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Emoji Evolution

October 23, 2017

Do you speak emoji? If you use a smartphone, the answer is probably yes. Emoji is a visual language capable of expressing all kinds of ideas and feelings. Are you mad, sad, or happy? There are faces that convey those…



Virtual Learning

September 25, 2017

Imagine flying through space, diving deep under the sea, and traveling the world—without ever stepping foot outside your classroom. With virtual reality (VR), these experiences are possible. Google is one of the companies creating VR experiences for students. It…



Coolest Inventions of 2016

January 13, 2017

Take a look at some of the year’s top innovations. What will the future look like? You can get a peek by looking at the latest inventions. These items were created to solve problems, make life easier, or just for…



She's an App Maker

September 9, 2016

Need an app for that? Anvitha Vijay, 9, can build it. With the help of YouTube videos, the young techie from Melbourne, Australia, learned to code at age 7. Soon, she was trying her hand at making apps. “When I…


Bullies, Beware!

December 19, 2014

Teens are creating digital tools to fight bullying. Brandon Boynton is on a mission. The 17-year-old from Pendleton, Indiana, wants to stop bullying in schools. He created an app called the BullyBox. It enables students to report bullying electronically—and anonymously.…


The Business of Sharing

November 21, 2014

Think about the toys you own. How many of them have you played with lately? A 2010 British study found that the average 10-year-old owns 238 toys but plays with just 12 on a daily basis. That's a lot of…