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It was only a matter of time: Udacity and Georgia Tech offer 'massive online' degree

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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) just took another giant step: Udacity, the Georgia Institute of Technology and AT&T this week announced that they would join forces for a completely online computer science master’s degree that will cost students less than $7,000. But, big as the move is, it isn’t entirely...
It was only a matter of time: Udacity and Georgia Tech offer 'massive online' degree

Solidoodle 3D printing stores set to bring 'upscale fashion shopping' to Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan

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Looking for an "upscale fashion shopping experience" in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan or Belarus? Solidoodle's got your back. The company is set to launch 3D printing stores in those areas, featuring its low cost 3D printers and "lifestyle" items created on said devices. The Russian store is set to be...
Solidoodle 3D printing stores set to bring 'upscale fashion shopping' to Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan
The DeanBeat: “Evil” Zynga learns that old labels can come back to haunt you

Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger

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You may want to think twice before using someone else's charger next time your iPhone's battery life is running low. Three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology claim to have invented a charger that can install malware on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The team will show off...
Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger

Oh, the irony: Coursera suspends online course about how to run an online course

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A Coursera instructor offering an online course on how to manage an online course has apparently given her students – all 40,000 of them – an unintentional lesson on how not to do  just that. Just a week after its launch, a course on the “Fundamentals of Online Learning” was suspended after...
Oh, the irony: Coursera suspends online course about how to run an online course

Ford launches MyEnergi Lifestyle green initiative with Eaton, SunPower and WhirlPool

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Ford has announced the MyEnergi Lifestyle program in collaboration with Eaton, SunPower and WhirlPool designed to help US families reduce electricity usage through monitoring it in the cloud. Additional partners include Infineon and Nest Labs, the maker of a smart thermostat. As part of the collaboration, the companies are teaming...
Ford launches MyEnergi Lifestyle green initiative with Eaton, SunPower and WhirlPool
The iPhone charger that could hack your phone
Tree-based solar cells point the way to recyclable energy sources
Adding iron is like giving early RNA enzymes "steroids"

Jeremy Jaech's new home sensor startup SNUPI lands $1.5M from Madrona, others

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Jeremy Jaech (Technology Alliance photo) It may be several months before we get to see the new home sensor technology that Jeremy Jaech and his team of engineers are working on. But the Seattle entrepreneur, best known for helping to start Aldus and Visio, has already lined up some key...
Jeremy Jaech's new home sensor startup SNUPI lands $1.5M from Madrona, others

Who Will Survive The Social Media Bubble?

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Second in a five-part series. A New York Times article in Sunday's editions highlighted smaller, niche social networks that gave people more control over their privacy when compared to the giants such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. The article reviewed Path (for sharing with a small group of people), FamilyLeaf...
Who Will Survive The Social Media Bubble?

Udacity Will Offer Masters Degrees in CS From Georgia Tech

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In yet another groundbreaking online education deal (between Udacity and Coursera, there are at least two per week!), Udacity will now offer masters degrees in computer science via a partnership between Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing and AT&T. These MOOC degrees will cost less than $7,000 per year...
Udacity Will Offer Masters Degrees in CS From Georgia Tech

Celebrating six students receiving the AP-Google Journalism & Technology Scholarship

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Last summer, we announced a joint scholarship program for aspiring journalists with the Associated Press, administered by the Online News Association. Congratulations to the six students who will each be receiving $20,000 to pursue degrees that lie at the intersection of journalism, computer science and new media: Emily Eggleston, 24,...
Celebrating six students receiving the AP-Google Journalism & Technology Scholarship

Georgia Tech receives $900,000 to build 'MacGyver' robot

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A team of researchers have been given funds to develop a robot that behaves like MacGyver. A three-year, $900,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research has been handed to the Georgia Institute of Technology, to try and create a machine that can interact with the local environment as well...
Georgia Tech receives $900,000 to build 'MacGyver' robot

You Can Get A Computer Science Degree From A Top School For $7,000

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The Georgia Institute of Technology will soon offer an online, three-year masters degree in computer science for less than $7,000. That's about one-sixth of the cost of its traditional program, but officials maintain that the two degrees will be comparable, The Wall Street Journal reports. The program, which is offered...
You Can Get A Computer Science Degree From A Top School For $7,000

The power grid of the future will be controlled by neurons in a Petri dish

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If researchers at Clemson University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have their way, the power grid of tomorrow will be governed by a network of living neurons, grown in a Petri dish, and attached to a computer. For now, the researchers have successfully used a simulation of the power...
The power grid of the future will be controlled by neurons in a Petri dish
Home automation via your face: here's Google Glassware for Nest

US engineers begin work on MacGyverbot

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A team of US-based engineers, funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and DARPA, has begun the development of a MacGyverbot — a robot that, like the tenacious TV hero MacGyver, can interact with its environment in novel ways to solve problems.As it currently stands, robots are incredibly proficient...
US engineers begin work on MacGyverbot
Researchers Say They've Figured Out How To Hack Your iPhone Using A Charging Cord

Recyclable organic solar cells: a clean fuel future made possible by trees

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You don't have to know Shel Silverstein to know that trees are exceptionally giving. They're responsible for our homes, paper, air, furniture and, now, energy -- the "clean" kind, that is. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University have jointly devised a patent-pending method to build...
Recyclable organic solar cells: a clean fuel future made possible by trees

Ford teams up with Eaton, Whirlpool and SunPower to create MyEnergi Lifestyle, hopes to reduce everyone's CO2 footprint

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Trying to lower your utility bill? Maybe it's time you talked to a motor company -- Ford is on the warpath to reduce energy consumption. In a collaborative effort with SunPower Eaton and Whirlpool Ford is trying to show the world how it can drastically lower its electricity bills...
Ford teams up with Eaton, Whirlpool and SunPower to create MyEnergi Lifestyle, hopes to reduce everyone's CO2 footprint

Watch: Beach-walking 'FlipperBot' inspired by baby turtles

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Copying turtle movements, this machine out of the Georgia Institute of Technology teaches how bio-inspired robots can shed light on scientific principles. [Read more]...
Watch: Beach-walking 'FlipperBot' inspired by baby turtles

New Facebook platform industry hires: Blinq, HYFN, Shoutlet, Thismoment, Wildfire

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If your company is hiring new people or making a notable promotion, please let us know. Email mail (at) insidefacebook (dot) com, and we’ll get it into our next post. Also, please note that information about most new hires, below, comes either from the companies themselves or from company updates...
New Facebook platform industry hires: Blinq, HYFN, Shoutlet, Thismoment, Wildfire

The (Just Under) $7,000 Computer Science Degree

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The Georgia Institute of Technology said it will offer a two-year master's degree in computer science to thousands of students online for a fraction of the cost of a traditional degree. Georgia Tech dean Charles Isbell joins digits. Photo: Georgia Institute of Technology....
The (Just Under) $7,000 Computer Science Degree

Study shows how to get more followers on Twitter

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Here’s how to get more followers on Twitter: Be positive, be clear and share quality stuff. That’s according to a new extensive study out of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Researchers analyzed 500,000 tweets over 15 months from 507 Twitter users and found that posting more positive Tweets can help...
Study shows how to get more followers on Twitter
Coursera to distribute free online courses from the UW and 11 other universities

Researchers claim they've built a modified charger that can hack your iPhone 'within one minute'

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Forget obscure apps, unexpected emails and suspicious links. A group of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology claim to have developed a new smartphone charger that can install malware on almost any Apple device running the latest version of iOS. Billy Lau, Yeongjin Jang and Chengyu Song are expected to...
Researchers claim they've built a modified charger that can hack your iPhone 'within one minute'
Engineers Can Use This New Model To Build Robots That Run Super Fast On Legs

Microsoft R&D Israel partners with academic institutions to boost accelerator startups' success with science

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Continuing to invest in new technologies and drive forward innovation, Microsoft’s research and development center in Israel has teamed up with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Israel Institue of Technology (the Technion) to assist startup growth by using the pioneering “Startup Engineering” model. Startups that graduated from Georgia Tech’s accelerator...
Microsoft R&D Israel partners with academic institutions to boost accelerator startups' success with science
Coursera adds first international university partners, raises additional $6M
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