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Mesosphere's Data Center Operating System Goes Live For Amazon, Microsoft, OpenStack, More

Mesosphere, the company building a ‘data center operating system’ (DCOS) on top of the open source Apache Mesos project, today announced general availability of code they’ve been perfecting for over two years.<p>Two versions are available:<p>a free Community Edition, which only runs CoreOS Linux on …

Top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Mastering a few crucial Mac keyboard shortcuts will make using your Apple computer easier and much more efficient. Cutting your reliance on your mouse will help you work more quickly, and you’ll undoubtedly impress your family, friends and co-workers to no end. You might even end up becoming the …

Cities Target Elevated Levels of Pedestrian Deaths

Safety Initiatives Cut Speed Limits, Add Countdown Clocks at Crosswalks<p>After a variety of safety efforts have successfully reduced deaths from car crashes, transportation officials around the country are now focusing on another traffic-related problem: a general increase in pedestrian deaths since …

Traffic Safety

The case for tearing down urban freeways

Back in the 1950s, the nation's transportation planners had a bad idea. They tore down buildings along urban waterfronts — which in many cities were right downtown — to make room for freeways that would help mostly-suburban drivers get around more quickly.<p>Now, a half-century later, many of these …

How will driverless public transport change our cities?

Just a couple of years ago, driverless cars were viewed as little more than a geekish techno-fantasy. But the entry of tech behemoth Google has …

Lego: can this most analogue of toys really be a modern urban planning tool?

Lego wants to be taken seriously by architects, urban planners and even MIT. Can these pricey kids’ toys teach us how to build better cities, or is …