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November 15th, 2013 at 10:25 am

Coding is a privilege which is not available to most Americans: Code.org creators

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A video on coding education trended higher on February 26th than the video of Jennifer Lawrence’s adorable fall at the Oscars. The short YouTube film, dubbed “What most schools don’t teach,” features interviews with Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. The goal, according to the video’s creator Hadi Partovi, is to make coding seem cool to kids.

 

 

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October 10th, 2013 at 8:19 am

60% of Americans suffer from Silicon Valley Syndrome: Infographic

Do you have Silicon Valley Syndrome?

Do you sit at a computer all day?  Are you achy, your back hurts, you have trouble sleeping, and your head is pounding? You could have Silicon Valley syndrome.

 

 

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October 3rd, 2013 at 11:02 am

Stanford engineers successfully build world’s first carbon nanotube computer

Researchers unveil the first working computer built entirely from carbon nanotube transistors.

A group of  researchers at Stanford University have moved a step closer to answering the question of what happens when silicon, the standard material in today’s microelectronic circuits, reaches its fundamental limits for use in increasingly small transistors.

 

 

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October 2nd, 2013 at 10:15 am

Top 8 futuristic office technologies that will change how we work

“There’s a lot of potential to build off existing technologies if you can recognize the right business use.”

The Kiplinger Letter has forecast future trends set to change the way we work for 90 years. According to a statement released by the letter, In 1959, they forecast copiers and printers, and in 1963, it mentioned “pocket gadgets” that would allow workers to call anyone from anywhere.

 

 

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September 26th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Can DARPA jumpstart the DIY brain-scanning movement?

In New York last week, A working prototype of a low-cost electroencephalography device funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) made its debut, the first step in the agency’s effort to jumpstart a do-it-yourself revolution in neuroscience.

 

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May 31st, 2013 at 10:58 am

Programming is the core skill of the 21st Century

Learn-to-code programs bent on teaching anyone, even children, programming skills are on the upswing.

Meaningful education was all about learning your ABCs in the 20th Century. Today, it’s centered on Alphas, Betas and C++. Programming skills are becoming ever more important, quickly turning into the core competency for all kinds of 21st Century workers.

 

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May 20th, 2013 at 10:23 am

How soon will humans be able to upload their brains to computers?

In Upload, a new techno-thriller, a young computer scientist with a sketchy past and distrust of society decides to take the ultimate leap forward by scanning his brain and uploading his memories, personality and consciousness into a simulated world of his own making.

 

 

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May 16th, 2013 at 8:15 am

Kirk McDonald: ‘Sorry, college grads, I probably won’t hire you’

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Kirk McDonald: Dear college graduates:  The next month is going to be thrilling as you cross this major milestone in your education. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance, the congratulations, and the parties. But when it’s all over and you’re ready to go out into the world, you’d probably like to meet me, or others like me—I’m your next potential dream boss. I run a cool, rapidly growing company in the digital field, where the work is interesting and rewarding. But I’ve got to be honest about some unfortunate news: I’m probably not going to hire you.

 

 

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May 6th, 2013 at 8:24 am

The problem with password proliferation (Infographic)

The average person has to remember 15 passwords.

Over half of us say we can’t remember all our passwords. That makes sense, given that almost a third of all companies require their employees to remember six or more of them.

 

 

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April 19th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Downloadable Personalities for Your Computer

Futurist Thomas Frey: Fifteen years ago in an article I wrote for The Futurist Magazine, I made the prediction that once we had talking computers, we would soon have downloadable personalities to create a more human-like experience. I went on to suggest that most of us would actually download multiple personalities so we could interact with the right persona at any given moment.

 

 

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