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Google And Citrix Team Up To Launch A Better Citrix Receiver For Chrome OS

Google and Citrix today announced the launch of a new version the Citrix Receiver for Chrome that both hope will bring more businesses to Google’s Chrome OS platform.<p>Receiver gives users access to their virtual apps and desktops through XenDesktop and XenApp from their smartphones, tablets, PCs and …

Old Coders: When Programming Is a Second Career

Liz Beigle-Bryant took her first programming class, BASIC, in 1973. At the time, computers were part of the math departments instead of the …

Sproutling's baby monitor of the future aims to put parents at ease

Wearable sleeping monitor now available for preorder<p>Being a new parent is a trip: it's full of new experiences, surprises, and lifestyle changes. But for many, it's also a really stressful experience. For years, parents have relied on books and advice from experts on how to take care of their …

GE Announces Line of 'Link' Smart LED Light Bulbs, Starting at $15 [Updated]

General Electric has unveiled its new line "Link" smart LED light bulbs, which can be controlled by an iOS device and start at $15 for individual bulbs and $49 for a starter kit complete with two bulbs and a link hub. The product is being developed in collaboration with design company Quirky, which …

Capturing Boston's Subway System in Stunning Detail

What a month's worth of train data can reveal about delays and commute times.<p>Two students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have raised the bar high for train data visualizations.<p>Courtesy of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority and its Developer Relations program, Michael Barry and Brian Card …

Toyota is becoming more efficient by replacing robots with humans

Car makers have embraced automation and replaced humans with robots for years. But Toyota is deliberately taking a step backward and replacing automated machines in some factories in Japan and creating heavily manual production lines staffed with humans, according to Bloomberg.<p>It’s an …

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Over 20,000 historical maps are now free to download from the New York Public Library

Cartophiles rejoice — the NYPL recently made over 20,000 historical maps from its database free to access, download, and use. The library's Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division created an entire website called Map Warper where users can create an account and access all the maps, which are …

Minecraft movie in the works at Warner Bros.

Following the massive success of "The Lego Movie," it sounds like block-based blockbusters -- a pun no one could possibly refrain from using -- are a sure-fire recipe for Hollywood success. Up next: the Minecraft movie.<p>Dropping a bombshell on Twitter in the form of a sneaky 128-character admission, …

Why China is still the dumping ground for the world’s electronic refuse

This week, Chinese officials announced the successful raid on three gangs responsible for smuggling in over 72,000 tonnes (79,366 tons) of illegal electric waste—the detritus from computers, cell phones, fans, and other appliances thrown away in Japan, the US, and Europe. Officials said it was the …

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Humans, drone ships are coming to take your jobs

Rolls Royce is moving toward a world where a single tap on a smartphone could set a massive cargo ship in motion half a world away.<p>As reported by …

We're Driving Less, So Should We Stop Building New Roads?

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

How to hire millennials—and weed out the bad ones

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Lesley Jane Seymour here</i><p>Yes, I hear you complain about them every day: Those millennials, they ask about vacation time in the first interview! They get a bad cold and disappear for days! They want my job after a week in their job! “Who do these …

Employment

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech …

OpenDesk.cc Is Like Ikea For Open Source Zealots

Furniture is probably the last thing on the mind of most open source proponents but now it doesn’t have to be. OpenDesk is a free, open source line of furniture that you can make yourself or order unassembled from a maker with a CNC machine. Not only is the furniture cheap – free if you have the …

Google Fiber Gets $10/Month Sports Package with 12 Networks

Google Fiber customers are already a lucky bunch, but things are getting even better. Google is sweetening the pot with a new $10 per month Sports Plus package that includes 12 TV networks.<p>Google says the networks bundled in the package will vary depending on which fiber city you live in.<p>Kansas …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

Housing recovery leaves Millennials behind

The house needed work — weatherproofing, a new back fence, a basement to transform into a bedroom — but the couple was excited nonetheless. The house would have been their first.<p>Instead, two weeks after putting in a bid, Mila Gates, 27, and her husband Jon, 26, backed out when they realized that …

'Excel killer' Tableau moves to the cloud

Tableau Software made an announcement today it feels is its most significant since going public: It is moving to the cloud.<p>Seattle-based Tableau originally filed for its IPO in early April and promptly became a Wall Street darling. The company held a press conference to unveil its “Tableau online” …

The health of housing is rippling through the US economy—just look at CSX

<b>The numbers:</b> Solid, for a business as mature as railroads. Net income rose 4% over the prior year. Sales increased 2%. The shares rose in after hours trading.<p><b>The takeaway:</b> CSX is getting a boost from the housing recovery. The railroad—which serves 23 states and two Canadian provinces east of the …

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A Refresher Course On The Difference Between The UK, Britain, England, And The British Isles

Despite an extensive history with the Brits across the pond, many Americans are still unsure what to call the area.<p>Is Ireland part of the United Kingdom? Does England include Wales? What is Great Britain?<p>Geographic and political names get mixed up in these misunderstandings. Some people use England …

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Most US Architects Are Old, White, And Male

REUTERS/Mike Cassese Figures released last month by the National Endowment for the Arts offer telling insight into the architecture profession across the US, with a helpful breakdown of the representation of various demographic groups.<p>The data, collected between 2006-2010, reports the number of …

Demographics

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

<b>(Public Affairs Books/Jenna Pope)</b><p>SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Radley Balko<p>July 7, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”<p>Sal Culosi is dead because …

The Great Wall of Texas: How the U.S. Is Repeating One of History's Great Blunders

Today's immigration debate has an eerie precedent in the mistakes that brought down great empires from Rome to Britain.<p>Reuters<p>Before their empire fell, the Romans built walls.<p>They began by erecting barriers along the border following the death of the Emperor Trajan in 117 A.D., notably Hadrian's …

Blackhawks vs. Bruins - Game Recap - June 24, 2013 - ESPN

BOSTON -- Two goals. Seventeen seconds apart. A second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks.<p>Seventy-six seconds away from …

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