Aldair Cunningham

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“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Researchers beat fiber optic broadband speeds using visible LED light

High speed data is already being transmitted by visible light to the moon, so why not in your living room, too? After the Fraunhofer Institute showed off 3Gbps speeds with LED lights, researchers from five UK universities have managed to transmit data at 10Gbps using micro-LEDs with a technique …

Apple looking to hire engineers with solar experience to work on mobile devices

<b>Update:</b> Apple has removed the job listing from its website, but we grabbed a screenshot below.<p>Apple appears to be investigating the use of thin film solar technology for future mobile products with a new job listing on the company’s website looking to hire an engineer with experience in the solar …

CyanogenMod details Device Finder, promises a secure way to track lost phones

While there's no shortage of tools to find lost Android smartphones, they're not especially secure; it's theoretically easy to spy on a handset without consent. The CyanogenMod team may foil those would-be snoopers with its newly detailed Device Finder service. Unlike many locators, Device Finder …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is real, and it's not a phone

Samsung is widely expected to reveal a smartwatch coined Galaxy Gear in the coming months, possibly as soon as Germany's IFA trade show in early September. A Bloomberg report last week ambiguously identified the Gear as being able to "make phone calls," but <i>The Verge</i> has learned today that the …

NoSQL startup DataStax raises $45M to ride Cassandra’s wave

DataStax, a San Mateo, Calif.-based startup offering a commercial version of the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database, has raised a $45 million series D …

How To Make a Knife From an Old Saw Blade | The Art of Manliness

Making a knife is a satisfying project on a number of levels. You’re creating a fundamental tool — one of the first tools ever made — and every time …

Using Big Data to Design Policies to Improve Airline Customers' Experiences

Discovery<p><b>Researcher explores ways to better understand how customers respond to airline practices</b><p>Laurie Garrow conducted her research under an NSF …

Understanding OpenStack Authentication: Keystone PKI

The latest stable release of OpenStack, codenamed Grizzly, revolutionizes the way user authentication works. You may have read some of the few …

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Key capabilities of the TrueSight platform<p>Reduce MTTR with best-in-class event analytics across the breadth of your infrastructure – data centers and …

Alcatel-Lucent squeezes record-breaking 31Tbps through single “undersea” fiber

As the current surveillance scandal has reminded us, our data zips around the world through high-capacity, undersea fiber optic cables. Now …

Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device | WIRED

In the vast San Francisco loft that Dropbox calls home, there’s a Lego room, a life-size plastic shark, and a Golden Gate Bridge mosaic made from …

More details surface on Sprint's upcoming Unlimited, My Way plans

We just received a few more internal training documents that further explains the new Unlimited plans that Sprint will be launching this coming Friday. Of course, that Sprint Unlimited Guarantee is only available for the "unlimited" part of any plan you sign up for, and it doesn't mean the rate …

Survey shows 1 in 5 enterprises use software-defined networks

Although people have been talking about software-defined networking (SDN) for about three years now, use cases don’t come to light every day. But a …

SDN education: Universities tackle SDN course content

TechTarget<p>Follow:<p>Earlier this year, Georgia Tech announced it would offer a six-week online course on software-defined networking, making the school …

Community centers for start-ups create buzz

There's one important address for an entrepreneur in Indianapolis to have.<p>It's 5255 N. Winthrop Street. Home of The Speak Easy. It's a brightly painted one-story warehouse steps from a street full of quirky, locally owned restaurants and shops, and 15 minutes from downtown Indianapolis.<p>It's where …

Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

This is the future of web browsing

So long as web developers actually embrace it<p>An article shared on <i>Sidebar</i>today highlights the mind-blowing power of HTML5. Web developer / Mozilla evangelist David Walsh has collated nine demos that use just native web technologies to show how much can be done in your web browser without the need …

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

Has Facebook morphed from innovator to serial copycat?

Facebook has recently been criticized for being uninspired, for basically redoing features from competitive products rather than adding truly innovative new elements to its platform.<p>Last week, for example, Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) rolled out a new 15-second video capture and sharing …

Google Inches Closer To The $1,000 Per Share Stock Price Club

A JP Morgan analyst thinks Google's stock is worth more than $1,000 per share, which would make it one of the most expensive stocks on the market.He's not alone, as nearly a dozen other analysts have a similar price target on the search giant's shares.<p>Google is well on its way to joining a rather …

Managing multiple drones is harder than it sounds, and DroneDeploy wants to change that

Not many software startups can claim to be running in the cloud in more ways than one. Startup DroneDeploy can, in the sense that it promises to let …

This ‘hands-free’ smartwatch is powered by voice and gesture control

There have been talks about tech biggies – Google, Samsung and even Microsoft – reportedly working on their own smartwatches. But a smartwatch making use of voice commands and gesture-control technology is a first.<p>Meet the Kreyos Meteor: a hands-free, two-way communication device that you can wear …