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Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

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If you're searching for a fountain of youth, the easiest way to get that feeling of continual rebirth is to hang around a few tech product launches. Every new rollout comes with the fresh, unabashed feeling that this has never been done before. Ever....
Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Bafta winners form own games firm

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Computer programmers who won a Bafta for a game they created start up their own company....
Bafta winners form own games firm

Why America Needs To Start Educating Its Workforce Again

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Ask any old-time IBMer, and you will hear stories of IBM’s legendary workforce-development practices. When a manager identified a manufacturing worker with promise, the company would teach him how to dress, how to speak to clients, and how to service products. These technicians would then be trained to be computer...
Why America Needs To Start Educating Its Workforce Again

Google Is Throwing Hundreds Of Scientists At These Life-Changing Research Projects (GOOG)

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Google has a research team of more than 400 scientists working on fundamental problems that will advance the fields of computer science and engineering. They aren't building self-driving cars, or better smartphones. They are making us all better computer programmers and engineers. Doing deep research is part of Google's DNA....
Google Is Throwing Hundreds Of Scientists At These Life-Changing Research Projects (GOOG)

What Intel sees in will.i.am

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The Black Eyed Peas frontman is more than a pitchman. How (and why) the chip maker forged an alliance with the hip hop impresario. By Richard Murphy, contributor FORTUNE -- Celebrity endorsements are commonplace, from Capital One pitchman Alec Baldwin to Revlon "brand ambassador" Halle Berry. Such arrangements are normally...
What Intel sees in will.i.am

Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

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The new software from Lamda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers should meet at large social gatherings. It will launch to computer programmers in days. Google has been at pains to...
Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

High-Speed Internet Spawns Prairie Start-Ups

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Around the corner from an antiques district in Kansas City, Kan., a group of entrepreneurs and computer programmers are trying to spawn a six-block Silicon Valley in a quiet, residential area that on Tuesday began boasting the world’s fastest residential Internet service. Google Inc. chose Spring Valley and Hanover Heights,...
High-Speed Internet Spawns Prairie Start-Ups

Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn't As Simple As You Think

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Editor’s Note: David Lieb is co-founder and CEO of Bump, creators of the popular app that lets people share contact information, photos, and other content by bumping their phones together. Bump has been downloaded more than 130 million times. It’s been hard to ignore the massive shift in the last decade toward...
Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn't As Simple As You Think

Marissa Mayer And Sheryl Sandberg Are In Secret Talks To Make A Facebook/Yahoo Search Engine (FB, YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)

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Facebook and Yahoo! are in talks about forging an alliance that could spell the end of Yahoo!'s relationship with Microsoft. Sources have told The Sunday Telegraph that Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo!, has held discussions with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, about how the two companies can work...
Marissa Mayer And Sheryl Sandberg Are In Secret Talks To Make A Facebook/Yahoo Search Engine (FB, YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)

How to ... design a sanitation app

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Trémolet Consulting won the London leg of the 2012 Sanitation Hackathon. The team explain how to take your mobile app idea from concept to creationAs we write this, we're contemplating the prospect of a trip to the Silicon Valley to meet potential investors for a mobile phone application (app) we've...
How to ... design a sanitation app

The Startup Incubator For Robot Overlords: GRASP

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Philly's GRASP Laboratory creates robots that can play sports, perform surgery, and fly in insect-like swarms.[twistage 7e932538ec39b]The first thing you notice when visiting the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Laboratory -- General Robotics Automation, Sensing, And Perception -- is that the robots are everywhere. Massive workrooms at the laboratory are filled with bots...
The Startup Incubator For Robot Overlords: GRASP

The problem with investing based on pattern recognition

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A famous story in artificial intelligence is how the US military developed algorithms to determine whether an image had a tank in it. They used a standard machine learning method: feed the computer a “training set” of photos, some of which had tanks in them and some of which didn’t, and...
The problem with investing based on pattern recognition

Facebook adds weather feature for eventgoers

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Facebook is helping people know how to dress for an event, a new feature in its seemingly unending evolution that is puzzling because it offers users the chance to hop off the social networking site. Now when you set up an event on Facebook you can let guests know...
Facebook adds weather feature for eventgoers
Hackers steal, sell data on 8.7 million Korea Telecom subscribers

Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in technology

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What's Ada Lovelace Day? Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science. Who was Ada? Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people...
Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in technology

Facebook investors hoping for a second bite of the Apple effect have arrived too late

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Zuckerberg's company is going to have to end the internet's free-love era in the way that Apple spurned "homebrew" computing in order to justify its valuationMark Zuckerberg status update: richer than George Soros. When the closing bell rang at the end of Facebook's first day on New York's Nasdaq stock...
Facebook investors hoping for a second bite of the Apple effect have arrived too late

An explanation for geeks: why Google hasn't won anything against Oracle's Java APIs

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I just reported on Oracle's and Google's competing proposals for determining copyright damages.This present blog post may be of interest to many of those who follow the Oracle v. Google trial, but it has a different style from my other posts, which mostly target a legal and business-oriented audience: it...
An explanation for geeks: why Google hasn't won anything against Oracle's Java APIs
Research | New Study Exposes Gender Bias In Tech Job Listings

US assisting Middle Eastern allies against cyber threats from Iran

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Computer software and training being provided to pro-Washington countries in the Persian Gulf, according to reportThe US is assisting Middle East allies in building up cyber defences to counter growing attacks from Iran, it was reported on Sunday.The New York Times, citing senior American officials, said computer software, hardware and...
US assisting Middle Eastern allies against cyber threats from Iran

Coders Gather for the Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend

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More than a hundred computer programmers gathered in New York Friday for the kickoff of The Wall Street Journal’s first-ever Data Transparency Weekend. Over the weekend, the coders will form teams to work on free tools that help people see and control their personal data online. At the end of...
Coders Gather for the Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend

NYC’s new, ambitious open data policy calls on the tech industry to build & improve lives

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NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg has signed into law what he calls the nation’s “most ambitious and comprehensive” citywide open data policy. This new law, ‘Intro 29A,’ actually mandates city agencies to unlock the data they use to track progress, in an effort to increase transparency and innovation. While many cities...
NYC’s new, ambitious open data policy calls on the tech industry to build & improve lives

Programmers Needed: Take Part In A Quick Study On Creativity & Innovation

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Researchers from NYU and the University of Virginia are looking for computer programmers to participate in a study of creativity and innovation. The study involves a creativity contest that will take about 5-10 minutes. The winner will receive a $500 prize. The researchers are looking for professional and serious amateur...
Programmers Needed: Take Part In A Quick Study On Creativity & Innovation

The Two-Year Lag from Web 2.0 to Enterprise 2.0

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The Enterprise 2.0 sector draws heavy inspiration from innovations in the Web 2.0 world. Indeed, the name itself, Enterprise “2.0” reflects this influence. From a product management perspective, Web 2.0, and its derivations social networking and social media are great proving grounds for features before coding them into your application....
The Two-Year Lag from Web 2.0 to Enterprise 2.0
How a banner ad for H&R Block appeared on apple.com--without Apple's OK

Video: Mark Zuckerberg tells the story of how he inspired one kid to code

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Code.org, the non-profit created by entrepreneurs Ali and Hadi Partovi, continues to gain momentum around its public relations campaign stressing the importance of computer science education. The short film — directed by Lesley Chilcott, the producer of Waiting for Superman and An Inconvenient Truth — has been viewed 12 million times since its release two...
Video: Mark Zuckerberg tells the story of how he inspired one kid to code

The Winners of WSJ’s Data Transparency Weekend

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Imagine installing a service on your cellphone that lets you see all the data – from location to address book info – transmitted by your phone. Or a simple website where you and your friends could have private chats that couldn’t be read by the most aggressive spying agencies. Or...
The Winners of WSJ’s Data Transparency Weekend
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