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Jump-start your career! 10 essential education and job websites

We've discovered a horde of terrific online resources for online learning, job searches, and career advancement.

Homemade robots shoot Frisbees in student competition

Hundreds of high school students gathered in Boston this weekend to pit their homemade robots against other schools bots in the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Review: Anki helps you to learn and memorize virtually anything, for free

Using flash cards & spaced repetition, Anki can help you learn and retain information for years. There's an art to using the system, but it doesn't take much to understand how correctly worded flash cards can improve learning.

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Microsoft gives away three months of Office 365 to college students

To sign up for the subscription-based Office 365 University, you'll need an .edu e-mail address. The offer includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, and can be installed on up to two PCs or Macs.

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Education 'app store' launches with support from Gates

Some school administrators are testing a bold idea to integrate the multitude of systems that are used to store student data, giving teachers a single view of how students are performing and allowing them to better deliver the right learning materials.

Interview: Raspberry Pi creator wants to bring hardware hacking to everyone

GeekTech caught up with Eben Upton, co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, to see how Raspberry Pi is doing a year after release.

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New Lego Mindstorms will bring better robotics to kids and grown-ups alike

Like building with Mindstorms kits? Lego has something for you, but you'll have to wait a while...

Mathematica 9 offers a bigger bucket of formulas

Wolfram Research has added more capabilities to Mathematica 9, offering formulas to ease social networking analysis, three-dimensional modeling and other computationally complex calculations.

Apple seeks standard to appease angry university net managers

Under fire from its customers in the higher education market, Apple has proposed creating a new industry standard that would fix problems with its Bonjour zero configuration networking technology that is causing scalability and security problems on campus networks.

Online Tutorial Site Launches Free Computer Science Classes

Thanks to the Khan Academy, future programmers can get a free kick-start online.

Free Penmanship Print Font Helps Kids Smarten Up Their Handwriting

Little learners benefit from extra handwriting practice.