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30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

European Travel

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of Michigan

Bed Bugs May Be Splitting Into New Species

The bed bug may seem like a recent trend. Even if you haven’t personally suffered an infestation, media coverage of the insect’s comeback has been hard to miss.<p>However, the bed bug is an ancient pest, and our lives have intertwined for millennia. In the late 1990s, for example, archaeologists found …

Super Bowl Predictions 2015: Final Score and MVP Pick for Patriots vs. Seahawks

The mark of a great Super Bowl is when it's impossible to make a definitive prediction. This year's showdown between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks has the makings of a classic, with two of the great chess masters in Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll matching wits for the right to be …

NFL

In-Memory Computing and the Emergence of Tier -1 Storage

We’ve been watching the advance of solid state disk (SSD) as its ever improving price for capacity metrics make it an attractive replacement for relatively slow, spinning, mechanical disk media. Disk drive manufactures like Hitachi saw this coming years ago when they projected the discontinuance of …

Big Data

Free App Friday: 5 Painless Ways To Be More Productive At Work

Whether you’re already a highly effective person or merely aspire to be one, there’s a tool here for you.<p>As the old saying goes: Work smarter, not harder. Never has that been more possible than with modern technology.<p>Here are a handful of ideas about how to handle messages, automate repetitive …

Apps

Logo & Web Design Trends for 2015. (Infographic)

There’s no denying that appearance matters. Everything about a company’s logo or website is chosen for a specific impact; promotional materials are …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Clinton Staley's answer to Which is more beneficial to learn as a first programming language, Java or C++? Why?

I'm a CS professor at a teaching university. I'm probably our department expert in C++, and I teach the most intensive programming course in our …

Java

Fork/Join Framework vs. Parallel Streams vs. ExecutorService: The Ultimate Fork/Join Benchmark

How does the Fork/Join framework act under different configurations?<p>Just like the upcoming episode of Star Wars, there has been a lot of excitement …

Anatomy and application of parallel programming in python

Parallel processing is the simultaneous use of more than one CPU or processor core to execute a program or multiple computational threads. Ideally, …

What is an Actor?

When I write about Akka.NET and the actor model, this is not what I mean:<p>I’m probably going to abuse this stupid joke in every 100-level blog post …

Microsoft warns over PC software unit

Microsoft’s core PC software business is set to face headwinds in the coming months as a one-off PC upgrade cycle ends and it struggles to revive …

San Francisco

The 10 Best Tech Careers In 2015

And 10 of them are tech jobs.<p>It looked at three things to come up with an overall "Job Score": Average annual salary, opportunities for advancement, and the number of open job listings.<p>It then ranked these careers by that Job Score.

Employment

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Achieve the highest levels of business performance and financial excellence with financial accounting, budgeting and forecasting, spend analytics and …

25 Things You Can Accomplish In 5 Minutes Or Less

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve probably caught on that I’m a total list fanatic. I have lists for everything in my life: a 101 in …

Surveillance

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

If there’s a better way to spend a day off in a blizzard than downloading awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps for free, we don’t know what it is. As …

Blynk builds apps for any Arduino project

For many people who like to build things that use Arduino to operate one of the most difficult parts is making an app or software to control the …

Alfred turns your iPad or iPhone into a remote control for your Mac

Another power tool for power users<p>A new app available in the iOS App Store today will let you configure your iPhone or iPad as a kind of supercharged remote control for your Mac. Called Alfred Remote, it essentially offers you multiple panels of buttons to do things like launch apps, control …

Remote Controls

Dropbox for Windows Phone Has Arrived

Not only has the long-awaited WhatsApp Web app launched, but today also brings the introduction of the much-anticipated Dropbox for Windows Phones and tablets.<p>Announced in a blog post, the new apps offer access to the core Dropbox features you’d hope to see, like automatic photo backups, your …

Apps

HoloLens: The hands on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …