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How Facebook uses UX research to personalize the way we see each other
From Putting People First

How Facebook uses UX research to personalize the way we see each other

Facebook recently made profiles more “contextual” on their iOS app, writes John Paul Titlow in Fast Company. That means that like Google searches or other personalized...

Conversnitch
From Schneier on Security

Conversnitch

Surveillance is getting cheaper and easier: Two artists have revealed Conversnitch, a device they built for less than $100 that resembles a lightbulb or lamp and...

Big Data Marketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Data Marketing

Late on this, but useful thoughts:  "  .. This holiday season will likely bring another rise in cost-per-click prices. However, marketers shouldn't forget their...

The Security of Various Programming Languages
From Schneier on Security

The Security of Various Programming Languages

Interesting research on the security of code written in different programming languages. We don't know whether the security is a result of inherent properties of...

Upcoming Bootstrap Workshops
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Upcoming Bootstrap Workshops

From the CSTA announcement list. Bootstrap is a curricular module for students ages 12-16, which teaches algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming...

Dan Geer on Heartbleed and Software Monocultures
From Schneier on Security

Dan Geer on Heartbleed and Software Monocultures

Good essay: To repeat, Heartbleed is a common mode failure. We would not know about it were it not open source (Good). That it is open source has been shown to...

Customer Experience in Retail
From The Eponymous Pickle

Customer Experience in Retail

In Retailwire: Who owns the customer experience in retail?   " ... Should the emerging CXO role — chief customer experiencer — own the customer experience in retail...

Windows Phone 8.1 Project my Screen app now available
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Windows Phone 8.1 Project my Screen app now available

last week I installed the new Windows Phone 8.1 for Developers on my Nokia phone. There were some pretty cool features there with Cortana (the Siri for Windowsdownload...

Augmented Pixels Example for Theater Engagement
From The Eponymous Pickle

Augmented Pixels Example for Theater Engagement

Daria Gaioshko of the Odessa, Ukraine company Augmented Pixels, sends along this new example of a promotional App for user engagement at a cinema.    I am now testing...

From Computational Complexity

Changing the ORDER you teach things in might help A LOT

I am teaching the undergrad jr/sr course Elementary Theory of Computation which is Reg Langs, Context free Langs, Computability theory, P and NP. Over the last...

Detecting Criminal Activity with Phone Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Detecting Criminal Activity with Phone Data

Interesting example in Technology Review.  We used related approaches to detect patterns of innovative communications.  " ... Law enforcement agencies are turning...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NSF Requests Recommendations for Scientific and Technical Advisory Committees

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requests recommendations for membership on its scientific and technical federal advisory committees. Self-recommendations...

A Dropbox for the Internet of Things.
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Dropbox for the Internet of Things.

In Technology Review:     Simple idea, easy to play with.  " ... With the advent of the Internet of things, potentially billions of devices will report data about...

Interesting Links 21 April 2014
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 21 April 2014

I may be getting some spring fever. Next week is our school’s April vacation but mild days and a sunny sky have me wishing I had a bit more time to enjoy the day...

Baseball Scheduling
From The Eponymous Pickle

Baseball Scheduling

Scheduling complex sports events, with many restrictions and preferences, is a known difficult problem to automate.  New work at Johns Hopkins addresses the problem...

Free Data Analytics Handbook
From The Eponymous Pickle

Free Data Analytics Handbook

Looked at in Machine Learning Mastery.  " ... What is the difference between a Data Analyst and a Data Scientist and what type of work do they do all day?TheseThe...

Info on Russian Bulk Surveillance
From Schneier on Security

Info on Russian Bulk Surveillance

Good information: Russian law gives Russia’s security service, the FSB, the authority to use SORM (“System for Operative Investigative Activities”) to collect,...

Simulated Design in Fashion
From The Eponymous Pickle

Simulated Design in Fashion

In DW:  Reminds me of similar methods, in completely different domains, like packaging design, which we experimented with for years.    " .. .Soft wear: computer...

On Different Goals for Information Visualizaton
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Different Goals for Information Visualizaton

Just brought to my attention.  Excellent paper.   Different goals and different looks for information visualization and statistical graphics.  By Andrew Gelman...

Luxottica to Make Google Frames
From The Eponymous Pickle

Luxottica to Make Google Frames

From a local company many of us have worked with." ... Google is hoping to make its Internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the parent...
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Students as Computer Science Ambassadors
Students as Computer Science Ambassadors
04.15.2014

Our final year course where students get course credit for teaching computer science in high schools has benefits for kids …

The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools
The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools
04.15.2014

We are not ready to make CS a requirement for all children in the U.S., even if that's where we …

Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
04.15.2014

Often, you will be told programming languages do not matter much. It is a pretty general rule that people arguing …

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