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Five-year-olds learn coding as Britain eyes digital future

"Miss! We made it breathe out fire!" exclaimed 10-year-old Joe, pointing at the laptop on his desk, where he has programmed his animated dragon to belch flames into the face of the Greek hero Heracles.


Sign language interpreter tablet empowers the deaf

A new tablet called UNI translates sign language into spoken language using gesture recognition technology by Leap Motion.


Whistleblower phone app seeks to outsmart corruption

Douglas Buule, a teacher at Kiwenda primary, a government school outside Uganda's capital Kampala, has a recurring problem.


Startup helps new college grads prep for that first real job

After Ian Harvey graduated from Western Washington University this summer, he was unsure just how to land his first job in his field of communications.


Los Angeles iPad rollout for schools slowed by technical challenges: report

An ambitious US$1.3bil (RM4.19bil) programme to provide an iPad or other device to every Los Angeles public school student has been slowed by technical challenges, with curriculum that was supposed to be built into the technology often incomplete, an independent report has found.


German brothers to make billions from Rocket e-commerce empire

Oliver Samwer and his brothers Marc and Alexander are on the brink of becoming Germany's newest billionaires with the flotations of Rocket Internet and the European online fashion site Zalando it helped launch in 2008.


Online volunteers map uncharted Ebola zones to help save lives

Donating to disasters used to mean writing a check to Oxfam or the Red Cross. These days in the Internet age, for the Ebola crisis, citizens from all over the world are donating their time by going online to build maps for relief workers.


Think you can solve Colombia's 50-year war? Reach for your mouse

Colombians will soon be able to sit around a virtual negotiating table as Marxist FARC rebels or the government to thrash out an end to 50 years of war in a videogame mirroring complex real life talks to restore peace to the country.


Survey: School children go unprotected online

Forty percent of Malaysian school children don’t know how to protect themselves online from threats such as cyber-bullying, cyber-grooming and cyber-stalking.


Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience Internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems — but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them from these harmful consequences, a new study suggests.