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Apps Raise the iPad's Aptitude for Real Work

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[ See post to watch video ] There’s a popular myth that Apple’s iPad and other tablets are simply media-consumption devices, unsuitable for productivity applications. That’s just not so, and this week I tested a variety of office suites for the iPad for mini-reviews of their capabilities. In fact, I...
Apps Raise the iPad's Aptitude for Real Work
Google Giving Grant Worth $525,000 To Fund Free Raspberry Pi For 15,000 U.K. Schoolkids
Trunk Club Would Like You To Dress Better, Increase Your "Style Aptitude," Have More Sex


I will admit that my decorating habits have not evolved since

Pigeons master touchscreen intelligence test

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Pigeons—the rats of the winged world—have shown an aptitude for using touchscreens to carry out an intelligence test, according to psychology research from the University of Iowa. In a study led by Edward Wasserman, the pigeons were given a "string task." This is a common test of intelligence that...
Pigeons master touchscreen intelligence test

Suburban Express Goes Double Or Nothing On Their Aggressive Behavior

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Hopefully you recall the story of Suburban Express and its owner, admitted domain squatter Dennis Toeppen, but let me catch you up and let you know what's been going on since that post ran. Suburban Express is a bus company that caters to Midwest students traveling to and from Chicago....
Suburban Express Goes Double Or Nothing On Their Aggressive Behavior

Google Gifts 15,000 Raspberry Pi Units To UK Schools

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Raspberry Pi hopes it is a "brilliant way" to help kids with an aptitude for computing. The big push to teach kids about real computing and coding in schools is getting some massive assistance from Google: The search firm, partnered with six educational bodies, is sending 15,000 Raspberry Pi...
Google Gifts 15,000 Raspberry Pi Units To UK Schools

Mark Zuckerberg Loves It When A Plan Comes Together

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The very first conversation I ever had with Mark Zuckerberg was in 2006. He’d just raised his round from Accel Partners. I called the Facebook offices, and he answered the phone. He came across as a mix of arrogant and naive but utterly earnest in his belief that his company...
Mark Zuckerberg Loves It When A Plan Comes Together

Random House promotes digital pres. Madeline McIntosh to COO

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Random House has promoted Madeline McIntosh, president of sales, digital and operations, to the position of chief operating officer, effective immediately. McIntosh  was Amazon’s director of Kindle content acquisition for Europe from 2008 to 2009, based in Luxembourg. Prior to that, she had worked at Random House and its Bantam...
Random House promotes digital pres. Madeline McIntosh to COO
How these college dropouts beat Harvard grads in competition for jobs

Tony Hall has the PR skills to command the media circus

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The new BBC ringmaster faces huge challenges, but can put PR at the front of his business without letting it dominate prioritiesThe media pack gathered on Tuesday to meet the new ringmaster of the country's infamous three-ring arena. Happily for Tony Hall, his first time inside the big top proved...
Tony Hall has the PR skills to command the media circus

Sony fires 10,000, loses $6.4 billion, and cuts down on TVs: What could possibly go wrong?

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As any executive of a large Fortune 500 company will tell you, the process of turning a struggling entity like Sony into profitability is a lot like trying to change a large cruise ship’s course; it happens slowly and deliberately. It takes both planning and savvy to accomplish, and the majority...
Sony fires 10,000, loses $6.4 billion, and cuts down on TVs: What could possibly go wrong?

Sokanu is the career guidance councelor for the 21st century

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There’s a dramatic difference between a job worked to pay the bills, and a career which is fulfilling on a deeper level. Sadly, the majority of people never find their answer the fundamental question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Without this answer, few find true...
Sokanu is the career guidance councelor for the 21st century
Amazon is building a phone to compete with iOS and Android

ZX Spectrum: even the Dexys guitarist was a fan.. and other memories

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From the banjo/guitarist in Dexys Midnight Runners to a Polish ship's electrician's child to people who now work for Google and others, the humble ZX Spectrum kicked off a life in computingAmong those who loved the ZX Spectrum: Barry (aka Kev) Adams, who was the banjo/guitar player for Dexy's Midnight...
ZX Spectrum: even the Dexys guitarist was a fan.. and other memories
Professors out, experts in! Course Hero adds 18 free skill-based courses

Paul Glen: Build relationships, and career opportunities will follow

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Your competitive advantage in the labor market will come from your interest in, and aptitude for, creating good experiences for the people you work with, says columnist Paul Glen....
Paul Glen: Build relationships, and career opportunities will follow
Disney Animation reveals Marvel adaptation 'Big Hero 6' with first images and video
Robot fish prototype leads school of real fish behind it

A Hacker School That Helps Solve Silicon Valley's Hiring Problem

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Tech companies can't find enough engineers. So why not train them yourself? For free. And then make $20K a pop on recruiting fees.The shortage of engineers is a perennial source of woe in Silicon Valley. Once they're done combing the graduating classes at places like Stanford and MIT, tech companies...
A Hacker School That Helps Solve Silicon Valley's Hiring Problem

How science is slowly tearing down Aristotle's ladder of nature

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As scientists design new ways of testing the mental aptitude of animals, they're finding that many species are smarter than previously thought. The Wall Street Journal recently examined the trend, pointing out that tests sometimes need just slight alterations before they're ideally suited for a given animal. One example...
How science is slowly tearing down Aristotle's ladder of nature
Will Apple's iPad 'Pro' work for you?
UW MCDM program creates new degree focusing on communication within organizations

Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens

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The latest Radiolab "shorts" episode, entitled Grumpy Old Terrorists, seems like a bit of a departure in subject matter for that program -- but fits right in with something we've been talking a lot about lately. Over the past few years, we've noticed the rather disturbing trend in how the...
Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens
New York Times lifts paywall for video, plans 'franchises'
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Amazon is building a phone to compete with iOS and Android

NYTimes Realizes That The FBI Keeps Celebrating Breaking Up Its Own Terrorist Plots

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Over the last few years, we've noticed that nearly every victory the FBI celebrates against terrorism is actually about stopping its own terrorist plots that it feeds to hapless individuals, often nudging them and pushing them down the road to "become" terrorists, despite commonly displaying little to no aptitude for...
NYTimes Realizes That The FBI Keeps Celebrating Breaking Up Its Own Terrorist Plots
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