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What will the Internet Look Like in 10 years? Elon University & Pew Internet Project Ask the Experts.

Internet experts and highly engaged netizens participated in answering an eight-question survey fielded by Elon University and the Pew Internet Project from late November 2013 through early January 2014. One of the survey questions asked respondents to share their answer to the following query:<p>Make …

Welcome to the NEW Energy Blog from Cisco

I have great pleasure in introducing you to the new Cisco Energy Industry Blog.<p>Did you know that the Energy Industry is one of Cisco’s fastest growing sectors served with huge opportunities for Cisco partners and customers? You probably know that Cisco has historically served the Enterprise IT and …

Lenovo’s new Android tablets hit the $130 mark (not bad)

Lenovo is bringing its budget A-series line of Android tablets to the United States: the A7-50/40, the A8, and the A10.<p>All three have 1280 x 800 …

Stick Around for iPad: Powerful App for Educators

When teaching, one of the great practical ways to inspire discussion, debate and higher order thinking skills is by categorisation/card sort exercises, ideally where a student can decide to put things in a certain order, and change their mind by moving their idea about depending on the discussion. …

The Security Bug That Affects Most Of The Internet, Explained

<b>Editor's Note</b>: <i>A very serious bug with a scary name, Heartbleed, was discovered and disclosed this week. The bug affects OpenSSL, a popular cryptographic library that is used to secure a huge chunk of the Internet's traffic. Even if you have never heard of OpenSSL, chances are,</i> <i>it's</i> <i>helped secure your</i> …

Hackers now targeting your router

It's time for a router emergency call to 911. You knew about hackers stealing our credit cards from retailers, the NSA spying on anyone who picked up a cellphone or writes an email, and ad trackers watching our every move and purchase.<p>Hang on, we've got a string of recent reports of router …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can’t help but come across the term “flat design.” While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design …

ASUS' 7-inch MeMo Pad now on sale for $150

Cheap tablets are currently on the rise, but not just low-end hardware from manufacturers that you've probably never heard of -- true consumer electronics heavyweights are getting in on the action. Today, ASUS unleashed its $150 MeMo Pad to the frugal masses. This 7-inch slab packs a 1GHz …

IconFinder Launches a Marketplace for Buying and Selling Icons

IconFinder, a search engine for, yes, icons – has just launched a marketplace that will allow designers to sell their work, capitalizing on demand for one of the most common, but hardest to get right, elements of Web and app design.<p>IconFinder Marketplace integrates with the existing search engine, …

Internet Pricing: The Next Policy Frontier

nicemonkey / Shutterstock.com<p>In the past few years, broadband providers have begun shifting toward tiered service plans (sometimes known as …

HP's $169 Slate 7 tablet delayed until June, according to HP's site (update: false alarm)

Maybe it's that $169 price, or maybe it's the inclusion of an honest-to-goodness memory card reader, but we know some of you can't wait to get your mitts on HP's new Slate 7 Android tablet. Back when it was first announced, the company indicated it'd be available by April, but it would seem that …

BionicOpter dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds

Festo isn't quite the household name that Boston Dynamics is. (And, really, we're not entirely sure Big Dog is a regular topic of conversation at dinner tables yet.) But, it certainly deserves just as much attention for the work they're doing with robotics. After crafting a machine last year that …

Amazon Cloud Drive tacks on file syncing, flexes its digital storage muscle

After nearly a year on the market, Amazon has finally blessed its Cloud Drive apps for Windows and Mac with a file syncing folder. Starting today, users can access their documents, music and photos across multiple computers -- a feature that we've seen from the likes of Google Drive, Dropbox and …