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Intel reveals 7- and 10-inch Android educational tablets

Intel has listed information about two new educational tablets on its site. They have both a 7" and a 10" version, aimed specifically at educational uses, and powered by cost-effective Atom processors and Android 4.0 or 4.1.

Rent your very own satellite for just $250 a week

Space exploration is a field traditionally reserved for established scientists; however, cube satellites designed by California-based NanoSatisfi could change this preconception. Unlike conventional satellites, which have prices ranging from $500 million up to $2 billion, these miniature versions can be…

Apple iTunes U surpasses one billion content downloads

Apple today announced that downloads from iTunes U have surpassed one billion. Originally announced as a partnership with Stanford University in late 2005, the service expanded a couple of years later before a dedicated app was released to leverage the…

THINK IT: Interview with Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton

Eben Upton has had an interesting trajectory both as an entrepreneur and academic, founding a couple of startups over the last decade and a half, as well as acting as the Director of Studies in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.

Now employed at Broadcom as an SoC architect, his latest “on-the-side” venture combines a little bit of each facet and is perhaps its most ambitious yet: reignite programming in schools with a cheap ($25-$35), compact computing platform that kids could buy themselves. But despite targeting students, his foundation's tiny computer has already captured the imaginations of tinkers worldwide.