forum on Thursday See also: When to use Twitter Group DM A Twitter… Please click t...

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The Galaxy S6 Active is the tank of all Samsung smartphones

June 11, 2015 Mashable

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is the same great device as the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge — it's just way more rugged and water-resistant. The S6 Active, which designed for the outdoorsy and adventure-seeking type, will be exclusive to AT&T in the U.S. and has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED… P...

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You'll be able to try and buy games without taking off your Oculus Rift

June 11, 2015 Mashable

Oculus VR unveiled a storefront for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift on Thursday, allowing players to try and buy games without ever taking off the headset. During the company's first press conference, Oculus Vice President of Product Nate Mitchell unveiled Oculus Home, a storefront for gamin...

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