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Steam Problems Linger After Christmas Fiasco

You might remember that, a few days ago, Steam had a caching issue that let users see each others’ personal information. It was kind of A Thing. …

Former Cisco Execs Allege Vast Kickback Scheme In Russia

As the U.S. confronts Putin over Crimea, federal investigators probe whether an American company enriched Russian officials.<p>One day in 2010 a team of Westerners arrived at the Krylatsky Hills industrial park in Moscow, near the old 1980 Olympic bicycle track. It’s a gleaming set of five-story glass …

The Woods Around Chernobyl Aren't Decaying

Like a landscape of the undead, the woods outside Chernobyl are having trouble decomposing. The catastrophic meltdown and ensuing radiation blast of …

These Before-And-After Shots Confirm A New Gully Has Formed On Mars!

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The New Oculus Rift Is Very Cool, And You Can Get One This Year

Ask anyone in video games what new piece of tech has them most excited about the future, and there's a good chance they'll bring up the Oculus Rift …

How Annual (Staff) Performance Reviews Should Work (Maybe?) | Technology and Learning

This will be the first year in a while that I do not have any direct reports, and therefore will not be conducting annual performance reviews.<p><i>Is this</i> …

If a MOOC instructor moves, who keeps the intellectual property rights?

When faculty members move from one institution to the next, so do their courses, but after having spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to prepare …

Social Media in Academia | University of Venus

I belong in that category – maybe too superficial for some, maybe too optimistic for others – that strongly asserts the full rights of social media …

Dupe Your Boss With Bud Light's Digital March Madness Toolkit

It's the sports fan's classic conundrum this time of year: March Madness is amazing, but the plethora of games all too often conflicts with your …

Ambitious New Solar-Energy Plant Could Be Hazardous to Pilots

Solar-energy solutions have become one of the most important modern components in making sustainable energy a reality, but an unforeseen issue at one …

OneNote’s Transition To Being Free Was A Year In The Making

Microsoft released a OneNote client for OS X and made the application free across all five large mobile and desktop operating systems. The OS X app was a hit, spiking to the top of the Mac App Store and collecting a high rating.<p>It’s been an oddly positive moment for Microsoft.<p>Basking in this …

Two Technologies that Los Angeles Needs for the Coming Rise in Quakes

In the wake of yesterday's 4.4 earthquake in the Los Angeles area, some seismologists are suggesting that this could be the first of many quakes in …

A Robot Was The First To Report On The L.A. Earthquake

Watch a Stanford Physicist Find Out He Was Right About the Big Bang

Yesterday's announcement that astronomers have detected gravitational waves and confirmed the inflation theory of the Big Bang is a game-changer for …

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Beyond the Basics: Six Tips for Better Formatting in Microsoft Word

If you've worked with Word much at all, you know how frustrating it can be getting formatting just the way you want it. While you can't remove all of …

Almost Everything You Own Will Expire: Know When

Food isn't the only thing that expires. Everything from Windex to lipstick to condoms have an expiration date. It's good to use what you buy, but you …

Google and Viacom end YouTube lawsuit, agree to work together

Google(s goog) and Viacom(s via) announced on Tuesday morning that they have resolved a long-running legal dispute over unauthorized TV show clips …

4K vs. HD: Here's the Difference

There's been a lot of talk and controversy about 4K televisions and cameras. We got our hands on the Canon EOS 1D C and shot some comparative …

Students Sue Google for Monitoring Their Emails

In a challenge to one of Google's more controversial practices, a group of students in California are suing Google, claiming that the company's …

QuickWire: There May Be Fewer Online Programs Than You Think – Wired Campus - Blogs

A new report on online education finds “noise in the data” that institutions send to the U.S. Department of Education about their offerings. While …

Faculty Members Are Not Cashiers

This month Texas A&M University at Kingsville posted a new job ad for a faculty member in early-modern/Renaissance literature. The first line of the …

Motorola Introduces The Moto 360, Its First Smartwatch Based On Google’s Android Wear

Motorola is an early partner for Google’s new Android Wear smartwatch SDK, and that’s not surprising given that the company was Google owned until Lenovo began the procedure of buying it in January. The new Moto 360 has a round face, which is one of two options for Wear devices (square is the …

Just A Google Co-Founder Chillin’ With Robo-Snowden

So, this happened Today: Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin hung out with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was attending the TED conference via a telepresence robot. You may want to read that last sentence again to let it sink in.<p>Despite the very careful legal dance that tech giants have had to walk …

Despite what you've been told, you aren't 'left-brained' or 'right-brained'

From self-help and business success books to job applications and smartphone apps, the theory that the different halves of the human brain govern different skills and personality traits is a popular one. No doubt at some point in your life you've been schooled on "left-brained" and "right-brained" …

Microsoft OneNote becomes top free download for Mac, ousting Apple’s Mavericks

Microsoft’s new OneNote note-taking software for Mac, released earlier today, has quickly risen up the charts of the Mac App Store, pushing aside …

Facebook and TED Team Up to Bring Exclusive Content to 'Paper'

TED says its conferences provide "ideas worth spreading," and Facebook apparently agrees. Facebook and TED on Monday announced a content …

Apple's Jony Ive on Design Theft, the Joy of Ignorance and the iWatch

In a rare and wide-ranging interview, Apple's design chief Jony Ive offers a few new insights into one of the most secretive technology companies on …

Watch this timelapse of the Chicago River as it gets "greened"

As is tradition on St. Patrick's Day, the Irish-loving folks of Chicago turn the color of their river into a brilliant shade of green. But why watch …