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#Leaving: Chris Messina exits Google for NeonMob's digital art platform

If it weren't for Chris Messina, #FirstWorldProblems wouldn't exist. Since creating hashtags back in 2007 as way of grouping online conversations, he's spent his time focusing on design and the open web at Google. Perhaps more accurately, <i>redesign</i>. Messina is responsible for the search giant's …

Bitcoin suitcase eats your pocket change, spits out digital currency

Unless you're one of its many evangelists, you probably still don't own any Bitcoins, the math-based digital currency that's all the rage among hackers, free market libertarians, and crypto-anarchists alike. A group of tinkerers at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas is trying to fix that …

Examining The Effects Of Patent-Troll Legislation On Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sid Venkatesan is an IP partner specializing in high stakes IP disputes and IP counseling for technology companies in the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.</i><p>Non-practicing entities (NPEs), or patent trolls, have largely stayed off the political radar for the …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

Computer Science

YouTube opens up live streaming to anyone with 100 or more subscribers

YouTube is opening up its live streaming service to anyone with 100 or more subscribers, putting smaller, independent creators on the same footing as larger productions. The announcement comes less than three months after YouTube lowered the bar on live streaming to channels with 1,000 or more …

Will shutdown of online education program scare off other colleges?

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit:<p>In an effort to reach new students, more schools are partnering with companies that enable online education options. …

Scientists Are Scary Close To Controlling Our Memories And Brains With Computers

There are already thought-controlled gadgets and smart phone apps. But recently, a group of scientists at MIT took brain-computer interactions to a whole new level.<p>While they weren't able to create memories from scratch, they were able to associate different feelings to neutral memories in mice. In …

The Brain

How to Spot Good Teaching -- Maybe It's Time for a Broader Discussion

How do you know when a teacher is doing a good job? Are schools doing enough to insure that we have effective teachers and that we're supporting them? These questions are on the table in school districts nationwide as debates over teacher evaluation policies heat up.<p>Most Americans say they have …

learningstarts.org

Big Data in Education: The 5 Types That Matter

Big data in education is a hot topic, and getting hotter. Proponents tout its potential for reform. Detractors raise privacy concerns. Skeptics don’t …

Cooking up a storm: A Khanversation with...Sam...

Sam Birch is always cooking up something - whether in the kitchen or on the computer. With a slew of fun programming projects and a variety of …

Recipes

KQED

Khan Academy, best known for its free online library of video tutorials, is using the summer months to offer in-person teacher trainings in places …

The Founder of Khan Academy on How to Blend the Virtual with the Physical

Whenever people imagine virtual anything, they immediately pit it against its physical counterpart—Amazon versus physical book stores, Wikipedia …

Education Technology

How we ran the first Khan Academy Healthy Hackathon

This weekend was our first hackathon. Despite not knowing WTF we were doing as organizers, I’m calling it a huge success. The creations demo’d …

Freedom of Information

Gates Announces $15M in Professional-Development Grants

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is expanding its already significant teacher-quality work to include on-the-job teacher training.<p>Its education …

Learning Tools

Teachers Don't Work Hard Enough? Think Again!

TEACHERS DON'T WORK HARD ENOUGH?<p>THINK AGAIN!<p>THE ESTIMATED AVERAGE YEARLY SALARY<p>FOR A U.S. SCHOOL TEACHER IS<p>$49,000<p>ISN'T THIS TOO MUCK? MOST TEACHERS …

Teaching

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results

Introduction to the Black-Scholes formula

If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.<p>If you're behind a web filter, please make …

Big data and PISA

<b>by Andreas Schleicher</b> <b><br>Deputy Director and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary-General</b><p>Big data is the foundation on which …

Twelve Ways Education Could Change by 2025

Jul 31, 2013<p><b>IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE:</b> Zoom, zoom! Jump into the DeLorean with KnowledgeWorks and re-imagine the how the education industry will …

Microsoft files patent for augmented reality glasses

Microsoft may be working on a pair of augmented reality glasses for Xbox gaming, according to a patent application published last week.<p>In an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office, dated 1 August 2013, Microsoft describes “a system and related methods for inviting a potential player to …

Augmented Reality