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33 Olympic Quotes to Inspire You to Do Better and Be Better

The Olympics celebrates the human spirit and our ability to achieve our dreams.<p>The Olympics are here! This is the biggest event in the world that celebrates the human spirit and our ability to achieve our dreams. Looking for some motivation? Looking for that push to help you reach your goals? These …

Meucci solves the problem of expensive international phone calls for good

3,331. That’s how many miles there are between me and my fiancee, who lives on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Like millions of other couples around the world, we’re in a long distance relationship. This has its own costs. We see each other every three months on average, each time spending …

This Biology Book Blew Me Away

Last year Trevor Mundel, who runs our foundation’s global health work, suggested that I read a book called <i>The Vital Question</i>. I had never heard of …

Biology

A Beginner's Guide to CRISPR Gene Editing, the Biggest Scientific Breakthrough in Years

On March 9, proceedings begin on a billion-dollar patent fight over who owns CRISPR, the Beyoncé of gene editing techniques, and with that decision …

Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

A whole new life awaits your old laptop with Neverware’s CloudReady Chrome-based software<p>Lenovo ThinkPad T400, beloved laptop, was laid to rest after its slowing hard drive and spinning hourglass became too much to bear. Born in 2008, in its youth it overcame Windows Vista and went on to a …

Laptops

13 cheap (or free) online classes you should take to boost your digital skills

We live in a digital world. Just look at where you’re reading this article right now — without that phone, tablet, or laptop in front of you, this …

People who don't spend 5 hours a week online learning will make themselves obsolete, says AT&T CEO

Faced with competition from not just from Verizon and Sprint, but also Google and Amazon, the telecommunications giant is working aggressively to make sure its employees catch up and get ahead of the changing technology of the times.<p>Its CEO and Chairman, Randall Stephenson, isn't afraid to mince …

Employment

The Casties: Quartz’s awards for the best podcasts of 2015

The staggering growth of podcasts is great for those of us that love them.With all of these new options, it’s really tough to know which are actually worth listening to. There are great podcasts of many types: expertly produced narrative storytelling, short fiction, a couple of people chatting for …

Game of Thrones

Google’s surprising discovery about effective teams

Google has done extensive research into the skills and character traits of a good manager. But what about the rest of the workforce? For any large …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Why technology in schools must serve a purpose

If you’re a student, teacher or parent, you might have noticed there is a massive push to use technology in the classroom these days. Hardly a day …

Why we need to challenge beliefs about innate talent in STEM

“It’s OK – not everyone can do difficult math.”<p>Believing such messages may deter both boys and girls from later majoring in physical science, …

This $169 Computer Is Designed For The World’s Emerging Middle Class

Your TV screen is your monitor, and an Internet connection isn’t necessary.<p>On a trip to India, entrepreneur Matt Dalio noticed something about the country’s emerging middle class: While many families owned TVs, few could also afford to have a computer. He had an epiphany. Why not make TV screens …

Developing Countries

What I’m Reading: Tech Evangelist Hillel Fuld

<i>When you hear the words “startup scene,” you probably think Silicon Valley, right? Sure, the Valley is very much a technological epicenter. But it’s not too early to look beyond the Bay Area—to, say, Israel.</i><p><i>Yes, Israel, where tech evangelists like Hillel Fuld have helped develop a vibrant startup</i> …

Startups

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

GOLDMAN: Here's how millennials will completely change the economy

Because of factors such as lower unemployment rates and student loan debt, millennials have deferred major life events like getting married, having kids and buying a home, Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research found. However, millennials are getting increasingly ready for those milestones.<p>In …

Own A Chromecast? Google Wants To Give You $6

The Chromecast is already a damned great little device. Pretty much the only thing* that would make it better is if Google randomly gave you free money for owning one.<p><i>(*except for 5ghz WiFi support, that’d be good too.)</i><p>What do you know! That’s what they’re doing today.<p>As noted by Android Authority, …

4 Checking Accounts to Help Bootstrapping Entrepreneurs Save Money | Inc.com

It's easy to go with the bank you've had since your college years. After all, it's convenient and what you're use to. You might still be squeaking by with a no-fee college checking account, and in an age where interest-yielding checking accounts aren't that common, is there really a reason to …

Personal Finance

4 Great TNW Deals for Training and Apps

Want to save on some great courses, gadgets and apps? You’ll find them at TNW Deals, with special discounts just for you. Here are some of the top deals this week:<p>The Ruby On Rails Rookie To Rockstar Bundle: Learn to code and deploy Ruby apps like a pro<p>Ready to bring your Web app idea to life? This …

There aren't enough teachers with coding skills

September 05, 2014 | 4:01 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/09/05/education/learning-curve/there-arent-enough-teachers-coding-skills/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Education

Quick Key, The Quiz Scanning App For Teachers, Raises Over $250,000

When we last saw Quick Key, founder Walter Duncan was working to get his quiz grading app into schools across the country. Now they’ve announced a $250,000 raise to help expand their reach and improve the product.<p>So far in 2014 we have closed on $100,000 in cash plus an additional. They also have a …

Why Apple wants Dre’s Beats, this week on The CultCast

If the reports ring true, Apple is about to embark on their largest acquisition ever, and the ramifications could be massive. On this episode of The CultCast, we dissect the Apple/Beats merger, and ask the questions: what could Apple possibly have planned for the world’s most popular headphone …

Video Tutorials

BeHere app uses iBeacons to automatically take attendance as students enter the classroom

A new app called BeHere aimed at teachers uses Apple’s new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognize students and automatically take attendance as they enter a classroom.<p>With the BeHere app installed, the teacher’s iPad acts as an iBeacon and students entering the classroom with an iPhone, iPad, …

Former Googler’s AltSchool Raises $33M From Founders Fund And A16Z To Reimagine Primary Education

AltSchool, a new startup aiming to transform K-8 education and schools, has raised $33 million in Series A financing led by Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz, with follow-on investment from First Round Capital and Harrison Metal and participation from John Doerr, Jonathan Sackler, Learn …

A Year From Launch, Skillshare Lands $6M From USV, Spark To Double Down On Its Project-Based, Online Classes

Skillshare launched in 2011 to give those interested in continuing to learn outside the classroom a place to get real-world skills from both online and offline classes. Over the past year, the New York-based startup has moved towards the massive, open online course approach, connecting subject …

Wolfram Language: How This New Programming Language Might Transform Business | Inc.com

Scientist and entrepreneur Stephen Wolfram's soon-to-be-released computer programming language could become the foundation of countless new apps and websites and open the door to huge new opportunities for software businesses.<p>This week the founder and CEO of Champaign, Illinois-based software …

Wolfram Alpha

Instaradio Debuts Android App, Aims To Be The SoundCloud For Amateur Live Audio Broadcasts

Toronto-based startup and Extreme Startups grad Instaradio is unveiling a brand new Android app this week, and is also updating its iOS application with a significant overhaul. The app provides instant live audio streaming broadcasts for users, via their smartphone device and using nothing more …

Codacy: Automated Code-Checking for Coders

Codacy launched in private beta back in November, offering developers a code review tool that automatically monitors patterns to unearth potentially problematic code further down the line. And today, Codacy is shedding its beta tags and launching to the public.<p>Since launch, more than 1,300 …