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September 12th, 2014 at 10:55 am

SlideRule searches for the best online courses

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SlideRule is a fantastic new tool that will save you some serious time as you search around for the best online course that suits your needs. The service is free to use. SlideRule lets you search for courses based on your specified criteria but also narrows down your search based on your needs. Best of all, you can actually leave a review for courses to better inform other users.

 

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September 4th, 2014 at 10:57 am

A map of all the pinged devices on the internet

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Here’s a map where all devices on the internet are located.

The Internet consists of a vast series of tubes, computers, and devices networked together sharing the same information. But where are all those pieces of hardware located?

 

 

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August 19th, 2014 at 10:43 am

Pew Research: AI, robotics, and the future of jobs

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How will AI and robotics impact the economic and employment picture in the future?

A majority of people who responded to the Pew Research 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025. They anticipate there will be huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home maintenance. But even as they are largely consistent in their predictions for the evolution of technology itself, they are deeply divided on how advances in AI and robotics will impact the economic and employment picture over the next decade.

 

 

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August 15th, 2014 at 8:42 am

Google and Facebook go beyond social

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It’s important to start back in the fall of 2010 if you want to understand the strange but spectacularly profitable world of Google and Facebook today.  Facebook was a rising start four years ago. They had built the ultimate social walled garden — almost a separate alternative to the Internet at large.

 

 

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August 10th, 2014 at 8:02 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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As always, if your airline seat is not comfortable, just get up and walk around!

Quote of the Day:  “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagnol

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August 8th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Does internet privacy come at a premium?

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Would you pay for online privacy?

Once we went online the concept of privacy changed. What was once private personal information has now been twisted and altered by the digital age, like so many analog and now antiquated concepts before it.

 

 

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August 4th, 2014 at 11:40 am

It’s not too late to start something on the internet

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The internet is still at the beginning of its beginning.

It would have been awesome to have been an entrepreneur in 1985 when almost any dot com name you wanted was available. All words; short ones, cool ones. All you had to do was ask. It didn’t even cost anything to claim. This grand opportunity was true for years.

 

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July 17th, 2014 at 9:08 am

The ongoing newspaper crisis by the numbers

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Publishers have failed to adequately respond to the new ways that consumers get information.

About ten years after the commercial debut of the Internet, America’s newspapers posted record high advertising sales of $49.4 billion in 2005. This lead many publishers to think their businesses would not be seriously affected by the digital revolution. But they were wrong.

 

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July 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 am

‘Digital Ethereal’ – Invisible Wi-Fi revealed through light graffiti

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“Digital Ethereal”

Artist and researcher Luis Hernan from the University of Newcastle in the UK In a project he is calling “Digital Ethereal”, artist and researcher Luis Hernan at the University of Newcastle in the UK has rendered the invisible visible — revealing in red, yellow, green and blue the Wi-Fi signal strength in the world around him.

 

 

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June 26th, 2014 at 11:31 am

Google could become the primary sales channel for the insurance industry by 2020

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The absolute greatest vertical in Google’s AdWords revenue is auto insurance.

Google is well on its way to establishing its leadership through the registration of 6 billion daily unique searches and indexing of over 50 billion web pages (2013), when it comes to collecting and organizing information. What remains to be seen is how this information is being made universally accessible and at what price. One of the industries that has particular advantage of access to the world’s information is insurance.

 

 

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