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MIT Study: Online Courses Really Work (If You Finish Them)

Students learn as well online as they do in the classroom, according to a study from MIT researchers. It focused on MOOCs (massive open online courses), the online courses offered by for-profit companies like Udacity and colleges like MIT, Harvard and Caltech. They became a hot topic in 2011 when …

How Java Kept Its Groove On

This is not your grandmother’s Java. Despite hanging around since 1995, Java is the programming language that keeps on giving. In fact, in a recent jobs report, Dice.com named Java one of the top five languages to know if you want a programming job in 2015.<p>How has Java remained king of the …

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

Advertisement<p>182 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>At WWDC in June, Apple (s aapl) quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. …