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Technology 01 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gates: Pay teachers on how well their students learn

b>WASHINGTON/b>: Even in the midst of large spending cuts, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said US schools can improve the performance of students if they put more emphasis on rewarding excellent teaching, and less emphasis on paying teachers based on seniority and graduate degrees.

Technology 21 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Mexico state congress asks ban of videogame

b>CIUDAD JUAREZ/b(Mexico): A shoot-em-up videogame set in the border town of Ciudad Juarez has angered local officials who are busy fighting all-too-real violence.

Technology 10 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

New ‘digital divide’ for minorities

b>WASHINGTON:/bWhen the personal computer revolution began decades ago, Latinos and blacks were much less likely to use one of the marvelous new machines. Then, when the Internet began to change life as we know it, these groups had less access to the Web and slower online connections placing them on the wrong side of the 'digital divide.'

Technology 21 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Internet users to surpass two billion mark this year

b>NEW YORK/b>: If the Internet were a country, it would be experiencing explosive population growth. According to a UN report, the number of people worldwide with access to the Internet has doubled within the past five years and is expected to surpass two billion by year end.

Technology 14 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Army of two take Kodu Kup

b>KUALA LUMPUR/b>: A team of two secondary school students from the Klang Valley won Microsoft Corp's inaugural Kodu Kup game design competition here.

Technology 28 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

ELS helping students strengthen their English

b>PETALING JAYA/b>: ELS Language Centres Malaysia (ELS) has launched the ELS Schools Partnership Programme, a RM70,000 sponsorship programme that will benefit students from 60 schools throughout the country.

Technology 27 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Japan to pilot digital textbooks in classrooms

b>TOKYO/b>: Japan will soon start testing electronic textbooks in primary schools, enhancing the role of information technology in the classroom for a generation of 'digital natives' born in the wired age.

Technology 23 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sweden cancels arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder

b>STOCKHOLM/b>: Swedish authorities revoked a short-lived arrest warrant for the founder of WikiLeaks on Saturday, saying a rape accusation against him lacked substance.

Technology 10 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Create your own cartoons to win prizes

Hewlett-Packard and Cartoon Network have teamed up for the second time for the Toon Creator Awards 2010.

Technology 30 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Puppets get new lease on life

An animator is blending old and new technology for a TV series.