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The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide whom and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it’s happening<p>It is said that in 16th-century Prague, a giant made of clay stalked the slums from moonrise till sunbreak. He kept a vigil, this earthen colossus, and guarded the Jews of the ghettos in …

7 Excellent Ways To Start A Presentation

When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience's attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>If you waste those …

Public Speaking

The Supreme Court just outlawed the future of TV

Now that Aereo has been ruled illegal, the intersection between culture and new technology is messier than ever<p>Imagine if we had no DVRs, and VCRs had never existed, because back in 1984, the Supreme Court decided that the technology that made home taping possible violated copyright law. That's the …

Google Invests $50 Million In “Made With Code” Program To Get Girls Excited About CS

This week, Google launched a new initiative called Made With Code, aimed at getting young women excited about learning to code and close the gender gap in the tech industry. The idea behind it is to show young girls that the things they love, from apps on their smartphones to their favorite movies …

Unlocking Big Data's Value Potential Through Design with Small Data

<i>Co-written by Finn Birger Lie</i><p>Big Data is perceived as the next value opportunity for corporations to innovate and grow. To be of any real value, however, Big Data has to become more accessible and understandable to non-specialist users and leave the domain of the data specialists.<p>The advent of …

Watch: The utter horror of getting caught in the middle of a duck stampede

A horde of ducks blocked traffic in Thailand<p>In a "what the hell is going on here?" video for the ages, a Thai YouTube user captured the chaotic scene of "100,000 mass ducks" [note: he may have been exaggerating] as they stampeded down a road, blocking traffic and causing general mayhem.<p>The …

Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling …