Tamer Abdellatif

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A Beautiful Visual on The Impact of Music Education on Kids Cognitive Skills

April 12, 2015<br>Does music education really improve kids cognitive skills? The answer, in our view, is hard to determine and it requires a series of …

6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

<b>The Learning And Design Principles Of Connected Learning</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>In 2015, no one should be hurting for compelling ed content. Sites like …

How Digital Tools Improve Teaching and Learning

Adapted from an article I co-authored, Real-World Ready: Leveraging Digital Tools <br>Digital tools are transforming essential elements of the education …

8 Ways Big Data Will Transform Marketing in 2015

Big Data is a powerful, if sometimes underestimated, force that is driving the future of business, and it’s shaping the trends that will define 2015 …

Marketing

Top 5 Kids Educational Robots at CES 2015

While smart technology and the Internet of Things have been touted as the some of the primary themes at <b>International CES 2015</b>, they’re not the only …

CES

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Evernote Updates Its Penultimate App Following Criticism, Showing Tech Firms Do Listen

Here’s a positive story about tech companies and their awareness of the outside world, just in case this week had you disillusioned. Evernote today issued a fix for its Penultimate digital handwriting app for the iPad that it hopes will end more than a week of frustration for its users.<p>Evernote …

Qello is quietly building a "Netflix for music films" -- and maybe building the future of digital video

So what will be the big buzzword of 2015? I'm placing my bets on "OTT."<p>OTT stands for "Over-the-top" and it refers to video and audio streaming …

Common Pitfalls in Technology Naming

<i>Aaron Hall is the Associate Director of Naming at Siegel+Gale.</i><p>While naming your new tech product or company can be a lot of fun, it certainly isn’t easy. When approaching naming for the first or tenth time, there are some common pitfalls and traps in which companies tend to get caught.<p>While it …

Google Buys Jetpac To Give Context To Visual Searches

Google just acquired the team behind Jetpac, an app that utilizes public Instagram data to determine things like the happiest or drunkest city. Jetpac launched in 2012 as a social travel guide on iPad but later shifted focus to its Instagram-driven data on its iphone app, “Jetpac City …

More techies move to India’s Silicon Valley than the real Silicon Valley

Indian cities are the hottest destinations for computer programmers. Out of the top 10 cities in the world that professionals with tech skills moved to, five, including the top four, were in India.<p>This is according to a new global study by LinkedIn. In the study published today on the company’s …

Silicon Valley

Hands On With Meta's Amazing 3-D Glasses, Which Are Poised To Take The World By Storm

Tucked away in the hills of Portola Vally, California, overlooking grass and trees and even some deer, you'll find the headquarters of Meta, which …

The 15 Most Brutal Corporate Firings

Think Ali Rowghani's abrupt and unceremonious dismissal from Twitter this week was bad? Check out these brutal executive ousters.<p>When Ali Rowghani resigned from the chief operating officer job at Twitter on Thursday, he announced it with a tweet, surely a first for a $22 billion company. But the …

7 Kickstarter Projects That Would Make Killer Gifts for Dad

It's time to kickstart your dad's foray into the crowdfunding world.<p>Kickstarter, the popular site that helps people raise money for a variety of …

Apple 180: The iWatch Is At The Center Of A Whirlwind 6 Months For Cook And Company

Earlier this month, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company made a series of announcements that many considered an “about face” from prior practice. In some fundamental ways, Apple has opened up its mobile operating system to more customization and modification than at any time in …

Tony Fadell, father of the iPod, iPhone and Nest, on why he is worth $3.2bn to Google

Tony Fadell invented the iPod and the iPhone. Now parenthood has focused his attention on the humble thermostat and the smoke alarm. Jessica Salter finds out why Google has just spent $3.2 billion buying his company.<p>Tony Fadell recently spent eight hours standing on a stepladder watching a …

You'll Be Able To Text Your Friend A Smell In A Few Days

Soon you'll be able to send a friend not just a picture of a pizza, but the <i>scent</i> of a pizza, using your phone. Yes, really.<p>Harvard engineering professor David Edwards has invented a device called an oPhone that sends and receives photos and scents. You can mix-and-match 32 basic scents to create …

A startup called Skymind launches, pushing open source deep learning

A San Francisco-based startup called Skymind launched on Monday to offer support and services for deeplearning4j, an open source deep learning …

Tencent<br />The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon

In China’s raging tech war, a winner seems ready to emerge. It’s Tencent–a controversial, $139 billion company with nearly a billion users.<p>China’s most powerful Internet company is headquartered in a bland, glassy tower in southern Shenzhen. Unlike Silicon Valley’s funky campuses, there is nothing …

China

The connected home is going mainstream faster than anybody realizes

In the US, at least, the “internet of things” is not the future any more, but the present.<p>One in five adult American internet users already has a device at home that connects the physical environment to the internet, according to a Forrester Research report (paywall) out last week. As many as …

Internet of Things

Tech Companies Battle for a Spot in Your Living Room

So you're ready to cut the cords of your cable box, but now what? While smart TVs are still making their way to consumers, cable-box alternatives are …

Headpiece monitors sensory responses to digital content for intuitive bookmarking

A wearable 3D-printed eyeglass that monitors breathing and pupil size to measure what people find interesting online has been developed by students …

Top five tools to get started with making games

Want to make a game but don't know where to start?<p>We asked the developers at Europe's first Newsgames Hackathon to tell us which tools novice developers can use to create their own games. Whether you want to tell a non-linear story using a text-based tool or get stuck in with some basic coding, …

OTT market worth $54.00 billion by 2019

US research form MarketsandMarkets forecasts the over the top market to grow from $25.33 billion in 2014 to $54.00billion in 2019.<p>In terms of …

Google Glass evaluated at about $80 in parts - does it really matter?

Great news for anyone waiting for an official retail release of Google Glass, it shouldn’t cost you $1500. According to a recent teardown, TechInsights says the value of physical parts to build Google Glass is a mere $79.78.<p>Let us get things straight right away, we’re talking about the cost for the …

With $54M, Doximity’s LinkedIn-for-doctors will add service for nurses, go international

Back in January, doctors’ social network Doximity already had more members than the American Medical Association. Today, it’s announcing $54 million in new funding for its “LinkedIn for doctors.”<p>The social network helps medical professionals collaborate on patient treatment. “The fifth leading …

Nod Gesture Control Ring Is Designed For Continual Wear, Starts Selling Today For $149

Gesture control devices are a big new area of interest among hardware startups, and a Bluetooth-enabled ring that makes it possible to control connected devices with a wave of your hand is nothing new. But the Nod is different from many of the other solutions out there we’ve seen, in that it’s …

Psst! Wearable Devices Could Make Big Tech Leaps, Into Your Ear

It's early evening on a Thursday and you're at a networking event, balancing a small plate of appetizers in one hand. Someone comes up to you to say hello. She acts like you've met before, but you can't recall where.<p>"It's Jackie Barnes," she says.<p>"Jackie Barnes," you repeat like you remember. "It's …

InMobi Launches Native Ad Platform To Woo Publishers Looking Beyond Facebook, Google

Native mobile advertising is on fire, especially for independent ad networks looking to challenge their much bigger and established rivals.<p>InMobi, is today launching its native ad platform joining the rage and attempting to woo publishers and advertisers seeking to create their own unique ads …