Tuesday, November 10. 2015
As Facebook moves towards being more than just your social graph center, Pinterest wants to be more than a image social-sharing site. More Google than Facebook, even though Facebook seems to want to be Google sometimes.
Thursday, October 29. 2015
There has been more than $750 million in recent years from tech companies to try to help schools bridge the long-acknowledged STEM skills gap. Much of that money was earmarked for what we would term IT. And though I much prefer STEAM (with an arts and digital humanities inclusion) to STEM, most people in any of those areas would probably agree that the gap hasn't narrowed and may have widened.
Tuesday, August 4. 2015
Mashable reports that Mozilla, the company behind the web browser Firefox, is accusing Microsoft of discouraging users from changing default applications in Windows 10 because it has changed the way to set preferred applications for Internet browsing, calendar and other apps.
Monday, August 3. 2015
A few thoughts about Windows 10. Microsoft wants to make Windows 10 a device-agnostic platform that could be reinvented whenever and however the company wanted on any given day. CEO Satya Nadella said,"It’s not just another release of Windows, it’s the beginning of a new era."
Thursday, July 2. 2015
Thursday, June 11. 2015
Image: Google Cardboard via Wikimedia Commons
Monday, June 8. 2015
What is the meaning of life? Who would you think to ask such a question? How about a computer? A super computer.
Friday, May 15. 2015
Two years ago, I wrote about the prediction that your ever-smarter phone will be smarter than you by 2017. We are half way there and I still feel superior to my phone - though I admit that it remembers things that I can't seem to retain, like my appointments, phone numbers, birthdays and such.
Monday, February 16. 2015
Vint Cerf has been talking lately about how future historians looking to study the 21st century will find an "information black hole" because the programs needed to view our digital files will soon become be obsolete. He argues that the world needs "digital vellum" – some way to preserve digital information over a long period of time so that in the future, our files will be readable. Vellum (from the Latin "vitulinum" meaning "made from calf") is the hgh quality parchment made from calf skin, that was was used to produce single pages, scrolls, codices or books that were meant to last over the years.
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