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Teddy bear data held to ransom

Horror films featuring malevolent children are scary as hell for a reason: the cognitive dissonance between their innocent appearance and evil minds. Deceptive teddy bears are similarly frightening. In CloudPets’ case, their cuddly fur belies their privacy-breaching tendencies. The toy ...

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Five-year-olds develop app for preschoolers

In 1930, we had trampolines. Thirty years later, we got Transformers. In the 90s, it was all about the underwater walkie-talkie. Now, the latest iteration of child-designed toys is, of course, an app. Developed by 5-to-7-year-olds, in conjunction with social science ...

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Start-ups selected for EduGrowth accelerator

Start-ups are eyeing education as the industry to make money from, and the EduGrowth accelerator has announced the first five companies it will be helping do just that. The start-ups selected are: PrevYou – an online school for tertiary students ...

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Adaptability the key as Mathspace expands to Hong Kong

Mathspace, an Australian education technology start-up, has extended its reach into the schools of Hong Kong, continuing a period of rapid expansion for the company. Mathspace was selected by the Hong Kong government’s education technology arm, HKEdCity, as the digital ...

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Apple teaches teachers how to use tech

Technology can be good for teachers, if they know how to use it. Otherwise it’s a perennial frustration for the teacher, and an impediment to learning for the student. That’s why Michelle Michael, acting principal of Gymea Bay Public School ...

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Private tutoring gets the Uber treatment

The Australian private tutoring industry has been Ubered by a pair of software engineers operating out of Brisbane. For co-chief executives and founders Sam Robertson and Cameron Schmidt, the story of Scooter Tutor began in 2007. Schmidt initially came up ...

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