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App developer Thomas Suarez

HE’S 12, he has two apps available on Apple’s App Store and he speaks confidently at a TEDx event in Manhattan Beach.

Meet Tom Suarez, who confidently tells his adult audience he’s always had a fascination for technology, before making an impassioned plea to change the way education is taught.

Facebook’s own young genius, Mark Zuckerberg, should hire Suarez before he starts a rival company.

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The Verge for news on consumer electronics

THE SENIOR editorial team of Engadget defected from its parent, AOL, in March and have now revealed their latest project, the Verge. With a bold, graphics- heavy design, it is intended to be the ultimate destination for consumer electronics reviews and analysis of trends in the industry.

With its app-like interface, the Verge also points to what mainstream media sites might look like in the near future.

theverge.com

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Letters for Santa app for iPad and Android

WITH THE iPad reportedly the Christmas present of choice for six- to 12-year-olds in the US, what better way for the 21st-century child to draw up their list of demands for Santa than on a tablet app. Created by Dublin firm drawinginc, the Letters for Santa iPad and Android app lets kids handwrite a letter to Mr Claus and get an instant response straight from the North Pole. For €1.59 you also get an interactive Christmas story which mixes sound, animation and touchpoints.

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