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Right And Left Joined Forces In Fight To Legalize Home Schooling

"It was like the days of the one-room schoolhouse," reminisces home-schooling advocate and First Amendment lawyer Michael Farris. He's talking about a few short decades ago, the time when he and his wife raised their 10 children — six girls, four boys — and educated them entirely in the home.<p>Farris …

Watson may not know it all, but it sure taught IBM a few things

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>IBM’s Watson natural language query/cognitive computing prodigy was a huge PR coup for Big Blue. Three years ago, Watson …

This City Lost 1 Million Pounds–Now It’s Redesigning Itself To Keep Them Off

After an incredibly successful anti-obesity campaign, Oklahoma City is taking the next step: redesigning the city to make its streets walkable and keep its citizens healthy–permanently.<p>As America’s obesity problem has moved closer to crisis levels, public officials ranging from Michelle Obama to …

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WikiHouse open source project: fast and cheap homes

We’ve seen examples of low-cost 3D printed houses (and an unrelated castle), and while they’re all interesting, they are out of the reach of most …

Seoul Plans Hydro-Powered Smartphone Charging Spots

Walk into a Seoul café or restaurant and you’ll see mostly young people competing for a handful of electric outlets for their smart devices and laptops. From this week that scene is likely to be replayed outdoors, too.

Not sure whether to visit Busan this fall? You better do

Fireworks over Gwangan Grand Bridge (Busan Metropolitan City)<p>Busan, Korea’s second-largest city, nestled on the fascinating southern coast, has …

Cargill promises to stop chopping down rainforests. This is huge.

Everything I’ve been reading about the U.N. Climate Summit had been making me pretty gloomy, until I read about the New York Declaration on …

Tesla’s clean-energy powered factory will likely be plugged into the grid, at least for now

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Courtesy of Tesla.<p>Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has declared that the company’s huge battery factory, under construction …

Two Forces Moving Business Closer to Climate Action

This week, CEOs and world leaders met at the UN to talk climate. In the run-up to these high-level talks, many companies and some relatively new voices from the business community have been sounding both the alarm and the rallying cry for action. At the same time, the cost of renewable energy has …

SolarCity breaks ground on huge solar factory in New York, strikes deal with state

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of SolarCity<p>SolarCity broke ground on its massive solar panel manufacturing facility in Buffalo, New York on …

Does Your Brand Newsroom Need a Robot Writer? — The Content Strategist

If you’ve spent any time reading on the web the past week, odds are you’ve read something written by a robot—and you didn’t even realize it.<p>Robot …

Is Tech Unemployment Good or Bad?

Recently, in conversation with Vinod Khosla, Larry Page was asked what he thinks will happen to jobs in the future as technology begins to replace …

The coming digital anarchy

Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve?<p>The rise and rise of Bitcoin has grabbed the world’s …

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5G in London by 2020, pledges Johnson

People living in London will be able to download films to their mobile phones in less than a second by 2020, Boris Johnson claims<p>Smartphone owners will be able to download films to their mobiles in less than a second by 2020 as part of a roll-out that will start in London, Boris Johnson will pledge …

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AllAfrica.com<p>Local TV personality Pearl Thusi was left "unharmed" following an attempted robbery in Braamfontein on Thursday. According to the …

The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy

Companies are jumping on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon and for good reasons. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025. Many people wonder if companies are ready for this explosion of data generated for IoT. As with any new …

Book News: 'Big 5' Publishers Absent From Amazon's New E-Book Service

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>The so-called Big Five publishers — Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster — don't appear to be participating in Kindle Unlimited, Amazon's new e-book subscription service. …

Social Networks Are Only Just Getting Started In Mining User Data

Why is this important? Because social networks have only mined the tip of the iceberg in data terms— information such as likes, dislikes, occupation, location, and age.<p>That leaves a lot of other social activity that hasn't been parsed yet. More than 90% of social data is unstructured.<p>In a new …

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Think Internet Data Mining Goes Too Far? Then You Won't Like This

These days, you can hop on the Internet and buy yourself a consumer-grade brain scanning device for just a few hundred dollars. Technically, they're called brain computer interfaces, or BCIs. As these devices develop, researchers are thinking a few steps ahead — they're worried about how to keep …

Telecom firms mine for gold in big data despite privacy concerns | Reuters

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Last year’s revelations over the U.S. tapping of phone and internet data gave telecoms firms pause for thought over whether they should sell their “big data” for gain, but the commercial potential could prove irresistible.<p>Orange and T-Mobile signs hang outside adjacent shops …

Can We Mine Life-Saving Health Data Without Sacrificing Privacy?

Larry Page said mining health care data could "probably save 100,000 lives." But there's a reason we're protective of it.<p>Image: Shutterstock/InkaOne<p>Healthcare data could probably save 100,000 lives next year—if we weren’t so damn fussy about our privacy. That’s the essential gist of a comment …

Google: 100,000 lives a year lost through fear of data-mining

The search firm's CEO and co-founder, Larry Page, estimates 100,000 lives could be saved next year if mining of healthcare data was acceptable<p>Fear of data-mining of healthcare could be costing as many as 100,000 lives a year, according to Google's Larry Page.<p>Speaking out in response to fears over …

Salesforce Buys Big Data Startup RelateIQ For Up To $390M

The motto at Salesforce.com seems to be if you can’t beat them, buy them. This time the exact target of Salesforce.com’s $390 million desires is the scrappy startup RelateIQ, which uses searches of unstructured data from email, social networks, and calendars to automate large portions of the sales …

How Robots Will Change the Future of Marketing

According to my buddy and fellow author, the marketing cyborgs are coming. Some are already here. But forget those sci-fi images of your marketing robots running amuck, like HAL in Arthur Clarke’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” (“I am afraid I can’t do that direct marketing project, Dave.”).<p>Don’t fear the …

10 jobs that could soon be replaced by technology

There’s no arguing the fact that these days we depend on technology for much of our everyday lives. From the moment our phone alarm wakes us up in …

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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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Seoul food: a guide to the top 10 dishes and where to try them

There is much more to Korean food than barbecue and kimchi. As BA launch direct UK flights to Seoul on 2 December, here's a guide to the favourite dishes in South Korea's food-mad capital<p>Korean food is not so much underrated outside the country as not rated at all. Barbecue and kimchi are the only …

Walking Seoul: a revealing stroll around South Korea's megacity

In South Korea's thriving capital, Jennifer Cox discovers the roar of technology and Gangnam-style shopping, but also a sense of reverence for nature<p>Megacity guides to Tokyo, New York, Mexico City and Shanghai<p>You can't go wrong with a river, especially when planning a walk across a sprawling …

I Heart My City: Audrey’s Seoul

<b>Audrey Bergner</b> was born in Canada, raised in Argentina, and inexplicably found herself living in Seoul. During her time there she mastered the art of singing at a <i>noraebang</i>, reading <i>hangul</i>, and grilling pork belly at the table. Here are a few of Audrey’s favorite things about the South Korean …