Christopher Dillard

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Federal Judge: Hacking Someone's Computer Is Definitely a 'Search'

Shouldn’t this be obvious?<p>Courts across the country can't seem to agree on whether the FBI's recent hacking activities ran afoul of the law—and the confusion has led to some fairly alarming theories about law enforcement's ability to remotely compromise computers.<p>In numerous cases spawned from the …

The Beginner’s Guide To Scrum And Agile Project Management

What can help you build a car, save your marriage, code software, write a book, or even renovate a house?A whiteboard and a pad of sticky notes (the …

Welcome to “Agile” the methodology where everything’s made up and the points don’t matter

Story points are a common practice in agile planning and in this article I wanted to talk about some of the theory and my personal experience with …

6 Lessons for Integrating Design into Projects

My first post on the topic of <b>Design Thinking & Project Management</b> was a "call to action" to my fellow Project Managers. As a follow-on post, I want …

Project Management

11 Signs You Definitely Should Quit Your Job Soon

If you've dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur--or in the meantime having a better job--here's why you should make that move.<p>Some people quit a job to earn more money elsewhere. Some quit their jobsfor a better opportunity.<p>And some quit a job to start their own business, which to me is the best …

Teaching the Love of Reading

I am not a literacy expert. I'm just gonna say that right up front. I am sure there a people with much more education than I have who can tell you all about what happens in a child's brain when you read to them.<p>I am not a literacy expert. I'm just gonna say that right up front. I am sure there a …

Selling

Here's Microsoft's latest big data project

Microsoft (MSFT) is hard at work on a new platform that will let developers easily build cloud computing services and mobile applications that can …

Why Experience Design is The Next Big Thing [Op-Ed]

A scary article about the death of web design swept through the internet this summer making the web design community ponder about the future of the …

The surprising thing about schools with lots of technology

More time spent on technology in the classroom doesn't necessarily help kids do better in school, a new study has found.<p>In fact, above a certain threshold, an over-reliance on technology might actually detract from learning.<p>"Limited use of computers at school may be better than no use at all, but …

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This transparent solar-powered battery looks like a futuristic Tony Stark invention

Remember Iron Man’s transparent smartphones? They might become reality sooner than you think thanks to an unusual new type of battery that’s not only …

Clean Energy

5 reasons every writer needs this one tool under $20

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>When <i>New</i> …

Writing

Spooky! Quantum Action Is 10,000 Times Faster Than Light

How fast do quantum interactions happen? Faster than light, 10,000 times faster.<p>That's what a team of physicists led by Juan Yin at the University of …

Physics

Here Are 5 Good iPad Apps That Are Free Today

September , 2015<br>Below is a collection of some interesting iPad apps that have gone free today and only for a limited period of time. Some of these …

Intelligent Machines: The jobs robots will steal first

<b>If you are sitting at a desk, driving a taxi or carrying a hod, stop for a moment and ask: could a robot or machine do this job better?</b><p>The answer, unfortunately for you, is probably - yes.<p>The debate about whether machines will eliminate the need for human employment is no longer just …

WhatsApp Hack Attack Puts 200,000 at Risk

Tech News<p>Up to 200,000 users of WhatsApp's web-based service may have been hit in a cyberattack that let hackers compromise personal data using just their phone number.<p>WhatsApp Web is a service that allows people to access the messaging service via a browser on a smartphone or computer, rather than …

Personal Data

10 Excellent Google Drive Apps Teachers Should Try This School Year

August 28, 2015<br>Here is another back-to-school goodie for teachers. This is basically a selection of some of the best educational Google Drive apps to …

Apps

Russia’s Kaspersky threatened to ‘rub out’ rival, email shows

<i>(By Joseph Menn, Reuters) –</i> In 2009, Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of one of the world’s top security companies, told some of his lieutenants that they should attack rival antivirus software maker AVG Technologies by “rubbing them out in the outhouse,” one of several previously undisclosed emails …

Kaspersky Lab

The algorithm that can learn to copy ANY artist: Neural network can recreate your snaps in the style of Van Gogh or Picasso

Ever wanted to see your holiday snaps in the style of Van Gogh, or have your portrait painted by Picasso?<p>Researchers have revealed an artificial …

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.<p>If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything <i>but</i> what you need …

Irony: NSA worried hackers with super computers might break current encryption standards

The National Security Agency (NSA) has a bunch of sophisticated tools at its disposal to conduct massive data collection operations all in the name …

Supercomputers

Making it easier to engage and learn with Google Computer Science Education

We might be biased, but to us, introducing kids to the wonders of Computer Science (CS) is increasingly important—especially for those who have …

New Code Master Game Teaches Kids Coding Logic – No Computer Required

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ThinkFun, the world’s leader in addictively fun thinking games, announced today the availability of Code Master, a …

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 2

While state education departments are the first reason why public schools don't teach critical thinking, community pressure against it is the second. While some communities do welcome critical inquiry as an essential part of a good education, others do not, rejecting critical thinking as dangerous …

When Computers Insist They’re Alive

The idea that only humans can have consciousness is anthropomorphic prejudice.<p>Ever since college, where I focused some of my studies on the wacky topic of a brain in a vat, it's troubled me that some people think only humans are capable of consciousness—rationally knowing what they are and that …