TeenTech Weekly: .xxx domains, federal law, webcam suicide and the Raspberry Pi

TeenTech Weekly: .xxx domains, federal law, webcam suicide and the Raspberry Pi

Summary: The weekly roundup of Generation Y and student resources you may have missed.

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This edition of TeenTech weekly rounds up the resources concerning Generation Y and students that you may have missed. This week we've read about changes in federal law, the sell-out of the Raspberry Pi, a student webcam suicide case and .xxx domains.

1.) Online colleges win reprieve in federal law backpedaling.

A controversial federal regulation that threatened to change the face of online qualifications and learning has been struck down in the U.S. House of Representatives.

On Feb. 29, H.R. 2117, also known as the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act was passed 303-114, with 69 Democrats voting yes.

2.) Tech Start-Up to Help College Bookstores Increase Revenues and Enhance Higher Education Affordability for Students. (Retail Digital)

HubEdu.com, an educational technology platform that partners with college bookstores to enhance higher education affordability for students, has officially launched.

3.) Raspberry Pi? Buying frenzy crashes website

Overwhelming demand for the Raspberry Pi computer overwhelmed its website on launch.

A new British computer that costs a mere £22 ($35) has experienced such high levels of demand that its promotional website was replaced with a static page and stocks of the credit-card sized Linux computer sold out in minutes.

4.) Student in webcam suicide case 'unfazed' by sexuality

Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, 19, is accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, 18, days before Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge.

Update: Rutgers University webcam trial hears mystery witness (BBC)

A man allegedly secretly filmed kissing a US university student, days before he killed himself, has told a court he noticed a webcam in the dormitory room.

5.) NU student entrepreneurs win $100,000 clean energy prize. (Medill Reports)

A team of Northwestern University student entrepreneurs who are paving the way to natural gas-powered vehicles won a $100,000 grand prize in the first Clean Energy Student Challenge.

6.) Virginia: Court Rules for University. (The New York Times)

The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that the state attorney general has no authority to seize the records of emails or grant applications sent by a climate scientist who taught at the university.

7.) University .xxx domains: The aftermath

Once top level domain names ending in the suffix .xxx became available late last year, many groups and industries, including the adult entertainment industry itself, began to protest against the move.

The introduction of .xxx domains caused concern in academia -- but have fears been realized?

8.) QR-code condoms: Tracking teenage trysts

Safe sex: Now shared by teenagers through QR codes, Twitter and Facebook.

No -- it's not science fiction. A new QR-code scheme encourages you to record your safe-sex activities through social media, and is aimed at the younger generation.

9.) What technologies will shape the future of Higher Ed?

According to the latest NMC Horizon Report released by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative, six technologies are heavyweight contenders to change the face of classroom learning ---- including game-based learning, gesture-based computing and network implementation.

10.) Proposed law allows parents to monitor a minor's mobile

Arizona is considering passing a bill that would give parents the legal right to view and monitor the text messages of any of their children who are under 18 years old, and so considered a minor.

The legislation, Senate Bill 1219, is currently under consideration in light of parental concerns over online harassment, cyberbullying and what information passes through mobile networks that they cannot supervise or control.

Bonus: The shame of owning an iPad

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