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Valve introduces Pipeline, teaches high school students how to get a job in gaming

Valve sounds like an incredible place to work, if its "Handbook for New Employees" is any indication, but the game developer responsible for <i>Half-Life</i>, <i>Team Fortress</i>, and <i>Portal</i> typically hires extremely experienced, talented individuals. Where does that leave you if you're a student who dreams of …

Coursera Hits 4 Million Students -- And Triples Its Funding

Coursera founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng don’t think small. Their Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is less than two years old, yet it already has attracted more than 4 million student signups. Now Coursera has raised $43 million in fresh venture capital, tripling its cash …

Scientists outsmart dangerous bacteria using infrared light

The pesky bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), best known for causing staph infections such as MRSA, ranges dramatically in form. In fact, recent studies indicate that S. aureus performs an efficient little microevolution to adapt to its host, so that it can evade the immune system and even …

Hulu No Longer for Sale. Current Owners Pony Up $750M for Growth

Following numerous acquisition rumors, 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company, the majority owners of Hulu, have decided not to sell the streaming company and will instead invest an additional $750 million in it “to propel future growth.”<p>Recently, everyone from Yahoo and …

Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …

Microsoft May Bring Back Family Sharing And Other Lost Features On The Xbox One

Most of the gaming public and press rejoiced when Microsoft made the startling announcement a short while after the Xbox One’s chilly reception at E3 that it was reversing most the system’s controversial policies. That included a once-a-day online check-in requirement and a some tricky restrictions …

How Google Glass Can Evolve as a Tool for Journalists

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Sarah Hill, the Chief Digital Storyteller for Veterans United Home Loans. She is Hangout Host for its veteran and military issues news hub, Veterans United Network. She is also known as the first journalist to use a Google+ Hangout in a television newscast. You</i> …