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Babylon Translation Tool Does a So-So Job

This pricey translation tool that doesn't offer much more than free online services do.

Find Cool DIY Projects at Instructables

Like to build, tinker, hack, create? Instructables is the site for you. I defy you not to find a cool project you want to do right now.

Apple's Woz Boosts Tech for Schools

The Apple co-founder has joined the board of, which aims to get technology to all students regardless of income.

Find Out How to Do (Almost) Anything at WikiHow

Ever wondered how to do, well, anything? Chances are good you'll find a handy how-to guide at WikiHow.

Four Online Alternatives to Microsoft Encarta

Need to look something up? Library closed for the night? No worries: These four sites are chock full of answers.

Apple Resurrects the 17-inch iMac

The smaller model is a perfect fit for schools newly equipped with federal funds, Apple says.

Virtual Schools Rapidly Building Online Education Foothold

The nation's kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) public schools are no longer simple brick-and-mortar buildings.

ITunes University: Better Than the Real Thing?

The lazy college student who watches all of his lectures from his dorm room via podcast may do better on his next exam than the one who never misses a class.

Skidmore Blames Economy as Its Online Degree Program Falters

Despite reports that the sagging economy may lead more students to enroll in online courses because they are cheaper, Skidmore College's decades-old distance learning program may soon shutter its doors.

2009 Toy Fair: Tech Toys Rule at NYC Toy Confab

Robots, a tiny hydrogen-powered car, and a touch-sensitive Rubik's Cube are among the high-tech offerings at this week's trade show.