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hack.pledge() Mentorship Movement Launches with Broad Industry Support

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Dozens of coding celebrities, tech companies, and nonprofits unite to improve the quality of software development worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 1, 2014 – New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and in the programming world, resolving to make a difference has never been easier.  hack.pledge(), a movement for programmers worldwide to assemble and learn from each other, has officially launched.  Developers can pledge to either give or receive 1 hour of mentoring in their language of choice, and the hack.pledge() initiative will connect them with a mentor (or mentee) in 2015. Continue reading

SETI Institute Seeks Citizen Scientists to Help Save the World; Partners with NASA and Other Organizations to Host Asteroid Hackathon Saturday, Oct. 25

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Event part of NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge; SETI-Led Hackathons and Game Jams Connect Leading Scientists, Data Sets, and Citizens to Tackle Complex Challenges

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. – Oct. 24, 2014 – The SETI Institute has partnered with EchoUserSpaceGAMBITMaui Makers, the Minor Planet CenterNASA, and Further by Design to host an Asteroid Hackathon on Saturday, Oct. 25. Using the world’s best sources for asteroid data, hackers from all over the world will transform data into digestible, visual information for citizen scientists, allowing them to help save the planet from rocky space invaders. Continue reading

Noteshelf Support for Livescribe 3 Smartpen Delivers a Better Way to Get Things Done on iPads

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Livescribe and Fluid Touch announce partnership to bring handwritten notes from paper into leading iPad productivity app

Oakland, Calif. and Singapore – October 15, 2014 - Livescribe (www.livescribe.com) and Fluid Touch (www.fluidtouch.biz) announced today that Noteshelf now allows people to write naturally with their Livescribe 3 smartpen and see their notes instantly appear in the popular note-taking app. Once in Noteshelf people can make their notes even more useful with a wide variety of tools in the app. Noteshelf is the latest app to leverage Livescribe’s mobile SDK to incorporate native handwriting support. Continue reading

Edtech Leader Swivl Exits Beta with Support of 10,000 Teachers

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Video resource for educators adds features and expands to Android

SAN CARLOS, Calif. – Oct. 15, 2014 – Edtech video pioneer Swivl today officially exits beta mode, having shipped over 10,000 units and announcing a new set of features as well as integration with Android devices. Swivl impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of students in classrooms around the world, and these new additions originated directly from educator feedback and augment Swivl’s capabilities of smoothly recording video, uploading it to a secure cloud network, and seamlessly integrating multimedia content. Continue reading

SETI Institute Game Jam Challenges Developers to Riff on the Search for Life in the Universe

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The SETI-Jam will Leverage Latest Science and Data to Inspire Learning.

Mountain View, Calif. – September 11, 2014 – The SETI Institute, the world’s only organization dedicated to researching the origin and nature of life in the universe, has today announced SETI-JAM, the first game development jam to utilize SETI Institute research findings, data, and input from key scientists. SETI-JAM is for game developers of every experience level interested in collaborating to create games on the theme of the Drake Equation, which is used to estimate the number of communicative extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy. While this equation is the theme for SETI-JAM, participants will also have access to actual data of over 70 scientists at the SETI Institute, including research on asteroids, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, extrasolar planet detection, earthquake prediction, climate change, the birth of stars, and much more. This game jam is the first in a new SETI Institute Initiative to use games to engage the public in real science and the search for life in the universe. Continue reading

Imangi Studios and National Geographic Kids Partner on Temple Run Action-Adventure Book, Available Now


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Now Readers Will Explore Ancient Worlds and Meet a New Temple Run Character Debuting Simultaneously in the Book and Temple Run 2

RALEIGH, N.C. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 9, 2014 – Imangi Studios and National Geographic Kids today announced their partnership to bring Temple Run to life through an educational action-adventure book. Applying the popularity of Temple Run to encourage academic learning, the book introduces young readers to the natural sciences, history and archaeology through the Temple Run world. The book, “Temple Run: Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds,” is now available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the National Geographic store.

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Discover the Digital Future when the University of Southern California Comes to New York City on Oct. 15

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Showcase of digital innovation features keynote address by Jimmy Iovine, co-founder/CEO of Beats and founder of the USC Iovine/Young Academy, and presentations by leading USC researchers in immersive reality and health care

LOS ANGELES – August 27, 2014 – The University of Southern California has today announced that it will for the first time host a media event in New York City to showcase new digital scholarship and technology. Being held on October 15th, the 2014 Global Conversation will include presentations on the changing experience of reality and the future of medicine, along with demonstrations by USC’s renowned immersive reality incubator, the Institute for Creative Technologies, home to innovations such as the open-source viewers that informed the design of the Oculus Rift headset. USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett will host the Global Conversation, titled “Defining Future Reality.”

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