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How Offshore Wind Farms Could Protect The Coast From Hurricanes

Arrayed in very large numbers, offshore turbines could have a huge secondary upside: Stopping a disastrous storm in its tracks.<p>The United States currently has exactly zero offshore wind turbines, so it may be premature to talk about their “secondary benefits.” Getting a few machines up and running …

20 of the Best Productivity Apps of 2013

2013 was a great year for productivity. The email problem hasn’t been completely solved, but apps like Mailbox and Dispatch have taken away much of the pain of the task. Meanwhile, we have plenty of choices for calendar and to-do apps that are well-designed, useful and fast.<p>Here are 20 of our …

Dawn of a revolution

<i>Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who attended Harvard, returns to campus this weekend for a question-and-answer session as part of the launch of The</i> …

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Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview

As expected, Microsoft today announced the release of Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, which builds on the Windows 8.1 Preview released in June with additional mobility, security, management, and virtualization features for businesses. You can download the preview now directly from TechNet.<p>The …

Spy Agencies Found Back-Door Vulnerabilities in Lenovo PCs

Spy agencies in the UK, Australia and the US have internally banned using Lenovo PCs because of remote access vulnerabilities that were discovered during testing, a new report from the Australian Financial Review alleges.<p><b>Update:</b> Lenovo has declined to provide comment, but it did point to a notice …

Why Wall Street Should Care About Marketing Data

Image copyright leungchopan<p>Today’s CMOs are making major investments to reach their target audiences across dozens of touchpoints — on their own …

HP EliteBook Revolve 810 Review

The hybrid market is experiencing what could be safely labeled a “boom” as of late. Ever since Microsoft revealed the new Windows 8 interface, clearly designed with touchscreens in mind, manufacturers have been tripping over themselves to create “the next big thing.” HP’s EliteBook Revolve 810 is …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

How Social Media Moves Consumers From 'Sharing' To 'Purchase'

Vision Critical’s recently published study, <i>From Social to Sale</i> provides some answers to exactly how a company’s social media strategy could be tailored to drive sales. Using interviews from almost 6,000 participants, the company evaluated social media purchasing against participation in Twitter, …

Google working on its own remote Chrome desktop app for Android devices

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>A number of apps that allow remote access to a computer already exist and it appears that Google(s goog) is going to add …