Liz Gannes

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Got Downtime? Learn Something on Your Phone.

Two leading education technology startups — Codecademy and Coursera — this week launched their first mobile apps. Codecademy’s Hour of Code teaches the basic tenets of programming, and Coursera’s mobile version supports signing up for courses, watching videos and taking quizzes. Both are iOS only.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus