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The Queen Sends A Tweet

The Queen of England is on Twitter.

She posted her first tweet recently, about an exhibit she had just officially opened.

by · October 26, 2014 · News, Technology
Apple unveiled two new products--the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch.

Apple Unveils Exciting New Products

There was a lot of buzz on the Internet on Tuesday.

Apple, the company that makes high-tech products like smart phones, tablets and iPods, introduced something completely new: a “smart watch.”

by · September 10, 2014 · News, Technology
The Foldscope would replace microscopes such as these. Image: Thelmadatter

Paper Microscopes Will Make Science More Accessible

Manu Prakash, a scientist and professor at Stanford University in California, thinks all kids should have a chance to study science.

His new invention – an inexpensive paper microscope called the Foldscope – just might make that possible.

by · June 26, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Sign outside the Google office in California. Image: Surka

Google Wants To Be More “Diverse”

A major company says it wants to become more “diverse.”

Diverse in this case means it wants to hire more workers who come from different backgrounds or have different genders or are from different cultures.

by · June 5, 2014 · News, Technology
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Computer Company Accidentally Advertises Very Low Price

The computer company Lenovo advertised some very big discounts on its computers.

They offered the Y410p laptop at just $279. Its regular price is $1,389.

by · May 28, 2014 · News, Technology
Companies such as West Jet are eager to put the new rules for on-board electronics into affect. Image: Eddie Maloney

Cdn Government Relaxes Rules On Using Electronics On Planes

Canadian airline passengers will soon be allowed to use their electronic devices including cell phones, handheld gaming products and tablets while their plane is taking off and landing.

by · May 27, 2014 · News, Technology
Tony Hawk “Hoverboard” Video A Hoax

Tony Hawk “Hoverboard” Video A Hoax

Sometimes, things on the Internet seem too good to be true.

That’s when people may start to challenge them, asking questions to figure out what’s real and what’s made up.

That is what happened when a video showing people riding a “hoverboard” recently went viral.

The video was posted on a website by a “company” called HUVr Tech.

by · March 6, 2014 · News, Technology
Mark Zuckerberg. Image: TechCrunch

Facebook Founder Wants Internet For Everyone

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, recently told the Mobile World Congress Conference that he wants to give five billion more people around the world access to the Internet.

by · March 2, 2014 · News, Technology
Inventor, Shubham Banarjee.

Boy Invents Cheaper Braille Printer Using Lego

A 12-year-old boy has invented a Braille printer that costs about $1,650 less than the ones that are available today.

Shubham Banerjee is in grade seven in Santa Clara, California.

He used a Lego Mindstorms kit and added five dollars’ worth of parts he bought at a hardware store to create what he calls a Braigo.

His Braigo costs about $349 to make.

by · February 25, 2014 · Kids, News, Technology
A prototype (model) of the Ubislate tablet. Image: psubhashish

$40 Tablet Comes To Canada And The U.S.

Many people use tablet computers, like the Apple iPad or the Samsung Galaxy.

The small, flat computers, which you operate by swiping their surface with your fingers, are very expensive. They can cost as much as $800.

But one company, Datawind, says they have a tablet that sells for just $40.

Datawind’s tablet is called Ubislate, and it is already widely used in India.

Datawind has just launched Ubislate (pronounced oo-bee-slate) in Canada and the U.S. There is a lot of interest as well as debate over whether it offers enough speed, screen clarity and features.

Ubislate can’t do everything the expensive tablets do, but Toronto Star technology reporter Raju Mudhar used the tablet for a few days and said that what it does, it does well.

by · January 20, 2014 · News, Technology