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Seeing Double: The Coming of the Second Screen

As if one screen wasn’t enough. You’re about to get more than earful (eyeful?) about what to do with your second screen (your tablet or mobile device) as you’re glued to your first. To be honest, the industry isn’t leading this revolution…
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Nolan Bushnell: Education Meets Chuck E Cheese

Nolan Bushnell likes to play. He believes that even the most ADD of us can focus and pay attention when we’re deeply involved in a game. And he believes that our current education system is desperately broken. Bushnell, who’s made a healthy…
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$95K Gets You 60 Minute Tour of Earth from the Edge of Outer Space

Space travel devotees don’t have to wait a moment longer to book their trip. Andrew Nelson, CEO of XCOR, the aerospace company behind the creation of the Lynx space vehicle, announced that Space Expedition Exploration was setting up shop and…
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It’s Wanderful: Old Living Books Reincarnated as New Apps

Kids who cut their teeth on PCs in the early 1990s will fondly remember Living Books from Broderbund Software. For millions of kids around the world, Living Books was their first interactive experience. Engaging stories with clickable words…
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The Perfect Storm: Facebook, The FTC and The New World of Web Kids

On the Internet, if you’re under thirteen years old, you don’t belong in most places.  Sites like Facebook, in particular, have made it abundantly clear that those under the age of thirteen are trespassers, subject to deportation.  But…
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Google+ Hangouts Designed to Make Video Chat More Fun

Google Hangouts is Google’s new enhanced video chat service. If Google+ Circles is the Google equivalent of Facebook, then Hangout is the Google equivalent of Skype. To make Google’s video chats more appealing than its competition, the company…