Want to learn Coding that not Block Based?

Nov. 4 | Want to learn Coding that not Block Based? I present to you Code Combat.   A classroom in-a-box for teaching computer science. CodeCombat is a platform for students to learn computer science while playing through a real game. Our courses have been specifically...

Are your information protected?

Oct. 19 | Here are some tips on keeping your information safe from hackers and scammers: Before you use the internet, make sure your device is protected against intrusion by a package of internet security software which includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, a firewall,...

Margaret Hamilton’s software got man to the moon

Dec. 2 |   Remembering the Apollo 11 Moon Landing With the Woman Who Made It Happen It was on this day, July 20, in 1969, that the Apollo 11 astronauts reached the moon and Neil Armstrong took his famous small step. People celebrated the world over, though few...

work for Avanade

Nov. 21 | The early 2000s were an exciting time for IT. Digital technology was transforming our lives, and with each innovation, it became clear that digital was the future. Avanade was born into this pioneering time. Created in April 2000 by two industry giants...

Keysight technologies moving to Atlanta from california after it won $100,000 InvestAtlanta Economic Opportunity

Nov. 20 | Keysight’s new Software Development Center in Midtown Atlanta will hire more than 200 software developers in rapid solution development, turning measurement science IP into killer apps, delivered into an always-on, everywhere-available app store ecosystem....

security password change

Nov. 20 | Shortly after Carnegie Mellon University professor Lorrie Cranor became chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission in January, she was surprised by an official agency tweet that echoed some oft-repeated security advice. It read: “Encourage your...

Using Vault as a Certificate Authority for Kubernetes

Nov. 20 | Share The Delivery team at DigitalOcean is tasked to make shipping internal services quick and easy. In December of 2015, we set out to design and implement a platform built on top of Kubernetes. We wanted to follow the best practices for securing our...

Happy 25th birthday, Linux

Nov. 18 |     Linux will turn 25 years old on August 25, the day Linus Torvalds sent out his fateful message asking for help with a new operating system. “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486)...

Cisco Plans to Cut 5,500 Workers

Nov. 18 | Cisco Systems Inc. is cutting 5,500 employees—7% of its workforce—in the networking company’s latest reaction to market shifts, including customers favoring software over hardware. The reduction beginning this quarter renews a pattern of midsummer...

PowerShell is open sourced and is available on Linux

Nov. 12 | Today’s customers live in a multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS world – that’s just reality. This world brings new challenges and customers need tools to make everything work together. Microsoft is working company-wide to deliver management tools...

Make your own skins from scratch or edit existing skins

Nov. 12 | Make your own skins from scratch or edit existing skins in your browser using the skin editor. Browse our collection of community generated skins. A few days ago, we were contacted by the owner of Miners Need Cool Shoes for a review of their site. MNCS...

turn old computer into a chrome book

Nov. 8 | If you have an old computer then don’t discard it using Neverware software you can turn it into chrome book. In 2010, Jonathan Hefter set out on a bold mission in a challenging space — create a solution for bringing the best technology to the students...

Hi-Fi Music—Anytime, Anywhere

Nov. 5 | Driven to make hi-fi music more accessible to everyone, Zorloo created the ZuperDAC: a super-portable, budget-friendly USB DAC that’s about the size of thumb drive and weighs just 16 grams. The aluminum housing has a matte metallic finish, and provides...

is Amazon is using profits from cloud services to undercut retailers in e-commerce?

Nov. 4 | At a February conference for online retailers, the founder of skin-care startup Beauty by Design, David Weissman, tried to kick off an insurrection. His rallying cry: Ditch Amazon Web Services, because the division’s profits help support Amazon.com’s...

Google Has Quietly Dropped Personally Identifiable Web Tracking

Nov. 4 | When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.” And, for nearly a decade, Google did...

Free Clinics at your Local Micro Center Store

Nov. 4 | Come participate in the free, in-store clinics hosted by our own tech support staff. Each clinic covers a new topic from the latest technology to troubleshooting your gadgets. You’ll also have the chance to get your computer questions answered by the...

5 steps to help traditional companies remain relevant in a startup world

Oct. 29 | As fast-moving startups continue to disrupt incumbent companies, more traditional organizations must figure out how to stay relevant in a world that’s now more customer experience-focused than ever. Often, that takes the form of a design-driven business...

Technical and social challenges of conversational design

Oct. 26 | A couple of weeks ago, I ran an experiment on my website. I made it conversational. The feedback, responses and media coverage have been absolutely amazing. I received over 300 emails within the first 24 hours. Thanks to everyone who was kind enough to...

Microsoft working on Skype Teams, its own Slack competitor

Oct. 21 | It was recently reported that Microsoft wanted to buy Slack for $8 billion. Slack, for those unfamiliar, is a messaging app for teams that’s been getting quite popular recently. Now, Microsoft is working on a direct Slack competitor under the Skype...

walmart has now release multiple open source projects

Oct. 6 | Walmart probably isn’t the first company that comes to mind when you think about open-source software (or the second or third, really), but WalmartLabs, Walmart’s innovation-focused tech division, has already launched a number of open-source projects...

Executing non-alphanumeric JavaScript without parenthesis

Sep. 29 | Executing non-alphanumeric JavaScript without parenthesis I decided to look into non-alphanumeric JavaScript again and see if it was possible to execute it without parenthesis. A few years ago I did a presentation on non-alpha code if you want some more...

choosing a secure password

Sep. 26 | As insecure as passwords generally are, they’re not going away anytime soon. Every year you have more and more passwords to deal with, and every year they get easier and easier to break. You need a strategy. The best way to explain how to choose a good...

CRISPR/Cas9 and Targeted Genome Editing: A New Era in Molecular Biology

Sep. 26 | The development of efficient and reliable ways to make precise, targeted changes to the genome of living cells is a long-standing goal for biomedical researchers. Recently, a new tool based on a bacterial CRISPR-associated protein-9 nuclease (Cas9) from...

Seagate’s 60TB monster

Sep. 24 | Seagate’s 60TB monster That would be a 60TB Seagate SSD. Let that sink in: A 60 freakin’ terabyte SSD. Seagate didn’t provide many details about its majestic creation except, well, that it exists. The company hopes to start shipping it as early...

China builds world’s most powerful computer

Sep. 24 | China builds world’s most powerful computer A new supercomputer from China has topped the latest list of the world’s most powerful machines. The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight is installed at the National Supercomputing Centre in Wuxi. At its peak,...

google buys api gee svc company

Sep. 14 | Apigee to Join Google On September 8, 2016, Google announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Apigee. Apigee is proud to be a leader in APIs. Apigee  have a solid track record of working hand in hand with some of the largest...

is physics broken ? Researchers orbit a muon around an atom

Sep. 5 |   Although tiny, a proton takes up a finite amount of space, enough to fit three quarks, a host of virtual particles, and their associated gluons. The size of a proton’s radius is determined by these particles and their interactions, and so is fundamentally...

home alarm system can be hacked

Sep. 5 | WHEN IT COMES to the security of the Internet of Things, a lot of the attention has focused on the dangers of the connected toaster, fridge and thermostat. But a more insidious security threat lies with devices that aren’t even on the internet: wireless...

FreedomPop’s Connected Car Kit to make car into a mobile hotspot

Sep. 5 | With FreedomPop’s Connected Car Kit, turn your car into a mobile hotspot with fast free wireless internet in your car on any device, anywhere. Connect up to 8 of your WiFi-enabled devices – smartphones, tablets, and laptops – to the FreedomPop data...

Facebook’s Project Storm – Crash Data Centers in Real-World Stress Test

Sep. 5 | “It’s easier to take a data center down than to put it back together,” says Facebook vice president of engineering Jay Parikh. But the company’s software engineers are getting better at the putting-it-back-together part, thanks to a series of...

decoding-hidden-meanings-olympic-symbols

Sep. 1 | The sports showcased in an Olympiad rarely change, but the pictograms depicting them do. The symbols, designed to instantly communicate the essence of a sport, are in some ways quite literal. Cycling features a bicycle, equestrian a horse, basketball,...

Can Delta outage Happen to You?

Sep. 1 | By Robin Schumacher I tend to always fly Delta because they have the best options for travel given where I live. I landed pretty late in San Jose on Sunday for some training our team is running, and got in under the wire just before Delta suffered a power...

$5000 massive laptop from Acers

Sep. 1 | Sometimes companies just make things because they can. That seems to be the case with Acer’s Predator 21 X (the X is for EXTREME), a hulking beast of a laptop that weighs 8 kilograms, or 17 pounds, and features a 21-inch curved display. The curved display...

ux design what does it mean?

Aug. 30 | One of the most common misconceptions people have is that User Experience Design is all about usability. It’s easy to see why – usability means that a product is both usable and useful. When you walk into an empty room, you can instantly imagine...

TPG will buy RCN for $1.6 billion

Aug. 28 | Google Capital reportedly takes minority stake both operators Private-equity giant TPG Capital announced a deal to acquire regional cable operators RCN Telecom Services and Grande Communications for a combined $2.25 billion. As part of the transaction,...

update latest software patch to stop spyware on iPhones

Aug. 28 | Anyone using Apple Inc.’s iPhones and iPads should immediately update to the latest version of iOS 9 to ward off a security flaw that apparently can turn the device into a surveillance tool. Apple updated its mobile operating system to version 9.3.5...

walmart buying jet.com for $3.3 billion

Aug. 8 | Walmart is buying Jet.com for $3.3B, I guess they want to better take on Amazon http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/08/wal-mart-to-by-jetcom-in-3-billion-deal.html The largest-ever acquisition of an e-commerce company likely won’t be enough for Wal-Mart to...

at &t will increase the data cap home internet customer

Jul. 30 | We’re streaming, downloading and uploading more data-rich entertainment than ever. To address this trend, we announced in May a new unlimited data option and also increased our data allowances for AT&T U-verse® Internet customers. Today ATT announced...

linked in lawsuit may get you $10 as part of the class-action settlement

Jul. 30 | Presented in San Jose’s U.S. District Court,  during the user sign-up process, LinkedIn claims that it “will not store your password or email anyone without your permission.” Despite this, LinkedIn sends automated follow-up email reminders on a...

Disney Wants to Track Park Visitors By Secretly Photographing Their Shoes

Jul. 29 |   With millions of tourists visiting its theme parks around the world each year, it makes sense that Disney would want to track how visitors move about its attractions to help minimize lines and crowds and also to provide a unique experience for each...