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The touch-screen generation
From Putting People First

The touch-screen generation

Young children — even toddlers — are spending more and more time with digital technology. Hanna Rosin wonders what will it mean for their development? “As technology...

Friday Squid Blogging: Build a Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Build a Squid

An interactive animation from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the...

Vision Correcting Displays
From The Eponymous Pickle

Vision Correcting Displays

In Mashable:" ... Those of us who need glasses to see a TV or laptop screen clearly could ditch the eyewear thanks to a display technology that corrects visionThe...

Cognitive Computing Webinar and Resources
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cognitive Computing Webinar and Resources

New World of Cognitive Computing. Yesterday attended a webinar on Cognitive Computing.  Which was a fairly good introduction, non technical and suitable for an Recorded...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

An Old Galactic Result

A cautionary tale Karl Sundman was a Finnish mathematician who solved a major open problem in 1906. His solution would have been regarded as paradigm-“shifty” had...

iPhone as Future Wallet
From The Eponymous Pickle

iPhone as Future Wallet

More indications that Apple will be pushing the idea of a convenient phone-wallet in future mobile.  An idea that has been around for years. Talked to credit card...

Building a Legal Botnet in the Cloud
From Schneier on Security

Building a Legal Botnet in the Cloud

Two researchers have built a botnet using free anonymous accounts. They only collected 1,000 accounts, but there's no reason this can't scale to much larger numbers...

Kinds of Regressions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kinds of Regressions

Vincent Granville maps alternate regression types and their applications.  Nicely done.  It's very useful to know alternative tools and what they are good for....

KNIME Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

KNIME Analytics

Brought to my attention, have not looked at closely, but one of a large number of packages available today.KNIME - Professional Open-Source SoftwareKNIME is a user...

Geeks Pick Nits Even On Jokes
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Geeks Pick Nits Even On Jokes

I posted this following image on my Facebook page. Comments came immediately. First one was something like “only one step?” Another said the method should be...

From Computational Complexity

Need some book reviewed- faster than usual

I have been the SIGACT NEWS book review editor since 1997. I have tried to get about 10 books reviewed per column. I have succeeded- perhaps too well! I have gotten...

Maximum Flow
From The Eponymous Pickle

Maximum Flow

In CACM:  Maximum flow algorithms in a network under under constraint are a classical application of mathematical programming.  It has many applications.  This"...

HeadCon ’13: What’s new in social science?
From Putting People First

HeadCon ’13: What’s new in social science?

In July, 2013, Edge invited a group of social scientists to participate in an Edge Seminar at Eastover Farm focusing on the state of the art of what the social...

Defining Digital Shoppers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Defining Digital Shoppers

Interesting statistics in Retail Wire. " ... Ernst & Young and Havas Worldwide are just two of numerous firms attempting to classify the still-emerging digital...

Pageviews Dead?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Pageviews Dead?

It is suggested in Smart Data Collective. Engagement has always been king.  Well not really engagements, but purchases.  Pageviews are easily measured, and though...

Innovation Idea Prioritization
From The Eponymous Pickle

Innovation Idea Prioritization

Some simple ideas to address the portfolio of innovation ideas.  In particular I don't see this done very often at startups, where it is assumed that you can just...

Digitizing Consumer Decision Journeys
From The Eponymous Pickle

Digitizing Consumer Decision Journeys

In McKinsey: It's back to understanding the decision process.   " ... Many of the executives we speak with in banking, retail, and other sectors are still struggling...

Whack A Mole Project
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Whack A Mole Project

I’ve done variations in Whack A Mole over there years. I did a Whack Something Game for Windows Phone 7 some years ago for example. But somehow I put it aside and...

Persona Power
From Putting People First

Persona Power

Article by Shlomo Goltz on “integrating the hero’s journey as part of the user-centered design process”: “There are many prominent and outspoken members of the...

IBM and Apple Partnership and the IOT
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM and Apple Partnership and the IOT

In CWorld:  An angle that I had not considered, but the connection makes sense.  It also strengthens the connection to enterprise sources of big data.The partnership...
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Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
07.20.2014

There is tremendous value to society in doing large-scale A/B studies, and the current framework we have for human subjects …

The Perfect Candidate
The Perfect Candidate
07.15.2014

What makes a good candidate for a research position?

If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
07.14.2014

The pathway to CS in schools starts with teaching the adults.

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