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They're called Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) and many are taught by top professors at the best colleges in the world. Molly Wood looks at how education is getting re-imagined online.
San Jose State University is partnering with tech startup Udacity, which offers online computer science and mathematics courses. CNET's Sumi Das explains how the first-of-its-kind program could help students graduate faster and save money.
Many Facebook users were suckered this week by a hoax that promised to protect their status updates. Of course, there's no such thing as complete privacy on social media, but you do have some control over who sees what. CNET's Sumi Das explains what you can do to protect your privacy on Facebook.
The monarchy comes to Twitter, but of course the Queen doesn't sully her fingers on the keyboard, she has a royal twitterer do that. We also discuss whether the new Universal Music Group deal with TuneCore will change the landscape of music. We also absolve North Korea of the botnet.
CNET News.com's Zamir Haider talked with Stanford University scientist Terry Root who's been studying the effect of climate change on animals and the environment. She explained three changes that would most help cope with global warming.
Winamp is a free multimedia player made by Nullsoft. It supports numerous audio and video formats. It also plays streamed video and audio content, both live and recorded, authored worldwide. It has an extremely customizable media library, and allows you to rip and burn your favorite music CDs. Winamp has thousands of skins and plug-ins that allow you to change the look-and-feel of the player, as well as add new features. The player also has access to thousands of free songs, videos and online radio stations from SHOUTcast Radio and AOL Radio with XM.
A young teacher (Hilary Swank) inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
No, Gates isn't working on his bachelor's degree, but, he tells CNET's Ina Fried, he is an avid viewer of online classes from MIT and elsewhere. Such classes have the potential to transform higher education, he says.
Errik Anderson of Gyrobike explains the functionality of the Gyrobike at the Cool Products Expo. The event took place on April 26, 2006, at Stanford University.
Buckle your seatbelt, make sure your seats are upright, and power off all electronics. That last part could soon be changing. The FAA is on the verge of easing its restrictions on when passengers can use their tablets, e-readers, iPods, and smartphones. CNET's Sumi Das explains how planes and technology have changed, alleviating safety concerns and putting pressure on the FAA to update its ban.