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August 20th, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Security researchers create a drone to find hackable devices

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Security researchers have created a flying drone capable of sniffing out devices connecting to the internet has been created by security researchers. Praetorian, a security firm, created the drone using a custom-made tracking tool.

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August 13th, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Hacking for a cause is today’s growing trend in cyber security

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What is the overriding theme that all of the following data-breach headlines have in common from the past year? The Sony Pictures hack: Everything we know so far; Anonymous hackers release emails ordering bear cubs be killed; Hackers threaten to release names from adultery website; How Latest Snowden Leak Is Headache for White House; How DID hackers steal celebrities’ private iCloud photos? Connecting the dots yet? If not, here are a two more headlines to tip you off: Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway – With Me in It and Hacktivists taking aim at Dallas-Fort Worth police departments.

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August 13th, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Walk-in clinics forcing traditional health care providers to rethink

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One recent afternoon, Christine Ryan didn’t head to the doctor’s office or emergency room when her ear was aching; she went to her local CVS store in Cambridge.

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August 13th, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Innovation is the reason China’s solar is cheap

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You may hear quite often that “the only reason solar is so cheap is because China is dumping cells. ”Let me correct it. Here is the price, as of February 2015, of solar modules, per watt sold in Europe. SE Asia (Malaysia, mostly) is cheapest. China is next. Japan, Korea, and Germany are slightly above that.

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July 27th, 2015 at 10:33 am

Top 20 cities Americans are ditching

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It might come as a surprise that New York City, Los Angeles, and Honolulu are among the cities U.S. residents are fleeing in droves. They’re all places you would think would be popular destinations for Americans.

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June 26th, 2015 at 8:23 am

Top 6 shifts coming soon to energy markets near you

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Trillions of dollars will be invested in renewable energy over the next 25 years. This will drive some of the most profound changes yet in how humans get their electricity. That’s according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets to 2040.

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June 25th, 2015 at 10:04 am

Marriage in America is going out of style

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June is the time of year when we’re supposed to hear wedding bells. The invitations start coming in and you find yourself scurrying to order gifts from registries and block off summer weekends to attend ceremonies and parties.

 

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June 25th, 2015 at 9:18 am

Engineering the Secret Engines of Off-Grid Living

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Futurist Thomas Frey: Having just returned from a trip to Alaska, it occurred to me that most of the 660,000 sq miles of this beautiful state will never be habitable until a more complete off-grid solution is found. In Alaska, they’ve already figured out how to turn every one of their 3 million lakes into a landing strip, so transportation is far less of an issue than power, heat, lights, water, and communications.

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June 16th, 2015 at 11:26 am

Machine generated TED-Talks: TED RNN

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By samim23: Recently, I experimented with Recurrent Neural Networks as applied to political speech writing. The result, Obama-RNN generated a fair amount of buzz and fuelled a productive debate, including speculation that Sara Palin is a bot. For the next experiment I decided to apply the system to TED.

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December 31st, 2014 at 11:39 am

Coding Education & Tech Trends of 2014

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Audrey Watters:  “The business of ed-tech” is also the “politics of ed-tech.” The business and the politics of ed-tech together dictate almost all the other trends that I’ll cover in this year-end series. MOOCs. Big data. Learning analytics. Privacy. Competency-based education. Buzzwords.

One way to identify the dominant ed-tech trends is to look at what venture capitalists are funding. Another is to look at what government policies are demanding. The state of Maryland, for example, said this year that it would need to invest $100 million in technology upgrades in order to be ready for the new online testing mandated by the Common Core State Standards.

New hardware. New infrastructure. New curriculum. New expenditures.  So… who benefits?

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