Kevin Perez

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Bēhance concept shows gorgeous (if impractical) Apple 4K display renders

When Apple made a big fuss over the ability of the Mac Pro to support three 4K displays, it signalled that it could only be a matter of time before the company created its own. As I predicted back in October of last year, the company made no attempt to rush this, but we’re now hearing that Apple is …

What Android and iOS Can Learn From Each Other

Patent fights and marketing hype aside, each of the two leading smartphone operating systems has some key features the other would do well to adopt -- for the benefit of consumers.<p>Yet another patent trial pitting Apple against Samsung, the biggest maker of Google’s Android phones, has come and …

Codementor Wants To Be An Uber for Developers In Distress

Junior developers stuck on a coding problem for hours will probably breathe a huge sigh of relief to hear they can get help instantly from experts with the click of a button — as that’s what Codementor is setting out to do.<p>Codementor is a Techstars-backed startup based in Taiwan and San Francisco …

How To Sell Your Company To Google In A Year

Password replacement firm Slicklogin just pulled off the slickest deal of all.<p>Israeli startup Slicklogin thinks passwords are insecure, messy, and time-consuming–and that two-step authentication via SMS text message is too awkward. The answer to the world’s password woes, according to Slicklogin: …

Engineering

Smoke-Testing your Apps 101: A Guide for the Non-Techie

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping you organize everything and anything using #hashtags.</i><p>It’s doubtful that if our team collaboration startup had as many bugs as iOS7 did that the reaction would be to write a nice article on Lifehacker explaining how to solve the problems …

Why Startups Seeking Funding Should Use Content To Build Their Credibility

Today, venture capital (VC) is more democratic than ever. Investors are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and geography is no longer a constricting factor.<p>Lower barriers, however, create stricter filters. With so many startups jockeying for funding, the Internet also enables investors to make …

This is what the streets of 'Monopoly' really look like

From Baltic Avenue to Boardwalk, anyone who has played <i>Monopoly</i> remembers the streets that make up the iconic board game. But these locations aren't just fictional: the names are pulled from the real streets of Atlantic City. <i>Scouting NY</i> went on a field trip to see just what these streets look like …

A look at what an iOS 7-inspired OS X could look like [Gallery]

In light of the upcoming launch of iOS 7, designer Stu Crew and other designers have imagined what a version of the OS X operating system with iOS 7 design principles could look like. Crew’s design matches iOS 7 by removing the heavy, metaphoric textures from OS X. The image above showcases a look …

Schools get one step closer to high-speed internet after FCC vote

The Federal Communications Commission has been working to beef up internet access across the US, and it's just voted to move ahead with a proposal that'll help to bring high-speed internet connections into almost every school in the nation. The proposal would overhaul the government's E-Rate …

A new Blackboard? 4 ways the ed tech giant’s new CEO hopes to win back market share

As the giant among learning management systems (LMS) for higher education, Blackboard is an easy target. And as its market share has dropped and …

5 Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn

No matter your education, founding a company is going to school you. Take these lessons to heart before you get hit with the books.<p>Your idea is probably not new<p>There are very few new ideas. Whatever idea you have come up with, someone else is already working on it, because most ideas and companies …

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U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), …

Coursera Partners with Chegg to Give Students Free Textbooks

Online learning startup Coursera on Wednesday announced a partnership with Chegg, a student hub for various educational tools and materials, as well as five publishers to offer students free textbooks during their courses. Professors teaching courses on Coursera have previously only been able to …

Apple's iPhone Software Has Flaws, And Just Changing The Design Won't Be Enough

If Apple doesn't do more than just superficially update the way iOS looks, it puts itself at risk of seriously falling behind Google's Android.<p>The new iOS look will be "flatter," supposedly abandoning the familiar design style that made the iPhone a multi-billion success. Instead of glossy icons …

It's Not About New Icons: What Jony Ive Needs to Do for Apple's iOS

iOS 7 will be flat, as in flat design. After months of speculation on where Jony Ive would drive the look of the system software after the company …

LearnZillion Lands $7M From DCM, O’Reilly, NewSchools & More To Help Schools Adopt The Common Core

In an effort to improve the quality of K-12 public education, schools across the country have begun to adopt the Common Core State Standards, which are designed to align the diversity of state curricula under one consistent, standardized guidebook of what students are expected to learn — and …

Are edutech startups plugging an innovation gap in our universities?

Universities should not depend on big vendors for technology solutions, but instead encourage their staff and students to engage and collaborate with …