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3 Keys to Introducing Virtual Reality in E-Learning Courses

Virtual reality (VR) has found its way into the educational space, and by all indications, it’s here to stay. Since VR glasses can be obtained for as low as $10 apiece, cost is becoming less of an issue. Here are three guidelines toward introducing VR in e-learning courses.

Google Cloud Acquires Kaggle, Releases New Machine Learning Products

Google Cloud has acquired Kaggle, home to the world’s largest community of data scientists and machine learning enthusiasts. Google Cloud is also releasing new machine learning products, including a Video Intelligence API that automatically recognizes objects in videos and makes them searchable and discoverable.

Immersive Education: AR Comes of Age

For augmented reality to succeed in education, there's more required than just cool experiences.

New Education Think Tank Debuts, Offering Online News and Research

FutureEd, a new education policy think tank, has launched today, offering online news, analysis and research that’s independent, nonpartisan and “solution-oriented.”

Smithsonian and National Art Education Assoc. Partner on Teaching With Digital Resources

The Smithsonian and the National Art Education Association, which represents visual arts educators, have entered a three-year agreement to work collaboratively on educator professional development and to support teacher creation of model curriculum. One of the resources available to educators is the Smithsonian Learning Lab, an online toolkit to find, customize and share digital museum resources.

Review: Sony Digital Paper

Sony's Digital Paper is probably unique in the tech universe. It's a device that comes in a tablet form factor, but it's decidedly unlike any tablet on the market.

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I can summarize my impression of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet PC in a single word: "Finally!" But that wouldn't make for a very informative article. So let me explain in a bit more detail.

First Look: Photoshop CS5 Extended

Adobe has formally unveiled Creative Suite 5, including a a significantly expanded version of Photoshop, with new tools ranging from "Content-Aware" spot healing to paint brushes that can mix and blend with the canvas. We have a first look at some of the major new features coming up in the latest release.

10 Best Security Apps for Your iPhone

Apple's App Store currently holds about 85,000 applications for you to download to your iPhone or iPod Touch. Of course, about 84,900 of those programs consist of free and 99-cent games that your seven-year-old would probably find more compelling than you do. So we've scoured reviews, App Store search sites, and recommendation directories to compile this concise list of some of the best security apps currently available.

First Look: KDE 4.2 Windows Version

KDE (K Desktop Environment), based on the Qt Framework, is a desktop solution for UNIX environments. Still, many KDE users have wished that popular KDE applications could be ported to Windows. I tested the latest version of KDE, released in late January, to evaluate this proposition.

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