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WikiLeaks’ Teenage Benedict Arnold


by Ryan Gallagher, courtesy TheSlate – When he met Julian Assange for the first time, Sigurdur Thordarson admired the WikiLeaks founder’s attitude and quickly signed up to the cause. But little more than a year … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hannah Smith’s sister Jo now being targeted by cyberbullies, says father


courtesy TheGuardian – Older sister of teenager who killed herself after suffering online abuse says she is suffering the same hateful taunts from trolls The sister of a girl who died … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bigshot Camera Kit Created To Teach Children About Photography


By Julian Horsey, courtesy Geeky-Gadgets – A new camera kit has been created called the Bigshot that provides everything you need to build your very own camera. The idea behind the Bigshot camera … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Finding the Next Einstein – STEM


Why smart is relative by Jonathan Wai, courtesy Psychology Today Project Scientist: Inspiring the Next Generation of Females How can we encourage more girls and women to pursue STEM fields? Published … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Head Start: College Kid Gets Prison For Rigging Student President Election


from the get-’em-while-they’re-young dept — courtesy techdirt — We’ve covered mishaps with regard to e-voting in elections for quite a while now, but you may have noticed that these stories tend to … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apps to keep the little ones busy


Apps keep traveling kids engaged and their parents sane — Jinny Gudmundsen, Special for USA TODAY (courtesy USA Today) — If you are planning a trip with your children, here’s … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

F.C.C. Backs Plan to Update a Fund That Helps Connect Schools to the Internet


WASHINGTON, by Edward Wyatt, courtesy NYTimes — The Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to overhaul and possibly expand its E-Rate program, a $2.3 billion effort to provide schools and libraries with up-to-date … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video: PROVEN eases pound-paving job hunt


For job hunters scouring the classifieds, mobile app Proven, makes the process easier and with the additional funding of $1 million contributed to its seed round taking it’s total to 3.8 mil … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

South Mississippi students win national awards at tech competitions


Ten Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students won 16 national awards this summer at competitions in which both community college and university-level career and technical students competed. Five of the … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Disney XD targets teens with three-night special event


The big kids have spoken. Or rather, Disney XD is speaking to them. From July 30 to August 1, the boy-skewing platform will host Disney Fandom, a special event that … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Milford schools to offer STEM program


courtesy Cincinatti.com STEM education in the Milford Exempted Village School District is reaching new heights through a program being launched this fall. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

StarWalk Kids Media Offers Free July Access to eBook Collection


StarWalk Kids Media has announced that it has made all 160-plus ebooks in its collection available free of charge for anyone with Internet access—children, families, and educators—during the entire month of … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

What I Learned About Technology After Talking To A Bunch Of Teenagers This Weekend


by Steve Kovach, courtesy BusinessInsider I spent this weekend in Cleveland for my little cousin’s high school graduation. He’s 18. Most of his friends are 17-19 years old.  And when … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

15-year-old girl invents flashlight powered by the heat of your hand


by James Plafke, courtesy extremetech.com As the internet and apps era has taken hold, younger people — often in their early twenties or late teens — have been achieving some … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amazon Studios gets short with filmmakers


 by Wendy Goldman Getzler , courtesy kidscreen.com   Amazon Studios, which has received more than 15,000 movie scripts and 3,600 series pilot scripts in its three-year existence, will now accept … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Supercell and GungHo’s cross-promotion mutually boosts presence in Japan and U.S.


by Stephanie Carmichael, courtesy VentureGames Successful developers Supercell and GungHo Online Entertainment launched a cross-promotion this week where Clash of Clans characters and a special dungeon appears in Puzzle & … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Children are our future


by John Constine, TechCrunch Children are our future, and VCs are giving them the cash to make it happen. Dylan Field, one of Peter Thiel’s 20-Under-20 fellows, just raised $3.8 … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tweens Have a Big Say in Household Spending


By Lucia Moses, courtesy AdWeek It’s not enough that you’ve worked hard enough to earn a vacation (and can pay for it, too). Your kids expect to have a say … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

LF: Coding camps for kids rise in popularity


by Jaime Henry, courtesy White/AP Sleepaway camp isn’t all bonfires, smores and crafts anymore. Today’s kids are learning the art of coding, creating video games and mastering complex programming skills … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

glossy hi-tech speaker by repurposing wood and glass


courtesy airingnews.com Casey Lin, an Industrial Design student, has reinvented the glossy hi-tech speaker by repurposing wood and glass. Lin’s ‘Timbre Speakers‘ utilizes the acoustic properties of wood and glass … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meet the Makers: Can a DIY movement revolutionize how we learn?


By Hiten Samtani, courtesy School Library Journal/TheDigitalShift A young patron sits down to a recording session at the “creation station” of the Darien (CT) Library. Photograph by Dru Nadler. Andrew Carle, a … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apple Scores $30M iPad Deal With L.A. Schools


by Vignesh Ramachandran, courtesy mashable Apple announced Wednesday that it has landed a major deal to sell iPad tablets to the second-largest public school district in the United States. The Los … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

(Revisit) SpongeBob, Dora move from Netflix to Amazon


selected by TiA Staff Netflix’s loss is Amazon’s gain, at least in kids’ programming. Just days after the Los Gatos-based video-on-demand company let its streaming-video rights with Viacom expire, Amazon … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kids access porn sites at 6, begin flirting online at 8


Kirk Lyttle color illustration  /  St. Paul Pioneer Press By Byron Acohido (courtesy USAToday) SEATTLE — Kids start watching porn from as early as the age of 6, and flirting on the … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Disney Infinity: John Vignocchi interview


Tom Hoggins speaks to Disney Interactive’s executive producer about the challenge, risk and reward of Disney’s ambitious new video game and toy line. The Lone Ranger, played by Armie Hammer in … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Meet the creator of a ‘next-generation Lego’


Editors note: CNN’s “The Next List” will profile Ayah Bdeir, founder of the company littleBits, on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. By The Next List Staff, CNN with Dr. Sanjay … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

16-year-old apologizes for breaking Vine with epic Rickroll


By Francis Bea (courtesy techtrends) There’s a way around the six second limit in Vine that 16 year old Will Smidlein discovered. He published his discovery in style with one … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flightcar: San Francisco sues unruly SFO car rental startup from Santa Clara


by Joshua Melvin (courtesy mercurynews.com) SAN FRANCISCO –A Santa Clara car rental startup has provoked a legal dustup at San Francisco International Airport, making it the latest in a series … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Netflix’s loss is Amazon’s gain, at least in kids’ programming.


(courtesy SiliconValley) Just days after the Los Gatos-based video-on-demand company let its streaming-video rights with Viacom expire, Amazon announced Tuesday a $200 million exclusive licensing deal for hundreds of popular … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alaya Dawn Johnson’s The Summer Prince Blends Human Sacrifice, Samba


Photo: Alden Ford courtesy Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy One of the most distinctive YA novels of the season is Alaya Dawn Johnson’s The Summer Prince. The overstuffed Wikipedia description … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day One Report: Wizard Word Comic Con, Philadelphia, May 30, 2013


by Howard Whitman (courtesy techtell) To be honest, I was iffy about hitting Philadelphia’s 2013 Wizard World Comic Con on opening day. Why? Because it was opening day! These shows … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

STEM is the future: Top programs unlock kids’ exponential potential


STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — is at the center of the Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to diversify the city’s economy following the financial crash of 2008. By  Ben  … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

(Pls READ) What Intel Winner Eesha Khare Teaches Us About STEM Fields


by (courtesy vitaminw) Tired of your cell phone dying at inopportune moments? Well, thanks to 18-year-old Eesha Khare that annoying problem may be a thing of the past. Khare beat … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sifteo Packs Fun Education Into Tiny Cubes


Sifteo Packs Fun Education Into Tiny Cubes By Lauren Hockenson (courtesy mashable) Big things can come in small packages. San Francisco startup Sifteo’s first gaming system, Sifteo Cubes, initially looks like … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Hollywood Agent Helps Web’s Cats Claw Their Way to the Top


by Katherine Rosman (courtesy wsj) For a Percentage, He Turns Internet Fame Into Cash; Grumpy Gets a Movie Deal Grumpy Cat Some celebrities simply cannot be pleased. Just ask Ben … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

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