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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.

Google: "Hundreds" of schools use Chromebooks‎

Google's Chromebooks haven't exactly seen the kind widespread consumer adoption the company would like, but apparently they are starting to make some small inroads in the education market. During his keynote at the annual Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) conference in…