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Little robots help Chicago students dream big

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June 13, 2014
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Google has donated 500 Finch Robots to the Chicago Public Library to help kids of all ages learn computer programming. Patrons can check out the robots for up to three weeks. (June 13) Video provided by AP


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Buzz60 (Jan. 31, 2014) — Valentine's Day is just around the corner and whether you're planning a low key romantic evening, or a big night on the town, your smartphone can be a handy tool. The latest apps can save you time, money and help you tell that certain someone just how special they are. Krystin Goodwin says this Valentine's Day, all you need is a little love and a little tech! Video provided by Buzz60
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