Friday Fun: Project Zanzibar Blurs Boundaries of Physical & Digital Worlds

My colleague shared this article with me yesterday from the Microsoft Research Blog showcasing a very cool piece of technology code named Project Zanzibar. My reaction was similar to when I first saw the HP Sprout (a device I blogged about as being ‘almost magical’). Have a watch of the video above to see how…


STEM Jobs Of Tomorrow

Both the Education and the Technology sectors are full of buzz words and acronyms, with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) being one of the biggest ones out there. This morning I’ve returned from a couple of weeks of vacation and seen a new website aimed at linking the jobs of the future with STEM: http://www.makewhatsnext.com/careers/ The interesting…


Should computer science be a compulsory subject in New Zealand schools?

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc:0:0] Computer science. Most of us don't know what it really entails. What is computer science? How is it taught? How is it used in real life? Quite often it is seen as intimidating, an item for the 'too hard basket'.  Because of this most current students, and even more adults, don't know the first…

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