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Police Robotics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Police Robotics

In Time: With video.  An old idea, but here apparently a commercial available system.   I always ask, how are these different from a remote movable camera?  How...

Book Title
From Schneier on Security

Book Title

I previously posted that I am writing a book on security and power. Here are some title suggestions: Permanent Record: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and...

Capturing Ambient Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Capturing Ambient Intelligence

In CWorld:   Related to other work recently posted on.   Had not heard the term 'ambient intelligence' used before, but it fits.   An interesting step by Microsoft...

Deep Learning Innovation from Mobile Sensors
From The Eponymous Pickle

Deep Learning Innovation from Mobile Sensors

Out of Research at Purdue:   Interative contextual learning and reasoning is a powerful concept that will radically change how we use computing.  It will bring"...

Data Culture and Business Sphere Focus
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Culture and Business Sphere Focus

In Ars Technica:  The idea of a 'data culture' is something that Microsoft is promoting heavily.  " ... Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was in San Francisco today to...

From Computer Science Teachers Association

Texas SBOE Requires Districts to Offer Two Computer Science Courses

This blog piece is reposted with permission from the TCEA Advocacy Network Blog. Please see http://tceaadvocacy.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/texas-sboe-requires-districts...

Using Mind Maps to Support Exit Interviews
From The Eponymous Pickle

Using Mind Maps to Support Exit Interviews

We suggested this, but it was never widely utilized.  In Biggerplate.  A good case study of the idea. The question that always came up: Does the additional complexity...

On the Value of Social Data: Gnip Acquisition
From The Eponymous Pickle

On the Value of Social Data: Gnip Acquisition

In AdAge:  "  In Gnip Buy, Twitter Grabs Control of Key Data Middleman ...The Acquisition is Yet Another Indicator of the Value Corporations and Investors See in...

P&G Singapore Innovation Center
From The Eponymous Pickle

P&G Singapore Innovation Center

More on P&G's Singapore innovation center.  Including lots of images and descriptions of what goes on there.  Nicely done piece from P&G itself.  " ... Get a First...

The Loom, Robots, Innovation and Jobs
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Loom, Robots, Innovation and Jobs

In the WaPo: The Loom and Innovation.  Anyone who has followed the history of computing knows the connection between the mechanical loom and computing in general...

Kroger Digitizing Stores
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kroger Digitizing Stores

In Retailing Today. On how Kroger is digitizing retail.  Retail is the ideal industry to make this happen.  It operates an internet of things that closely integrate...

Schneier Speaking Schedule: April–May
From Schneier on Security

Schneier Speaking Schedule: April–May

Here's my upcoming speaking schedule for April and May: Stanford Law School on April 15. Brown University in Providence, RI -- two times -- on April 24. The Global...

Schneier Talks and Interviews
From Schneier on Security

Schneier Talks and Interviews

Here are three articles about me from the last month. Also these three A/V links....

Programming Languages Are Horrible
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Programming Languages Are Horrible

A bunch of my students in my honors programming class made the same error yesterday. Remarkably today Bertrand Meyer had a post about the very same error in the...

Auditing TrueCrypt
From Schneier on Security

Auditing TrueCrypt

Recently, Matthew Green has been leading an independent project to audit TrueCrypt. Phase I, a source code audit by iSEC Partners, is complete. Next up is Phase...

A Dream Tunnel Sequence from a Research Colleague
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Dream Tunnel Sequence from a Research Colleague

A research colleague is published!   I will start it soon ...[Mark] " Lacy’s debut novel The Dreamtunnel Sequence is action-packed … Solid writing and a twisting...

Science: ideals vs. reality
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science: ideals vs. reality

Fernando Pérez gave a talk at Pycon 2014 with a brilliant slide: The ideals reality of science: The pursuit of verifiable answers highly cited papers for your c...

Google Contact Lens Camera
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Contact Lens Camera

A fairly detailed analysis of a patent application by Google that embeds cameras in the human eye.  I recall seeing a number of proposals like this a decade plus...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Contributes To Big Data Review

As part of the Administration’s review of big data, privacy and the economy, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a Request for Information...

New Methods Taking place of Cookies
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Methods Taking place of Cookies

In Adage: How Mobile-Tech Players Are Crumbling the Cookie. Microsoft, Google, Apple Look to Track Consumers on Phones, Devices .... " 
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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 benefitsfor kids, teachers …

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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