Aereo on an IPhone
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June 25, 2014

Aereo’s TV Streaming Service Is Illegal, Supreme Court Says

Aereo, the company that lets subscribers watch TV stations' video that it routes onto the Internet, violates U.S. copyright law, the Supreme Court has ruled. The court's 6-3 decision reverses a lower court ruling on what has been a hotly contested issue.


Practice time for the PS 177 band.
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June 11, 2014

iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School’s Band

There's a steady stream of hype surrounding the pluses and pitfalls of classroom tablet computers. But for a growing number of special education students tablets and their apps are proving transformative. The tablets aren't merely novel and fun. With guidance from creative teachers, they are helping to deepen engagement, communication, and creativity.


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Want a cig? Researcher Lorien Abroms displays a sample Text2Quit message.
(William Atkins/George Washington University)
June 06, 2014

R U Ready To Quit Smoking? Texting Can Help

Smokers who want to quit have all sorts of tools at their disposal: call lines, nicotine patches, medication, friends, doctors. And now, texts.


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