education

Acer C910, C740 Chromebook hands-on: built to endure students

Acer has just unveiled two new Chromebooks that have been designed with educational use squarely in mind. But aside from the usual strappings of a budget-friendly, cloud-backed portable, these devices have one special feature to boast of: durability. Since these notebooks are targeted for use in schools and by students, Acer has equipped them with a few features that improve the hardiness of the Chromebooks to withstand the wear and tear of everyday academic use.

Sok and Sao’s Adventure game raises dengue fever awareness

Most games are designed to be entertaining or educational or both, but few carry some social commentary along with them. Sok and Sao's Adventure, a new game that just landed on Android, is one of those, trying to make people aware of the plight of dengue fever-infested areas by, what else, shooting down gigantic mosquitos.

Los Angeles schools shifting from iPads to notebooks and hybrids

Los Angeles schools were originally looking to get an iPad into the hands of every student. But coming as a recent strategy shift -- it is now looking like there will be a few options to choose from -- one of which will be a Chromebook. For now distribution of the iPads have been put on hold, and options along with the Chromebook will include a Microsoft Surface Pro, Lenovo Yoga Touch and Dell Latitude E7240.

Udacity app offers programming courses for Android development

Tech learning app Udacity has finally made its way into the Android platform and it brought with it several modules that are specifically targeted for Android developers. There are four learning programs that you can access through the app, but these are not just courses taught by random experts in the field, but rather actual people from Google themselves, people who had a close hand or knowledge in developing the platform.

VTech InnoTab MAX, 3S and 3 Plus join kids tablet list

When it comes to electronics for kids, no other name shows up in ads and stores as much as VTech. Showing that it has chops even in the growing mobile device world, it is announcing the fourth generation of its InnoTab Android-powered tablets that are unmistakably designed with kids education, entertainment, and rough handling in mind.
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