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‘Bing in the Classroom’ Filters Web Search for Students

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As more U.S. schools look to incorporate the Internet into lesson plans, Microsoft is rolling out a program that lets students surf and search the web in the classroom through a filtered lens that blocks adult content and ads.

Called Bing in the Classroom, schools can now sign up for the free service that populates Bing search results with content that is appropriate for students. The concept is part of a larger effort to promote digital literacy in the classroom.

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Political Siri, Big Data Startups Rise Amid Indian Elections

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14 Tech Supplies That Made School Tolerable in the ’90s

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Seat belts everyone! Time for an educational field trip on The Magic School Bus back to the 1990s.

The clunky technology of the ’90s paved the way for innovations in today’s classrooms, and growing up in that time period was an adventure.

Children today would scratch their heads at a floppy disk. And who would know what to do with Microsoft Encarta when a quick Google search is so much easier?

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15 Colleges With Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs

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The nation’s top entrepreneurs don’t come from one place — not one Ivy, one city or one incubator. Sure, schools like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University have a reputation for churning out revolutionary ideas and battle-tested founders, but top-flight companies sprout from universities and entrepreneurship programs all across the country

Case in point: Jan Koum, the co-founder of mobile messaging company WhatsApp, which recently sold to Facebook for $16…

Fly Like a Giant Prehistoric Lizard With Kinect-Powered Simulator

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Don’t let the silent “p” fool you: Pterosaurs are not dinosaurs.

They’re not quite birds or bats, either. If anything, they’re more like a unique breed of flying reptiles, ranging in width from the size of a sparrow to that of a two-seater airplane

They’re also dead. Have been for almost 66 million years. But in their prime, scientists say, they were rulers of the sky

In honor of the late winged kings, the American Museum of Natural History in New York is opening up an exhibit,…

10 College Dropouts More Successful Than You

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College isn’t for everyone. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be a genius without it.

Though graduates are proven more likely to be hired than someone without higher education, many of the technology companies we rely so heavily upon were started by dropouts.

With the increasingly high cost of a college education, and a job market that appears anything but reassuring, there are plenty of reasons for young entrepreneurs to…

YC-Backed CareMessage Is On A Mission To Improve Health Literacy By Bringing Mobile Healthcare To The Underserved

It’s no secret that the U.S. healthcare system is in desperate need of change, especially as costs have continued to rise, while the quality of care remains the same. While technology will play a critical role in reversing this trend, many assume that improving outcomes is simply a matter of putting smarter technology in the doctor’s office. However, the problem isn’t a scourge… Read More

YC-Backed CareMessage Is On A Mission To Improve Health Literacy By Bringing Mobile Healthcare To The Underserved

It’s no secret that the U.S. healthcare system is in desperate need of change, especially as costs have continued to rise, while the quality of care remains the same. While technology will play a critical role in reversing this trend, many assume that improving outcomes is simply a matter of putting smarter technology in the doctor’s office. However, the problem isn’t a scourge… Read More

Unbabel Launches A Human-Edited Machine Translation Service To Help Businesses Go Global, Localize Customer Support

Today, you can be anywhere in the world in a matter of clicks. Thanks to globalization and the plucky old Information Superhighway, our world is shrinking. Inquisitive globetrotters can pop over to Google Earth, pilot through volcanoes in Hawaii or navigate a few Norwegian fjords and still be home for dinner. Vasco de Gama? Not impressed. The sheer number of people not only coming online but… Read More

YC-Backed One Degree Is A “Yelp For Social Services” That Helps Low-Income Families

When Rey Faustino migrated from the Philippines to Southern California as an eight-year-old, he saw his family hustle to make ends meets in their new homeland. “I grew up in a working-class family and I watched my family struggle for resources,” he said. “I wanted to make sure that other kids and families didn’t have to go through the same ordeal.” So while completing… Read More